Vietnam visa for Swiss passengers is mandatory at borders? Alle Informationen, die Du benötigst, um ein Vietnam-Visum zu bekommen.
Why Swiss citizens need Vietnam visa for Swiss passengers?
Each country has its own rule or regulations of immigration to prevent illegal immigration activities. Like other countries world-wide, Vietnam has a strict visa law system as well as the visa waiver program for global tourists.
In details, Switzerland and Vietnam has not signed the bilateral agreement of free visa yet. Also, Vietnam has not offered the unilateral free-entry visa for Switzerland passport holders up to now. Therefore, Swiss citizens still need Vietnam visa for Swiss passengers at all boundary gates of Vietnam even Swiss passport is 6th number of ranking in terms of travel freedom.
However, Switzerland passengers do not need to prepare Vietnam visa for Swiss passengers if they fly directly to Phu Quoc Island or transit at airport hall less than 24 hours.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Swiss passengers?
There are 2 legal methods in order to gain Vietnam visa for Swiss passengers:
- Vietnam visa on arrival ( get pre-approval letter and pick up Vietnam visa at Vietnam airports)
***Though Visa on arrival is not a paperwork derived from Embassy but it is legitimated by law.
First of all: fill-in your information directly at: https://www.vietnam-visaonline.org/visa-services-apply.html
After that: we will send you the approval letter from the Immigration department within 24 hours (normal service). It takes 4-8 hours for urgent service and less than 30 minutes for emergency case.
Final step: print out the approval letter we sent you to gain Visa sticker onto your passport at Vietnam airports.
- Apply Vietnam visa for Switzerland passengers at Embassy
The procedure at Embassy takes at least 5- 7 working days. Once documents are possessed, you will gain a fully stamp Visa on your passport in advance.
Even this way brings to you Vietnam visa in advance but you have to show many complicated documents and certificates such as: invitation letter from an organization or an individual in Vietnam, proof of entry purpose, application form and 2 passport photos in the size of 4×6 cm.
Vietnam Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
Address: Schlösslistrasse 26, 3008 Bern, Switzerland
Tel: +41 31 388 78 78
Work hours: from Monday to Friday, 9.30 -12.00 PM, 14.30-17.00 PM
Useful information you need to know
1. Check your passport’s validity
There are so many passengers who miss-understand that as long as their passports are valid more than 6 months at the point of time they apply visa. This may make them face to problem at the airport when they are unable to check in according to the air-line regulations.
2. Study whether you need Visa or not
Currently there are some countries accept for tourists to make Visa at the airport without applying in advance. However, Vietnam has not offered this policy yet. In case you visit Vietnam without visa, you have to leave out of Vietnam less than 24 hours.
3. Prepare stamping fee in case
This matter sounds simple but passengers may meet problem if they use Visa on arrival and the think that they are able to pay for the stamping fee by credit card. There is no ATM or cashier machine before passing throughout the Immigration desk. Furthermore, credit card is not acceptable at the visa landing counter.