Laos Visa Information


Most nationalities require a visa to enter Laos. Exceptions are listed below :
- Citizens of the following countries may enter Laos for 30 days without a visa: Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
- Citizens of Brunei may enter Laos for 14 days without a visa.

Types of Tourist Visa
- Single-Entry Visas. Visas issued from the embassy are valid for 30 days and must be used within 3 months of being issued; visas issued on arrival are valid 15 days.
- Multiple-Entry Visas. To get a multiple entry visa, visitors must apply for a business visa, after entering the country on a normal visa. Business visas are valid from 3 months up to 1 year. Additional surcharges may apply.

Methods of Applying for a Visa
There are two methods of applying for a visa from Laos: applying through an Embassy of Laos and applying for visa on arrival.

Applying For A Visa On Arrival

Available Entry Points
Visa on arrival is available at all entry points except for Nam Heuang Bridge and Veun Kham.

Validity 15 days after date of entry. Visa extensions are available for up to 15 days, but must be applied for in Vientiane through a travel agency.

Requirements

1. Passport (valid for at least 6 months with at least two pages available for the visa and the stamps)
2. Two recent passport photos
3. USD in cash
4. Visa application form (available upon arrival)

Procedures and Processing Time on Arrival in Laos
Submit the passport together with the photo, application and fee to the visa counter on arrival. Processing time may vary, but is approximately 10-40 minutes.


Applying For A Visa From A Laos Embassy

Requirements

1. Passport (valid for at least 6 months with at least two pages available for the visa stamp)
2. Two recent passport photos
3. Two visa application forms
4. Visa application fee (please contact your nearest Laos Embassy for current visa fees)

Procedure and Processing Time for Obtaining a Visa
Please contact your nearest Laos Embassy for the exact procedures and processing times, as they may vary.

Procedure and Processing Time on Arrival in Laos
Processing time varies depending on the point of entry, but is on average about 30 minutes.

* All visa information subject to change*


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