Vietnam visa for Ireland citizens

As of 2023, Irish passports holders are required to obtain a valid visa to visit Vietnam and are eligible for a 30-day e-visa online. To apply for an e-visa, the following requirements must be met:

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

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa required N/A
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

Visitors from Ireland can apply for a visa for Vietnam using one of the three methods available below.

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Vietnam visa fees for IE residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 66 EUR 109 EUR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 66 EUR 109 EUR
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 EUR 86 EUR
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 EUR 86 EUR

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 12:30 June 04, 2024 (Local Limerick time).

Today's holidays in Ireland

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Ireland today (Thursday, May 23, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is June Bank Holiday, which will occur in 1 week, 3 days from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Dublin.

Information for IE passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Irish citizens need a visa for Vietnam?

Tourists rowing boats to explore the river and rice fields in Ninh Binh ( Photo: Shutterstock)

Irish citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam for tourism, business, or other purposes. There are two ways to obtain a visa for Vietnam:

  • Apply for an e-visa online through the Vietnam official immigrant website.
  • Obtain a visa on arrival with a visa approval letter in advance.

There is no Vietnam Embassy in Ireland, you need to contact the embassy in the UK for assistance.

Visa requirements in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Visa required for Irish passports

Document required:

  • Valid Irish passports (Minimum 6 months beyond exit date)
  • 2 blank page remaining

Embassy location:

  • There is currently no embassy of Vietnam in Dublin, Ireland

How to apply:

  • E-visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at the embassy of Vietnam in London

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on an Irish passport

Apply for e-visa online

Irish passport holders are eligible for a Vietnam e-visa for tourism and business purposes. The e-visa is valid for stays up to 30 days with a single entry. If you expect an extended stay, you need to contact the Vietnam Embassy in the UK. To get an e-visa you need:

  1. Open the official website for Vietnam's e-Visa application: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn
  2. Upload scanned copies of your passport data page and passport photo in .jpg format.
  3. Fill in all required information from your passport data page.
  4. Fill in all required information regarding your trip to Vietnam.
  5. Pay the e-Visa fee of 25 USD ~ 23 Euros using one of the available payment methods.
  6. Receive a registration code. Be sure to save this number for future reference.

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Ireland

Irish nationals wishing to apply for a visa in person must go to the Vietnam Embassy in the UK. Here are the necessary steps in the application process:

  1. Fill out the visa application form (available on the embassy’s website).
  2. Provide a passport-sized photo and details of your passport. 
  3. Pay the visa fee.
  4. Submit the completed application.
  5. Wait for the visa to be processed and receive it via mail or in person.

Apply for a visa on arrival

You can apply for a visa approval letter online and pick up your visa on arrival. With this method, you do not need to go to the Vietnam Embassy in the UK.

  1. Apply online for an approval letter by contacting a travel agency or visa company based in Vietnam. 
  2. Pay the fee and wait to receive the approval letter by email.
  3. Print out the approval letter and prepare two passport-sized photos.
  4. When you arrive at the Vietnam airport, show all the required documents (approval letter, passport photos, and entry/exit form) to get your visa stamped.

How much is the visa fee for Irish passports?

Fee comparison 

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 23 Euros

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 23 Euros
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 46 Euros

Travel tips for Irish citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are a variety of flight options between Ireland and Vietnam that you can choose from. Each connecting flight requires at least one or two stops. Airlines that offer flights between the two countries are Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Malaysian Airlines and so on.

Dublin - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Dublin - Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airlines

504 Euros

Dublin - Ho Chi Minh City

Qatar Airways

614 Euros

Dublin - Hanoi

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Dublin - Hanoi

Qatar Airways

676 Euros

Dublin - Hanoi

Etihad Airways + Malaysian Airlines

649 Euros

Weather information

  • Climate: Vietnam has a tropical climate, which is characterized by high temperatures and humidity levels year-round while Ireland has a temperate maritime climate with milder temperatures and frequent rainfall.
  • Temperature: The average temperature in Vietnam ranges from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68-86°F) depending on the region while the figure for Ireland is from 4 to 19 degrees Celsius (39-66°F).
  • Weather: Vietnam features two distinct seasons: the dry season (November to April) and the rainy season (May to October). During the rainy season, Vietnam experiences heavy rainfall and occasional typhoons. By contrast, Ireland has four distinct seasons: winter (December to February), spring (March to May), summer (June to August), and autumn (September to November). During the winter months, the nation experiences cold temperatures and occasional snowfall, while the summer months are generally mild and sunny.
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Shane
Ireland

I just have a question about the requirement to list the address you will be residing in while in Vietnam. I was hoping to move from place to place, likely staying in hostels as I go. Is this an issue? Will I need to show exactly where I plan to stay for the whole trip?

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@Shane, it is not required to fill in all the addresses where you will be staying in Vietnam. Just provide the first one and explain the other places you will visit in the comment box.

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Rachel
Ireland

we are travelling to vitenam via cruise ship with 3 consecutive stops. Halong Bay over night, Chan May and Phu My. we will be getting off the ship 4 times. do we need a 1 month multiple entry or 1 month single entry visa. (traveling as Irish)

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If you do not visit other countries during your stay in Vietnam, you will only need a single entry visa. However, we also advise that you contact your cruise operator for further information.

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Laura Ni Giolla
Ireland

What address do I put if on a cruise and Vietnam is one of the stops?

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You can use the port name and city of the port as your address for staying in Vietnam.

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Fiona Bourke
Ireland

Hi , I applied for an evisa for myself and my 2 daughters and submitted everything, however I have been denied as they said I never stated where I was residing during my stay . But in my application I did state where I was staying. So what should I do ?

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We believe you missed the address information, which is why your e-visa application was declined. You can update your existing e-visa application information or contact the Immigration office for assistance.

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Pauline Doughty
United Kingdom

I have an Irish passport but live in the UK do I need a visa ?

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@Pauline Doughty, We are afraid that Irish passport holders still require a valid visa to visit Vietnam no matter where you are residing (Ireland or UK).

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Nick O'Keeffe
Ireland

We are travelling to Vietnam on 15th oh January 2024 until 8th February 2024. We might leave for Seoul South Korea for just two days in the middle of the holiday for work. Does this complicate the Visa process please? Also my wife’s passport expires currently 18/08/24, is this a problem for our trip to Vietnam and should we renew now please? Thank you :)

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@Nick O'Keeffe,

1 - You can apply for a 1 month multiple entry to cover all your entries into Vietnam, one from Ireland and one from Seoul back.

2 - There is no problem with your passport; you can enter Vietnam using your current passport that is valid until 18/08/24. However, be sure to leave Vietnam well before your passport's expiry date, ideally at least 1-2 months prior.

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Anne-Marie
Ireland

Planning to fly to Hanoi in December for 16 nights in Vietnam, departing from Ho Chi Minh. An overnight cruise on Halong bay is part of our itinerary. Will a single or multiple entry visa apply in this instance?

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@Anne-Marie, You will only need a single entry in this case because no different visa is required for a cruise trip in Halong bay.

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Kevin
Ireland

Planning to travel to Ho Chi Minh on the 30th December 2023 for a period of approx. 45 days from Thailand (Irish Passport Holder) is the new 3 month multi entry visa the most applicable for a "tourist" or "holiday" visa? Many Thanks

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@Kevin, Yes, 3 month multiple entry e-visa is the only option to stay in Vietnam for longer than 30 days as a tourist. You can apply online through the official website below:

https://dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn/bocongan/bothutuc/tthc?matt=26277

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Ruth Moore
Ireland

Hi I’m travelling to Vietnam 1st September for a 3 week trip. I would like to go to Cambodia for some of that time. Do i need a separate or multi entry visa? If so How do I get that? Tx

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@Ruth Moore, Starting from 15 August, you will be able to apply for a 3-month multi-entry e-visa that allows you to enter/leave Vietnam for multiple times within a 3-month period.

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Susan Price
Ireland

Hi, I am planning to travel to Vietnam in October and I am an Irish passport holder. Does the 45 day exemption also apply to Irish passport holders? It does not seem to be listed but the UK is!

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@Susan Price, We are afraid that the list of countries eligible for 45-day visa exemption has not been confirmed or released yet, so we are not sure if Irish passports are exempt from visas for Vietnam in the coming months.

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Michael Lawless
Ireland

I Am arriving in november by air from Ireland. How early do I need to apply for an evisa?

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@Michael Lawless, You can apply for an e-visa as soon as you wish. However, we advise that you wait until a closer date (mid-September) to apply for one to ensure that your plans do not change!

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Aisling O'Sullivan
Ireland

I am from Ireland going to Vietnam in January next year. Is my only option a 30 day e-visa? It is hard to find up to date information online. Is it not possible to get a via on arrival for 3 months anymore? I want to spend a total of 2 months in Vietnam and would prefer not to have to do a visa run.

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@Aisling O'Sullivan, There is a proposal for 3 month evisa coming this June. If you are not traveling until Jan 2024, we advise that you wait for the e-visa policy update here:

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Chris O' Connor
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Your website shows that visas on arrival are temporarily unavailable. Can you please advise how I can obtain a visa. I plan to travel to Hanoi from 29th April to 3rd May. I am an Irish passport holder.

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@Chris O' Connor, Irish nationals are eligible for the e-visa program, which means that they can apply for an e-visa in order to enter Vietnam. You can find a detailed guide on how to apply for an e-visa here.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Are Irish nationals eligible for Vietnam visa exemption?

Ireland is NOT included in the Vietnam visa exemption list so you are required to obtain a visa for Vietnam entry.

2. Can Irish nationals obtain a visa on arrival if entering Vietnam by air?

Vietnam visa on arrival is available for Irish passport holders traveling by air with an approval letter in advance.

3. How much is a tourist e-visa in Vietnam?

The e-visa fee for a tourist visa is 25 USD ~ 23 Euros with a validity of up to 30 days, single entry only.

4. Is there a Vietnam Embassy or Consulate General in Ireland?

There is neither Vietnam Embassy nor Consulate General in Ireland. If you need a visa to Vietnam in person, you can contact the Vietnam Embassy in the UK at 12-14 Victoria Rd., London W8-5rd, the UK.

5. Can citizens of the Ireland apply for an e-visa to visit Vietnam?

Yes, Irish residents are eligible to apply for an e-visa for Vietnam. You can find the information for getting an e-visa from Ireland here.

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