How to get Visa for Laos?
Until recently, the embassies of Laos did not issue tourist visas and asked potential visitors to go through an accredited travel agency. Today, this is no longer the case. You can request a tourist visa as an individual.
To get to Laos, you must have a passport valid for at least three months from the date of entry. If due to expire during your stay, you will get one before you leave. The passport is delivered by the prefecture. You can also make a request to the Town Hall.
The étragers wishing to visit Laos must obtain a visa which can be obtained in two different ways. It can be delivered by the Embassy of Laos in France or in other countries. You can also apply directly to the finish. But the procedures are different depending on the method used.
To apply for the visa in FRANCE, you must provide a form of "almond VISA", a photo and a lump sum payment of 50 euros. After you submit your application to the Embassy of Laos, or you can send it by registered mail. In the latter case, the amount goes up to 50 euros + 5 euros for Shipping Costs to your home in France (8 euros for neighboring countries). For more details, please contact the Embassy of Laos: www.laoparis.com
You can download the application form for visa clicking here.
Leadtime and hours:
The visa is delivered 72 hours after receipt of the file. For visas by mail, it takes about 1 week to 10 days to France and neighboring countries.
Visa service to Laos embassy in Paris is only open in the morning from 9am to 12pm on weekdays .
Visa on arrival:
For more than two years, the Lao government issued tourist visas valid for 15 days upon arrival at the airport of major cities such as Vientiane, Luang, Houeisai, Savannakhet ... . To apply for the visa on the spot, you must go through a travel agency and then provide 2 passport photos, fill out the form and prepare VISA $ 35 in cash. Traveler's checks and other currencies including Lao Kip are not accepted. It is essential to have this amount in cash. Travelers are stranded at the airport already fault dollars.
Extension of visas:
Today, we can easily obtain the visa extended through a sum of 1 US$5 per day following cities. Officially it is US$3 per day.
When you leave the country by plane or boat, you should pay a departure tax of US$5. You can pay in dollars, in Lao kip or Thai baht. The three currencies are accepted.