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Share visa extension experience 
Hi, I would like to update your information about visa extensions. Last week on Monday I went to the office here in Vientiane. It opens at 8:00 but …

UK Passport holder, Transit Visa cost & other info. 
I'm planning on arriving in Bangkok in late November, and wish to go to Hanoi overland, passing through Laos, (and possibly returning to Laos some months …

Can Syrian passport holder, living in United Arab Emirates get a Lao tourist visa, and from where since there's no embassy for Laos in UAE? 
I am Syrian passport holder, have a work visa in United Arab Emirates, and resident there for 9 years now, and I want to get Lao tourist visa, and there's …

Houay Xai to Luang Prabang 
I am a US passport holder and would like to travel from Houay Xai to Luang Prabang. What do you recommend is the best and most efficient way to make this …

How much space does the Lao visa on arrival take up on a passport page? 
I’m in Bangkok now, where I went from India to apply for a new 6 month Indian visa. However, as I learned only two days ago, the rules have changed on …

Sleeper bus to Luang Prabang and cheap hostel/guesthouse in Vientiane 
Hi, I plan to visit Laos early next month, me with 2 of my friends will arrive in the morning on March 3 in Vientiane International airport, we need …

Can a Thai National enter Laos without a passport 
Is it possible for a Thai National without a passport to enter Laos? The crossing point would be from Nong kai to Vientiane. If this is possible how …

Is Philippines exempted from Lao Visa? 
Is it true that Philippine National is exempted from getting a Lao Visa if I only to choose to travel for 20 days. Thank you.

Can Chinese passport holders acquire a Lao Visa on arrival 
To whom it may concern Greetings from Bob I have just perused the relevant regulations and procedures of getting a visa on arrival in this amazingly …

Non immigrant o multiple entry for pakistani 
Hi I'm Pakistani married to Thai girl and am staying with her in Thailand. I have a non immigrant type O multiple entry visa which will expire in April …

Returning to Laos to visit and to have a ceremony for my late father. How much should we expect to spend? 
I was born in Laos but came to America when I was 3. My dad past away in 2002 and we had a ceremony for him in America. However, my mother does not feel …

How can I get a multiple entry visa for Laos? 
I'd like to enter Laos from Thailand, move to Vietnam after few days and re-enter Laos from Vietnam after more or less a week time. Is it possible to get …

Is Ugandan Passport Holder eligible for Visa on Arrival? 
I am a Ugandan Citizen living in Uganda. Will i be eligible for a visa on Arrival and how much would it cost?

B2 Visa to Lao 
What is processing time for work permit visa in Laos? During the processing time of work permit visa can I leave the country ?

Picture size for Lao arrival visa for Canadian 
Hello I am Canadian citizen, and I will travel to Laos by air to Luang Prabang airport and would like to know the exact photo size and number of photo …

New Zealand passport holder 
I am over 30 days stay in Laos, And will possibly stay another 30 plus days, what do i do, to avoid getting black marked in my pasport.

Does it matter that I'm smiling in my passport size photo? 
In my passport size photos, I'm smiling (I needed them for school identification, not a passport). Will that be a problem for entry into Laos and Cambodia? …

Day bus 
Hi, I'll go to Laos in january and I would like to go from Vientiane to Phnom Penh on the road. It is possible to take a bus to Pakse during the day, …

Can Canadian passport holders get free Lao visa if they are 65 years old 
I want visit Lao in the next months with my friends from Lao who stay in Canada. I am 65 years old. They told me that I can get a free visa to go and visit …

Do i have to pay for a Visa at the Cambodia border if i have a Working visa in Laos?  
Hi i'm living (and working) in Laos and have a working visa, i just wonder if i have to pay for a visa at the cambodian border (just want to spend few …

Can I get a Visa on Arrival if I fly with Lao Airlines? 
Hello, I will travel to Luang Prabang from Chiang Mai with Lao Airlines soon. I would like to obtain my visa on arrival in Luang Prabang, but I recently …

Is it safe to travel with a 9 month old baby during next week 
Hi, We will be traveling with our 9 month old baby next month for 1 month business trip. Firstly I would like to know how safe it is with such a small …

VIP-Bustravel around Laos 
Hello, I will travel around Laos with a friend for three or four weeks this year and wanted to know if the VIP buses along the Luang Prabang - Vientaine …

Is there ATM at border crossing from china ? 
Hello ! I'm coming from China, and I plan to get a visa on arrival. Is it possible to pay by card, or to withdraw cash at the border? Cheers

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want to bring machete and ax 
I would like to know if I could bring a machete and ax to Laos?

Can you enter and leave again right away ? 
Hi, I am a Canadian, I came in to Thailand with a Multiple entry Non Immigrant visa, valid until Oct 2015. I already had a 2 month extension of stay …

Visa on arrival time 
If I arrive in Vientiane at 2:10pm and have to get a visa on arrival (US) can I make it to a 5:00pm domestic flight?

Get a new Lao visa at the Lao-Thai border w/o entering Thailand? 
Hi, My Lao visa will expire in a week and I would like to spend 1 more month in Laos. I wonder if I can go to the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, exit Laos, …

Lao visa for Indian national and residence of Dubai/United Arab Emirates 
Hi, I’m Indian national and residence of Dubai/United Arab Emirates. I want to visit Laos in December but I don’t know how to get Laos tourist visa …

Multiple entry 
I am planning on entering Laos from Vietnam, buying a Visa on Arrival. I will then be leaving Laos to fly to Cambodia, but I am wondering if it is possible …

Udonthani or Nongkai - Vang Vieng bus and visa on arrival 
Thank you for the extant info about Laos. I have some doubts and hope you can help... We are a couple (age 51 and 58) planning to cross the border …

How can Nigerian national get Lao visa? 
Hi, I want to visit Laos in ten days time for business purpose from Nigeria but can't locate Laos Embassy here. please could you direct me on the procedures …

Visa information for Pakistani nationals 
I am from Pakistan and intend to visit Laos on visit/tourism visa. As a Pakistani national can I get the visa on arrival or I have to get the visa before …

Entry by Motorbike at Dong Kralor - Veun Kham check point.  
Hello, I read your very helpful commentary (dated 15th Feb) regarding motorcycle crossing at Friendship bridge no. 1 . Could you confirm if this …

How much it cost for a tourist ticket rebook in laos?  
Hi:) I want to ask how much it will cost if i book a ticket going to Laos because my boss want me to go there and visit her and she wants me to research …

Crossing border from Vientiane,Laos to Phonm Penh 
Hi,I am planning crossing border from Vientiane to Phonm Penh, I would like to ask where can I buy the sleeping bus's ticket at Vientiane? Is it got a …

Road Conditions in Laos? 
Hello, I am a farang (New Zealand) 73 years of age, with a Thai partner. We wish to drive to Vientiane - and possibly on to Luang Prabang - in our …

How and where do I book Siem Reap - Pakse - Vientiane bus 
Hi D. I'd like to get some clarity on the following topics. 1. From Siem Reap I should book a bus from Phnom Penh Sorya from Siem Reap to Pakse (approximately …

Motorcycle question  
I am coming to Laos to work for 5 years. I wish to bring two motorbikes - Yamaha MT-01 (1700cc) & a Honda VTR 1000 cc.I bought both bikes years ago & wish …

Visa for Afghanistan 
Hi mate, how and what do I need to get a family from Afghanistan to come to Lao for a holiday with my family, we live in Vientiane. I noticed they are …

Can Sri Lankan official passport holder get visa on arrival? 
Hi, I am Sri Lankan having official passport want to come Laos for official trip. Could I get on arrival visa with recommendation of Laos ministerial …

Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge open-close hours 
What time the bridge close at Nongkhai and Vientiane on weekday and weekend. Thanks.

Siem Reap Bus Station stop and arrival 
Hi, your site is wonderful. Help ease a lot of anxiety since I am a female traveling alone in the Southeast Asia. My questions, 1) I am taking a sleepers …

Visa on arrival for Belgian 
Dear Friends, This is a message from BELGIUM. I will soon be on travel in South-East Asia. The countries I will visit are in this order: Vietnam …

Crossing Laos-Myanmar 
Hi, I've a question I hope you can help me with. From Laos I would like to cross to Myanmar, do you know if that's possible? I have been to the embassy …

Laos visa at Luang Prabang airport 
I will arrive at Hanoi Noibai Airport (Vietnam) on Friday October 11 at 08:20 in the morning and once there I have a 12:15 flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang …

Can Bangladeshi National Avail Tourist Visa from Bangkok? 
hi Am Ferdous. Going Bangkok for holiday having tourist Visa of Thailand. Seeing the opportunity to visit Laos, thinking to tour that as well. I …

Re-entering Thailand from Laos 
Hello there, I am writing to obtain information considering the visa situation entering Laos for Greek citizens. I’m currently trying to organize …

Laos And Cambodia Tourist Visa for SriLankan Pasport Holder. 
I am a Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka. I plan to visit Laos and Cambodia next November.I will come to Malaysia first and stay few days in Kuala Lumpur. …

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Can Brazilian passport holders get a Lao tourist visa on arrival? 
Hi, I checked the Lao consulate website in the US and did not find any information about getting the tourist visa on arrival. I am going from Thailand …

Visa on arrival at airport in LPQ. 
After I read all the questions and answers on your websites about visa on arrival either by land or air to Lao, I still have 1 question to ask. Could …

Motorcycle procedures for Friendship Bridge 1 
I'm planning to travel through Friendship Bridge 1 (Nong Kai to Vientiane)by motorcycle. I am a Singaporean. What are the procedures like as I understand …

Filipino that has tourist visa in Thailand 
1. Is Ventiannne Laos boarder line open until weekend such us saturday and sunday? 2. What time is their working hours during weekend if so? …

Iraq Nationality 
Hi there, I already read your website about the visa matter, Do Iraq nationality still can apply visa on arrival to Laos until today? Because I saw …

Concerning any possible changes in visa on arrival 
I plan to travel from China to Laos on the day my China visa expires. Reading your detailed information, I see three border crossings from China to Laos, …

Lao visa required to board flight into Vientiane? 
When I fly on Bangkok Airways from Bangkok to Vientiane, will I need a Lao visa in order to board the plane? That's what an agent tells me, but all …

U.S. Citizen over 65  
Does the Lao Visa Exemption, i.e. visa not required, apply for U.S. citizens over the age of 65? Upon reading the visa on arrival page it sounds like …

Visa on Arrival "Border Runs" 
Is the number of border runs one is allowed to do for a tourist visa on arrival limited? For example, in Thailand, your number of border runs may be regulated …

I am an Indian and wannt to visit Laos through Thailand.. 
I want to visit Laos and I have a confirmed return ticket from Mumbai to Bangkok. I want to enter Laos by land and I am thinking about exiting through …

Children under 15 years old. 
My son is Portuguese and he is 14 years old. Does he need a visa to enter in Laos? Thanks

Nepalese can't get Lao visa on arrival (report) 
Hello, I read the list of countries which is not allowed for on arrival visa at the link http://www.laos-guide-999.com/visa-on-arrival.html#exempt …

Ecuadorian travelling to Laos 
Is it possible for an Ecuadorian passport holder to get a Lao visa on entry?

Traveling to back to Mukdahan from Savannkhet. 
Thanks for you website! Unfortunately, I read it too late and ended up paying for visas for my 3 kids who are 11 years and younger! They also wanted …

Crossing from Cambodia to Laos 
Can anyone please advise me the easiest/cheapest/most popular way of crossing from Cambodia to Laos (from/to whichever cities of these 2 countries)? How …

What the internet is like in Laos? 
Hello, I am going up to Laos in July, entering via Chiang Khong/Huay Xai and driving to Luang Namtha before heading south to Luang Prabang/Vientiane and …

Transport out of Vientiane  
Hi there, I love this website as it gave me all I need in organizing my trip. I cannot imagine how much time and efforts was invested to get it to …

Jan 2012, Visas on Arrival at the Dong Kralor/Stung Treng border crossing (Cambodia to Laos). 
Hello, I would like to confirm that Visas on Arrival are available at the Dong Kralor/Stung Treng border crossing (Cambodia to Laos). Your website …

Boat trips on the Mekong from Luang Prabang 
My husband and I are planning a trip to Laos in January 2012. We would like to do a 2 or 3 night cruise of the Mekong, but are unsure how to go about …

Is visa-on-arrival office closed on 25 December? Myanmar need a visa? 
Is the office close for the On Arrival Visa on 25th December? Does Myanmar citizen need Visa for Laos? How much is the On Arrival fees?

palestine passport holder 
Can a Palestine passport holder get a free visa on arrival?

Maltese Citizins visiting Laos 
Dear Sir / Madam, Myself and my husband wish to visit Laos for our honeymoon. We intend to visit Laos between the 20th and the 25th November. We will …

Is ordinary Liberian Passport Holder allowed to get a Laos one month visa on arrival? 
Hello Thank you for your web site I am from France and I intend with my Liberian Friend to travel in Laos as a first destination for a trip in Asia …

Sudanese Passport holder can get visa on arrival at Vientiane 
I am a Sudanese passport holder ,I entered Malaysia with visa on arrival .My question is that CAN I TRAVEL DIRECT TO VIENTIANE AIR PORT FROM KULALUMPOR …

Visiting Vientiane and Luang Prabang 
I am landing in Vientiane on 11th Oct 2011 at 17.00 and leaving on 15th Oct at 17.00. I would also like to visit Luang Prabang (LP). The boat racing festival …

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Visa-on-arrival at the overland border crossing Dong Kralor - Veun Kham 
Hi, I am a Portuguese citizen but I am currently travelling in Cambodia, in Sihanoukvile at the time. I have tried to call the Lao embassy in Phnom …

Vientiane boat racing 2011 
Hello Could you please let me know what date the Vientiane boat racing festival is this year? thanks _______________ Reply Hi Ade, Thanks for …

Laos visas at the Thai/Laos border and enter LaosTWICE in 2 month 
Question Hi, My son & his friend are traveling to Thailand at the end of June for 2 months. They are applying for a 60 visa for Thailand with …

Volunteer in Laos, what type of visa do I need? 
Hi, I want to volunteer in Laos. What visa requirements do I require? Thanks, Steve -------------- D.Phothisane's reply Hi Steve, Thanks …

Can a visa-on-arrival applicant buy Cambodia international bus ticket to cross border to Lao in Siem Reap? 
Dear Administrator, I have a plan to visit Lao from Cambodia in July. I know I could apply for Visa on arrival at border. And also there is a …

Lao tradition when someone die 
Hello, An executives' father just died, and the family is originally from Laos. How can we show them that we care in a way to preserves Laos tradition? …

Laos visa for indonesian pasport holder  
Can Indonesian passport holder get Laos without visa? ______________ Reply D.Phothisane Hi Dian, Thanks for dropping by. At the moment Indonesian …

Bangladeshi Passport holder 
I want to go to Lao. I am Bangladeshi. But i don't know how can i arrange business visa. ____________________ Reply D.Phothisane Hi Mohammed …

Visa for Indonesian passport 
Hi there, Is it a confirm deal that there's visa exemption for Indonesia passport holder/citizen? Thank you for your help. __________________ …

Lao Visa for Turkish citizen 
Dear D.Phothisane Thanks for your reply. I have two questions? 1) Most Turkish citizen couldn't get visa from Bangkok Laos Embassy. Can I get it …

Immigration booth at Tha Na Laeng railway station 
Can you confirm me that the immigration booth at Tha Na Laeng railway station is open upon each train arrival (2 per day at the moment) as to deliver visa …

Travel from Pakse to Bangkok 
Has anyone done the ride n' fly option with Nokair? Or are there other surestions for doing this trip?

multiple entry visas 
Is it possible to apply for a multiple entry visa in the country after already getting a tourist VOA? Carley_long@hotmail.com

Visa query 
Dear Sir/Madam I am a Bangladeshi Citizen. I need to travel to Laos to attend some business meetings (Duration of stay 12 days). Since there is no Laos …

Visa On Entry for 2 week business trip; what box to check on the form?  
I'm going to Laos for a short business trip of 2 weeks. On the 'Visa On Entry' application you have to check one of the following boxes: Tourist, Business, …

Driving mini-van into Laos 
Hi guys Can a drive a mini-van into Laos. do i need any particular documentation for that and if so where do i get it. Thanks _____________ Response …

what is the visa fee for below five years baby, indian national  
What is the visa fee for below five years baby, Indian national __________________ Reply Hi Swathi, Sorry for the delay. I actually would reply …

Laos visa upon arrival in Vientiane 
I have 11/2 hrs. between flights ,arriving from Bangkok on my way to Lung Namtha..do I have enough time in Vientiane airport to get my visa. Thanks, Ruth …

How much would I pay for a Laos TRANSIT visa? 
Hello, I want to go from China to Thailand via Laos...How much would I pay for a Laos TRANSIT visa? ------------- Reply D.Phothisane Hello Paul, …

Visa for Colombian passport 
Dear Sir/Madam, I have a Colombian passport. Can I get a visa on arrival for Laos at a land border crossing in the north of Thailand? Many thanks, …

Can Zambian get a Lao visa on arrival? 
Hi, I am a zambian and would like to know if i can get a visa at the port of entry. _____________ Response D.Phothisane Hi Irene, Apparently …

Can I get Lao visa on arrival at Thai-Lao border? 
Hi I am from Turkey and living in Portugal (Residency)and planing to visit Laos. I will fly to Bangkok, Thailand and will pass to Chiang Mai and after …

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