About Laos eVisa

The Laotian government formally introduced the electronic travel authorization program, known as E-Visa Laos, in July 2019. The Laos Electronic Visa system was introduced to streamline and simplify the visa application process, offering a user-friendly online platform for travelers.

Citizens from eligible countries can apply online for their eVisa Laos for short-term purposes and will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Duration of stay: 30 consecutive days
  • Validity of visa: 60 days from the date of issue
  • Purpose of visit: Tourism and Leisure
  • Number of entries: Single entry

You can select one of the following options to meet your travel needs and budget:

  • Normal: This service ensures you will have your eVisa within 03 business days.
  • Urgent: A higher level of service that guarantees you will get your eVisa within 48 hours.
  • Super Urgent: The highest level of service, guaranteeing the delivery of your eVisa within 24 working hours.

For a smooth application experience, it is recommended that travelers submit their eVisa applications at least one week prior to their planned travel date. However, it is important to remember that not all nations are eligible for this type of visa. Please read carefully the visa requirements based on nationality to ensure eligibility for obtaining an eVisa.


  1. Getting a passport from Laos is much simpler, and the application form no longer has to be endorsed by district and provincial officials. Only the signature and stamp of the local authorities are necessary.

    Simply fill out the Laos passport application form, sign it, and get it signed and stamped by village authorities before submitting it to the Consulate Office in Vientiane or a Passport Application Center in Khmammouane, Savannakhet, or Champasak provinces.

    A parent or someone with parental responsibility for the kid must file a child's passport application, and the youngster must also be present since their fingers must be scanned and a photo taken.

    To get a passport from Laos, you must meet the following requirements:

    • You must be a Laotian citizen.
    • You must be at least 15 years old to participate.
    • A valid identification card is required.
    • A birth certificate is required.
    • If you are married, you must have a marriage certificate.
    • If you are divorced, you must have a divorce certificate.
    • A passport photo is required.
    • A passport application cost is required.
  2. Yes, you may extend your Laos visa while in the country. Tourist visas in Laos can be extended for a total of 90 days. You must visit the Lao Immigration Department in Vientiane or the Immigration Division Office in the province where you are staying to extend your Laos visa. Bring your passport, a current passport photo, and a completed visa extension application form with you. You will also be charged a visa extension cost.

    It is important to note that your Laos visa extension must be approved before your current visa expires. If you overstay your Laos visa, you will be subject to a fine and may be denied re-entry into Laos in the future.

    Here are some tips for extending your Laos visa:

    • Start this process as early as possible. Your visa extension can take up to a week to be processed, so it's important to start the process early, especially if you plan to travel during peak season.
    • Make sure you have all the required documentation. This includes your passport, recent passport photo, completed visa extension application form, and visa extension fee.
    • Be prepared to answer questions about your travel plans. The immigration officer may ask you why you need to extend your visa and your plans for the rest of your time in Laos.
  3. There are two ways for your sponsor to submit your Laos visa application for South Korean citizens:

    • Online: On the Global Visa Services website, your sponsor can apply for a Laos e-Visa. They will want your passport details, a current passport photo, and your arrival and departure dates in Laos to do so. Your sponsor will receive an eVisa in PDF format when the application is filed and accepted, which they may print off and send to you. When you arrive in Laos, you must submit this letter to the immigration office to enter the country.
    • In-person: Your sponsor can also submit your Laos visa application in person at the Lao embassy or consulate in South Korea. They will require your passport, a current passport photo, a completed visa application form, and a sponsorship letter to do so. The sponsorship letter should clarify that your sponsor is financially liable for your whole stay in Laos.

    If your sponsor is completing your visa application in person, they should confirm the particular criteria and papers that are required with the Lao embassy or consulate.

    Here are some tips for your sponsor on how to submit your Laos visa application:

    • Check that you have all of the necessary documents. This includes your passport, a current passport photo, a filled-out visa application form (if necessary), and a sponsorship letter (if necessary).
    • Submit your application as soon as possible. A Laos visa might take several days to process, therefore, it is critical to submit your application as soon as possible.
    • Check your application for faults a second time. Any faults in your application may cause your visa to be delayed.
    • Maintain contact with your sponsor. Before traveling to Laos, ensure that you are aware of the status of your visa application and that you have received your visa.
  4. Luang Prabang is a tiny town that is simple to navigate. Here are several options for getting around Luang Prabang:

    • Walking: Walking is the greatest way to see Luang Prabang. The town is small and simple to go around on foot. You'll be able to see all of the major attractions and get a sense of the local culture.
    • Bicycle: You may hire a bicycle if you wish to cover more land. This is an excellent method to move around the town and the surrounding countryside.
    • Tuk-tuk: Tuk-tuks are the primary mode of transportation in Luang Prabang. It's a great method to go around the city that's also reasonably priced. We also recommend hiring bikes and riding them around town. It's a safe and rewarding way to explore Luang Prabang's backstreets. The most prevalent means of transportation to the famed Kuang Si Falls is tuk-tuk. It's around 14.5 miles (23 kilometers) roundway and costs about $25. A minivan is another popular mode of transportation to the famed falls (more on this below).
    • E-bus: Luang Prabang just established an e-bus service, which is a zero-emissions mode of transportation. The three routes of the e-buses are a terrific way to visit the sites while avoiding pollution.
    • Taxi: Taxis are available in Luang Prabang, but they are not as common as tuk-tuks. They are a good option if you are traveling with a group or if you have a lot of luggage.

    If you want to visit any of the local towns or temples, you need to take a songthaew (shared minivan). These are slightly more expensive than tuk-tuks, but they are a fantastic alternative for those on a tight budget.

    Here are some tips for getting around Luang Prabang:

    • Negotiate with tuk-tuk drivers. The first price quoted by tuk-tuk drivers is sometimes exaggerated, so haggle before you get in.
    • Make use of the e-bus. The e-bus is an excellent way to visit the attractions while avoiding pollution. It is also less expensive than tuk-tuks.
    • Keep an eye on your surroundings. Luang Prabang is a secure city, but you should constantly be careful of your surroundings, especially at night.

    Read more: Laos Public Transport - How To Get Round In Laos

  5. The best time to visit Luang Prabang is between November and March when it is dry and not too hot. However, December and January are peak months, when hotel costs are at their maximum, and the city is quite crowded. The same is true for the Chinese New Year in February.

    From March through May, Luang Prabang experiences dry weather but also the warmest months of the year, with daytime highs of approximately 95°F (35°C) and nightly lows of around 71°F (22°C). The rainy season in Luang Prabang lasts from May until October, when the Monsoon arrives. While there may be some rain, hotel costs will be lower, and there will be fewer customers if you visit Luang Prabang during the low season months.

    Luang Prabang is one of the most touristy places in Laos, so it's no problem to find a nice tourist spot to visit. Do not forget to apply for a Laos visa before traveling to this country.

  6. No, South Korean citizens do not need a visa to visit Laos for a short-term stay of up to 30 days. They only need to have a valid passport and proof of onward travel.

    If Korean citizens want to stay in Lao longer than 30 days, they will need a valid visa. The visa can be obtained online or at the Embassy/ consulate.

    The visa application procedure does not have to be difficult with the Laos e-visa. You only need to apply for a Laos visa online on the Global Visa Services website. We handle everything for you and walk you through each stage of the application process.

    With the Global Visa Services website, you may complete an error-free Visa application within 10 minutes. This seems insane, doesn't it? Apply for a Laos visa today and arrange a perfect trip to Laos.

  7. No, the Lao visa multiple entry functionality is unavailable with this Laos eVisa. This travel document is only valid for a single entry into Laos. You can stay in Laos for up to 30 days if you enter the nation with this e-visa.

    When you apply for a Laos eVisa from Qatar, you will obtain an online eVisa via email with a validity period of up to 60 days. You must enter Laos during that time frame. Once you enter Laos, you can stay for up to 30 days for each entry.

    The Laos e-Visa for Qatari citizens can only be used at two border crossings. If you arrive at a border other than these two, you will need to apply for a standard visa. The two border crossings used to enter the country using an eVisa are:

    • Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge
    • Wattay International Airport
  8. The quickest and most convenient way to travel to Laos from Qatar is by plane. There are no direct flights from Qatar to Laos. However, a variety of airlines provide connecting flights. Some of the most common airlines that fly to Laos are as follows:

    • Qatar Airways
    • Thai Airways
    • Vietnam Airlines
    • Bangkok Airways
    • AirAsia

    The flight time from Qatar to Laos will vary depending on your connecting airport and the length of your layover. However, it is typically around 10-12 hours. The fastest flight from Qatar to Laos is from Doha to Luang Prabang, with an average flight time of 11h 35m.

    When you arrive in Laos, you must clear immigration and customs. You must show your passport, visa (if necessary), and arrival card. You may also be required to present evidence of finances and your next destination.

    Here are some tips for traveling to Laos from Qatar:

    • Book your air tickets in advance, especially if you're traveling during peak season.
    • Check that your passport is valid for at least six months after your intended departure date from Laos.
    • If you need a visa, make your application well in advance of your trip.
    • Pack lightly because you will be carrying your bags through immigration and customs.
    • Because Laos may be hot and humid, bring bug repellant and sunscreen.
    • Prepare for culture shock because Laos is significantly different from Qatar.
  9. You can't do it. If you do not utilize your Laos e-Visa, you will forfeit your costs. Once you have submitted your application, you can request a refund within 4 hours from the date/time of order success. After that time, your visa services order to Laos is non-refundable.

    This rule does have a few exceptions. If you are refused a visa, for example, you may be eligible for the service fee. However, you will almost never be able to claim a refund for an eVisa that you do not use.

    If you are unclear if your eVisa will be accepted, it is recommended to err on the side of caution and purchase it closer to your departure date. You may also get travel insurance that will cover the expenses of visa cancellation if you are unable to utilize your eVisa for any reason.

  10. Once your visa application has been approved, you will get your Laos e-Visa by email in PDF format. You should print it out before departing to Laos. Before entering Laos, you must present your travel passport and a valid visa (the visa that was given to you). You'll need to provide evidence of a return airline ticket and sufficient finances.

    The passport must be the same one you used to apply. After inspecting your travel documents and (if appropriate) your luggage, Laos officials will decide whether you can enter the country.

    It is critical to comply with Laos border agents and answer whatever inquiries they may have. After all, they are the ones who will determine whether or not you will enter Laos.


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