Application for Schengen visa and procedure
Please note that the following translation is for information only. The form cannot be filled on the computer and visa applications for Switzerland have to be submitted with the above listed official forms in Englisch, French, German or Italian.
Vietnamese translation of the Schengen visa application
Schengen Visa for Switzerland for Family Members of Swiss and EU/EEA Citizens
Thị thực Schengen đi Thụy Sỹ dành cho các thành viên gia đình của công dân Thụy Sỹ và Liên minh châu Âu/Khu vực kinh tế châu Âu
As a general rule, a decision is taken by the Consulate within 15 days. This period may, in individual cases, be extended.
Some Schengen States require that they be consulted on visa applications submitted to other Schengen States by citizens of certain countries. The consultation process may take up to seven calendar days. Such consultation is currently required for nationals of the countries listed here:
It is therefore recommended to submit the visa application early, at the earliest 6 months before the planned journey.
The reasons for refusal are notified to the applicant using a standard form.
You have the right to appeal within 30 days of receipt of the refusal. For information on appeal procedures, please refer to the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration.
Biometric data (fingerprints) are generally collected every 59 months from the age of 12 years from the first recording.
If you are a family member of a Swiss, European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) citizen, you are entitled to submit your application directly at the responsible Embassy or Consulate of Switzerland. An appointment is mandatory and must be booked in advance.
See "1.5 What requirements must family members of EU or EFTA citizens meet in order to enter Switzerland" in the SEM's FAQ - Entry.
If you wish to complain about the behavior of the consular staff and, if applicable, about the external service provider or about the process, please contact the competent representation in writing.
The representations of the Schengen member states in Vietnam have to capture the biometric data (fingerprints and facial image) of persons applying for a Schengen visa. The data will be kept in the Visa Information system (VIS) for 5 years.
If your fingerprints have not been collected yet, personal appearance when applying for a Schengen visa is mandatory.
If your fingerprints were collected within the last 59 months, you won't have to give new fingerprints for your next visa application(s) and personal appearance is not necessary. Please provide a copy of your visa sticker issued when fingerprints were collected. If you are not sure or you do not remember whether your fingerprints have been captured for a Schengen visa within the last 59 months, you have to appear in person.
You will still have to appear in person to give your fingerprints in case of previously collected fingerprints prove to be insufficient quality.
Personal appearance and fingerprint collection is not necessary for children under the age of 12.
The Swiss representation still reserves the right to ask the applicant to appear for a personal interview after checking the application.