Can a Thai National enter Laos without a passport

by Clive

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 long would the visit be allowed for and what is involved?

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Feb 15, 2016
My pleasure
by: Duangpy

Great that I can help.
Have a smooth and enjoyable trip to Laos.

Feb 15, 2016
by: Anonymous


Thanks very much, that is exactly what I needed to know.


Feb 14, 2016
No, but there is a way around it
by: Duangpy

Hi Clive,
The answer to your question is a NO, unless you want to do it illegally.
However, if you want to enter Laos legally but you have no passport, there is a way.

In Nong Khai, you (Thai national) can get a temporary border pass. Just about any of the travel agents in Nong Khai will get you one, and there are many along the road near the bridge, you just need to go in and ask. Look for signs "border pass" or something along that line.
It is a bit more expensive getting the border pass through travel agents than going yourself to the office (town hall).

Entering Laos with a border pass, you can stay up to three days and you're not allowed to go to other provinces other than the border town (your entry point) e.g. Vientiane if you enter from Nong Khai to Vientiane. You also need to exit at the point that you enter.

Hope this helps,
All the best.

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