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Vietnam Embassy in Ireland

About Vietnam Visa

The Vietnam embassy issues visas for people who would like to visit Vietnam. It is advisable to apply for a visa from Monday to Friday as sending applications on a non-working day may result in delays, so keep that in mind.

If you need assistance, you can contact the embassy by email or phone. What is more, you can apply for a visa if you belong to the non-Vietnamese people who are staying in Ireland.

There are several types of Vietnam visas: tourist visas, business visas, and diplomatic/official visas. They can be single-entry types or allow for multiple entries. Pick the one perfect for your travel purpose.

Note that the Ireland embassy of Vietnam processes applications only from Irish passport holders. Besides, the passport must be valid for at least one month.

Before starting the application, read all the requirements. During the process, provide correct details. Check them twice to avoid mistakes as they can lead to delays or even rejection of the form.

Do I need a visa to go to Vietnam from Ireland?

Irish citizens who would like to go to Vietnam must have a visa. In order to do so, they can apply online for an eVisa or get a visa on arrival through the embassy of Vietnam.

It is necessary to have valid documents; otherwise, it won’t be possible to get a Vietnam visa, cross the border, and enter the country.

Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam in Ireland

Note the fact that currently there is no consulate or embassy of Vietnam in Ireland. Instead, you can contact the embassy in the United Kingdom in London.

If you want to apply for a visa to Vietnam, you need to prepare the necessary documents:

  • visa application form
  • valid passport
  • 2 photos
  • proof of fee payment.

How to apply for a Vietnam visa from Ireland?

The process of application for Irish citizens who would like to visit Vietnam depends on the visa type and its purpose. Usually, they should:

  • Prepare documents (such as a valid passport, photos, etc.).
  • Fill in the application form and attach documents.
  • Wait for the process finalization.

Important! In Ireland, there is no Vietnam embassy at the moment so you can choose the eVisa or visa on arrival option. In the case of eVisa, you can do everything online as the process can be done electronically.

Online visa application

The online visa application process is very fast and easy. You don’t need to go out in order to obtain your visa to Vietnam. Just follow this simple instruction:

  1. Check the requirements and prepare the necessary documents (photos, a valid passport, etc.).
  2. Visit the online website and click on the apply button.
  3. Fill in the application form with the basic details about yourself and your travel. Check if the provided information is correct as mistakes can lead to problems.
  4. Attach photos and other required documents.
  5. Wait for the processing. Time may differ for each case as it depends on many factors.
  6. Receive your eVisa in PDF form via email.

Visa on arrival from Dublin

In the case of a visa on arrival from Dublin, you need to follow four simple steps:

  1. Apply online and fill in the form.
  2. Receive an approval letter.
  3. Print the document.
  4. Board the plane and, upon arrival, pick up the visa stamp.

Regular visa

To get a regular visa, you should contact the nearest embassy. A face-to-face appointment is necessary in this case. Besides, you need to prepare all the needed documents and wait for the approval.

Important! As currently there is no embassy of Vietnam in Ireland, this option is not available now.

Requirements for Visa to Vietnam

Non-Vietnamese people should prepare the following documents in order to get a Vietnam visa:

  • valid passport
  • photo of the passport bio-data page
  • photo of the face
  • application form
  • proof of payment
  • invitation letter (for business regular visa)
  • flight ticket (for business regular visa)
  • diplomatic/official passport (in case of diplomatic and official visa).

Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam in Ireland