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How to Apply for a Passport

Apply Online

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Card online.

You cannot apply online if you have already submitted a paper application.

Apply Online

Apply Offline

If you are resident outside Ireland and do not qualify or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 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)

British Consulate

25 Le Duan Street

District 1

Tel: +84 8 3825 1380


EU Delegation to Laos

Europe House Unit19

Hom 2

Setthathirath Road

Haisok Village

Chanthabouly District

P.O. Box: 9325



Tel: +856 (21) 255 575


British Embassy

27- 29 Street 75

Phnom Penh

Tel:+855 23 427124

Information for online and paper applications

Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Photo Guidelines page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Consent for Children page from the Passport Service.


Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main 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

Additional Fees  

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.

Payment methods

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 Standard Chartered Bank, as follows:

Telegraphic Transfer:

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Ltd.

Unit 8-01, Hanoi Towers,

49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 4 3 9368222; Fax: +84 4 3 99368303

Swift code: SCBLVNVX

Account name: Embassy of Ireland Public Bank A/C, Vietnam

Account number: EUR88001235111 or VND88001235111

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, you can also deposit the fee by cash at Standard Chartered Bank - HCMC branch at the following address (the above account details remain unchanged):

Standard Chartered Bank - HCMC

10th floor

Sai Gon Trade Centre

37 Ton Duc Thang street

Dist. 1, HCMC

Tel: +84-8-3 8298 335

Note: Please enclose a copy of bank transfer or deposit slip with your application.

Please bear all the bank charges. Once the transaction is completed, please attach the transaction slip together with the application.

Payment in cash can only be accepted in person at the Embassy in Hanoi. We do not accept cash payments by post.

Additional courier fee for passports to be sent from Hanoi to Laos or Cambodia €30.00