Vietnam visa requirement for Lao

Vietnam visa requirement for Lao passport holders

Being a Laos passport holder, you don’t have to apply for a Vietnam visa if you travel to Vietnam and stay in our country within 30 days.

>>> Vietnam visa exemption list

How to get Vietnam visa in Laos?

However, if you want to stay longer than 30 days, you can apply for your Vietnam visa by the two following ways:

1. Get visa from a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate in Laos:

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be given detailed instructions on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there.

We hope that the contact information of the Vietnam embassy and consulate in Laos as below will be helpful for you:

Embassy of Vietnam in Laos
Address: Thatluang Rd., Vientiane, Laos
Telephone : (856) 2141 3409 or 2141 3409 or 2141 4602 – Consular: 2141 3400
Fax : (856) 2141 3379 or 2141 4601
Email : or
Website :

The Consulate General of Vietnam in Savannakhet province, Laos
Address: No.118, Sisavangvong, Kayson Phomvihan district, Savannakhet province, Laos
Telephone: (856) 41 212418; Mobile: (856) 20 5541259
Fax: (856) 41 212182
Website :

Consulate General of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos
Address: #31, Banphabạt, Paksé, Champassak, Laos.
Telephone : (856) 3121 2058
Fax : (856) 3121 2827
Email :
Website :

Consulate General of Vietnam in Luangprabang, Laos
Address: No. 427-428, That BoSot Village, Luangprabang Town, Luangprabang Province, Laos.
Telephone: (856 – 71) 254748
Fax: (856 – 71) 254746

2.  Apply online (1) to obtain an approval letter (2) to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam) or to collect your Vietnam visa at any Vietnam Embassy / Consulate nominated by you.

a) Regarding apply online to obtain a visa approval letter to pick up visa at a Vietnam international airport, there are 2 options based on the purpose of your visit:

• Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months 6 months or 1 year

• Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month or 3 months.

In case you travel to Vietnam by air, applying for a Vietnam visa online at our website is the best choice to save your time and money. By using this kind of service, you won’t need to spend your valuable time and energy to drive back and forth to get your visa in a Vietnam Embassy, especially if the embassy is so far from you. You just stay at home, have some click, type some information and give all troubles for us; we will try our best to give you the fastest and cheapest service.

To apply for your visa online, please follow the simple steps below:

– Fill out your visa application form at our website

– Make payment for us (service fee) as per instructions.

– Obtain your visa approval letter via our email.

If you still can’t receive any approval letter within the required time, please let us know immediately via our email

b) Regarding apply online to get approval letter for picking up your visa at a Vietnam embassy nominated by you, there are 2 options for your Vietnam visa based on the purpose of your visit:

• Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year

• Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month or 3 months

It means that if you apply for an approval letter online in our website, you can save the time you have to wait for the procedure of getting a visa approval letter in the Vietnam embassy. We will do this procedure and send the letter to your email, all you need to do is print it out and come to the Vietnam Embassy just ONE TIME to get your Vietnam visa and pay for the visa fee.

The Vietnam visa fee for Laos citizens

Visa Type Service fee Stamp fee
1 month single entry 8 USD 25 USD
1 month multiple entry 8 USD 50 USD
3 months single entry 20 USD 25 USD
3 months multiple entry 32 USD 50 USD