Vietnam Visa for Switzerland Citizens

Last update: Jan 15, 2020

Do Swiss citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Swiss citizens are REQUIRED to get a valid visa to enter Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose, no matter where they are at the moment of visa application and where they depart for Vietnam.

Type of visaVisa Requirement
Tourist visaRequired
Business visaRequired

Additionally, to visit Vietnam, travelers with Switzerland passports should meet the entry requirements:

  • Switzerland passport is valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Switzerland passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to Get a Vietnam Visa for Swiss citizens?

Swiss citizens and passport holders can choose one of the following two methods to apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

Contact the local Vietnam embassy / consulate in Switzerland (if you are residing in Switzerland), or in nearby countries (if you are not residing in Switzerland currently) to get a visa stamp on your passport before departure to Vietnam.

2. Apply online for Visa on Arrival (Recommended)

Visa on arrival (VOA) is said to be the easiest way to get a visa to Vietnam for Switzerland passport holders traveling to Vietnam by air as:

  • it requires no travel to or contacts with the embassy;
  • it can be processed urgently, within a few working hours or during weekends.

With VOA via, you:

Fill out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee;
Receive the visa approval letter by email, normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa);
Pay visa stamping upon upon arrival at Vietnam airport and get visa stamped.

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How much is a Vietnam visa for Swiss citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for the Switzerland citizens vary depending on the way they choose to get their visa for Vietnam.

  • For the visa applied at Vietnam embassy/consulate, the fee varies by the embassy. So you should contact the embassy you are applying for the visa for details.
  • For the visa on arrival, the fee is fixed at US$25 or US$50 for visa stamping at Vietnam airport PLUS (+) service fee for visa approval letter which is paid online with credit/debit cards. Check the table below for your exact visa cost.

Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$21$18.25$17.25 $25
3 months single entry$34$30.25$28.25 $25
1 month multiple entry$26$23.25$22.25 $50
3 months multiple entry$55$52.25$46.75 $50
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$119$114$108 $25
3 months single entry$140$133$126 $25
1 month multiple entry$119$114$108 $50
3 months multiple entry$146$139$135 $50
6 months multiple entry$361$344$333 $95

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.
The above fees apply to normal service of 7 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, you do not need to apply a Vietnamese visa if using Italian passport to enter Vietnam. But if you use Swiss passport, do get a visa.

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