Vietnam visa for Ireland citizens

Irish citizens are REQUIRED to apply for valid visas to enter Vietnam for tourism and business purposes and meet the entry requirements:

  • Irish Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond arrival date
  • Passport has 2 blank pages for visa stamp

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Note: Irish passports are eligible to apply for tourist/business visa on arrival.

How to apply

Irish passport holders can choose one of the available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam:

1 - Visa at local embassy

There is no embassy of Vietnam in Dublin, Ireland. You can contact the embassy of Vietnam in London for assistance.

If you are currently living outside of Ireland, you can you also contact the local embassy in the country where are residing.

2- Visa on arrival

The easiest way for Irish visitors to obtain a Vietnamese visa is to apply for a visa on arrival online  at You can complete your visa application in just a few simple steps, receive the visa approval letter by email in 3-5 working days and print out the documents to pick up the visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport. See how it works!

Visa on arrival fees for Ireland citizens

Type of visa Tourist visa Business visa Stamping fee
Single 1 month 18 70 US$25
Single 3 month 28 95 US$25
Multiple 1 month 21 75 US$50
Multiple 3 month 43 110 US$50

*The price table above is for visa on arrival service and quoted in US dollars. If you want to apply through the Embassy of Vietnam in Ireland, please contact the Embassy directly for visa price.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible for Ireland citizens to get Vietnam tourist Visa on arrival?

Yes, it is possible. See how visa on arrival works.

Visa for Vietnam

Q: I am on a cruise in February stopping 3 times in Vietnam over 1 week. As an Irish passport holder can you advise how I can apply for my visa? I am not arriving there by air. (Linda Marks)

A: You can contact the cruise for visa information. See our guide on how to get a visa for cruise ship passengers.

Vietnam tourist visa



I am writing with a question about my tourist visa.

I am an Irish citizen traveling on a regular passport. My port of arrival was Hanoi international airport from Colombo airport Sri Lanka via Bangkok airport.

I bought an e-visa online through the government website. I was unsure of my date of travel and on my invitation letter was good for travel from the 7/03/19. I did not arrive until 18/03/19 and was given a visa expiry date of a month from expected arrival and not the actual date I arrived (pictures attached).

I am wondering is this a mistake that can be fixed or can I get an extension or what is the process and possible costs?

I wish to stay in Vietnam for a month from my arrival date.




As your visa is valid from 07 March, 2019 through 07 April, 2019, you still need to exit Vietnam before 07 April. If you wish to stay longer than the expiry date, you have two options:

  • Apply for a new visa starting from 18 March or your entry date (Not available as you were already in Vietnam)
  • Extend your existing visa while you are in Vietnam, however, the procedure is complicated and costly. Please check out our visa extension guidelines for further information.

Irish Travelling to Vietnam by land


I am from Ireland and traveling to Vietnam by land (bus) from Cambodia in July. I need a tourist visa. Can you advise how to obtain this when it is by land? Do I need to visit the Vietnam embassy in Cambodia? (Laura Duane, Ireland)



If you are currently in Cambodia, you can apply for your visa through one of the embassies/consulates of Vietnam in Cambodia below:

Corona Virus/ Travel


I am a little concerned regarding my daughters intended travel to Vietnam from Dublin (Ireland) this Saturday 7th March for a three week holiday. Can you enlighten me if there are any restrictions or quarantine procedures for tourists travelling to Vietnam from Ireland
Kind Regards
Ben Taplin



Currently, there are no limitations or quarantine procedures for Irish passport holders travelling from Ireland to Vietnam. Therefore, you have no problems for entering Vietnam during this time.

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