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Laos Visa

Type of Laos Visas

Tourist Visa on Arrival
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Entry: Single entry
  • Extension: 15 days
  • Fees: US$35
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Laosfor tourism, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa on Arrival
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Entry: Single entry
  • Extension: 15 days
  • Fees: US$35
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Laosfor business purpose such as attending conference, seminar, participation in exhibition or commercial events
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Documents required for Laos Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Laos Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the intended stayand with two blank pages
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Confirmed return or onward flight tickets
    • Accommodation proof (hotel reservation or invitation letter if visiting someone in Laos)
    • Invitation letter from the host company (For Business Visa)
    • Sufficient financial funds to support your trip (cash, debit/credit cards etc)
    • Visa fee payment in cash (USD only)
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Laos Visa FAQs

  • add Do Indian citizens require a Visa to travel to Laos?

    Indian nationals do not need to apply for a Laosvisa in advance. They can get a visa upon arrival in Laos provided they have the valid travel documents. Laos Visa on arrival is issued for 30 days. All visitors must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the time of entry into Laos.

  • add At which Airports in Laos can I get a Visa on arrival?

    Laos visa is available is available to visitors flying into the below airports:

    • Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital.
    • Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province.
    • Pakse Internatioanl Airport in Champasack Province.
    • Savannakhet International Airport in Savannakhet Province.

  • add What is the eligibility criterion for Laos visa on arrival?

      Travellers must meet the following criteria:

    • Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry and with two blank pages within
    • Return ticket to your country
    • Confirmation of accommodation for duration of your visit
    • Have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay inLaos
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Invitation letter and any additional original documents to supplement your purpose of visit (for business travelers)
  • add How long is the Laos visa valid for?

    Maximum stay for visitors is 30 days only.

  • add Can I extend my stay in Laos?

    Yes. Visa extensions are fairly easy to obtain and the maximum length of extension is fifteen days. You need to visit the immigration office on Hatsady Road in Vientiane before your visa expires. Here, visa extensions are issued at the cost of approx. $2 per day.

  • add Is there any fear of Laos visa rejection?

    Indians are not liable to face a rejection. However, the above said documents are necessary to enter the country. Failure to produce any of the documents may result into rejection of your visa, thereby barring you from entering the country. The final decision to grant an entry permit is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officials at Laos airport.

  • add How long does it take to get the visa on arrival?

    Usually, it takes around 20 minutes to get all formalities done and get the visa on arrival. However, the time may vary depending on the peak travel period.

  • add What is the process of getting a Laos visa on arrival?

      After landing at Laos airport, kindly head to the Immigration counter. The immigration authorities will most likely ask basic questions such as the reason for travel, duration of stay and collect the visa fee payment in cash. Overall, it takes about 15-20 minutes to issue avisa. The whole method is hassle-free and easy.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Laos visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Laos visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Laos Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Laos Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Laos visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Laos visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Laos Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Laos visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Laos Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Laos

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Laos Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Laos Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Laos ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Laos
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Laos Travel guide

Located in Southeast Asia, the landlocked country Laos is known for its spectacular landscape. Officially called as Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Laos is one of the great travel destinations. With Thailand on one side and Vietnam on the other, you will be surprised to see a rather laidback atmosphere with relatively lesser modern development at Laos. Read more

  • Retaining the traditions, the capital of Laos, Vientiane is known for its timeless rural life. At Luang Prabang, one can witness hundreds of monks moving through the streets every morning calling for alms. Beautiful scenery in the region of Laos makes it definitely a worthwhile trip.
  • Generally, the dry season lasts from February to June, hot and humid weather is between March and May, the wet season lasts from July till September, Laos can get quite chilly in December and January. One can visit Laos any time of year, avoiding March and April, when it is at the height of the hot season.
  • One of the ethnically diverse countries Laos has a majority of Buddhists. Hmong, Kahu and Alak communities are traditional, and hence their religious beliefs need to be respected. No doubt, the country offers some wonderful opportunities for local interaction.
  • Laos food includes simple, sticky rice, spicy papaya salad, seasoned with chillies and fish sauce. Ground meat served with vegetables called "laap", is the national dish.
  • Even though the official language is Lao, many speak French, Vietnamese and English.
  • Laos is a fairly safe country both in the rural countryside as well as in larger cities. Crime rates, in general, are very low, but the most common issue reported is pickpockets, Hence, be wise and keep your possessions safe.
  • Laos has one major international airport at Vientiane, Wattay International Airport.
  • Getting in and around Laos can be through bus - the most commonly used means of transport, the songthaew - a fun experience and used by locals, Tuk-tuks, Motorcycles, bicycles, and mountain bikes - can be rented in most cities and are great to see the sights.
  • What to see in Laos?

  • Luang Prabang, located in Northern Laos, was voted a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Once the capital of Laos, it houses architectural sites and impressive temples. Here, you can get to see waterfalls like the Kuang Si and visit the underground caverns or take a trip to the Royal Palace Museum.
  • Explore Laotian architecture with the stunning chapel Wat Xieng Thong at Luan Prabang. The chapel which was founded in 1560 is richly decorated with gold and colored glass. Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos is also home to Buddhist temples and the monks.
  • Another popular destination closeby is Kuang Si falls, this naturally turquoise pool, offers great and refreshing swim.
  • The Pak Ou caves are breathtaking, natural and historic marvel you can explore.
  • Vang Vieng along the Nam Song River is known for being the best place for tubing. You can rent a tube and enjoy the local scenery.
  • You can cruise at the Mekong River which forms a border between Laos and Thailand.
  • A town on the banks of the Nam Ou River, Nong Kiaow has a beautiful backdrop of Limestone Mountains and scenic river views.
  • In Vientiane, Buddha Park is filled with statues and sculptures of the Buddha as well as of Hindu gods and demons.
  • Phou Khao Khouay National Park boasts of some gorgeous scenery and vast biodiversity. Laotian jungles are the homes for the Asian elephant, tiger, pot-bellied pig, sun bear, leopard cat, rhinoceros, sun bear, giant flying squirrel, gibbon, and macaque and over 740 species of birds.
  • One of the best activities in Laos is the Gibbon Experience, a series of zip lines connecting high treehouses. You can see plenty of gibbons, and go on some intense nature hikes.
  • While you enjoy the flavours of Laotian cuisine, you can also attend the cooking course in Vientiane or Luang Prabang. The classes include visiting the local market to purchase meat, herbs, spices, and vegetables and prepare the Laotian dish.
  • You can buy silk, cotton fabrics, wood carvings, silver, and local handicraft products at Laos. They will be on display in Luang Prabang and Vientiane markets. Another speciality of Laos is mulberry tea.

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Laos Facts and Figures

Region:
Southeast Asian
Major cities :
Vientiane, Pakse, Savannakhet, Laung Prabang
Independence Day:
July 19
Capital:
Vientiane
Time in Laos:
Laos is 1hour and 30 minutes ahead of India. Read more
Language:
Lao (official)
Area:
236800 square kilometre
Currency:
Laotian Kip
Main Airlines:
Lao Airlines
International Airports :
Laos has one major international airport at Vientiane, Wattay International Airport
Best time to visit:
November and January
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