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Old 12.09.2011, 23:57
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Chinese Embassy in Bern

I need to get a visa for China. This involves two trips to Bern - one to drop off my passport and application form and again a few days later to collect the visa.

This doesn't have to be done in person but can't be done by post.

Is there anyone else who has to go to the Chinese embassy (or one nearby) who'd like to take or collect both, with me making the other trip?

I know Bern is lovely, but once every now and again is fine. Plus it'll save the train fare.
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Old 13.09.2011, 07:46
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

When? I need to go to the British Embassy soon but waiting for new documents first and not sure when they'll be ready
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Old 13.09.2011, 08:06
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I can pick it up and post it to you by registered post.

http://map.search.ch/bern/kalcheggweg-10

http://www.china-embassy.ch/eng/ Open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:00.

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Old 13.09.2011, 08:12
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

There's a Chinese Consulate General in Zurich too:

Office address:

Bellariastrasse 20
8002 Zuerich

Office Tel : 044/2011005 (office) 044/2011073 (visa)
Fax: 044/2017712

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Old 13.09.2011, 11:00
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

Cool - I thought this thread would just die a quick death of indifference.

J_T - thanks. The consulate in Zurich is only available for those who live in Zurich when I last checked it out online.

Ittigen - wow, thanks! I may take you up on that. We could meet when I drop the application off so I can buy you a drink in advance appreciation. I'll let you know.

Chipscaviar (my tastes are basic) - I need it by November so any time between now and end of October works for me.
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Old 13.09.2011, 11:30
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

EF Event???
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Old 13.09.2011, 11:32
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

There's no KFC in Bern. And the event would need to be a weekday morning!
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Old 13.09.2011, 11:52
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

For you I would, but I've no reason to go down that way anytime in the foreseeable future. Sorry mate.
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Old 13.09.2011, 12:24
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

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J_T - thanks. The consulate in Zurich is only available for those who live in Zurich when I last checked it out online.
Zurich 1 - Basel 0.
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Old 13.09.2011, 12:54
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This doesn't have to be done in person but can't be done by post.
Not in person & not by post? Is this an oxymoron?

Or maybe you mean you can post it there, but they will not post it back?
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Old 13.09.2011, 12:55
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Nothing in Basel makes sense...
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Old 13.09.2011, 13:07
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2 EFers meeting in Bern is an Event.
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Old 13.09.2011, 13:59
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Not in person & not by post? Is this an oxymoron?

Or maybe you mean you can post it there, but they will not post it back?
It doesn't have to be done in person - in other words, anyone can go and drop off an application on behalf of anyone else. Can't be posted to them and they won't post back.
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

If you can mail it to me, I also can drop it off and send it back. It's very close to where I work.
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Old 13.09.2011, 15:16
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Cool - I thought this thread would just die a quick death of indifference.

J_T - thanks. The consulate in Zurich is only available for those who live in Zurich when I last checked it out online.

Ittigen - wow, thanks! I may take you up on that. We could meet when I drop the application off so I can buy you a drink in advance appreciation. I'll let you know.

Chipscaviar (my tastes are basic) - I need it by November so any time between now and end of October works for me.
I got the paperwork this morning so I'll go in the next few days. Let me know if all else fails. Might even be in Basel tomorrow
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Old 13.09.2011, 15:20
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Cool - I thought this thread would just die a quick death of indifference.
Its coz we wanna slip a little something in the application so they give you a five fingered latex glove welcome in November
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Old 13.09.2011, 15:43
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

Tomorrow works! I'll PM you in case you are in Basel. Plus I'd better get on and fill in the application
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Old 19.10.2011, 10:36
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

I'm back from my short trip to the UK so can now live without my passport for a few days.

I plan to go to Bern tomorrow morning (embassy shuts at 12). If anyone fancies meeting me for a coffee after then, that'd be great. And if you can make the weather warm and sunny, please do.
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Re: Chinese Embassy in Bern

Big thanks to Ittigen who met me for a coffee when I dropped off my passsport and then collected it back from the embassy and posted it to me in Basel.
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