Vietnam Embassy in Italy - How to get Vietnam visa from Italy


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Vietnam Embassy in Italy functions as a bridge between the Vietnamese Government
and its counterpart in Italy. It is also the place where Italian citizens
and residents can visit to apply for a visa to Vietnam.


Via di Bravetta, 156 00164 ROMA
+39-06-6160726 | 66162504

Vietnam VISA Guide

If you are Italian citizen or resident and want to apply for a visa to Vietnam, you can do it by either of the following ways:

  • Directly contact the Vietnam Embassy to apply for a visa; OR
  • Apply for a visa on arrival if traveling to Vietnam by air.
Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages:


– No need to send your original passport away

– A complete online process

– Taking only a short time to apply for a visa on arrival online, the thing you need is a computer with internet connection

– No dealing with immigration authorities. We deal with them on your behalf.

– Especially convenient for those who are currently staying far away from available Embassies


– Queuing in front of Immigration Counter at arrival airports in Vietnam to have visa stamp

– Possibly having names of other people on your approval letter

– Foreigners cannot apply for visa on arrival themselves, the application must go through authorized travel agencies in Vietnam or organizations


– Having visa already stamped onto your passport before getting on plane

– Dealing directly with Vietnam embassies


– Parting with your original passport

– Having to drive to nearest embassies or sending documents by mail

– What if the nearest Vietnam embassy is too far from your place?


- No necesita enviar su pasaporte original

– Un proceso completo en línea

– Tomando poco tiempo para solicitar un visado a la llegada, lo que necesita es una computadora con conexión a Internet.

– No involucrarse con las autoridades de inmigración. Trabajamos en su nombre.

– Es especialmente conveniente para aquellos que se están quedando lejos de las embajadas.


- Hacer cola en el control de inmigración en los aeropuertos en Vietnam para tener un sello de visado.

– Posiblemente tener nombres de otras personas en su carta de aprobación.

– Los extranjeros no pueden solicitar el visado a la llegada por sí mismo, sino por agencias de viajes autorizadas en Vietnam u organizaciones


- Tener el visado sellado en su pasaporte antes de abordar el vuelo

-Trabajar directamente con las embajadas de Vietnam


- Partiendo con su pasaporte original

- Tener que llegar a la embajada más cercana o enviar documentos por correo

- ¿Qué pasa si la embajada de Vietnam más cercana está demasiado lejos de su lugar?

Frequently asked questions

I’m Italian but now I’m not in Italy. Can I apply for my Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy in my current country?

Yes, you can apply for Vietnam visa at any Embassy of Vietnam in any country which is convenient for you. However, before you go, please remember that you do not need to apply for a visa to Vietnam if:
  • Your stay in Vietnam is less than 15 days,
  • Your passport is valid for at least 6 months following your planned exit date from Vietnam, and
  • Your arrival date does not fall within 30 days from exit date of your last stay in Vietnam with visa exemption.
Even in case you need a visa for Vietnam, you still have a more convenient option to get it – getting Vietnam visa on arrival if you are traveling to Vietnam by air.

I’m Italian but I’m traveling to other countries. Can I apply for Vietnam visa on arrival during my trip?

Yes. A Vietnam visa on arrival can be applied at any place which is convenient for you, provided that you have a device with internet connection. To obtain Vietnam visa on arrival, you only need to fill out this Online Vietnam Visa Application Form, then get visa approval letter via email within certain period of time and then get visa stamped at Vietnam airport.

How to get Vietnam visa for Italians?

There are two options to get a Vietnam visa for Italian, namely:
  1. Getting Vietnam visa on arrival (highly recommended for those traveling to Vietnam by air);
  2. Getting visa at Vietnam embassy;

I’m not Italian but currently residing in this country. Do I need a visa to Vietnam?

As we are not sure about your nationality, please check your Vietnam visa requirement by directing to top of this page and selecting your nationality.

Do Italians need a visa for Vietnam?

Please be kindly informed that at the moment, a Vietnam visa is not required for Italians if:
  • Their stay in Vietnam is less than 15 days,
  • Their passport is valid for at least 6 months following their planned exit date from Vietnam, and
  • Their arrival date does not fall within 30 days from exit date of their last stay in Vietnam with visa exemption.
Otherwise, getting a Vietnam visa for Italian citizens is required.