Vietnam Visa requirements for Citizens of Laos


As an Citizens of Laos, you are kindly advised to have Vietnam Visa to enter Vietnam. Also, it is worth noting that your nationality has been supported by Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA), which is applied only for those traveling by air.

There are two options as below to apply for Visa to enter Vietnam:

  1. Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival on website.

    This is the quickest and cheapest way to get Vietnam Visa before your trip. Within 1-2 working days depending on your service choice (Normal or Urgent), the VISA letter of Approval will be sent directly by email without any requirement related to original passport.

    Apply online for VISA APPROVAL LETTER in 4 steps:

    • Access website:
    • Fill in the application form with the correct details of your name, passport number, arrival date... and submit.
    • Confirm and make payment submission.
    • Receive and print out Approval Letter.
    • Get your Visa Stamp upon arrival at one of the Vietnam’s Airport (Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh)

    Documents before entering Vietnam: Visa approval letter, passport, 2 passport- sized photos, Vietnamese visa application form (sent via email), and stamping fee.



  2. Apply for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassies in Laos

    Besides online Vietnam Visa Application, you are still able to get Vietnam Visa by yourself in Laos. Contact the embassy of Vietnam in your country to obtain the Visa before you arrive Vietnam.

    In case there is no Vietnam Representative Office in your country, please kindly check other countries to find the nearest Vietnam Embassy/ Consulate to contact for getting Vietnam Visa. This procedure takes 5-10 working days, which is required your original passport and VISA application.

    Contact Vietnam Embassy in Laos at:

    Embassy of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos

    Address: No. 31, Banphabt, Pakse, Champassak, LAOS

    Phone: (856) 21 2824/2

    Fax:(856) 212058

    Your Email:

    Consulate General of Vientiane, Laos

    Address: No 85 23 Singha Road, Ban Phonxay, Saysettha District

    Phone: (856) 2141 3409

    Fax: (856) 2141 3379

    Your Email:

    Consulate General of Vietnam in Luang Prabang, Laos

    Address: No. 427-428, That Bo Sot village, Luang phrabang town, Luang phrabang province, Laos

    Phone: (856) 071 25474

    Fax:(856) 071 25474

    Your Email:

    Consulate General of Savanakhet, Laos

    Address: No.118, Sisavangvong, Kayson Phomvihan district, Savannakhet province

    Phone: (856) 41 212418

    Fax: (856) 4121 2182

    Your Email:

    As Vietnam Embassies, all citizens of Laos are exempted entry visa for a stay of within 30 days in Vietnam. But for citizens of others are not included in the list of Vietnam visa exemption and citizens of Laos wanting to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, a Vietnam visa is required.


Your passport must have at least 6 month’s validity and blank pages left.

Please be kindly noted that Visa on arrival is applicable only for those travel to Vietnam by air.

If you plan to arrive by land, you need to obtain a visa beforehand, Visa on arrival will not work on land entry.

If you travel on cruise ship, you can contact the cruise operator for visa procedures.