Citizens of a number of countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Switzerland. The visa must be requested and obtained from the office (embassy or consulate) representing Switzerland in your country or, if there is no such office in your country, from the one that is closest to the country of departure. If problems are encountered, the Union can, at the official request of the administration you represent, approach the competent Swiss authorities in order to facilitate delivery of the visa.
To comply with the procedure applicable for ITU meetings held in Geneva, you are requested to provide the following information and documents upon the confirmation of registration request:
- a letter (with official letterhead, address and the sender's typed title and name), signed by the person responsible for the delegate's entity and specifying the name of the delegate, his/her date of birth and passport number and the passport's expiry date along with a clear and legible copy of his/her passport.
- The number of the confirmation received together with a copy of the delegate's duly completed registration form.
The above information and documents must be sent to the registration service (firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt by the Registration Service, a request for visa support will be faxed to the Swiss Embassy/Consulate covering your country with a confirmation of the action taken to the person having sent the official letter.
The processing of a request for visa support may take up to 15 days.