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How to get visa to Laos



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I. CATEGORIES OF VISA.  
1. Diplomatic visas (A1): Diplomatic visas are issued to diplomats, consular officers, heads of the United Nations Agencies and other International Organizations, and their dependents (spouse and children) holding diplomatic passports.    
Diplomatic visas (A1) and official visas (A2) are exempted from visa fees. Multiple entry visas may be obtained for a period of one year and may be renewed each year until the assignment's completion.

2. Official visas (A2): Official visas are issued to the Staff members of Diplomatic Missions, Consulates, United Nations Agencies and other International Agencies and their dependents (spouse and children) holding official passports.

3. Courtesy visas (B1): Courtesy visas are issued to foreign experts and their dependents holding diplomatic, official and ordinary passports performing assignments under bilateral cooperation or grant assistance projects for the Government of Lao PDR.    
Courtesy visa (B1) are exempted from visa fees. Multiple entry visas may be obtained for a period of six months and may be renewed every six months until the assignment's completion.

4. Business Visas (B2): Business visas are issued to foreign experts performing assignments under projects provided by loan agreements and as provided by employment contracts or project wards, to experts and volunteers of Non-Governmental Agencies, experts in education and medical sciences generating income for an agency, staff members of Diplomatic Missions, General Consulates, the United Nations Agencies and other international organizations holding ordinary passports from the countries or from third countries, as well as foreign businesspersons.      
Business visas (B2) are subject to the payment of mandatory visa and service fees. Multiple entry visas may be obtained for a period of one (1) year, six (6) months and three (3) months and may be renewed every one (1) year, six- (6) months and three (3) months until completion of assignments.

5. Visit visas (B3): Visit visas are issued to foreign citizens holding ordinary passports and intending to visit relatives working in the Lao PDR.    
Visit visa (B3) are subject to the payment of visa and service fees upon each travel in destination to the Lao PDR. B3 category visas does not entitle its holder to work or apply for multiple entry visas.

6. Tourist Visas: (T): Tourist Visas are issued to foreign visitors for their excursion and enjoy sightseeing in Lao the tourist visas valid for 15 days entering and staying permit in the territory of the Lao PDR. Embassies or General Consulates of the Lao PDR gives those tourist visas. At abroad or Lao authorities at the International Check Points which have had full right obtain tourist visas upon arrival in accordance with their stem employment prohibited.    


7. Transit Visas: (Tr.): Transit visas are issued to foreign visitors who transit through the Lao PDR. to third country including their air tickets the Embassies or General Consulates of the Lao PDR. at abroad has had full right obtain transit visas with its two voyages and stem "Employment prohibited" Those visas are allowed to stay permit in the Lao PDR. for the period 7 days only.    


III. VISA AND IDENTITY CARD APPLICATION PROCEDURES.

1. Diplomats, Consuls, Heads of International Agencies and their dependents (spouses and children) holding diplomatic or official passports and whose assignments in the Lao PDR, which performance would exceed thirty (30) days, have been approved, will be required to apply for visas from Embassies or General Consulates of the Lao PDR according to procedures provided under bilateral agreements. Upon their entry to the Lao PDR, the relevant foreign agency shall apply for identity card and multiple entry visas from the Protocol Department and the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs respectively.

2. Foreign experts of different categories and volunteers, together with their dependents, holding official or normal passports whose assignments in the Lao PDR, which performance would exceed thirty (30) days, have been approved, are required to obtain visas from Embassies or General Consulates of the Lao PDR. Upon their entry, the international organization or Lao line agency concerned shall apply for identity cards and multiple entry visas from the relevant departments.

3. Diplomats, staff members of Consulates and International Agencies, foreign experts and volunteers entering the Lao PDR under visit visas (B3) without going through the requisite procedures will not benefit from facilities in performing their. In order to perform their assignments, they will be required to leave the territory of the Lao PDR for the purpose of obtaining the required visa categories from Embassies or General Consulates of the Lao PDR before re-entering the country.

4. Diplomats, staff members of Consulates and International Agencies, foreign experts and volunteers based abroad and whose assignments, which performance would require a timeframe not exceeding thirty (30) days, have been approved, may obtain a fifteen (15) days visa upon arrival to Wattay International Airport or Friendship Bridge in Vientiane Municipality, as well as at the Luang Prabang International Airport.

5. Diplomats, consular officers, staff members of the International Agencies, foreign experts and volunteers performing assignments in the Lao PDR may invite parents, relatives and friends for visits in the Lao PDR for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days. Such period of time maybe extended twice under B3 visas.

6. Diplomatic missions, General Consulates, International Agencies and non-governmental organizations to the Lao PDR will not be authorized to recruit foreign experts or volunteers who have completed their assignments under a project and seeking further employment under other projects at will without due process in line with the procedures or regulations outlined by the Lao authorities.


TWO CATEGORIES OF INTERNATIONAL CHECK POINTS IN LAO PDR.

 Those International Check Points are allowed to the Lao citizens, overseas, foreigners citizens who holding passport in accordance with its stem visas are given by Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Embassies or General Consulates of the Lao PDR at broad for entry and exit the country.

The first categories of the International Check Points can be able facilities for travelers who already have had stamp visas only, But they have no full right to obtain the visas upon arrival the check points consists of 11 the International Check Points as below:

1. Houayxay (Lao) - Xiengkhong (Thai)
 2. Thakhek  (Lao) - Nakhonphanom (Thai)
 3. Savannakhet (Lao) - Mukdahan (Thai)
 4. Vangtao (Lao) - Xongmek (Thai)
 5. Namphao (Lao) - Cautreo (Vietnam)
 6. Densavanh (Lao) - Laobao (Vietnam)
 7. Naphao (Lao) - Chalo (Vietnam)
 8. Boten (Lao) - Bohane (China)
9. Namkane (Lao) - Namekane (Vietnam)
10. Namsoue (Lao) - Nameo (Vietnam)
11. Parksane (Lao) - Beungkane (Thai)

THE SECOND CATEGORIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHECK POINTS:

Those International Check Points are allowed to the Lao citizens, overseas, foreigners citizens who holding passport in accordance with its stem visas are given by Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Embassies or General Consulates of the Lao PDR at broad for entry and exit the country.

Besides, the second categories of the International Check Points have had full right to obtain the visas upon arrival (visa fee 30 US$) at the three International Check Points as below:

1. Wattay International Airport.
 2. Louang Prabang International Airport.
 3. Friendship Bridge

 LIST OF COUNTRIES WITH WHICH THE LAO PDR HAS SIGNED VISA EXEMPTION AGREEMENTS: 
01. BRUNEI    
02. CHINA    
03. CAMBODIA    
04. EAST EUROPEAN CO.    
05. KOREA DPR.    
06. MONGOLIA    
07. PHILIPPINES    
08. RUSSIAN FEDERATION    
09. REPUBLIC OF CUBA    
10. SR. VIETNAM    
11. SINGAPORE    
12. THAILAND    
13. UNION OF MYANMAR    

 CONCLUSION: The signing of the Agreements on visa exemption between the Lao People Democratic Republic and other friendly countries have established the Turning point of the history in their relations and cooperation in all fields, and especially in consular Affairs. The agreements have played an important key role in the cause of the safeguarding and construction of Lao not only in the present time but also for the future.

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