About the eVisa Laos

The Laos eVisa is an electronic visa for travelers who wish to visit Laos for short-term stays of up to 30 days. The eVisa Laos is granted through an online application system. It was introduced to simplify visa processes for citizens of eligible countries who want to travel to and within Laos for short-term stays.

The eVisa Laos can be obtained by completing a simple and straightforward online application form. Applicants must provide their personal details, travel information and passport data.

eVisa Laos Authorized Stay and Validity

The Laos eVisa grants visitors a stay of up to thirty (30) days in Laos.

Travelers can apply for the Laos eVisa at any time, up to seven (7) days before arrival. The Laos eVisa has a validity of 60 days from the moment of approval. However, if the departure date is later than 60 days, the approved Laos eVisa will be sent prior to the trip, taking into consideration the arrival date.

Passport guidelines for the Laos Visa

Applicants must have a valid passport, which must be valid for a minimum of six (6) months from the date of arrival. Lao PDR eVisa holders will be granted a 30-day stay at one of the designated ports of entry in Laos.

List of countries eligible to apply for an online Visa Laos

Citizens and nationals from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online for a Laos eVisa. Including China, the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

A citizen with a valid passport from one of the eligible countries in this list can apply online here for a visa to visit Laos.

Authorized Landing International Ports of Entry

Currently the Laos eVisa is valid for entry through the following designated ports of entry:

  • Wattay International Airport
  • Luang Prabang International Airport
  • Pakse International Airport
  • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I
  • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II

Laos eVisa holders may enter through any of the indicated ports of entry.

Documentation requirements:

Applicants need to provide personal details, passport and travel information. The applicant’s passport must be from an eligible country. When completing the application, the traveler must use a passport with a minimum of six (6) months validity from the intended date of arrival.

The following documents will be necessary to complete the application for the Laos eVisa:

  • A copy of the biographical page of the passport
  • Recent passport-style color photo
  • Additional documents may be required depending on nationality

These documents can be submitted at a later time if the applicant does not have them at the moment of application. By accessing the link in their confirmation email, the applicant will be able to return to their application and provide the supporting documents required by the Laos government.

Requirements to enter Laos

Upon arrival in Laos, the Lao PDR eVisa holder can go directly to the dedicated fast lane for eVisa and must present the following:

  • A printed copy of the Laos eVisa Approval Letter
  • The passport used during the online application form

Check Status for the Laos eVisa

Once the applicant has submitted the online application, all Laos eVisa notifications and updates will be sent by email.

The processing time of a Laos online visa is within 5 business days.

To check the status of your Laos eVisa application, please click here

Online eVisa Application for the Laos eVisa

To apply online for a Laos eVisa, applicants must have a valid passport, email address, and a credit or debit card.

All of the information provided on the Lao PDR eVisa application form, such as first and last names, place and date of birth, address, sex, passport number, and nationality, must be exactly as they appear on the applicant’s passport.

All eligible applicants can click here to complete the Laos eVisa application online.

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