Immigration and obtaining a Liechtenstein visa

Obtaining a Liechtenstein visa is not easy, but it is not impossible. It only requires understanding some points that we will explain in our next article.

Liechtenstein is the smallest German-speaking country but the richest in the world and the only country located entirely in the Alps.

It is known as a principality with a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince. Liechtenstein is divided into 11 municipalities and is known as a tax haven.

Liechtenstein is a member of the European Free Trade Association and part of the European Economic Area and the Schengen Area but not the European Union.

Is Liechtenstein Schengen?

Liechtenstein is not a member of the European Union, but is in both the Schengen Area and the European Economic Area. It also has a customs union and monetary union with Switzerland – which is also not a member of the European Union but is in the Schengen area.

The best time to apply for a Liechtenstein visa is one to two months before your travel date. If you need your visa at short notice, we will attempt to apply for your visa via a faster route at the discretion of the relevant consulate.

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Submit a Liechtenstein visa application

You will need to submit your Liechtenstein visa application to the Liechtenstein embassy or consulate in your country of residence, or the visa application center working on its behalf. Since Liechtenstein is a small country, it often does not operate its own embassies in some states. 

For example, in Iraq, the Swiss Embassy handles applications for Liechtenstein visas, or you can apply through a company. Vfs global Liechenstein.

Liechtenstein visa requirements for students

All the following papers must be prepared to obtain a Liechtenstein visa:

  1. Visa-free exemption visa for stays of up to 90 days. 
  2. You must have a valid passport.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate sufficient financial resources.
  4. Two passport-style photographs taken recently
  5. You will also need travel and medical insurance.
  6. A cover letter explaining your itinerary and purpose of your visit.
  7. In addition to your itinerary and proof of accommodation.
  8. Proof of your civil status, such as a marriage certificate.
  9. The amount you need to show will vary from country to country. 
  10. For students, the required amount has not been specified.

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The cost of a visa to Liechtenstein

If you are traveling to Liechtenstein, you will need a Liechtenstein (Schengen) visa. A Schengen visa to travel to Liechtenstein costs €80 for adults and €40 for children.

Liechtenstein work visa

You need a short-term residence permit to work in Liechtenstein and a job offer from a company in Liechtenstein for up to one year. 

You will need to provide the embassy or consulate with documents proving that you meet the requirements for a Liechtenstein Schengen visa based on your employment status. 

If you are an employee, you need an employment contract, a current bank statement, a no-objection letter from your employer granting you leave to travel, and an income tax return.
If you are self-employed, you will need a copy of your business license, company bank statements, and income tax returns. You will also need a letter of invitation regardless of whether or not you are applying for a work visa or a short-stay Schengen visa.

Liechtenstein work visa

All the following papers must be prepared to obtain a Liechtenstein visa:

  1. Visa-free exemption visa for stays of up to 90 days. 
  2. You must have a valid passport.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate sufficient financial resources.
  4. Two passport-style photographs taken recently
  5. You will also need travel and medical insurance.
  6. Employment contract in Liechenstein.
  7. In addition to your itinerary and proof of accommodation.
  8. Proof of your civil status, such as a marriage certificate.
Immigration and obtaining a Liechtenstein visa

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