Get a Libya Visa

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Libya Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Be free of any entry or exit stamps from Israel. Please contact VisaCentral for advice if the passport contains Israeli stamps

  2. Proof of Residency

    A copy of the applicant's residency or work permit for their place of residence

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the country of destination. A copy is acceptable. This invitation must:

    • Be approved by the Immigration Authority

  5. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A copy of the passport information page. The copy must be accompanied by an Arabic translation of the details provided on the information page. The translation must be prepared by a translator of the Federal Chancellery.

  6. Visa Application Form(s)

    One original fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be requested from VisaCentral

  7. Visa Conditions

    Visa applications should be submitted no earlier than 15 days before the proposed date of entry

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Libya Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Be free of any entry or exit stamps from Israel. Please contact VisaCentral for advice if the passport contains Israeli stamps

  2. Proof of Residency

    A copy of the applicant's residency or work permit for their place of residence

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Letter of Invitation

    An original letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financal responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed in the original 
    • Be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and transmitted by them to the Embassy prior to submission

  5. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Cover Letter from the applicant's Swiss employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a Swiss postal address. Use the sample Business Cover Letter provided here to complete your letter.

    All Business Cover Letters must be addressed to the Embassy or Consulate. The address of the diplomatic missions can be found here

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  7. Photocopy of Passport ID Page

    A copy of the passport information page. The copy must be accompanied by an Arabic translation of the details provided on the information page. The translation must be prepared by a translator of the Federal Chancellery.

  8. Visa Application Form(s)

    One original fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be requested from VisaCentral

  9. Visa Conditions

    Visa applications should be submitted no earlier than 15 days before the proposed date of entry

Additional Info

  1. Fast.  VisaCentral specialises in securing Libya visas and can help you secure a Libya visa.
  2. Easy.  VisaCentral is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Libya visas at the Libya Embassy every day for residents of the UK.
  3. When is the best time to apply for my Libya visa?

    The best time to apply for your Libya visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.
  4. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Libya visa? Is it safe to send a passport?

    Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Libya visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.