Laos Visa

When you need to get your Laos travel visa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the Laos visa requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Laos

Laos issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Visiting Family & Friends Sightseeing
  • Family Emergencies

Laos Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Laos with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Laos Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Laos with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Laos

Laos issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Providing Services
  • Conference/Seminars

Laos Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Laos with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Laos Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Laos with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Official or Diplomatic Visa for Laos

Laos issues Official or Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Laos Official or Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Laos with a U.S. Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Laos Official or Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Laos with a Non-US Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at inquiry@travedocs.com at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Laos related to Laos travel visas, Laos visa requirements and applications, embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if arriving from an infected area with 5 Days.

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About Laos

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Laos at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Laos

Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997.

Learn more about Laos in our World Atlas