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Embassy of Switzerland
Phone enquiries for visa:
Monday to Thursday 14:00–17:00
ATTENTION: New visa procedure starting from 14th November, 2013
Based on new Schengen- and Federal Office for Migration (FOM) directives, our Embassy will improve Schengen visa procedures and therefore issue biometric visas starting from:
14th November, 2013.
This implies changes in our current visa procedure.
Starting from 11th November 2013 the personal appearance at the Embassy of Switzerland in Hanoi will be mandatory for people in Vietnam applying for a Schengen visa through the Swiss authorities (this does not include applications for student, work and family reunion resident permits). This is in order to collect the visa applicant's biometric data (10-digit finger scans and digital photograph). The data is kept in the Visa Information System (VIS) for 5 years.
From 11th November 2013 onwards, no more Schengen visa applications can be accepted by the Honory Consulate in HoChiMinh City.
For further information, please visit our visa webpage: Visa