How To Get A Vietnam Visa On Arrival For Swiss Citizens

The transition and development process in Vietnam has been supporting by Switzerland for years. And one of the considerable events that helps Vietnam strengthen bilateral relations with Switzerland is the opening of Vietnam Embassy in Bern in 2000.

Not only that, but in an attempt of the government to attract more and more tourists and businessmen from Switzerland to come to Vietnam, a law on running a visa program called Vietnam on arrival visa was also adopted to help Swiss acquire Vietnam visa Switzerland  easily. Now besides the traditional method - getting a visa at Vietnam Embassy, you can also opt to apply for a visa on arrival (VOA) via a Vietnam visa travel agency in Vietnam like

How to get visa Vietnam on arrival for Swiss citizens

Visa on arrival for Vietnam was firstly created to assist those living far away from the embassy or in countries which have not had Vietnam Embassy in getting a visa with ease. It is the best alternative solution for you to obtain a visa to Vietnam. In place of sticking with the boring and long processes of getting a visa at Vietnam Embassy, you just have to complete an application form on the Internet and then pay for the visa-processing charge.

According to the Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam, only the travel agencies in Vietnam can issue visa on arrival. The Vietnam Embassy does not have the appropriate authority to grant this type of visa. Therefore, you are advised to choose for yourself a reliable agency which helps you handle the entire procedure with the Vietnam Immigration Department to acquire on arrival visa Vietnam on your behalf.

In order to request a visa Vietnam on arrival, the first thing you should do is to fill out a secure Vietnam visa on arrival application form online and select the visa option that you want to get. It is extremely important for you to enter your personal information accurately because any changes after that will cost you money.

After you make the payment and get confirmation via your provided email, you need to wait two business days for receiving a VOA letter of approval Vietnam from the agency you hire to get a visa for Vietnam. Once the progress is finished, you need to print this document out before arriving at one of the four international airports in Vietnam. Not only that, but you should also bring some items regarding the Vietnam visa stamping fee and two colored images which have passport size (4x6cm).

In addition to VOA Vietnam, you can also apply for Vietnam Embassy visa if it is convenient for you.

Notes for Swiss when requesting a visa at the Vietnam Embassy

However, if you decide to go for Vietnam Embassy, there are some important things that you should bear in mind. One of them is that every necessary document needs to be submitted all at once to the Vietnam Embassy. If you do not meet any of Vietnam visa requirements for Swiss citizens, the application form will be invalid. Another thing is that the fee for the stamping fee at the Embassy of Vietnam is nonrefundable. In some cases, the visa submission may be rejected, or extended by the embassy. Therefore, citizens from Switzerland probably should not reserve any plane ticket during the time the visa is being processed because the embassy will not take any responsibility if applicants’ visa request is declined.

For more details about getting a visa at the embassy, Swiss citizens can use the contact information below to ask the Vietnam Embassy in Bern for assistance.

  • City: Bern
  • Address: Schlosslistrasse 26, 3008 Bern - Switzerland 
  • Phone: +41 (0)31 388 7
  • Fax: +41 (0) 31 388
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Office hour: Monday - Thursday: Morning: 9.00a.m - 12p.m; Afternoon: 14.00p.m - 17.00p.m; Friday: 9.00.m - 12.00p.m
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