[thechat] Swiss visa problems

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Thu Sep 29 13:55:29 CDT 2005

That's ... terrible. Unimaginable, actually.

Maybe she'll change her mind and stay in a hotel, nudge wink.

On Thursday, September 29, 2005, at 09:43 AM, Madhu Menon wrote:

> One of my friends is travelling to Europe. She's going to UK, France, 
> and Switzerland. She's staying with a Swiss friend of hers in 
> Switzerland.
> The problem is that when she applied for her Swiss visa, the Swiss 
> embassy asked for not just her financial documents, but also that of 
> her friend who's hosting her. She is in an embarassing situation now 
> because she feels bad asking her friend to hand over her bank 
> statements etc. She thinks it a serious violation of her friend's 
> privacy.
> (Alternatively, she has to show a confirmed hotel booking, for which 
> she has to pay, and she doesn't want to stay in a hotel anyway.)
> Any of you know a way out of this? Or got any advice?

- Erik Mattheis
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