Who can apply for eVisa?

Lao eVisa facility is available for these following countries: see list


How to apply?

Applicant can apply in 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Provide the application details and upload the necessary documents.

Step 2: Review your application and pay the fee online.

Step 3: Download the eVisa Approval Letter.

Visa Fees

The eVisa payment is the last step of your application process after submitting your details and the required documents.


Applicants should note that the eVisa Fee is non-refundable.

Please click here to calculate your eVisa Fee.

Port of Entry

eVisa can be used to enter through these following designated ports:

1.             Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital)

2.             Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane Capital)

3.             Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang)

4.             Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge II (Savannakhet Province)

5.             Pakse International Airport (Champasack Province)

6.       Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge IV (Bokeo Province)

7.       Boten International Checkpoint (Luang Namtha Province)

8.       Boten Railway Station (Luang Namtha Province)


At the Arrival Port

As soon as you arrive in Laos with the eVisa approval letter, follow the steps mentioned below:

·       Go to the Immigration area and enter the dedicated eVisa lane.

·       Present your passport and eVisa Approval Letter to the Immigration officer.

·       Get the final Immigration approval and enter Laos.


Document Information

If you are applying for the eVisa, you have to upload the following documents:

·  Photograph size 4x6 cm (have been taken no longer than 6 months).


• Passport bio page. 

Note: Please upload the photo of your passport that covers the whole bio page including its MRZ (two lines at the bottom of the page)


Photograph Specifications

The size of the photograph must be 4x6 cm, as per ICAO Standard photograph:

Your visa application photograph must meet certain criteria regarding size and content. Submitting photos that do not meet these criteria can delay the visa application process. If your photo does not meet the requirements, you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.
Please refer the sample photo by clicking here


Processing Time

The processing time of the eVisa is usually 03 working days after submitting the application and pay the visa fee, provided that all information supplied by applicants meets the criteria and accepted by the Lao Government Authorities, otherwise the processing time could be longer.


Public Holidays

The Consular Department of Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be closed on public holidays as below details:

Public Holidays and Closures 2024

Holidays Date Day
New Year’s Day 1st January Monday
International Women’s Day 8th March Friday
Lao New Year’s Day
13th April
Saturday (Substitute Holiday on Wednesday 17th)
Lao New Year’s Day 14th April Sunday (Substitute Holiday on Thursday 18th)
Lao New Year’s Day 15th April Monday
Lao New Year’s Day 16th April Tuesday
International Workers’ Day 1st May Wednesday
Lao Women’s Union Day
20th July
Saturday (Substitute Holiday on Monday 22nd)
Lao National Day 2nd December Monday

Please note that the processing time may take longer during the break.