Switzerland is supporting the adaptation and enhancement process in Vietnam. Despite being a rising country in terms of economy, its trade with Switzerland is constantly raising. Vietnam’s hope to improve bilateral relationships was highlighted by the launch of a Vietnam Embassy in Bern in 2000.
Visa on arrival was first created to assist those living far away from the embassy or in countries without Vietnam Embassy in getting visa at ease. It is the best alternative solution for Swiss passport holders who would like to obtain a visa to Vietnam. In place of sticking with the boring and long processes of getting visa at Vietnam Embassy, visitors just have to complete an application form on the Internet and then pay for the visa-processing charge.
According to the National Ordinance number 24/2000/PL-UBTVQH10 of Entry, Exit and Residence, only the travel agents in Vietnam can issue visa on arrival. The Vietnam Embassy cannot permit for this type of visa. Therefore, Swiss travelers are advised to choose for themselves a reliable agency which helps them handle the entire procedure with the Vietnam Immigration Department to acquire Vietnam visa on their behalf.
In order to request a Vietnam visa for Switzerland citizens, the first thing Swiss inhabitants should do is to fill out a secure application form online and select the visa option that they want to have. It is extremely important for applicants to enter their personal details exactly because any changes after that will cost them money.
Once travelers make the payment and acquire confirmation via their provided email, it will take about two business days for the agency they hired to process their Approval Letter. After the progress is entirely finished, their Approval Letter will be scanned and sent to their email. They can also check it on their phone to look for any mistake. Finally, Swiss people need to print this document out when they arrive at one the three international airports in Vietnam. Not only that, they should also bring some items regarding the visa stamping fee and two colored images which have passport size (4x6cm).
However, if people still decide to go for Vietnam Embassy, there are some important things that they should bear in mind. One of them is that every necessary document needs to be submitted all at once to the Vietnam embassy. If Swiss residents do not meet any of their requirement, 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 their visa is processed because the embassy will not take any responsibility if their visa request is declined and they cannot get on the plane.
For more details about getting visa at the Embassy, Swiss visitors can use the contact information below to ask the Vietnam Embassy in Switzerland for assistance.
• City: Bern
• Address: Schlosslistrasse 26, 3008 Bern - SWITZERLAND
• Phone: +41 (0)31 388 7
• Fax: +41 (0) 31 388
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Office hour: Monday - Thursday: Morning: 9.00a.m - 12p.m; Afternoon: 14.00p.m - 17.00p.m; Friday: 9.0o.m - 12.00p.m
Release ID: 208115