TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Welcome to Lao Official
Online Visa website.
www.laoevisa.gov.la is owned, operated and
made by the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs (herein referred as “MOFA”) and its
designated partners. Applicants and Users are urged to read the following Terms
and Conditions. The use of this website and services provided herein are
subject to acceptance of this Terms and Conditions. Users who do not consent to
this Terms and Conditions may not and should not access or use eVisa website or
PLEASE READ THIS TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING
I. Applicants understand that any false or misleading statements made may result in permanent refusal of an eVisa, denial of entry into the Lao PDR or prosecution. Applicants must understand that possession of an eVisa does not automatically entitle the bearer to enter the Lao PDR upon arrival at a port of entry if he or she is found inadmissible for reasons that include, but not limited to:
· Evidence of a lack of sufficient funds to cover expense during the stay in Laos.
· Prosecution for crimes in the Lao PDR or elsewhere.
· Prior deportation from the Lao PDR or elsewhere.
· Participation in, or solicitation of, prostitution in the Lao PDR.
· Drug trafficking.
· Drug use.
· Terrorist activity.
II. Applicants are also reminded that the eVisa service fee is non-refundable, no matter if your application is cancelled, denied or approved.
III. The eVisa processing time is 03 working days from the date of receiving the completed application and full eVisa 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.(Please note that your application will be proceeded in the same day if you apply in the morning session. If you apply in the afternoon session, then your application will be proceeded in the next day of the Lao local time (GMT+7)).
IV. Applicants shall be reminded that only ordinary passport is applicable to apply for eVisa (temporary passport, emergency passport, special passport and other types of passport are not applicable) the passport should have minimum validity of 6 months from the date of arrival in Laos. The passport should have at least 1 blank page for the Entry Permission Sticker and for stamping by the Immigration Officer and sufficient space for your return trip to your country.
V. All visitors entering the Lao PDR with approved Lao eVisa are obliged to present the same passport that was used to apply for Lao eVisa and was declared at the front-end departed checkpoint or the latest checkpoint to the Lao immigration for inspection process. Failure to comply can lead to entry permission denial.
VI. eVisa is currently available for Tourist Visa (T-B3) only, the stay permit of eVisa is 30 days after the date of arriving in the Lao PDR. Applicants should be informed that the validity of eVisa is 60 days after receiving the eVisa Approval Letter.
VII. Applicant should note that eVisa application is valid for 30 days after receiving the email from Consular Department requiring applicant to modify and resubmit the information. Failure to update the information in the application form within 30 days can subject to cancellation of your application, and in such case the eVisa fee cannot be refunded.
VIII. eVisa is valid entry through the following designated ports (Wattay International Airport, Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I, Luang Prabang International Airport, Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II, Pakse International Airpor, Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge IV, Boten International Checkpoint, Boten Railway Station)
IX. Granted applicants are required to bring the eVisa Approval Letter while traveling to the Lao PDR and need to show hard copies of eVisa Approval Letter to the Immigration Officer at arrival ports.
X. The information within www.laoevisa.gov.la shall be prepared and executed in English and if, translated into a language other than English for any purpose, the English version shall in all events prevail and be paramount in the event of differences, questions or disputes concerning the meaning, form, validity or interpretation of this website.
XI. www.laoevisa.gov.la website is available in English and Chinese, to support multiple languages for better understanding of eVisa application procedures. However, all information supplied by each applicant must be provided in English language which includes but not limit to applicant’s information, enquiries, etc. Failure to provide information in English could result in delay of approval process or rejections.
XII. Applicants shall abide by the Laws of the Lao PDR and shall not interfere in the internal affairs of the Lao PDR. Applicants are not allowed to engage in any other type of paid or unpaid work during your visit.
XIII. Legal action will be taken against those who violate or contravene any provision of the existing laws, rules and regulations of the Lao PDR.
XIV. All content and information displayed at “www.laoevisa.gov.la” is the property of the MOFA and its designated partners. Downloading, reproducing, or retransmitting any content at “www.laoevisa.gov.la” other than for non-commercial individual use, is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved by the MOFA and its designated partners.
XV. Applicants agree not to use any device, software or other instrumentality to interfere or attempt to interfere with Lao eVisa system, nor will applicants undertake or attempt to undertake any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on eVisa’s technical infrastructure. In addition, applicants will not use any property, website and its contents without the prior express consent from an authorized www.laoevisa.gov.la representative.
XVI. Applicants agree to access and interact with www.laoevisa.gov.la at their own risk. Neither the MOFA, nor its designated partners purport to make any warranties or guarantees as to the available or accuracy of www.laoevisa.gov.la or as to the accuracy or fitness of any of the information displayed at www.laoevisa.gov.la. Please also note that the personal details that appear on this website are provided voluntarily by our visitors. www.laoevisa.gov.la also stores and collects traffic data and user behaviors on this site. We also store the user’s IP number, location data, weblog, and other relevant information that can appear on their Lao eVisa application.
XVII. Should any Terms or Conditions contained in this document be determined by a court to be illegal, invalid or in any way unenforceable, the offending provision shall be severed from these Terms and Conditions. All other non-severed Terms, Conditions and provision shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
XVIII. It is the responsibility of the recipients of the emails from the MOFA and its designated partners to check that emails and attachments are not in the presence of viruses. The MOFA and their designated partners cannot accept any liability of any damage caused by any viruses transmitted via email.
XIX. By consenting to these Terms and Conditions, applicants hereby certify that they have read and understood all the Terms and Conditions set forth by eVisa and any data or information furnished on this form are accurate to the best of applicants’ knowledge and beliefs.
XX. Lao eVisa reserves the right to alter the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice, although eVisa will endeavor to publicize any alternations made. eVisa applicants accept that by accessing www.laoevisa.gov.la they are consenting to be bound by the most current version of the Terms and Conditions. It is the primary responsibility of applicants to review the Terms and Conditions from time to time to check for any alternations.