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.

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An Excellent summary of Laos Visa for US citizens

Laos, officially recognized as the People's Democratic Republic of Laos (LPDR), will give you the assurance of a unique experience, unlike any other Asian country, can. With its natural beauties of caves, forests, and never-ending waterways, it is a dream destination for travelers seeking to connect with nature. This landlocked country remains unchanged and free of commercialization, unlike its neighborhood countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China. There is no doubt that why this place is counted among the best tourist places in Asia, and it can surprise you with its flourishing culture and original nature.

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, sight-seeing.

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, The, 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.

 South East 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.

The Laos visa fee cost varies depending on your nationality and the nature of your visit, which ranges from $36 to $59 USD. Please use our visa widget to find out the cost of your specific nationality. There is also a $10 USD service fee.

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 a period of 60 days, from the date of 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 at the time 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.

Additional documents may be required.

You may arrive at any of 5 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 prior to your entry into 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 in order to work in Laos.

Beautiful laos girl in laos traditional costume, vintage style at vientiane, 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 do not have a valid passport from an eligible country with at least six months' validity.

No. The applicant will receive an electronic visa, which does not require anything to be stamped prior to travel. All visas are sent via email. The applicant should print out a copy of their visa before they travel and bring it with them to the port of entry.

When using a Laos Tourist Visa, you can use it for recreation/sight-seeing, 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.