Vietnam embassy in Laos

Vietnam Embassy in Laos functions as a bridge between the Vietnamese Government
and its counterpart in Laos. It is also the place where Laos citizens
and residents can visit to apply for a visa to Vietnam.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Savanakhet

No.118, Sisavangvong, Kayson Phomvihan district, Savannakhet province
(856) 41 212418
(856) 4121 2182


No. 31, Banphabt, Pakse, Champassak, LAOS
(856) 21 2824/2
(856) 212058


#85, 23 Singha Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR
+856-21-451990, 413409

Consulate General of Vietnam in Luang Prabang

No. 427-428, That BoSot village, Luang Prabang Town, Luang Prabang Province

Vietnam VISA Guide

If you are Laos citizen or resident and want to apply for a visa to Vietnam, you can do it by either of the following ways:

  • Directly contact the Vietnam Embassy to apply for a visa; OR
  • Apply for a visa on arrival if traveling to Vietnam by air.

Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages:

Frequently asked questions

How to obtain Vietnam visa for my land border crossing from Laos?

If you are not entitled to Vietnam visa exemption, you only have one way to get a Vietnam visa in this case, which is to obtain it at the nearest Vietnam embassy/consulate.

How to obtain Vietnam visa for Laotians?

At the moment, all citizens of Laos do not need to obtain Vietnam visa for any of their stays in Vietnam for no more than 30 days. They only need to obtain one in case they wish to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days consecutively. And in this case, they may have two options to go as follows:
  • Obtain a visa on arrival (highly recommended if you are traveling to Vietnam by air for convenience, fast processing and simplicity in application);
  • Obtain a visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate if you are not traveling to Vietnam by air.

I’m a resident in Laos, not citizen of Laos. Do I need to apply for visa for my trip to Vietnam?

As Vietnam visa requirement has nothing related to your residence, but your citizenship, in order to get information about whether you need a visa for your trip to Vietnam or not, please refer to the search box on top of this page and select your nationality.

I’m Lao citizen and wishing to visit Vietnam. Do I need to obtain a Vietnam visa for my trip?

Please be kindly informed that you will not need a Vietnam visa in case you are planning to stay in Vietnam for no more than 30 days. Otherwise, you should obtain a valid visa if you do not wish to leave the country after 30 days staying there and come back with visa exemption.