Vietnam Visa For Irish Citizens

Updated: 16/3/2018                630 words            ⏰ 3 minutes 

There are two ways to obtain a Vietnam Visa for Irish citizens: 

1/ Electronic Visa (e-visa)
2/ Visa on arrival

1/ E-visa:


30 days maximum, single entry


– One 4×6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses

– One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page

– Passport valid for at least six months

– Your temporary address in Vietnam
– Points of entry and exit

– Debit or credit card for payment


USD $25 to $45 depending of the emergency of your request, non-refundable

Processing time

3 working days (less in case of emergency)

Entry ports

28 entry ports, including 8 airports, 7 seaports and 13 international border gates in Vietnam


– Allows you 30 days maximum to visit the country

– It is a single entry visa

– Only for tourist visa and works for 40 nationalities

– non- refundable if your visa application is refused.

– As E-visa is new since 1 february 2008, some immigration staff may have not been aware and may refuse it ;

– You can not extend an e-visa

– You have to determine your arrival port before when applying for the e-visa.

How to apply ? Here is the official website of the vietnamese’s government:

2/ Visa on arrival:


1 month or 3 months single or multiple entry, 6 months or 1 year multiple entry


– Your passport
– Two passport photos
– The visa approval
– The stamp fee.
You have to apply online to get a visa approval letter that you will receive by email, pay the processing service fee, and then get visa stamp when you arrive in Vietnam by the immigration staff.


1 month 1 entry $21 / 3 months 1 entry $34, 1 month multiple entry $26 / 3 months multiple entry $55 ; 6 months $95, 1 year $135
Price can change depending of your request (normal or emergency)

Processing time

To obtain the Visa Approval letter, you will wait 2 hours if you take the emergency service or 2 working days for the normal service.

Entry ports

6 international airports in Vietnam


– You may wait between 30 minutes to 1 hour if many visitors are asking for visa on arrival like you.
– Only available when you arrive to Vietnam by air.

How to apply ? Here is the official website of the vietnamese’s government:

Besides that, Irish citizens can also apply for a Vietnam visa at the embassy but there isn’t a Vietnamese embassy yet in Ireland. Citizens of Ireland can go to the closest embassy in UK. Click here for information about embassy in UK.

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