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Application Procedure and Processing Time
1. The consular section of Chinese Embassy in Bern accepts all kinds of visa application directly. Applicant may submit the application in person, by family members or friends, or use an agent (Power of Attorney not necessary).
Please note that you may be required to come to the Visa Office in person to have an interview as deemed necessary by a consular officer.
Address of the consular section: Lombachweg 23,3006 Bern
From Bern train station:
Tram Number 6 or 7 to Brunnadernstrasse
Tram Number 8 to Brunnadernstrasse or Weltpostverein
Bus Number 19 to Spiegel Blinzern
2. Appointment is NOT required for submission or collection of your visa. Applicant can come to the embassy every Monday to Friday morning from 9:00 to 12:00. The closure of the embassy will be posted on the website.
3. Please note that NO post/online/fax applications are accepted.
4. You or your agent will be able to pick up your passport with visa on the date marked on your Pick-up form, unless otherwise notified by the Visa Office. Mail-back visa service is NOT provided.
5. You must pay the visa fee once your application is processed and approved.
Processing Time
Regular service: 4 business days
Express service: 2-3 business days
Urgent service: 1 business day (document should be accepted by the consular officer before 10.:30am)
The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing time that a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office.
6. please contact the consular section if you have any other question by dialing 0313514593 between 13:00-17:00 from mondy to friday or by e-mail: visastelle@bluewin.ch. 
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