Tourist E-Visa Single Entry to Laos

Tourist E-Visa Single Entry is travel authority for a visitor to enter Laos. This is primarily for sightseeing, leisure, holidays, or other tourism activities.

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Tourist E-Visa Single Entry to Laos

Tourist E-Visa Single Entry is travel authority for a visitor to enter Laos. This is primarily for sightseeing, leisure, holidays, or other tourism activities.

Check if you need a Travel Visa

To provide information regarding your eligibility & applicable fees, please select your citizenship.


Travel guide on Tourist Single Entry Laos Visa for US Citizens

Tourism in Laos:

A vacation in Laos will undoubtedly pass in a blur of happy faces and a chorus of 'baw pen nyang' - no worries! It's all too easy to romanticize the seemingly idyllic Laotian way of life. The Laotian Republic is a landlocked country with a small population. The country is known for its spectacular landscape, including lofty mountains, lush jungles, gleaming rice fields, and tea leaves covering the mountain surface.

Beautiful laos girl in laos traditional costume, vintage style at vientiane, Laos.

The Laos Visa is a short-term visa issued to US residents for tourism purposes. This form of visa is issued only for pleasure, sightseeing.

The following nationalities are eligible for the Laos Visa for US Citizens:

Africa

  • The Republic of Angola, Republic of Benin, Republic of Botswana,
  • Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros,
  • Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia,
  • Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco,
  • Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa,
  • Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, and Uganda.

Asia

  • Japan and Macau.

Central America

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
  • Barbados, Belize, Republic of Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica,
  • Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Republic of Haiti,
  • Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia,
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

Central Asia

  • Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Europe

  • Republic of Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium,
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,
  • Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, French Republic,
  • Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Republic of Hungary,
  • Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova,
  • Principality of Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway,
  • Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic,
  • Slovenia, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the UK.

Middle East

  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Georgia, Israel, Kuwait,
  • Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

North America

  • Canada, United Mexican States, and the USA.

Oceania

  • Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia,
  • New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

South America

  • The Argentine Republic, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil,
  • Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

South Asia

  • Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Southeast Asia

  • Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia,
  • Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Papua New Guinea,
  • Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan,
  • Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

Myanmar nationality is eligible for 14 days exemption of the Laos Visa for US Citizens. If you want to stay for more than the specified period, you need a visa to travel.

Japan, Luxembourg, and Switzerland nationalities are eligible for 15 days of the Laos Visa exemption for US Citizens. If you want to stay for more than the specified period, you need a visa to travel.

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam nationalities are eligible for 15 days exemption of the Laos Visa for US Citizens. If you want to stay for more than the specified period, you need a visa to travel.

The cost of a Tourist Single Entry Laos Visa for US Citizens is listed below:

SI. No Description Fees
1. Laos government charges 36USD to 59 USD
2. Click2visas Service cost 10 USD

To find out the exact cost, use the Click2visas widget.

The Laos Visa for US Citizens application may take three days for processing. The applicant must apply once the travel plan is confirmed.

A Laos Visa for US Citizens is valid for 60 days from the first arrival in Laos. Single entry only will be allowed within the e-Visa validity period stamped on the passport.

The maximum number of days you can stay in Laos is 30 Days.

A passport should have at least six months validity when the application is made for the granting of the Tourist e-Visa.

For Laos Visa for US Citizens, the following documents are needed:

  1. Photograph size 4x6 cm (have been taken no longer than 6 six months).
  2. Passport cover page and Passport bio page.
  3. Additional documents may be required.

You may arrive at any of the five designated airports:

  • Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital), Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang Province),
  • Pakse International Airport (Champasack Province), Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane Capital), Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II (Savanakhet Province).

No. The Laos Visa for US Citizens must be obtained before you enter Laos.

The traveler should carry a copy of the Laos Visa for US Citizens with them at the time of entry into Laos.

Yes. A child's passport must be valid for at least the next six months after the date of arrival in Laos.

No. A Laos Tourist Visa is not valid for employment. You must apply for a regular visa to work in Laos.

Travelers with dual or multiple citizenships must choose which nationality and passport to use on their trip.

Yes. However, travelers applying for a Laos Tourist Visa must apply using the passport of the eligible country.

No. You cannot apply online if you have a valid passport from an eligible country with at least six months of validity.

No. The applicant will receive an electronic visa, which requires anything to be stamped before travel. All visas are sent via email. The applicant should print out a copy of their visa before they travel and bring it to the port of entry.

When using a Laos Tourist Visa, you can use it for recreation/sightseeing, meeting friends/relatives.

The applicant must prove the purpose of travel by presenting a valid passport, valid accommodation booking, return flight ticket, and travel itinerary.

No. Upon approval, Click2Visas will send the applicant their Laos Tourist Visa via email in PDF format.

No. Only citizens from eligible countries can apply for the Laos Tourist Visa. Use our visa widget to see you qualify for the Laos Tourist Visa.

Yes, all travelers need to have a valid Laos Tourist Visa before traveling to Laos.

No, the validity period of the Laos Tourist Visa begins from the date specified on their application. The traveler can enter Laos on any date within this period.

No. The Laos Tourist Visa is just a landing authorization. It's up to Laos's customs authorities to allow entry to a traveler upon arrival.