Vietnam Visa for Ireland Citizens

Last update: Jun 30, 2022

All about Vietnam Tourist and Business Visa for Irishes (those with a valid Ireland passport)

Do Irish citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Ireland citizens are REQUIRED to get a valid visa to enter Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose. Check the table below for a summary of Vietnam visa requirements for Ireland Citizens.

Type of visa Visa Requirement
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

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

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

Is there e-visa/visa on arrival for Irishes visiting Vietnam?

Yes. At the moment, the visa on arrival option is available for Irishes to get a business visa for Vietnam. While the e-visa option is available for Irishes to get a tourist visa for Vietnam.

How to Get Vietnam Visa for Ireland Citizens

How to get a Vietnam visa for Ireland passport holders depends on the type of visa they get, i.e. tourist visa or business visa. You can find the detailed instructions below.

1. How to get a Vietnam tourist visa for Ireland citizens

Before Covid, Ireland passport holders may have up to 02 ways to get a tourist visa, consisting of:

  • Get a tourist visa at the Vietnam embassy/consulate,
  • Get a Vietnam visa online, including VISA ON ARRIVAL.

BUT, currently, the Ireland passport holders can get a 30 days single entry tourist visa ONLY which is issued in the form of a loose-leaf visa and must be obtained before departure for Vietnam (it is known as Vietnam e visa or electronic visa). The other types of tourist visas for Vietnam have not been resumed yet.

This type of tourist visa can be applied for online by the applicants themselves or their representatives and is then issued online by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

It normally takes you 3 working days or longer to get this e-visa yourself, depending on the volume of applications submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department.

BUT in case you want to guarantee the visa for your trip to Vietnam, we are here to help. Our service guarantees that you will get your visa in

  • 3 – 7 working days,
  • 2 – 3 working days,
  • 1 working day, or
  • 4 working hours.

The process is quite simple as follows:

1
You complete our secure online visa application form and make payment.
2
We will complete your Vietnam visa forms with the Vietnam Immigration Department and follow up your visa processing.
3
We will then download your visa when it is issued and send it to your registered email together with a detailed guide on requirements and regulations on Vietnam entry.
4
You will only need to download your visa and show it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to complete the entry into Vietnam.

It’s easy to follow, right?  Let’s get started!

2. How to get Vietnam business visa for Ireland citizens

In order to apply for a business visa, you – as an Ireland citizen (passport holder), are REQUIRED to have a sponsor company in Vietnam.

There are 02 steps that you and your employer in Vietnam need to follow to get a business visa to Vietnam as follows:

  • Step 1: Get a visa approval letter
    • In this step, your sponsor company will need to prepare the following documents:
      • Form NA2 which must be completed online here.
      • Form NA16
      • Certified business registration
    • And then, your sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department which will process the application within 5 – 7 working days of receipt of full valid documents.
    • If the application is approved, your sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter which allows you to get a business visa for Vietnam.
  • Step 2: Get business visa stamp
    • In this step, you will get a business visa stamped on your passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before your departure for Vietnam.

In case you and your company need help with a business visa approval letter to Vietnam, we are always here to support you. You all will be assisted in every step from the start of your application until you successfully get the visa and land in Vietnam.

How much is Vietnam visa for Ireland Citizens

The Vietnam visa fees for Ireland citizens vary depending on the type of visa they wish to obtain.

  • For a tourist visa online, they will need to pay the Government fee which is US $25 for a visa and the service fee (if they use a service to guarantee and expedite their visa delivery.
  • For a business visa, they will need to pay 02 types of fees, which are:
    • Visa approval letter fee which may vary depending on their application method (by their sponsor company themselves or a local assistant); and
    • Business visa stamping fee (which may vary from embassy to embassy).

Check the table below for the exact amount of Vietnam visa cost if you use our Vietnam visa assistance service:

Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees for Ireland Citizens

Processing time Fees (USD/pax) 
 1 – 2 pax3 – 4 paxFrom 5 pax
3- 7 working days$55$54$53
2 – 3 working days$75$73$72
1 working day +84.946.583.583 
4 working hours +84.946.583.583 
Weekend/Holidays +84.946.583.583 

Note: This is full-package fee for a 30-day tourist visa, including the Government fee and service fee

Vietnam Business Visa Fees for Ireland Citizens

Processing timeFees (USD/Pax)
5 – 7 working days US $250*
3 working days☎ +84.946.583.583

Note: This fee does not include the visa stamping fee collected by the Vietnam embassy/consulate or at Vietnam airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Currently, a visa on arrival is not available for tourist purposes. Please apply for a 30-day e-visa if you have a holiday in Vietnam.

Q: I’m on a cruise with 3 stops in Vietnam over 1 week. I’m an Irish passport holder; can you advise me on 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 it works for your port of entry in Vietnam.

Please be informed that whether you need a visa for Vietnam or not does not depend on your residing country, but on your nationality.

For example,

  • if you are an Ireland citizen, you are REQUIRED to have a valid visa for every trip to Vietnam.
  • if you are a UK residing in Ireland, you are EXEMPTED from a Vietnam visa for 15 days in Vietnam.

You can check your Vietnam visa requirements here.

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