I am from India and I have been offered postdoc in University of Basel, Switzerland for three years. The University HR has asked to check the Swiss Embassy homepage to apply for visa D for training. In the embassy page (https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/india/en/home/visa/entry-ch/work-permits/documents-work-permits.html), I have been asked to fill a visa application and give 2 passport photos, authorization letter, passport. No flight tickets have to be booked to apply for visa D?. How is the visa application processed here in India for Visa D?



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    Ask the University HR or Foreign Students' Office what the procedure is. They'll have faced these issues many times. Mar 27, 2021 at 17:44
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    With a tourist visa, they want to be convinced that you have plans to leave again. A return ticket shows your itinerary. With a long-term visa, they realize that you don't know for sure when you will leave, and tickets to come are not the issue.
    – o.m.
    Mar 28, 2021 at 6:00


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