All visitors to Laos require valid Passports and need to obtain the Laos
visa. Despite being a strongly regulated country, Laos has relaxed some
of its rules about getting the visa.
Primarily, all foreign visitors need to book the tours through a travel
agent, and need to have a pre-approval letter from an authorized Laos
agency/ The Laos Embassy will issue the visa only if the above mentioned
letter was attached. Currently, the embassy/consulates in certain
countries do not require this letter, but some may do.
Recently, Laos authority has intended to boost tourism and allow
travelers to obtain visa stamp at their International Airport -
Vientiane or at the overland border crossing points of Thai-Laos
Friendship Bridge near Nongkai.
Holds return/onward ticket and all documents required for next
Holds Certificate of Bank Statement (min. USD 400.-) or life
Holds confirmed hotel reservation in Laos.
Pay visa stamp fees of USD 30 to the Immigration.
Visitors who will enter Laos through Huayxai -Chiangkong Border
(Northern Thailand); through Dienbienphu, Cautreo, Namcan, Laobao border
( Vietnam) need to get the Laos visa stamp from the Laos Embassy before