Yes - A visa is required for travel to Laos

Monday, June 24, 2019

A valid passport and tourist visa are required to visit Laos.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport (plus one copy) valid for 6 months beyond stay in Laos, with at least one blank passport page available for Laos visa stamp. Amendment ages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Laos visas.


Laos Visa Application Form:

One signed Laos visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

One recent (taken within the last 6 months) 2 x 2 passport photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/light background

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Laos.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Laos Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Visas are issued for one entry and must be used within two months from the date of issue. The period of stay is generally up to 30 days.

Visa Processing Time:

Laos visas are usually processed in 8 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Laos Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Laos

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Laos Visa

Diran Visa Service
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 638-4328