The alpine ski resorts, stunning castles embedded in the mountains, wildlife parks, and so on are just a few of the reasons that make this tiny country of Liechtenstein quite the visual spectacle. Thanks to the Liechtenstein tourist visa, people from all around the globe can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this principality.
Also known as the Liechtenstein Schengen visa, this is a permit that allows you to enter the country. Be it rail or road, you will need this to visit the principality. However, nationals of EU and EEA countries do not require a permit to enter. This visa is issued for a duration of 90 days in a 180-period and is a part of the Schengen C category. They can be issued for any number of entries such as a single-entry, double-entry, or multiple entries.
To make the Liechtenstein tourist visa application from India, you must apply to the Swiss embassy. Since there is no Liechtenstein diplomatic mission in India, Switzerland handles this responsibility. Now, before starting the application, you must ensure that you are eligible to travel to the country as a tourist. After this, you may proceed to make the application as follows -
Note that if you have already submitted your biometrics for a Schengen application in the past 5 years, you do not have to submit them again. Your data is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) and is copied and used again. Also, ensure that you follow the right procedure and submit the correct documents and information as required. Failure to do so can lead to a Schengen visa rejection.
To apply for the Liechtenstein tourist visa from India, you must meet the following conditions. If you do not, you are ineligible for a tourist permit. You must then apply for a category that suits you.
As per the Liechtenstein tourist visa requirements for Indian citizens, the following are the list of documents you must furnish at the appointment centre. Keep in mind that there may be slight additional documentation depending on your individual conditions.
Financial documents such as bank statements of the past 3 months, Passbook copy, ITR, etc.
Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc
Ensure that you carry all the original versions of the documents to the appointment as these will be verified.
The time taken for processing this permit is dependent on several factors such as the entry type, the validity of the permit, the volume of applications at the embassy, your previous travel history, and so on. Normally, the visa is processed in about 15 working days. However, this can increase significantly based on the above factors. To be safe, it is recommended that you submit the application at least 15 days before the date of travel, but not more than 3 months before the date.
The fees for the permit depends on a few such as the entry type, the biometric charges, as well as any other service charges for the VAC. It can also vary upon the foreign currency exchange rates. As a result, you must check the exact amount before starting your application.
|Multiple entry Normal||90 days||3 months||6540.0|
|Multiple entry Normal||90 days||3 months||6540.0|
Upon successful submission, your application is forwarded to the embassy. If you have submitted in the VAC in New Delhi, the application is sent to the embassy on the next working day. In all other VACs around the country, this may take 2-3 days. Please note that the VAC has no power over the processing. The application processing is solely done by the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi. If accepted, you can collect the visa from the VAC in person or you can have it delivered to you for an additional charge.
After submission, it is possible that you would want to know the status of your application. You can perform the Liechtenstein visa status tracking by visiting https://www.vfsvisaonline.com/Global-PassportTracking and entering your reference number and date of birth. You can also ask for your travel agency to track it for you.
Once you receive this visa, you must keep in mind the following points to ensure that you enjoy the trip and face no complications.
No, it is not possible to extend the Liechtenstein Schengen tourist permit. Being a part of the Schengen short term category, these are non-extendable in normal conditions. However, in certain cases such as a Force Majeure or other humanitarian reasons that prevent you from returning to your home, you may be granted an extension.
You cannot stay back in the country for any longer after your permit has expired. As per the regulations, you must leave the country before the expiry date mentioned on your sticker. Staying back after this is considered as an offence and can lead to deportation, or in some cases be placed with a re-entry ban.
Being a type of the short term, this is granted for a maximum stay period of 90 days. As a result, there are no mandatory medical tests required. You are still expected to provide medical insurance. However, it is extremely recommended that you do a health checkup before travelling to a new country.
No, it is not possible to convert the Schengen tourist permit to a work permit under any conditions. You are also not allowed to work while on this category. If you do require a work permit, you must apply for one once you return back to your home country.
Yes, you can definitely travel to other Schengen nations with this visa. In fact, since you cannot enter Lichenstein directly, you will always have to enter the country through another Schengen country. However, you are not allowed to visit all the European countries. You are only permitted to visit the European nations that are also part of the Schengen. Although, there are a few non-Schengen countries that allow you entry with a Schengen visa. Eg - Croatia.