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    Laos Tourist Visa

    Laos is a state in Southeast Asia known for its striking limestone mountains. It offers you incredible opportunities for hiking and exploring eerie karst formations and caves.

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      Laos is well-known for its magnificent scenery, ethnic villages, mountain trails to hike, and mysterious corners. It is home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Southeast Asia. Laos is rich with beautiful natural scenery. If you choose to visit Laos, it will be the mind-blowing journey of your life. Here, you will experience a tremendous expanse of forests lined with the river and greenery. 

      There are loads of caves to explore and waterfalls to swim in. For outdoor lovers, it is a paradise. If you are looking for a bona fide adventure in Southeast Asia, Laos makes it possible. Moreover, it is quite cheap country to visit, and the people of Laos are affectionate and hospitable.

      If you are considering it as your travel destination, we will guide you with everything about a Laos visa.


      Who does not need a Laos visa?

      If you are from any of the following states, you can visit and stay in Laos without a visa for a specified period.

      For up to 30 days

      • Cambodia
      • Indonesia
      • Malaysia
      • Mongolia
      • Philippines
      • Russia 
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam

      For up to 15 days

      • Japan
      • Luxembourg
      • Switzerland

      For up to 14 days

      • Brunei
      • Myanmar

      If you are a holder of a diplomatic and service passport issued from any of the following countries, you do not require a visa to visit Laos for up to 30 days. 

      • Armenia 
      • Azerbaijan 
      • Belarus
      • Czech Republic 
      • China 
      • Cuba
      • Georgia 
      • Hungary 
      • India 
      • Indonesia (For up to 14 days)
      • Kazakhstan 
      • Kyrgyzstan 
      • Moldova
      • Myanmar
      • North Korea
      • Poland 
      • Peru
      • Tajikistan 
      • Timor-Leste
      • Turkmenistan 
      • Ukraine 
      • Uzbekistan 

      Up to 90 days

      • Pakistan
      • Japan 
      • Serbia 
      • South Korea 


      How to get a Laos Tourist Visa?

      If you are not from any Laos visa exception state, you need to apply for a Laos Tourist Visa. It will allow you to enter the country for a visit of up to 30 days. The way to get a Laos Tourist Visa depends on your nationality. There are three ways to get a Laos Tourist Visa.

      • Laos Visa On Arrival
      • Laos eVisa
      • Laos Visa Before Arrival

      Laos Visa On Arrival

      You can get a Laos Tourist Visa On Arrival only if you are from any of the following states. 

      • China
      • United States
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • Australia
      • Canada
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Spain
      • Belgium
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Sweden
      • New Zealand
      • Denmark
      • Austria
      • Norway
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
      • Czech Republic
      • Israel
      • Finland
      • Greece
      • Japan
      • Albania
      • Andorra
      • Angola
      • Antigua & Barbuda
      • Argentina
      • Armenia
      • Azerbaijan
      • Bahamas
      • Bahrain
      • Barbados
      • Belarus
      • Belize
      • Benin
      • Bhutan
      • Bolivia
      • Bosnia & Herzegovina
      • Botswana
      • Brazil
      • Bulgaria
      • Burkina Faso
      • Cape Verde
      • The central African Republic
      • Chad
      • Chile
      • Colombia
      • Comoros
      • Costa Rica
      • Croatia
      • Cuba
      • Djibouti
      • Dominica
      • Dominican Republic
      • Ecuador
      • Egypt
      • El Salvador


      Laos Visa Before Arrival

      If you are from any of the following states, you cannot get a Laos Visa On Arrival or apply for an eVisa. So you need to apply for a Laos visa at the nearest Laos Embassy before your arrival plan.

      • Afghanistan
      • Algeria
      • Bangladesh
      • Burundi
      • Cameroon
      • Congo
      • Côte d’Ivoire
      • Ghana
      • Guinea
      • Guinea Bissau
      • Jordan
      • Lesotho
      • Liberia
      • Libya (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
      • Mozambique
      • Nauru
      • Niger
      • Nigeria
      • Pakistan
      • Senegal
      • Sierra Leone
      • Sri Lanka
      • Suriname
      • Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)
      • Swaziland
      • Tonga
      • Turkey
      • Zambia
      • Zimbabwe


      What is a Laos e-Visa?

      Laos e-Visa is a type of Laos Tourist Visa valid for a single entry. It is a Laos Approval Letter that simplifies the process of getting a Laos Tourist Visa, and your e-Visa will be issued within three working days.

      To apply for a Laos e-Visa, you only need to complete an online application form with your details and passport information.

      Note that you are eligible to apply for a Laos e-Visa only if you are eligible to get a Laos Visa On Arrival.

      Requirements for a Laos Tourist Visa

      You need to have the following requirements to get a Laos Tourist Visa.

      1. Valid passport 

      2. Completed Laos Tourist Visa Application Form

      3. Two passport-type photos 

      4. A letter stating the purpose of visit

      5. Proof of accommodation in Laos

      6. A bank statement saying enough financial funds

      7. Health insurance document

      8. Payment of a visa fee 

      You need to have the following documents if you are eligible to get a Laos Visa On Arrival.


      Cost of a Laos Tourist Visa

      We cannot mention a fixed visa cost here because the cost of a Laos Tourist Visa is dependent on your country. But the standard cost of a Laos visa is USD 30.

      Can you extend Laos Tourist Visa?

      It is possible to extend the stay, but you need to pay at least 10 USD for each additional day to stay in Laos.

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