Laos visa is so easy as it is one of those countries that provide visa-on-arrival.
No hassle of going to the embassy, just pack your bag, plan your itinerary and get your visa at the airport.
Let Hanoi Voyages break it down for you how simple to get a Laos visa.
1. You will get a single entry tourist visa which is valid for 30 days
2. A 6-month valid passport after the expected date of your departure from the country is required
3. Overall, for most countries visa-on-arrival is obtainable.
4. Visa exemption up to 30 days for a few ASEAN Countries, and 14 days exemption for some. Check the overall list here.
For more details of your country’s visa formality to Laos, you can check the Department of Immigration of Lao DPR’s Website Here
You can get the visa on arrival in Laos at all entry points to Laos. At the airport in Luang Prabang and Passé or Wattay (Vientiane) or any land border crossings.
You will need your passport, a completed form, two passport-size photos (4×6 cm), and around USD 30.
When you arrive, please go straight to the window marked visa on arrival. It should be at the arrival channel.
We do suggest you print out the form and fill it beforehand to avoid the long wait. If you have no pre-filled form, you will be given one and you fill it out on the spot.
Pay the fee, wait nearby and you will have your visa in no time!
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*If you cannot find your country on the list, you can assume it costs USD 30 (Others)
**Note: On weekends, Lao public holidays, before 8 am and after 4 pm weekdays, there is a $1 overtime fee.
You are in Vietnam before going to Laos
If you are in Vietnam before travelling to Laos, you can obtain your visa through Hanoi Voyages. We will process your visa in Hanoi or HCM City on your arrival. The same requirements are needed, i.e., two passport size photos and the fee of your country (USD 30).
You go from Cau Treo to Vientiane – by road
If you are in Cau Treo – Vietnam and enter Laos by road, you will be provided a form to fill out, then with two passport size photos and the fee of your country (USD 30), the customs official at the border will enter your visa in your passport. The formality is quick and easy.
You are in Thailand to enter Laos – by road
If you are in Thailand and enter Laos by road, you will be provided a form to fill out, then with two passport size photos and the fee of your country (USD 30), the customs official at the border will enter your visa in your passport. The formality is quick and easy.