Passport, Visa & Entry Requirements

Information by Destination


U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after your return date. U.S. passport holders must have a visa to enter Laos, which will be issued upon arrival. Please bring two passport-sized photos and $36 (exact change, US dollars only) visa fee with you.  Alternatively, you may also obtain your Lao visa electronically prior to your U.S. departure at Consult the U.S. Dept. of State website or the Laos Embassy website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

General Requirements & Guidelines

Expedited Visa Service

Need to obtain your own visas? Though it is possible to obtain a visa directly from an embassy or consulate, we generally recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider, VisaHQ. Here's why:

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