General Information and Eligibility for Laos Visas

Laos Visa General Information and Eligibility

Laos Visa General Information and Eligibility

  • Go to my Laos visa page for information on the different types of visas for Laos.
  • Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Laos:  No
    • U.S. citizens can get a visa on arrival at the airport (for tourist purposes)…good for a stay of 30 days (extendable for an additional 60 days through the Department of Immigration in Vientiane).
    • IMPORTANT:  Make sure to bring 2 passport photos with you for the visa on arrival.
    • Business visas must be arranged for in advance.  This process usually takes one to three months. After you arrive, business visas can generally be extended for one month.
  • Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Laos:
    • If you are on this list you need to arrange to get a visa before you come to Laos.

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