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How to apply Vietnam visa in Laos

This section guides you how to apply Vietnam visa if you are located in Laos.

– Check if you are in Vietnam visa exemption list here
– Laos passport holders are allowed to visit Vietnam within 30 days without visa.
– As citizen of other countries which are not included in the visa exemption list, you are required to get a valid Vietnam visa for your trip to Vietnam.

Two options to apply for Vietnam visa in Laos:

1. Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival with (applicable for travelling by air and your citizenship is available in the nationality list)

Vietnam visa on arrival is nowadays preferred for its convenience, such as: no need to go far to the Embassy, no need to send off your passport, do it everywhere online and save your time (1-2 working days only).

– Procedure:
You first visit, submit the secure online application form, make the payment, and wait for 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) to get your Visa Approval Letter via email. Print the letter out, prepare your passport, 02 photos and some dollars as stamping fee to get Vietnam visa stamped on your passport upon your arrival at the Vietnam airport. For more information, please visit How visa works

2. Apply for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassies/Consulates:

This is the traditional way when visa on arrival was not applicable. It is effective for all citizens and for all borders in Vietnam (airports, land or sea).

– Procedure: You go to the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate nearest your place to apply the visa. Original passport is required and it might take around 4-5 working days for processing. You are advised to contact the Embassy/Consulate for visa application requirements in advance.

Here is some major information about Vietnam Embassy in Laos:
Embassy of Vietnam in Laos
Add: #85, 23 Singha Road, Vientieane, Lao PDR
Tel: +856-21-451990, 413409
Fax: +856-21-413379
Email: [email protected]

Consulate of Vietnam in Luang Prabang, Laos
Add: No 427-428, That Bo Sot, Luang Prabang, Laos.
Tel: +856-071-254745
Fax: +856-071-254746
Email: [email protected]

Consulate of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos
Add: 31 Pha Bạt, Pakse, Champasak, Laos
Tel: +856-031- 0085631. 212827
Fax: +856-031- 0085631 / 214140 / 212058
Email: [email protected]

Consulate of Vietnam in Savannakhet, Laos
Add: No 118, Sisavangvong, Kayson Phomvihan, Savannakhet, Laos
Tel: +856-41-251583
Fax: +856-41-212182
Email: [email protected]

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