How to Apply for a Passport
Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport must renew their Passport Book or Passport Card using Passport Online.
First Time Applicants must apply using a paper application form through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate General.
Passport Online is not yet available in your region for first time applicants. You must apply using a paper application form.
If you are resident outside of Ireland and do not qualify for or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.
It is available in English (APS2E), from the locations listed below (it is advisable to check opening hours in advance of collection):
Embassy of Ireland
41A Ly Thai To Street
Tel: +84 4 3974 3291
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
25 Le Duan Street
Tel: +84 8 3825 1380
EU Delegation to Laos
Europe House Unit19
P.O. Box: 9325
Tel: +856 (21) 255 575
27- 29 Street 75
Tel:+855 23 427124
Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main DFA.ie website.
Fees and Where to apply
Fees for paper based applications depend on the type of application and payment to the Embassy can be made in either Vietnamese Dong or Euro. If you are paying in Vietnamese Dong, the current Euro exchange rate will be confirmed at the time of payment and applied to the fees listed below.
Adult 10 year €95
Adult large 10 year €125
Minor, age 0 – 17 years, 5 year passport €45
Emergency Travel Document* €30
Out of hours fee** €80
Passport Certification Fee*** €40
Payments to the Embassy must be made by bank transfer or by cash at our office in Hanoi.
Payments to the Embassy must be made by bank transfer or by cash at our office in Hanoi. Please note we can under no circumstances accept credit card payments for this service.
If you are based in Vietnam, you can make a bank transfer directly to Vietnam Joint Stock Commerical Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), as follows:
Bank: Vietnam Joint Stock Commerical Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) - Tay Thang Long Branch
Bank Swift code: ICBVVNVX
Bank address: Xuan Mai Town, Chuong My District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Account name: DFA Ireland Vietnam Public Bank Account
Account number: EUR112649538888 or VND112647828888
You can also deposit the fee by cash at any VietinBank branch within Vietnam (the above account details remain unchanged):
An additional courier fee €30 is applicable for documents being sent from Hanoi to Laos or Cambodia.
Note: Please enclose a copy of bank transfer or deposit slip with your application.
You are responsible for paying any bank fees associated with the transaction. If you have a non-Vietnamese bank account, you can avoid expensive transfer charges by going to the Embassy's bank and lodging the money directly to our account in cash. Please contact us for more information about this.