How to get Vietnam visa in Italy

Last update: Jul 05, 2019

This is the guide on how to get a Vietnam visa from Italy for:

  • Holders of Italy Passports
  • Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in Italy whose nationality is included in the Vietnam visa exemption list or who are not eligible for Vietnam visa exemption.

At the moment, those travelers have multiple ways to get a visa to enter Vietnam: either getting a visa at Vietnamese embassy/consulate in Italy or applying online for a visa pre-approved letter and then get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

Let’s learn in details one by one.

Visa at Vietnam Embassy in Italy

This option is for Italy passport holders and foreign passport holders residing in Italy and traveling to Vietnam by air, bus, train or cruise.

If you wish to get Vietnam visa in Italy through local Vietnamese embassy, you need to:

  • Find out the nearest address of Vietnam embassy in Italy
  • Submit the completed application form printed out and filled with required information
  • Submit your original passport (valid for at least 6 months beyond departure date)
  • Pay for the visa fees (money order/check/cash)
  • Submit two (02) passport-sized photos (taken without glasses)
  • Prepare a new envelop with a stamp on it
    Provide your exact home address (if you want to get it by post).

Note: The required documents and procedure may vary by embassy/consulate and nationality. You need to contact with the office before apply for visa.

Vietnam Visa On Arrival

Also known as visa at the airport, Visa on Arrival (VOA) is legally issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. It is available for those who fly to Vietnam.
To get visa on arrival from Italy to Vietnam, you apply online via by taking 3 simple steps:

Step 1
Fill in the secured application form, double check the information and pay for service fee through Credit/ Debit Card, Western Union, or OnePay/ PayPal;
Step 2
Receive the visa approval letter through email after 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) or even 2-4 working hours (super urgent service)
Step 3
Prepare the essential documents (*), board the plane to Vietnam, then present them to Vietnam Immigration Officer, and pay for stamping fee to pick visa stamp at Vietnam airport.


  • (*) Essential documents: the printed-out approval letter, original passport, two (02) passport-sized photos, a hard copy of Entry & Exit form, and cash for stamping fee;
  • Passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months following the date you enter Vietnam and has at least 2 blank pages left.
  • 02 passport-sized photos are taken without glass wears.
  • Vietnam visa on arrival is applied for air travelers only.
  • Cost of Vietnam visa on arrival includes: visa service fee paid online and stamping fee paid in cash at Vietnam airport.

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In case you wish to fill out your information offline, you can download Vietnam visa application forms, fill it out and send to email at You will receive our reply email with the payment link to make payment for the visa service fee and then visa will be normally processed.

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