Vietnam visa for Switzerland citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa required N/A
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

Visitors from Switzerland have three available methods to obtain a visa for Vietnam.

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Switzerland

City Address
Bern Schlösslistrasse 26, Ch-3008 Bern
Open now - Close in 2 hours 27 minutes

Vietnam visa fees for CH residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 65 CHF 107 CHF
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 65 CHF 107 CHF
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 CHF 84 CHF
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 CHF 84 CHF

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 13:30 July 23, 2024 (Local St. Gallen time).

Today's holidays in Switzerland

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Switzerland today (Friday, July 12, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Swiss National Day, which will occur in 2 weeks, 5 days from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Bern.

Information for CH passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Swiss citizens need a visa for Vietnam?

Hmong mother and daughter are on rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

Swiss passport holders who currently reside in Switzerland and other countries will need a visa to visit Vietnam. Swiss nationals can apply for several types of visas to enter Vietnam:

  • Tourist visa: The visa is used to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes and is valid for stays of up to 30 days, single entry only.
  • Business visa: This type of visa is available for visiting Vietnam for business purposes. It is valid for stays of up to 90 days either single or multiple entry.
  • Work visa: A work visa is needed if you intend to work in Vietnam and is issued for stays of up to 1 year.
  • Transit visa: You need a transit visa if you want to transit through Vietnam to reach the final destination.

Visa requirements in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Visa required for Swiss passports

Document required:

  • Valid Swiss passports (Minimum 6 months beyond exit date)
  • 1 blank page remaining

Embassy location:

  • Schlösslistrasse, Bern (Embassy)

How to apply:

  • E-visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at the local embassy in Bern

Tourism statistics:

  • 2023: 10,674 visitors (4 months)
  • 2022: 8,025 visitors
  • 2020: 10,845 visitors
  • 2019: 36,577 visitors
  • 2018: 34,541 visitors
  • 2017: 33,123 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a Swiss passport

Swiss passport holders are required to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam for tourism, business, or other purposes. The visa can be obtained through several ways:

Apply for e-visa online

Swiss passports are eligible for an e-visa through the Vietnam Immigration Department's e-visa system. The e-visa is valid for 30 days and can only be used for single-entry visits.

To obtain a Vietnam e-visa, you need to:

  • Complete an online application form which is available at
  • Upload a passport photo and a scanned copy of your valid passport. 
  • Finally, pay the visa fee online (25 USD ~ 22.95 CHF) and wait for 03 working days for an e-visa issued and sent to your email. 

Apply for a visa on arrival

Furthermore, you can also apply for a visa on arrival when you arrive at one of Vietnam's international airports.

  • You need to apply online for a visa approval letter through a reputable travel agency or visa service company. 
  • Pay the visa approval letter fee (depending on the types of visas you apply for).
  • Once the approval letter is issued, print it out and bring it along with your passport and a passport photo to get a visa stamped at a Vietnam airport. 

How much is the visa fee for Swiss passports?

Fee comparison


Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 22.95 CHF

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 22.95 CHF
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 45.9 CHF

Travel tips for Swiss citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are a number of airlines offering connected flights between major cities of Vietnam and Switzerland. All flights need transits over at least one stopover.  

Geneva - Ho Chi Minh City



Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Geneva - Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airlines

636 CHK

Geneva - Ho Chi Minh City

Air France + Vietnam Airlines

636 CHK

Geneva - Hanoi



Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Geneva - Hanoi

Singapore Airlines

625 CHF

Geneva - Hanoi

Turkish Airlines

820 CHF

Zurich - Ho Chi Minh City



Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Zurich - Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airlines

500 CHF

Zurich - Ho Chi Minh City

Qatar Airways

589 CHF

Weather information

Due to differences in geographic locations and topography, Vietnam and Switzerland have different climates and weather patterns changing according to seasons.

  • Climate: While Vietnam features a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity, the climate in Switzerland is temperate with four distinct seasons.
  • Temperature: The average temperature of Vietnam ranges from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius which is quite hot throughout the year. The north of Vietnam has a lower range of temperatures compared to the south. In contrast, Switzerland experiences a range of temperatures throughout the year due to its temperate climate. During the summer months (June to August), temperatures are from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius, while in the winter months (December to February), temperatures range from -2 to 7 degrees Celsius. 
  • Rainfall: Vietnam’s rainy season starts from May to October with the Central Coast being more prone to typhoons and flooding. Switzerland, on the other hand, has a more consistent amount of rainfall.
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Jana Silberring

I am a Swiss citizen with a service visa permit for Indonesia since I work in Indonesia in an international organization. Therefore, I have a KITAs. Do I still need a visa?

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@Jana Silberring, If you hold Swiss passport, then Yes you will need to have a valid visa to visit Vietnam as the KITAs document is not accepted as a exemption paper.

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Frequently asked questions

1. What is the Vietnam Embassy’s address in Switzerland?

The address of the Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland is Schlsslistr. 26, 3008 Berne.

2. What is the charge for a Vietnam visa on arrival for Swiss passport holders?

To obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival, you need to pay 02 types of fees: a fee for an approval letter and a stamping fee. The fee for a visa approval letter varies depending on the type of visa you apply for and the duration while the stamping fee is 25 USD ~ 22.95 CHF for single entry (01-03 months) and 50 USD ~45.9 CHF for multiple entry (01-03 months).

3. How to renew my Vietnamese passport in Switzerland?

To renew a Vietnamese passport in Switzerland, you can either apply in person or by mail by contacting the Vietnamese Embassy in the country. Here are the instructions for passport renewal:

  1. Prepare the necessary documents: You need to provide a completed application form, two passport-sized photos, the old passport, and the required fee.
  2. Submit the application: This can be done in person at the embassy or by mailing the application and supporting documents to the embassy.
  3. Wait for processing: The processing time for passport renewal varies and the embassy will contact you once the new passport is ready. You can receive the renewed passport via mail or in person.

4. Are Swiss citizens eligible for Vietnam visa exemption?

Swiss citizens are not eligible for the Vietnam visa exemption; therefore, to enter Vietnam, it is required to obtain a visa.

5. Are visitors with Swiss nationality eligible to apply for a Vietnam e-visa?

Yes, Swiss residents are eligible to apply for an e-visa for Vietnam. You can find the information for getting an e-visa from Switzerland here.

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