Help with obtaining an e-Visa

Lao People's Democratic Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Since July 2019, the Laotian government has introduced an electronic visa for visiting the country for tourism purposes. It allows you to enter the country once and stay for a maximum of three months. 30 days.ย Most nationalities are eligible for this online application. Consular fees are 47 €. The average time taken to obtain an e-Visa is 4 days for urgent departures.

What are the eligibility criteria for the Lao e-Visa?

1๏ธโƒฃ Passport

Travellers must have a passport that is still valid at least 6 months after the date of entry into Laos.

2๏ธโƒฃ Current visa

You must not not be in possession of a Laotian visa in progress.

3๏ธโƒฃ Location

You must not not currently in Laos with a valid visa, or with an extension to your visa.

Which nationalities are eligible for e-Visa?

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antig.-et-Barb.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น Bhutan
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia-H
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cape Verde
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Comoros
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต North Korea
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Djibouti
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Dominique
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Emirates A. U.
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท Eritrea
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Gambia
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Guinea Equat.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ French Guiana
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Kiribati
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Macedonia
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Madagascar
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป Maldives
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Micronesia
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต Nepal
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Nicaragua
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ Palau
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Papua New Guinea
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Domin. Rep.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint-C-et-N.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ St-V-et-les-G.
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Sainte-Lucie
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon Islands
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป Salvador
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ Samoa
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sao T-et-P
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ Seychelles
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ Tajikistan
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tanzania
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ East Timor
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinitรฉ-et-Tob.
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ Turkmenistan
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป Tuvalu
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ Vanuatu
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemen

Nationals of ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บย Luxembourg,ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussieย are exempt from visa requirements for stays less than 15 days.
Nationals of ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei and ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmarย are exempt from visa requirements for stays less than 14 days and those of ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญย Cambodia, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolie Vietnam.ย for holidays less than 30 days.

If you wish to stay longer in Laos, you will need to
apply for a new e-Visa and do it extend on site.

Which destinations are eligible for e-Visa?

  • Wattay International Airport Vientiane
  • International airport of Luang Prabang
  • International airport of Pakse
  • First bridge of Lao-Thai friendship
  • Second bridge of Lao-Thai Friendship (Savannakhet region)
  • Boten (Chinese border)
If you are arriving from another location, please request a classic visa at the embassy or on arrival.

How much does an e-Visa for Laos cost?

Are you visiting Laos for less than 30 days?
  • 1 entrance in Laos
  • stay of 30 days maximum
  • 60 days to enter Laos on the
  • validity that begins from input in Laos

Consular fees for 47 € per passenger

What are the advantages of e-Visa over a traditional visa?

Group application possible

100% online, nothing to post

Quicker to obtain

Official document from the authorities

โšช๏ธ โšช ๐ŸŸข
Normal case processing

Authorities issue documents without significant delay

In summary

Format Electronics only
Reason Tourism only
Number of entries 1
How long does it take? 4 days
Length of stay 0 to 30 days
Validity 60 days
Consular fees From 50,00 €

For a trip to Laosthe visa is a compulsory document. The price of a Laos visa is 47 € consular fees and allows you to stay 30 days in Laos for tourism visa only. If you are visiting Laos for a different reason, we advise you to apply for a classic Laos visa at the Embassy.

It is also possible to obtain a Laos visa on arrival ร  Wattay / Vientiane international airport, Paksรฉ / Champassak airport, Louangprabang international airport, Bo Ten / Bo Hane border (China), Golden Triangle border (Thailand / Burma), Houay Xay / Chiengkhong border (Thailand), First Friendship Bridge (Thai border), Thanaleng railway station (Thai border), Thakhek / Nakornpathom border (Thailand), Densavanh / Lao Bao border (Vietnam), Second Friendship Bridge (Thailand), Vang Tao / Song Mek border (Thailand) and Nong Nok Khiene / Tra Preng Kriene (Cambodia).

We advise you to make the online request at least 4 days before you arrive in Laos.

When should you travel to Laos?

The dry season, from November to March, is the ideal time to visit Laos. It is important to take into account the rainy season in April.

Places to visit in Laos

The Konglor valley will take you on a tour of many spectacular caves. Located on the banks of the river Nam Song, the village of Vang Vieg will offer you unique and impressive landscapes. On foot, by boat or in a hot-air balloon, there's no limit to the ways in which you can enjoy this magical moment.

Departing from Muang KhuaTake a boat to the village of Nong Khiaw.
In the heart of this village, you'll discover white limestone cliffs, caves and tropical jungle.

Meet ethnic villages in the most remote places in the north of the country and discover their customs and way of life. In the heart of the capital, Vientianetake advantage of night market to discover and taste local products.

Practical information

  • Official country name Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Location South-East Asia
  • Capital Vientiane
  • Area surface area: 237,955 km2
  • Language : Lao
  • Currency : Kip
  • Climate : Tropical
  • Time zone UTC +7

Local time

Information

Security : Laos is not a high-crime country, but it is advisable to be careful.


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