When you apply for your visa, your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel. The Vietnamese Embassy will not process visa applications should your passport expire within this time frame. Your visa will be valid from the date of entry shown on your application, you will be allowed to enter and leave Vietnam within the range of dates (entry and exit dates).You cannot enter Vietnam before the valid date and leave after the expiry date on visa. It is each passenger’s responsibility to ensure their visa is valid for the purpose of their holiday.
Please also note most airlines flying to Vietnam now require details from your passport: your passport number, the expiry date of your passport, place of issue, your nationality and your date of birth. If you have not already provided us with this information, please contact our office immediately. The Travel Department may take this information from your passport when it is in our possession.
The following information is for Irish, UK & US passport holders only. UK & US passport holders must be resident in Ireland. For further information concerning other nationalities, please contact Travel Department or the Vietnamese Consulate.
There are two ways to go about obtaining a Tourist Visa for Vietnam:
Option 1 - Apply by post or in person through the Vietnamese Embassy in London.
Option 2 – Apply by post via Travel Department in Dublin.
Please be advised that Travel Department accepts no responsibility for changes in visa prices, procedures and/or regulations during the time that your visa application is sent to us and subsequently received. Any changes will be advised directly to the customer and any changes in price will be due for payment immediately in order to process the visa application. Travel Department will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of your passport or any document sent by post. We strongly recommend you use An Post swift post or a similar secure service when sending valuable documents by post.
For those that choose to apply for their own visa independently, Travel Department accepts no responsibility for delays caused by incorrect supplication of information and/or delays in obtaining sufficient information to process visas with the relevant embassy. The responsibility lies solely with the customer to supply the correct information on time to the relevant embassy in order to obtain a valid visa for travel. It is the responsibility of customers who choose to apply for visas independently to familiarise themselves with up to date opening hours of the relevant embassy and periodic closures and any changes in price for individual visa applications. Travel Department accepts no liability for any issues encountered by customers who do not obtain a visa in time for their holiday. Customers may be refused entry into their destination if a complete and correct visa application is not processed on time.