Vietnam Visa for Laotian citizens

Last update: 01/05/2023

Do Laotian citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Laotian citizens do not need a tourist visa when traveling to Vietnam. Vietnam tourist visa is free for Laotian citizens to stay 30 days in the country. Whether Laotian citizens can enter Vietnam with a free-visa or visa, their passports must be valid at least 6 months since their arrival date into Vietnam and there are 2 empty pages on the passport used for entry and exit stamp.

How to get a Vietnam visa for Laotian citizens?

There are two visa methods that Laotian citizen can apply for a Vietnam visa if they are staying more than 30 days

Visa at the Vietnamese Embassy

Laos’ passport holders can apply for a Vietnam visa at one of the diplomatic missions of Vietnam abroad, such as the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam in Laos or other countries where they are staying:

• Locate the nearest Embassy/Consulate of Vietnam.

• Contact the Embassy or Consulate or visit their website to learn more about the Vietnam visa process and requirements

• Collect the required documents

• Go the Embassy or Consulate in person or send the application by mail, depending on their specific requirements.

Visa on arrival (the simplest and easiest method)

To stay more than 30 days in Vietnam, Laotian can apply for visa on arrival which is straightforward and simple. By following these 4 simple steps in order to obtain a visa upon arrival.

• Step 1: Fill out the Vietnamese visa application form online

• Step 2: Pay visa service fee to get visa approval letter

• Step 3: Receive the visa approval letter by email

• Step 4: Fly to Vietnam and get Vietnam visa stamped on your passport

Vietnam entry requirement for Laotian citizens

Laotian citizens must have the following documents to present at the Vietnam airport to get visa stamped on their passports.

• Valid passport (for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam)

• A copy of visa approval letter

• A completed Vietnamese visa application form

• 02 passport sized photo

• Stamping fee in cash

Vietnam visa costs for Laotian passport holders

Depending the method of getting a Vietnam visa, the visa cost will be different.

• At the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate: the fee is varied from this embassy to another.

• Vietnam visa on arrival: there are two mandatory fees including the stamping fee and visa approval letter. For the stamping fee, it is 25usd for 3-month single entry and 50usd for 3-month multiple entries. About the visa approval letter, it will be confirmed at the time of applying it. To know exact the fee, please contact us at + 84.948.555.332 or [email protected]


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