Getting a VISA is the first step to begin your journey in Laos and also the most important step in preparation process. Laos’ VISA is easy to get and will not take you a lot of time. We will show you the way steps by steps to get a VISA as you want.

Basic Information
First, please make sure that your passport is still valid for at least 6 months and bring along some of your passport photos in case we need it. A tourist/ working VISA will valid for 30 days from the day entry in Laos. The expired date is 3 months after issuing; you can do it 1 month before leaving based on your schedule and free time. Make sure that you got an entry stamp in your passport when arriving in Laos.
For some neighbor country’s citizen such as: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar or countries in ASEAN, Russia, Ukraine is VISA free with different valid days ranging from 14-30 days. And there are also some countries in which citizen must have Official Approval in Advanced to get in Laos.

How to Get Laos VISA

How to Get Laos VISA

There are two way to get Laos’ VISA. You can get it in advanced from Laos Embassies or Consulates Abroad or VISA on Arrival at international checkpoint. It is also acceptable to extent your VISA by up to 30 days with some formalities and requirements: your passport, one passport type photo, service fee (3 USD), application fee: 3,000 kip. And one notice about VISA extension fee: If your VISA is still valid, they charge 2 USD/day, but if your VISA is already expired, there will be a charge of 10 USD/day.

Some Embassies and Consulates Abroad
Dalman Crescent Omalley, A.C.T. 2606, Canberra, AUSTRALIA.
317 EAST/51 ST Street, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA.
2222 S Street N.W, WASHINGTON D.C 20008, USA.
74, Avenue Raymond Poincare, 75116 Paris, FRANCE.
Botschaft der Demokratischen, Volk republil Laos, Bismarckalle 2a, 14193 Berlin, (Grune wald).
International Checkpoints

International Airport
• Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital.
• Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province.
• Pakse Internatioanl Airport in Champasack Province.
• Savannakhet International Airport in Savannakhet Province.

Border Checkpoints
• Bohan – Boten (Yunnan – Luang Namtha Province)
• Vang Poung – Ban Muang Mom (Yangon – Bokeo Province) “No Visa-on-arrival”

• Chiang Khong – Houai Xay (Chiang Rai – Bokeo Province)
• Nakaxeng – Nam Heuang (Loei – Sayabouly Province)
• Houai Kon – Nam Ngeun (Nan – Sayabouly Province)
• Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I (Nongkhay – Vientiane Capital)
• Train Station (Nongkhay – Vientiane Capital)
• Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II (Moukdahan – Savannakhet Province)
• Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge III (Nakorn Phanom – Khammouane Province)
• Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge IV (Chiang Khong-Bokeo Province)
• Bungkan – Pakxan (Nongkhay-Bolikhamxay Province) “No Visa-on-arrival”
• Chongmek – Vangtao, Ubol Ratchathani to Champasack Province.

• Taichang – Pang Hok, Dien Bien to Phongsaly Province
• Nameo – Nam Soi, Thanh Hoa to Houaphanh Province.
• Namkan – Namkan (Nge An – Xieng Khouang Province)
• Kao Jeo – Nam Pao (Ha tinh – Bolikhamxay Province)
• Napao – Chalo (Quangbinh – Khammouane Province)
• Laobao – Dansavanh (Quang tri – Savannakhet Province)
• Bo-er – Phou Keua (Kom Toum – Attapeu Province)

• Pra Preng Krian – Nong Nok Khian (Cambodia – Champasack Province)