Applying for a Schengen Visa to Liechtenstein

Is Liechtenstein in the Schengen Area?

The tiny mountain principality of Liechtenstein is part of the Schengen Area, meaning that to travel there for a short trip lasting fewer than 90 days you will need a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa. While there, you can view its medieval castles and stunning alpine landscapes. It became a member in 2011 - making it the most recent country to join the Schengen region.

Is Liechtenstein an EU member state?

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 a monetary union with Switzerland - which is also not an EU member but is in the Schengen zone.

Who needs a Schengen Visa to enter Liechtenstein?

If you are traveling to Liechtenstein you will need a Schengen Visa if you are a citizen of a non-Schengen country without a visa-free travel agreement with the area, or if you have been refused for visa-free travel. A Schengen Visa to travel to Liechtenstein costs €80 for adults and €40 for children.

More information on the Schengen Area of countries and visas.

How do I apply for a Schengen Visa to Liechtenstein?  

In addition to this, you will need two recently taken passport-style photos, your passport or other travel documents that are no older than 10 years and valid for at least three months after your departure date from the Schengen Area. You will also need travel and medical insurance covering you up to costs of €30,000, a cover letter stating your itinerary and the purpose of your visit, as well as a flight itinerary and proof of accommodation, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence during your stay. The amount you need to show you have will vary from country to country. Those planning to work or study, you will need additional documents. Proof of sufficient financial means, is not specifically stipulated by the Liechtenstein government, and is regulated on a case-by-case basis. You can do this by showing bank statements, hotel bookings, and that your income or investments are enough to support yourself during your trip.

How do I get a Liechtenstein work visa?

You need a short-term residence permit (L) to work in Liechtenstein and an employment offer from a company in Liechtenstein for up to one year. You will need to provide the embassy/consulate with documents that prove you meet Liechtenstein Schengen Visa requirements based on your employment status. If employed, you need an employment contract, a current bank statement, a no objection letter from your employer giving you leave to travel, and an income tax return.
If self-employed, you will need a copy of your business license, company bank statements, and income tax returns. You will also need an invitation letter regardless of whether you are applying for a work visa or a short-stay Schengen Visa.

How can I study in Liechtenstein?

Student visas require proof of enrolment at a Liechtenstein institution, a no objection letter from your place of study in your homeland, and an invitation letter.

What are the steps to follow when applying for a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa?

What are the steps to follow when applying for a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa?  

Work out which Liechtenstein Schengen visa type you need based on the purpose of your travel. Collect the required documents for a visa to Liechtenstein. Make a visa appointment with the embassy/consulate or a Liechtenstein accredited visa application center in your home country. Attend the visa interview at the appropriate Liechtenstein embassy/consulate/visa application center. Wait to see if your visa is approved - you can also track your application.

Where do I apply for a Liechtenstein Visa?  

You will need to apply to the Liechtenstein embassy or consulate in your country of residence, or a visa application center acting on its behalf. Because Liechtenstein is such a small country it often does not operate its own embassies in some states. For example, in India, the Swiss embassy deals with applications for Liechtenstein Visas, or you can apply through the firm VFS Global.

Why choose AXA Schengen Insurance?  

Those traveling to the Schengen Area, including Liechtenstein, need travel cover. AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs just €22 ($25) per week of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.

Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the annual Multi Trip insurance from €328 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.

Other Schengen countries you might be interested in

Austria visa

Belgium visa

Czech Republic visa

Denmark visa

Estonia visa

Finland visa

France visa

Germany visa

Greece visa

Hungary visa

Iceland visa

Italy Visa

Latvia visa

Liechtenstein visa

Lithuania visa

Luxembourg visa

Malta visa

Netherlands visa

Norway visa

Poland visa

Portugal visa

Slovakia visa

Slovenia visa

Spain Visa

Sweden visa

Switzerland visa

Croatia visa

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Frequently asked questions about getting a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa

Do UK citizens need a visa for Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein tourist visas are not required for citizens of the United Kingdom for a stay up to 90 days - but from the end of 2023 - you will likely have to apply via the ETIAS system.

How long can I stay in Liechtenstein?

You can stay in Liechtenstein for 90 days on a standard Schengen Visa. Visa-free countries can also visit Liechtenstein for a maximum stay of 90 days with a valid passport upon arrival at immigration control.

Is Liechtenstein a rich country?

In 2019 Liechtenstein's per capita GDP is $165,028 — the second-highest in the world - behind only Monaco's.