Foreign nationals who stay for more than three months must have basic health insurance coverage. Students from countries that provide International mutual health coverage may be exempt from compulsory health insurance. Other students may be exempt if they have equivalent health insurance coverage in their home country.
Airport Transit Visa
Tourists who transfer through port in Switzerland to a third destination need Airport Transit Visa. Swiss Airport Transit Visa allows you to travel through International region of Swiss Airports. This visa is valid for three days.
L: Short-term residence permit
Short-term residence permit allows you to work in Switzerland up to one year. It is associated with the employment contract and can be extended further up to 24 months.
B: Initial residence permit
This residence permit does not exceed one year the first time. Normally, a B permit is renewed from one year to the next, provided there are no conflicting grounds, such as dependency on social welfare. There are a limited number of these permits, which are subject to quotas. It includes limitations on where the holder can live (in the canton that issued the permit) and is tied to the employer. Taxes are levied at source.