Vietnam Visa for Ireland Citizens

Last update: Jan 09, 2020

Do Irish Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

Irish citizens are REQUIRED to get a valid visa to enter Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose.

Type of visa Visa Requirement
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Additionally, to visit Vietnam, travelers with Ireland passports should meet the entry requirements:

  • Irish passport is valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Irish passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Irish Citizens?

Irish citizens and passport holders can choose one of the following two methods to apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

There is no embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Ireland up to now.

Contact the local Vietnam embassy/consulate in nearby countries (if you are not residing in Ireland currently) to get visa stamp on your passport before departure to Vietnam.

Normally, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Prepare the required documents including but not limited to:
    • Original passport
    • Portrait photos
    • Vietnam visa application form
    • Invitation letter for business visa application
  • Submit the documents in person or by post, depending on the embassy/consulate and pay the service fees (in cash, by cheque, etc.)
  • Get the visa and original passport in person at the embassy/consulate or get them all sent to your mailing address.

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

As there is no embassy of Vietnam in Ireland, the Irish citizens traveling to Vietnam by air is highly recommended to apply online for Visa on Arrival (VOA) as it requires no contact with the embassy.

With VOA, you apply online via website by:

Filling out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee;
Receiving the visa approval letter by email, normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa);
Getting visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport and pay for stamping fee there.

How much is a Vietnam visa for Irish citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Irish citizens vary depending on the way they choose to obtain the visa for Vietnam.

  • The fees for visa applied at Vietnam embassy vary by the embassy;
  • The fees for visa on arrival is US$25 or US$50 for visa stamping for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months respectively, PLUS the service fee for visa approval letter. Check the table below for the exact amount of your Vietnam visa cost.

Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $21 $18.25 $17.25 $25
3 months single entry $34 $30.25 $28.25 $25
1 month multiple entry $26 $23.25 $22.25 $50
3 months multiple entry $55 $52.25 $46.75 $50
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $119 $114 $108 $25
3 months single entry $140 $133 $126 $25
1 month multiple entry $119 $114 $108 $50
3 months multiple entry $146 $139 $135 $50
6 months multiple entry $361 $344 $333 $95

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.
The above fees apply to normal service of 7 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m on a cruise with 3 stops in Vietnam over 1 week. I’m an Irish passport holder; can you advise me how to get my visa for Vietnam?

A: In your case, you need to follow 3 steps below:

  • Contact your cruise line to ask whether they can arrange the visa for you. This is the best way.
  • If they cannot arrange the visa for you, you should check this Vietnam e-visa to see whether you can apply for an e-visa for Vietnam.
  • Otherwise, you need to contact Vietnam embassy to get visa for your cruise.

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