There are many ways of applying for a Vietnam visa, but the most common ones will be 3 ways that many Italian citizens often apply. But the procedure of applying for a Vietnam visa for Italians will be different for each method. These are the instructions for visitors traveling, visiting relatives, or working for less or more than 15 days.

Visa exemption

Italians are exempted from visas for no more than 15 days under regulations on unilateral visa exemption for Italian citizens. When entering Vietnam, the applicant only need a valid passport, a round-trip ticket and are not subject to be banned from entry into Vietnam.

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Visa on arrival

The Italians apply for a visa at the airports and international border gates of Vietnam, including Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, and Phu Quoc international airports, etc.

If Italians do not want to enter Vietnam via visa exemption but want to apply for a longer-term visa in Vietnam such as 1-month or 3-month visas, they can apply for a Vietnam visa, of which Visa on arrival is much better.

To carry out the procedures for applying for a Vietnam visa on arrival, Italians must apply for the approval letter through an intermediary service company before entering Vietnam. 

At the international airports, Italians present their passports and the approval letter to stamp a Vietnam visa on the passport and pay the stamping fee as prescribed.

See top visa on arrival service providers: Recommended online Vietnam visa centers

Embassy visa

Italians can apply for a visa at the Vietnamese embassy in Italy.

If Italians want to get a Vietnam visa, they can apply for a visa at the Vietnamese embassy.

The applicant prepares the required documents and brings them to:

Contact the Embassy

  • Address: 156 Via di Bravetta – 00164 Roma – Italy.
  • Phone: +39 06 6616 0726
  • Fax: + 39-06-66157520
  • Email: [email protected]

Embassy staff will receive and check the file. The applicant will then have to pay the fee and receive an appointment to return the results. Results will be available after 5 to 7 working days.

Electronic visa (e-visa)

Detailed information: Vietnam E-visa

To apply for an electronic visa (e-visa), you can access the website of the Vietnam Immigration Department at and fill out the complete information following the steps guided on the website.

If you want to apply for your Vietnam visa online, read this guide: Vietnam visa online application

Check out the required documents: Visa requirements

See how much does getting a Vietnam visa cost: Visa fee

For working purpose, see Vietnam working visa