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The Swiss Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City has been closed by the end of January 2014. All inquiries have to be directed to the Embassy of Switzerland in Hanoi until the opening of a Swiss Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.
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 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.
For further information, please visit our visa webpage: Visa