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Obtaining a Lao visa on arrival is the most convenient, cheapest, and time-saving way to get a Lao visa. Great for those who are tight on time, resources, energy, and Lao embassies/consulates are too far to reach.
As a matter of fact, another type of visas such as business and official visas can be picked up on arrival as well, provided that you have arranged everything ahead of time and you have a letter of approval (or an entry visa number) from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos. The visa obtained on arrival is usually a tourist visa, the holder of this visa can stay in Laos for up to 30 days tourist visa on arrival at all international airports and most international border crossings., and are prohibited from getting employment in Laos.
The whole process is very straightforward. You need between US$30 and US$42 in cash, one passport-sized photo and the name of a hotel or guesthouse.
Those without a photo, or who are arriving on a weekend, holiday or after office hours, will have to pay an additional one or two dollars.
The visa fee varies depending on the passport of origin, with Canadians having to fork out the most (US$42) and most other nationalities paying between US$30 and US$35.
It’s cheaper to pay in US dollars as a flat rate of around US$45 is applicable in Thai baht. No other foreign currencies are accepted.

Where to get Laos visa on arrival

Laos Visa On Arrival

International 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.

 Thailand-Laos Border checkpoints

  • Chiang Khong – Houixay, Chiang Rai to Bokeo Province;
  • Nakaxeng – Kaenthao, Loei to Sayabouly Province;
  • Houi Koln – Nam Ngeun, Nan to Sayabouly Province;
  • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I, Nongkhai-Vientiane Capital;
  • Tha Naleng train station in Vientiane;
  • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II, Moukdahan-Savannakhet Province;
  • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge III, Nakorn Phanom-Khammouane Province;
  • Chongmek – Vangtao, Ubol Ratchathani to Champasack Province;


  • Dong Calor – Veun Kham, Cambodia to Champasack Province.


  • Nameo – Banleui, Thanh Hoa to Huaphanh Province;
  • Nam Kan – Namkan, Nge An to Xieng Khouang Province;
  • Keoneua – Nampao (Lak Sao), Ha Tinh to Bolikhamxay Province;
  • Lao Bao – Dansavanh, Quang tri to Savannakhet Province;
                                        VISA LAOS ON ARRIVAL ENTRY

China-Laos    Mohan – Botene, Yunnan to Luang Namtha Province.  


  1. Your original passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and a blank page for a visa sticker.
  2. A Visa application form filled out and signed by the applicant (available at the visa window at Lao ports of entry or given before landing if you are arriving by plane).
  3. Two(2) recent passport-type photographs.
  4. Visa fee (in cash).
Here is the link for the Laos Visa On Arrival Form 

If you are unprepared like many of us (cannot provide the photo) there will be an extra fee (few dollars) for scanning your photograph from your passport and placing it onto your visa application form.

Note: Please note that LAOS VISA ON ARRIVAL AND ENTRY BORDER could be changed suddenly so for the accurate information please do not hesitate to contact us

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