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Where do I get a visa for Laos?

Travelers can obtain a Laos visa in several ways, depending on your nationality and travel plans:

  • Visa on Arrival: If you are eligible for a visa on arrival, you can obtain a visa at most international airports and land borders in Laos. The visa on arrival process may involve long queues and can be time-consuming, especially during peak travel periods.
  • Laos Embassy or Consulate: You can apply for a Laos visa in advance at a Lao embassy or consulate in your home country or in a neighboring country.
  • Online e-Visa: You can apply for a Laos e-visa online through the official website of authorized third-party service providers, such as Global Visa Services. The e-visa application process is relatively straightforward and can be completed entirely online.

We strongly advise travelers to apply for an online visa due to several advantages it offers. The online visa application process is usually quicker than the traditional visa application methods, and it is available 24/7, providing greater convenience to travelers who can apply for a visa at any time. Furthermore, obtaining an eVisa seven days prior to the intended travel date provides greater flexibility in travel planning.

It is important to check the specific requirements and guidelines for the e-visa application carefully and ensure that you have all the necessary documents before applying.