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Laos visa

Laos eVisa: Basic information

Laos visa can be obtained in an electronic form. All you have to do to get an eVisa to Laos is complete an online visa application process. Applying should take you just a few minutes. eVisa arrives at the e-mail address provided by the applicant.

Check if your country is listed as eligible and apply online to visit Laos. The processing time takes up to 3 business days (72 hours) to complete. Laos visa can be used for all tourism-related purposes. All eVisa holders can enter Laos for 30 days.

Laos eVisa fee is available to all travelers for 99 Euro. There are various online payment methods to choose from for all travelers applying using our website.

  • Laos eVisa types

    There is only one Laos visa type available to all eligible travelers. The electronic tourist visa is a single-entry visa permit that can be used for tourism purposes, such as visiting your friends/family, going on a holiday, exploring the Laos tourist destinations.

    A single-entry visa to Laos enables its holders to stay in Laos for 30 days, and it is valid for two months (60 days) from the date of visa approval.

    Check the visa type and take the printed visa on your Laos travel along with your valid passport.

  • List of eligible countries

    Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply for an electronic visa permit to visit Laos:

    Andorra
    Angola
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Australia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Brunei
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Cambodia
    Canada
    Cape Verde
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Costa Rica
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    East Timor
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Fiji
    Finland
    France
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Georgia
    Germany
    Greece
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Hong Kong (SAR)
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Indonesia
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Jamaica
    Japan
    Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Korea, North (DPR)
    Korea, South
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macau (SAR)
    Macedonia (North)
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mali
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mexico
    Micronesia
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Morocco
    Myanmar (Burma)
    Namibia
    Nepal
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Norway
    Oman
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Poland
    Portugal
    Qatar
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    Rwanda
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Saudi Arabia
    Serbia
    Seychelles
    Singapore
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    Spain
    Sri Lanka
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Togo
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States of America
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Venezuela
    Vietnam
    Yemen

    On the selected port of entry, your passport will be stamped and your fingerprints will be taken by the government customs.

  • Laos eVisa application form

    To obtain your visa permit quickly and without any issues, prepare the necessary documents before starting the visa application process; see the 'Visa Requirements' section.

    Choose your travel's purpose using the panel on the left-hand side and click the 'Apply Online' button to start the application process.

    1. Provide your data, passport details, e-mail address, and other necessary information in the visa application form. Attach the supporting documents and move on to the next step.
    2. Make the payment by choosing any of the several methods of online payment available when using our services. Pay the visa fee (99 Euro) and check your e-mail box. Immediately after your payment is registered, you will receive a unique visa confirmation number.
    3. Lastly, within 72 hours, eVisa to Laos will arrive at your e-mail address in a PDF form. Print it out and take it with you on your travel to Laos.

    Please note! The final processing time lies with the government of Laos and may elongate if necessary. Always double-check the provided information to avoid delays or issues with approval.

  • Laos eVisa validity period

    All passport holders who have the Laos visa can enter Laos for 30 days. eVisa for Laos is valid for 60 days (two months) from the date of issue.

    Make your Laos travel happen within the two-month validity period and visit Laos for even 30 days!

    Please remember that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned entry to Laos date. Any changes to your passport details, losing this document, or it's expiry lead to eVisa becoming invalid.

  • Transit information

    Tourist visas to Laos in an electronic form are also obligatory to have upon transiting through the country on your way somewhere else. Everyone who wants to enter Laos to travel to another country must have an eVisa for Laos permit handled in advance.

    Laos government is currently not issuing a separate transit visa for such purpose.

  • Requirements on arrival

    Citizens of the eligible for an eVisa to Laos countries need to have the following documents upon arrival on their Laos travel:

    • a valid passport
    • a printed eVisa to Laos copy
  • Ports of entry

    Every traveler crossing the Laos border with an eVisa must use one of the following ports of entry to Laos:

    • Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital)
    • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane Capital)
    • Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang Province)
    • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II (Savanakhet Province)
    • Pakse International Airport (Champasack Province)

    Plan your trip in such a way to cross the border using one of these points to ensure entrance into Laos free of any problems!

Visa requirements

For your application to be successfully approved, each applicant needs to attach the following documents to their application form:

  • a legible scan of the bio-data page of your valid passport
  • applicant's photograph (that meets passport photo standards)

Check if your country is listed as eligible in the 'List of eligible countries' section. Citizens of the eligible countries who meet the visa requirements may start the application process. Ensure you put all of the necessary data correctly and that your documents are valid before submitting your application.

Important information

  • Everyone who enters the territory of Laos must have a separate Laos visa
  • Laos eVisa does not serve as a working permit
  • eVisa holders need to cross the Laos border using one of the listed border crossing points
  • The processing time may take up to 72 hours (3 business days)
  • Tourist visas are necessary to have upon transiting through Laos
  • Applicants passports must be valid for at least 6 months from entering Laos
  • Each application is thoroughly checked to ensure it's free from any mistakes to guarantee a positive visa approval
  • eVisa to Laos serves only for tourism purposes; this is not a business visa
  • Children's parents/guardians should make an application for the underage travelers coming to Laos with them

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application process There are three easy steps to get your eVisa to Laos. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of every application
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

FAQ about Laos eVisa

  • What is the Laos e-Visa?

    Laos eVisa is an electronic visa introduced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Laos to facilitate the visa handling processes. Electronic visas are not business visas; they serve for tourism-related visits in Laos. Each traveler may apply online in just a few minutes from home and receive their visa permit onto their e-mail box.

  • Do I need a visa to Laos?

    Citizens from over a hundred countries need a visa to Laos. Check the listed countries in the 'List of eligible countries' and see if you can apply online from home. Laos travel has never been easier for all eligible citizens.

  • What documents do I need for Laos e-Visa?

    There are two essential documents to attach to the application form for citizens of the eligible countries. Applicants need to have a valid passport and a passport-like photograph. If you meet these entry requirements, apply online using this website.

  • How to apply for eVisa to Laos?

    All passports holders who have a recent photograph of themselves may apply online. Fill an application form with your data, any other necessary details, and attach the additional documents. Pay the visa fee (99 Euro) and check your e-mail address for the Laos visa confirmation number. Within a maximum of 72 hours, a Laos visa in a PDF version will arrive at your inbox.

  • How will I receive Laos eVisa?

    Laos visa will be delivered to all applicants at the e-mail address they have provided in the application form. Visas arrive in a PDF version, which then needs to be printed out and taken on the travel along with a valid passport. Make sure to choose the border crossing from one of the listed earlier entry points.

  • How long does it take to get Laos e-Visa?

    Citizens of the eligible countries that applied with a valid passport and provided their data correctly should receive their visa permit within 72 hours (3 business days). The final processing time rests with the Laos government and may elongate if necessary.

  • How long is an e-Visa for Laos good for?

    eVisa for Laos is valid for 60 days (two months) starting from the date of visa issue. Please note! Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned entry to Laos date. Any changes to your passport data, losing this document, or it's expiry lead to visa invalidity.

  • How long can I stay in Laos with an e-Visa?

    All electronic visa holders can stay in Laos for 30 days. eVisa to Laos serves as a single-entry visa and remains valid for 60 days (two months). Please note! Laos visa can only be used for tourism purposes. eVisa holders can travel to cross the Laos border for the purposes of family visits, going on a holiday, exploring the country tourist destinations, etc.

  • Do children need an e-Visa for Laos?

    Every traveler wishing to cross the Laos border needs a separate visa to Laos permit. Visas applications for all underage travelers need to be submitted by their parents/guardians.

  • Do UK citizens need a visa for Laos?

    Yes. All UK citizens need visas to travel to Laos. Apply for your visa permit online, spare a few minutes, and complete the form using any working device with an internet connection. All UK citizens can use their phone, laptop, PC, or any other device to apply online.

  • Can I extend my stay in Laos with my e-Visa?

    eVisa to Laos may be extended at an additional cost. Contact the Immigration Department on your travel to Laos before your visa expiry.

  • What can I do if my Laos e-Visa is denied?

    Check if all the information provided in the form while applying was correct. See if you've attached the required documents (e.g., the bio-data passport pages). If everything was correct, contact our support team to resolve the issue. In case your visa application would fail to be approved, we grant reimbursement.

  • Can you get a Laos visa on arrival?

    It is possible to obtain the Laos visa on arrival for all citizens of the eligible countries while on their Laos travel. However, it is far more secure and easy to handle your visa online in advance. Avoid the long queues and stressful situations and apply online with Evisa Express assistance. Our support team is available to you on each step of applying.

Three easy steps to get your eVisa

  • Apply online Fill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel to Laos
  • Fill out remaining required information and make an online payment We accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
  • Check your email Once your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided in your application.
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