Provisions of the immigration authorities for entry into Switzerland


For all nationalities

Duration of accumulated stays of institute members at PSI (only for beamline access) does NOT exceed 8 days per calendar year:

No special working permit necessary! Please take care of your visa if required!

Please note that in all cases the arrival and the departure date do count, not only the time of the experiment !!

EU/EFTA citizens or holders of other citizenships with a valid residence permit of an EU/EFTA country

Duration of accumulated stays of institute members is exceeding 8 days but is NOT exceeding 90 days per calendar year:

No special working permit necessary! Please take care of your visa if required!

Duration of accumulated stays of institute members exceeds 90 days per calendar year:

If your stay is exceeding 90 days we will have to obtain the required permit for you. If you require a visa for entry into Switzerland we will take care of the visa application. Both procedures take about 4-6 weeks. Please register at least 6-8 weeks before your stay at PSI for badge and dosimeter through DUO. We will then attend to the necessary formalities.



EU-EFTA-countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden

Non-EU/EFTA citizens without a valid residence permit from an EU/EFTA-country

For any duration of stays that exceeds 8 days per calendar year:

For nationals others than listed a special application procedure is necessary and several documents are required. In that case the users are asked to apply at least 6-8 weeks in advance of their stay for badge/dosimeter through DUO, such that PSI is aware of your arrival well in advance. We will then contact you to ask for the necessary documents, more information.