Laos passport holders are eligible for Vietnam e-visa or not ?

Can I apply for Vietnam e-visa if I am citizens of Laos?

No, citizens of Laos are not eligible for Vietnam e-visa

From 01 Feb 2019, under Decision 17/2019/NĐ-CP of the Government of Vietnam, there are 80 countries which citizens of it are eligible to apply online for Vietnam e-visa (an e-visa is a single entry valid for staying 30 days). We checked but not found Laos national in this list, therefore, citizens of Laos should choose two options below to get a visa for Vietnam

Options for citizens of Laos getting a visa for Vietnam:

Should I apply for a visa at the embassy of Vietnam in Laos or apply online for pre-approval then pick up my visa on arrival at the airport of Vietnam ?

Vietnam visa on arrival office in Da Nang Int'l Airport, Vietnam

Vietnam visa on arrival office in Da Nang Int’l Airport, Vietnam

Of course making the visa application online from home or workplace is convenient for you. You can stay at home or office to fill the online application form then wait 2 working days to receive the visa approval letter via email, then print a copy of the visa approval letter to show for boarding and show on arrival (at the airport of Vietnam) to pick up your visa. Sound great !

However, visa on arrival Vietnam is now available at the International Airports of Vietnam only. You should go to the consulate or embassy of Vietnam to apply for a visa beforehand if you want to visit Vietnam via land crossing or by ship, by motorbike ….

Embassy of the SR of Vietnam in Vientiane, Lao PDR

  • Address : No 85, 23 Singha Road, Ban Phonxay, Saysettha District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
  • Tel: + 856 21451990 hoặc +856 21413403
  • Fax: +856 21 413379
  • Email: vnemb.lao@gmail.com; vnemb.lao@mofa.gov.vn
  • Website : https://vnembassy-vientiane.mofa.gov.vn/en-us/
  • Working time : Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • The embassy of Vietnam will be closed to the public on both Vietnamese and Laos holidays.

Vietnamese Consulate General in Luangprabang, Laos

  • Address: No. 15/II, Watthat Village, Phothixalat Road, Luangprabang Town, Luangprabang Province, Laos.
  • Tel: (856 – 71) 254747 – Fax: (856 – 71) 254746
  • Email: tlsqlpb@yahoo.com
  • Website: http://vnconsulate-luangprabang.mofa.gov.vn
  • The consulate of Vietnam will be closed on the public holidays of both Vietnam and Laos.

Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos

  • Address : No 31 Phabat, Paksé, Champasak, Laos
  • General line: (00 856) 31212827
  • Direct line: (00 856) 31252947
  • Email: vnemb.la@mofa.gov.vn
  • Website: https://vnconsulate-pakse.mofa.gov.vn/
  • Working time:
  • From 7:30 to 11:30 and 14:00 to 16:30, Monday through Friday.
  • The consulate of Vietnam will be closed on the public holidays of both Vietnam and Laos.

Vietnamese Consulate General in Savanakhet, Laos

  • Address: No.118, Sisavangvong, Kayson Phomvihan district, Savannakhet province, Laos
  • Tel: (856) 41 212418; Mobile: (856) 20 5541259
  • Fax: (856) 41 212182
  • Email: tlsxavan@laotel.com
  • Website: https://vnconsulate-savanakhet.mofa.gov.vn
  • The consulate of Vietnam will be closed on the public holidays of both Vietnam and Laos.

*** Laos passport holders are exempted from Vietnam visa for 30 days.