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
You can apply for an eTA or travel to Canada with an approved eTA if you are a citizen or a citizen of one of the countries listed below:
Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Darussalam, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guinea, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland , Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Poland, Portugal, Solomon Islands, Samoa, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Helena, the Falkland Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands & United Kingdom
British Overseas Territory citizens who have obtained citizenship by birth, provenance, naturalization or enrollment in any of the UK overseas territories:
Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn & St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands & Virgin Islands
Important Information for Air Travelers with Canadian Dual Citizenship:
All Canadian citizens are not eligible to apply for an eTA visa. Since November 10, 2016, travel to Canada for Canadian dual citizenship holders is only possible with a valid Canadian passport.
The application for a visa for Canada requires various preparations and system entries. We have created an application form for you that will make the process and access to the information you need much easier.
IMPORTANT: Each applicant must personally visit a Visa Application Center and submit their biometric data.
Please read the following steps carefully.
Step 1: Fill out our form and we will send you an overview list with all documents adapted to your trip.
Step 2: You send us the required documents by e-mail so that we can continue processing them.
Step 3: After submission you will be asked to submit your biometric data in a VAC (Visa Application Center). Unfortunately, there is no VAC in Switzerland, the nearest VAC is in: France (Lyon + Paris) / Germany (Berlin + Düsseldorf) / Austria (Vienna) / Italy (Rome). After you have submitted them, it can take up to 15 - 25 working days for the government to make a decision on your application.
Step 4: As soon as we receive confirmation from the Government, we will need your original passport to send it to Paris by courier for the visa issue. (The courier costs will be advanced by us and charged to you). The exhibition may take another 5 - 15 working days.
eTA Processing time:
1 - 3 working days
Visa Processing time:
Receipt of the overview of the documents:
1 - 2 working days after receipt of your application, if complete.
Confirmation of the visa from the government:
10 - 20 working days after receipt of your visa application incl. submission of biometric data
Visa issue in Paris:
5 - 15 working days
There is no representation in Switzerland. We issue the visa in France, resulting in additional shipping fees.