e-Visa Laos ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Tourism only

The Laotian e-Visa is an electronic visa that allows nationals of dozens of countries, including France, to travel to Laos without having to go to the Laotian embassy or consulate. It is valid for 60 days from the date of approval, and allows a maximum stay of 30 days with one entry.

A photocopy of your passport and a passport photo should be sent once the form has been completed. You will receive a PDF document, which you will need to print out in color and present on arrival in Laos. You must be out of the country at the time of application, and have a means of leaving the country (return air ticket, etc.).

Travelers must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Laos.

How to apply for a Laos e-Visa

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about Laos e-Visa

Crossed by the Mekong River, Laos is divided between mountainous landscapes, Buddhist monasteries and vestiges of French colonial architecture. During the dry season, from November to March, the climate is ideal for (re)discovering this Asian country with its warm and hospitable people. We'll help you prepare your trip to Laos. Do I need a visa? If so, how do you get one, and how much does it cost?

Our agency handles e-visa applications for travelers from all over the world, to Laos and many other Asian countries. Find out how to obtain an e-visa for Laos quickly and easily at Visamundi.

Do I need a visa to enter Laos?

Only citizens of the following countries are authorized to visit Laos without a visa, for stays of up to 14 days: Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Vietnam. Citizens of the above-mentioned countries are required to apply for a visa for Laos for stays of more than 14 days. If you are not covered by the visa waiver introduced by the Laotian authorities, you must also obtain a classic visa or an e-visa to visit the Southeast Asian country.

You can obtain a visa on the spot, on arrival in Laos, depending on your nationality, although the waiting time is difficult to estimate. Not all entry points to Laos are eligible for electronic visas. Find out in advance if you wish to opt for this solution. For greater peace of mind, apply for your visa before you leave for Laos, either at the Laotian embassy in your country of residence to obtain a classic visa, or at an agency specializing in travel documents for individuals and professionals, such as Visamundi , to obtain an e-visa.

The e-visa for Laos is valid only if you arrive on Laotian soil via one of the following air or land borders:

  • Wattay international airport, Vientiane,
  • the First Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, in Vientiane,
  • the Second Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, in Savannakhet,
  • the Fourth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, in Houei Sai,
  • Luang Prabang international airport,
  • Pakse international airport,
  • Boten land border, between Luang Namtha province (Laos) and Yunnan province (China).

Thanks to the e-visa for Laos, for which 160 nationalities worldwide are currently eligible, you can plan your tourist stay in Laos with complete peace of mind. Valid for 60 days from the date of issue by the local authorities, the e-visa allows a single entry into Laos, for any stay of 30 days or less. If necessary, you can extend your Laotian visa on the spot, at the Vientiane immigration office, before the document expires. You can also choose to cross the border and apply for a new visa valid for up to 30 days.

There is currently no multiple-entry visa or e-visa for Laos. The paper visa issued at the Laos Embassy is only valid for stays of up to 29 days in Laos, within 90 days of issue. The electronic visa, on the other hand, is valid exclusively for tourist trips of up to 30 days. For any other reason for visiting Laos, please contact the Laos Embassy in your country of residence and/or consult the official government website.

How do I obtain an e-visa for Laos?

Apply now for your Laos e-visa at Visamundi. We offer you a truly simplified process compared to a traditional visa application at an embassy. To obtain your e-visa for Laos within 4 days on average, depending on the processing time of visa applications by the Laotian authorities, simply fill in our online form with essential information on: the dates of your stay, your identity and your travel document. However, make sure you are outside Laos and have a means of leaving the country, such as a return air ticket, when you apply for your e-visa.

Once you have completed the form and paid for your Laos e-visa online, via our secure payment system, e-mail us a copy of your passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of your arrival in Laos, and a recent color passport photo. We will then send you your visa in electronic format (PDF), to be printed in color and attached to your passport when you enter Laos.

We recommend that you send us your Laos e-visa application at least 4 days before your planned arrival in Laos. If you lose the document before your departure, contact us to receive a free copy by e-mail as soon as possible.

How much does an e-visa for Laos cost?

Regardless of the destination country, the cost of an e-visa depends largely on the prevailing exchange rates. Only consular and travel agency fees remain fixed. With Visamundi, obtain your tourist e-visa for Laos for โ‚ฌ47 in consular fees and the rest in service charges, per traveler.

In the event that your e-visa application is refused by the Laotian authorities, Visamundi undertakes to reimburse the full cost of your Laos e-visa application. If you have any further questions about a current or future e-visa application, please contact our team by phone, email, on social networks or via the online chat available on our website.

Can I enter Laos at any port of entry with an e-visa?

The following ports of entry are the only ones to issue visas on arrival:

  • Wattay / Vientiane International Airport
  • Pakse / Champassak airport
  • Louangprabang International Airport
  • Bo Ten / Bo Hane border (China)
  • Golden Triangle border (Thailand/Burma)
  • Houay Xay / Chiengkhong border (Thailand)
  • First Friendship Bridge (Thailand border)
  • Thanaleng railway station (Thailand border)
  • Thakhek / Nakornopanom border (Thailand)
  • Densavanh / Lao Bao border (Vietnam)
  • Second Friendship Bridge (Thailand)
  • Vang Tao / Song Mek border (Thailand)
  • Nong Nok Khiene / tra Preng Kriene (Cambodia)

Does Laos require a visa on arrival?

It is possible to obtain a visa on arrival, depending on your nationality, but you'll need to be patient. Thanks to e-Visa, you can go through a special counter, which will save you a lot of time after several hours in the air.

How long is the Laos e-visa valid?

The e-Visa allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. Once the e-Visa has been issued, you have 60 days to re-enter the country.

Can I extend my e-visa for Laos if necessary?

To stay longer than 30 days in Laos, you need to extend your visa on the spot at the Vientiane immigration office, before the visa expires of course. This will cost you around US$2 per day, or you can cross the border and buy a new visa valid for 30 days at US$30. A penalty of US$10 per day will be applied if the visa is overstayed.

How long does it take to obtain a Laos e-visa?

Once we have received your documents, we can send you your e-visa within 72 hours if your departure is urgent.

Does obtaining an e-visa guarantee me entry into Laos?

No, only an immigration officer in Laos can make the decision about your entry into the country.

Can I visit Burma with a Laos e-visa?

To enter Burma, you need an appropriate visa. You can obtain a Myanmar e-visa through our services, which can be applied for online.

What types of visa are available for Laos?

We can help you obtain a tourist e-visa for Laos. For other travel purposes, you can contact the embassy or consulate.

Can I travel to Laos with an e-visa for tourism and/or business purposes?

The e-visa issued allows you to travel for tourism purposes only. If you wish to travel for any other reason, please contact an embassy.

Do minors need a Laos e-visa?

Yes, all travelers, including minors, need a visa, so it's possible to apply for an e-visa.

What is the difference between an e-visa and a traditional visa for Laos?

The e-visa is an electronic travel document that allows certain nationalities to apply for a visa online. With an e-visa, you won't have to queue when you arrive at immigration at the airport. The classic visa is a paper visa that can be obtained at an embassy.

When should I apply for a Laos e-visa?

You must apply for an e-visa at least 72 hours before your arrival in the country. Your documents should be sent shortly after your request.

Do I have to enter Laos on the date specified in my visa application?

Once your e-visa has been issued, you have 60 days to enter the country.

Can I enter the country more than once with a Laos e-visa?

The e-visa is a single-entry visa. You will need to apply for a new e-visa if you wish to return to Laos.

Do I need a visa to transit through Laos?

If you are leaving the airport or transit zone, you need a transit visa. You can contact your airline or embassy.

How long do I have to use the Laos e-visa?

The e-Visa allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. Once the e-Visa has been issued, you have 60 days to re-enter the country.

Laos: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays.
  • Japanese encephalitis: From the age of 2 months for expatriates or those staying in rural areas during the transmission period.
  • Malaria: The risk of malaria exists all year round throughout the country, with the exception of Vientiane.
  • Rabies: for prolonged stays in isolation (children, as soon as they walk).
  • Typhoid fever: for prolonged stays or in poor sanitary conditions (children aged 2 and over).