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Can I Extend My Laos Visa While I'm In Laos?

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.