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Laos Visa, Entry Requirement And Fee
All visitors to the country require a visa except Japanese and ASEAN visitors.
You will need a valid passport that is at least 6 month's valid after your return. If you are holding  a passport with less than 6 month's validity you will be refused entry into Laos.
Check your passport, when entering and leaving Laos, to ensure you have received a correctly dated entry/exit stamp. Penalties can apply for entering Laos without an entry stamp and for crossing the border at non authorized crossing points.
A tourist visa, business visa and any others visa are available from Laos Embassy in your country or the country nearest to you. Alternatively, you also can get a visa on arrival for 30 days at most border crossing and ports entry.

If you want to save time and worry-free when arriving in Laos, then our advice for you it's better to get visa before you start your trips.

If for any reasons you do not have enough time to get visa then do not bother. You can get a visa on arrival at the port entry in Laos but make sure you have passport size photos, US dollars or Thai Bath ready for application and visa fee
You Can Obtain A Visa-On-Arrival At The Following International Port Entries

Enter By Air
Laos has three International Airport
•    Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital
•    Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province
•    Pakse International Airport in Champasack Province

Enter By Land
You can temporarily imported vehicles into Laos, but the conditions on entry vary from time to time and at the various border crossings. Make sure you have all documentation related to ownership and registration of your vehicle. Your vehicle must be insured in Laos. You can get insurance at AGL offices at or near most border crossing point.
You can obtain a Visa-on-Arrival at the following international port entries:
•    China (Mohan) - Luang Namtha Province (Boten)
•    Thailand (Chiang Khong) - Bokeo Province (Houay Xay)
•    Thailand (Nong Khai) -Vientiane Capital (Friendship Bridge)
•    Thailand - Xayabouly Province (Nam Heuang Friendship Bridge)
•    Thailand (Nakhon Phanom) - Khammouane Province (Thakhaek)
•    Thailand (Moukdahan) - Savannakhet Province (Friendship Bridge II)
•    Thailand (Chong Mek) - Champasak Province (Vang Tao)
•    Vietnam (Nam Kanh) - Xieng Khouang Province (Nong Haet)
•    Vietnam (Kao Cheo) - Bolikhamxay (Nam Phao)
•    Vietnam (Lao Bao) - Savannakhet Province (Dene Savanh)

Visa on arrival Prices:
If you arrive in Laos without a visa, you can apply for a 30 days visa on arrival at all ports of entry in Laos including the most popular three international airports of Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Pakse. You will need two passport size photographs and pay visa's fee.
The cost of Laos visa on arrival is varied depend on what country you are coming from. You can view the price list is on display at the visa application window.
Here are few sample of visa cost, if you are from USA, UK and European the fee is $US35.00, Canada $US42.00, Sweden $US31.00, Australia and other countries is $US30.00. All visa's fee are payable in Us dollars, you can also pay in Thai bath but it will cost you more. For full detail please check with each port of entry.

Extending a Laos visa:
In the event that you need to stay longer in Laos you can extend your visa by submitting an application through our  agency. You should apply to extend your visa before the expire date. Foreigners who overstay in Laos will be fined $5 for each day of overstay before leaving the country.
A tourist visa is usually issued for a single entry for a period of 30 days and multiple entry visas are available from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All others visa or immigration related inquiry should be directed towards your local Laos Embassy or consulate near you.

List of foreign embassies in Laos
Since 1975 Lao government had established more relationship with many countries around the world. As a result there are more foreign embassies open the door for business in the capital city Vientiane.
If you are travelling to Laos and need to contact your own embassy for passport or visa you can find the list of foreign embassies in laos below:

The Australian Embassy
Nerhu Road, Phonxay Quarter
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 413600
(856-21) 413602
(856-21) 413604-5
(856-21) 413608-10
(856-21) 413601   

The Embassy of Malaysia
That Luang Road, Phonxay Quarter
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 414 205-6
(856-21) 414 201

The Trade Office of the
Republic of Belarus
Ban Watnak, Unit 8/090
P.O.Bax 5401 Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 314208
(856-21) 314208  
The Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
ThongKang Road
Ban ThongKang, M. Sisattanak
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 314 910
(856-21) 314 913

The Embassy of Brunei Darussalam
No. 333, Unit 25 Ban Phonxay,
M. Saysettha
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 416114
(856-21) 416115  
The Embassy of the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea
Ban Thaphalanxay, M. Sisattanak
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 315 261
(856-21) 315 260

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia
Thadeua Road Km3
P.O.Box 34
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 314 952
(856-21) 585 621
(856-21) 314 951  
The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Ban Saphanthong Kang
Sisattanak District
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 452490-1
(856-21) 452493

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China
Watnak Road, M. Sisattanak
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 315 100-1
(856-21) 315 103
(856-21) 315 105
(856-21) 315 107-8
(856-21) 315 104   

The Embassy of the Russian Federation
Thaphalanxay Quarter
P.O.Box 490
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 312 219
(856-21) 312 222
(856-21) 312 210

The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
Ban Saphanthong Neua
No. 128, M. Sisattanak
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 314 902
(856-21) 314 901  
The Embassy of the Republic of Singapore
Nongbone Road
Ban Naxay, Unit 12, M. Saysettha
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 416 860
(856-21) 412 477
(856-21) 416 855

The French Embassy
Setthathirath Road
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 215 253
(856-21) 215 257-9
(856-21) 215 250   

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea
13, Phonekheng Road
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 415 833-4
(856-21) 415 831

GERMANYThe Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
26 Sokpalouang Road
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 312 110-1
(856-21) 314 322   

The Embassy of Sweden
Sokpaluang-Wat Nak Quarter
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 315 017
(856-21) 315 018
(856-21) 313 772
(856-21) 315 001

The Embassy of India
That Luang Road
P.O.Box No. 225
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 413 802
(856-21) 413 804
(856-21) 416 850-1
(856-21) 412 768   

The Royal Thai Embassy
Phonkheng Road
Vientiane, Laos.
(856-21) 214 581-3
(856-21) 214 580

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Phonekheng Road
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 413 900
(856-21) 413 909-10
(856-21) 214 828
(856-21) 218 572   

The Embassy of the United States of America
Bartholony Road, Thatdam
Vientiane, Laos.
(856-21) 212 581
(856-21) 212 582
(856-21) 212 585
(856-21) 212 584

The Embassy of Japan
Sisangvone Road
Vientiane, Laos
(856-21) 41 4400-3
(856-21) 414 406   

The Embassy of the Socialist
Republic of Vietnam
No. 85, That Luang Road
Vientiane, Laos.
(856-21) 413 409
(856-21) 413 379

Vietnam Consulates
Ban Watphabat, Pakse
Champasack Province
.Tel: (856-31) 212 058.
Fax: (856-31) 212 827.