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All visitors entering Laos must possess valid passports. Visa can obtained from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad. In addition, visa can also be obtained on arrival at the international Checkpoint.
30 days visas are available in advance of arrival at Lao embassies. This can be done in several ways through a tour company recognized by the Lao PDR from Lao Embassies or Consulate in countries such as: Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Cuba, PR of China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, DPR of Korea, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. The visa fee varies from between US$8-42 depending on the agreement with the various governments.
For those wishing to extend their stay, it is possible to extend your visa at the Immigration Office in Vientiane, through travel agencies.


Laos visa on arrival

It is also possible to obtain a Laos visa on arrival at the following international checkpoints:
China (Mohan) - Luang Namtha Province (Boten)
Thailand (Chiang Khong) - Bokeo Province (Houay Xay)
Thailand (Nong Khay) -Vientiane Capital (Friendship Bridge)
Thailand - Xayabouly Province (Nam Heuang Friendship Bridge)
Thailand (Nakhon Phanom) - Khammouane Province (Thakhaek)
Thailand (Moukdahan) - Savannakhet Province (Friendship Bridge II)
Thailand (Chong Mek) - Champasak Province (Vang Tao)
Vietnam (Nam Kanh) - Xieng Khouang Province (Nong Haet)
Vietnam (Cau Treo) - Bolikhamxay (Nam Phao)
Vietnam (Lao Bao) - Savannakhet Province (Dene Savanh)
Wattay International Airport (Vientiane capital)
Pakse International Airport (Champasak Province)
Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang)


Laos visa information International Airports:
Laos has three International Airport :
- Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital.
- Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province .
- Pakse International Airport in Champasack Province .
A departure tax of 10US$ in levied for international flights, while 5.000 kips is levied for domestic flights.

Border Checkpoints
Laos visa information China-Laos:

- Mohan - Botene , Yunnan to Luang Namtha Province .
- Xiangkok riverport on Mekong River in Luang Namtha Province (no visa on arrival).
Laos visa information Thailand-Laos:
- Chiangkhong - Houixay, Chiang Rai to Bokeo Province.
- Nakaxeng - Kaenthao, Loei to Sayabouly Province.
- Nongkhay - Friendship Bridge , Nongkhay-Vientiane Capital.
- Bungkan - Pakxan, Nongkhay-Bolikhamxay Province (no visa on arrival).
- Nakorn Phanom - Thakhaek, Nakorn Phanom-Khammouane Province.
- Moukdahan - Savannakhet, crossing the Mekong River by boat.
- Chongmek - Vangtao, Ubol Ratchathani to Champasack Province.
Laos visa information Vietnam-Laos:
-Taichang - Sobhoun, Laichau to Phongsaly Province (no visa on arrival).
-Nameo - Banleui, Thanh Hoa to Huaphanh Province.
-Namkan - Namkan, Nge An to Xieng Khouang Province.
-Keoneua - Nampao (Lak Sao), Ha tinh to Bolikhamxay Province.
-Napao - Chalo, Quangbinh to Khammouane Province (no visa on arrival).
-Laobao - Dansavanh, Quang tri to Savannakhet Province.
Laos visa information Cambodia-Laos:
- Dong Calor - Veun Kham, Cambodia to Champasak Province

Source: Lao National Tourism Administration

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