Please note that this is a Non-official site which is operated by a private travel agency providing the approval letter service for visa on arrival. If you wish to apply for a visa before you go, please contact the embassy directly for assistance.

How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Laos

Available Visas Visa Requirements Visa Information Get This Visa
Business Not required For business travelers holding Lao passports who visit Vietnam for signing contacts, attending conferences or other business activities. Get it as soon as 14:00 - January 23, 2019
Tourist Not required 30 days For Lao passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 10:30 - January 21, 2019
Work Visa required For Lao nationals who intend to work in Vietnam.
Student Visa required For students from Laos who plan to study in Vietnam.

Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam in Laos

Vientiane

Address
No. 85, 23 Singha Road, Ban Phonxay, Saysettha District, Vientiane, Laos

Phone
+ 856 2145 1990 or +856 2141 3403

Fax
+856 2141 3379

Office hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Close now)

Time Right Now
Vientiane: Sunday Jan 20, 2019 12:24 PM (Asia/Vientiane)

Email
vnemb.lao@gmail.com; vnemb.lao@mofa.gov.vn

Embassy of Vietnam in Vientiane, Laos
Luang Prabang

Address
No. 15/II, Wat That Village, Phothisalath Road Luang Prabang Laos

Phone
+856 71 254 748

Fax
+856 71 254 746

Office hours
Monday - Friday: 8.00 am - 11:30 am and 13:30pm - 17:00pm (Close now)

Time Right Now
Luang Prabang: Sunday Jan 20, 2019 12:24 PM (Asia/Vientiane)

Email
tlsq-lpb@mofa.gov.vn / tlsqlpb@yahoo.com

Embassy of Vietnam in  Luang Prabang, Laos
Pakse

Address
No.21 Rd, Pakxé, Laos

Phone
+ 856 3121 4199 or +856 3125 2947

Fax
+856 3121 2058 or +856 3121 4140

Office hours
From 7:30 to 11:30 and 14:00 to 16:30, Monday through Friday (Close now)

Time Right Now
Pakse: Sunday Jan 20, 2019 12:24 PM (Asia/Vientiane)

Email
vnemb.la@mofa.gov.vn

Consulate General of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos
Savannakhet

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

Phone
+856 41 2124 18 or +856 20 5541 259

Fax
+856 41 2121 82

Office hours
Monday - Friday: 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM (Close now)

Time Right Now
Savannakhet: Sunday Jan 20, 2019 12:24 PM (Asia/Vientiane)

Email
tlsxavan@laotel.com

Consulate General of Vietnam in Savanakhet, Laos

How to apply

Lao passport holders or foreign passports living in Laos can choose between 02 available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Laos, the following documents are required:

  • Valid passport for at least 06 months prior to your planned entry date (Travel documents or temporary passports may not be accepted)
  • Application form (Click here to download)
  • 02 recently taken passport sized photos (4*6cm)
  • Visa application fees

Apply for visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for applicants who plan to arrive Vietnam by air from Laos. The process involves 4 simple steps:

  1. Submit an online form for the approval letter.
  2. Receive the approval letter by Email in 2 working days.
  3. Prepare photos, entry/exit form, stamping fee and the approval letter
  4. Arrive at Vietnam airport, present all documents above to get the visa stamped on passport.

Tips: None


Visa on arrival price (Price quoted in LAK)

Visa Type 3 Working Days 1 Working Day
1 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 102787.8 LAK 205575.6 LAK
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 119919.1 LAK 222706.9 LAK
3 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 171313.0 LAK 274100.8 LAK
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 214141.3 LAK 316929.1 LAK
1 Month Single Entry (Business) 599595.6 LAK 847999.4 LAK
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 642423.8 LAK 890827.7 LAK
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 728080.3 LAK 976484.2 LAK
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 813736.8 LAK 1062140.7 LAK

*Above price does NOT include stamping fee at Vietnam airport which is 25 USD for single entry (1 month/3 month) and 50 USD multiple entry (1 month/3 month). The price is quoted in Kip, click here to see our latest price in USD.


2019 Public Holiday Schedules in Laos

To observe the public holidays of Vietnam and Laos, the embassy/consulate offices may close on the following holidays of 2018/2019.

Holidays Date Day Counting down
Tet Eve 04 February 2019Monday14 days, 11 hours
Tet Nguyen Dan 05 February 2019Tuesday15 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 06 February 2019Wednesday16 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 07 February 2019Thursday17 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 08 February 2019Friday18 days, 11 hours
International Women's Day 08 March 2019Friday46 days
Lao New Year 14 April 2019Sunday83 days
Hung Kings' Temple Festival 15 April 2019Monday84 days
Lao New Year Holiday 15 April 2019Monday84 days
Lao New Year Holiday 16 April 2019Tuesday85 days