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Restrictions for travellers due to the Corona Virus

Various countries have issued temporary entry bans or at least entry restrictions for various citizens.

Most embassies also do not issue a visa if the traveller has recently travelled to one of the following countries: China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

Please note that new restrictions are currently being introduced daily and AVS does not have all the information from the embassies and the expected restrictions.

More details can be found here: NEWS

United States of America

Responsible Office

Responsible Office

Please send all your documents to our office in: Zurich

ESTA

ESTA

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days for business or tourism purposes ("Visitor" travel purpose) without a visa.
Authorized to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, with ESTA approved, and without a visa, are people with the following, biometric passports (e-passport):
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary ,Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Malta, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan & United Kingdom.
Important: Travelers who have visited one of the following countries, since 1st march 2011, are no longer eligible to travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program:
Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Somalia or Syria
In this case, a visa must be requested.

Order your ESTA simply via AVS!

Apply here

Visa

Visa

Applying for a visa for the USA requires various preparations and system entries. We have created an application form for you, making the process and access to the required information much easier.

We take care of your data collection, advance the consulate fees and arrange your appointment at the US Embassy in Bern. For the online form you need a scan of your passport and a photo in color, compel in the format 5x5cm. Please note that you must not wear glasses or headgear on the photo. For non-Swiss or non-Swiss citizens, a copy of your residence title (L, B, C, G) for Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein is also required.

As soon as we have submitted your application to the Embassy and the preparations have been completed, we will provide you with the necessary information on the required documents, the documents we have prepared, the payment receipt and confirmation of the date for your interview at the American Embassy.

Start the Application for your US visa simply via AVS!

Apply here

ESTA

ESTA

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days for business or tourism purposes ("Visitor" travel purpose) without a visa.
Authorized to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, with ESTA approved, and without a visa, are people with the following, biometric passports (e-passport):
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary ,Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Malta, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan & United Kingdom.
Important: Travelers who have visited one of the following countries, since 1st march 2011, are no longer eligible to travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program:
Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Somalia or Syria
In this case, a visa must be requested.

Order your ESTA simply via BCD!

Apply here

Visa

Visa

Applying for a visa for the USA requires various preparations and system entries. We have created an application form for you, making the process and access to the required information much easier.

We take care of your data collection, advance the consulate fees and arrange your appointment at the US Embassy in Bern. For the online form you need a scan of your passport and a photo in color, compel in the format 5x5cm. Please note that you must not wear glasses or headgear on the photo. For non-Swiss or non-Swiss citizens, a copy of your residence title (L, B, C, G) for Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein is also required.

As soon as we have submitted your application to the Embassy and the preparations have been completed, we will provide you with the necessary information on the required documents, the documents we have prepared, the payment receipt and confirmation of the date for your interview at the American Embassy.

Start the Application for your US visa simply via BCD!

Apply here

Processing time

Processing time

ESTA collection time:
1 - 5 working days

Visa application period:
Receipt of dates and documents for the interview:
2 - 3 working days after receipt of the application, if complete

Appointment availability of the embassy:
Within 2 - 7 working days after receipt of your visa application

Duration to obtain visa / passport after your appointment:
3 - 20 working days

Information

Information

There is currently no specific information available

Documents

Order form

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Pricelist

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