Vietnam Visa for Laos Citizens

Last update: Jan 02, 2020

Do Laotian citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

NO Vietnam visa is required for Laos citizens for every stay in Vietnam of a maximum 30 days. A Vietnam visa is only required when the Laos passport holders wish to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 consecutive days.

Type of visaUp to 30 daysOver 30 days
Tourist visaNot requiredRequired
Business visaNot requiredRequired

To enter Vietnam, whether under visa exemption or not, Laotian Citizens need to meet the entry requirements below:

  • Laotian passport is valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Laotian passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to get Vietnam visa for Laotian Citizens?

There are currently 02 ways to get a tourist/business Vietnam visa for Laotian citizens as follows: 

1. Apply for embassy visa

In this way of visa application, you can contact:

  • Vietnam embassy/consulate in Laos (if you are in Laos) (their contacts can be found here);
  • Vietnam embassy/consulate in your residence country (if you are outside Laos).

The required documents, visa fees and processing time may vary depending on the embassy and visa type as well.

2. Apply online for Visa on arrival (Recommended)

Visa on arrival (VOA) is the best way to get a visa for Laotian citizens traveling to Vietnam by air. It is applied online without documents, as such, it is especially recommended for those:

  • Living far from the embassy/consular office of Vietnam;
  • concerning about passport safety upon sending it to the embassy or having a business plan with the passport that they cannot leave it in any office for certain days;
  • needing a visa processed urgently, in a few working hours or during weekends.

With VOA, you need to follow 3 simple steps below:

Fill out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee.
Receive the visa approval letter by email.
Normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa), attached with Vietnamese application form (also as Entry and Exit Form).
Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

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How much is a Vietnam visa online for Laotian citizens?

The Vietnam visa on arrival (online) fees for citizens of Laos are from US$25 for visa stamping at Vietnam airport PLUS (+) service fee for visa approval letter. You can check the total cost of your visa on arrival for Vietnam in the table below.

Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$21$18.25$17.25 $25
3 months single entry$34$30.25$28.25 $25
1 month multiple entry$26$23.25$22.25 $50
3 months multiple entry$55$52.25$46.75 $50
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$119$114$108 $25
3 months single entry$140$133$126 $25
1 month multiple entry$119$114$108 $50
3 months multiple entry$146$139$135 $50
6 months multiple entry$361$344$333 $95

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.
The above fees apply to normal service of 7 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can. If you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, you can apply for tourist visa on arrival. To do it, you do not need to submit any document, but an online application form for visa approval letter and then finally get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

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