Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City

Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City © BitecxoConsulate General in Ho Chi Minh City © Bitecxo

Half a Century of Diplomatic Ties between Switzerland and Vietnam

2021, Switzerland and Vietnam celebrate 50 years of bilateral diplomatic relations! On 11th October 1971, Switzerland became one of the first Western countries to establish diplomatic relations with Viet Nam. Today, CH-VN relations are strong, successful and mutually beneficial.

Read Ambassador Ivo Sieber’s article on the anniversary.

Due to the dynamic Covid-19 situation in Vietnam and the necessary protective measures, the Consulate General currently only receives clients with urgent matters at the counter and only by appointment. For all service requests and appointments, please contact the Consulate General by phone or email. In case of an emergency outside opening hours, you can contact the FDFA Helpline around the clock.

Due to the pandemic safety precautions of the Bitexco Financial Tower, visitors have to prove their vaccination status with the official "PC-Covid" app (available in the Apple Store and on Google Play). Visitors to the Consulate General who are not vaccinated at least once 14 days or more ago, are admitted if they present a negative PCR or rapid test result not older than three days.

Please note that you will need two identification documents when visiting the Consulate General. One document (identity card, driver's license or other identification with photo and identity details of the owner) must be deposited in the lobby of the Bitexco Financial Tower to gain access to the office tower. The other document (passport) is to be presented at the Consulate General.


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