How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Laos

Available Visas Visa Requirements Visa Information Get This Visa
Business Visa required For business travelers holding Lao passports who visit Vietnam for signing contacts, attending conferences or other business activities. Get it as soon as 18:00 - June 08, 2023
Tourist Not required 30 days For Lao passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 16:25 - June 05, 2023
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


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

+ 856 2145 1990 or +856 2141 3403

+856 2141 3379

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

Time Right Now
Vientiane: Monday Jun 05, 2023 14:25 PM (Asia/Vientiane)


Embassy of Vietnam in Vientiane, Laos
Luang Prabang

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

+856 71 254 748

+856 71 254 746

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

Time Right Now
Luang Prabang: Monday Jun 05, 2023 14:25 PM (Asia/Vientiane)

Email /

Embassy of Vietnam in  Luang Prabang, Laos

No.21 Rd, Pakxé, Laos

+ 856 3121 4199 or +856 3125 2947

+856 3121 2058 or +856 3121 4140

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

Time Right Now
Pakse: Monday Jun 05, 2023 14:25 PM (Asia/Vientiane)


Consulate General of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos

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

+856 41 2124 18 or +856 20 5541 259

+856 41 2121 82

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

Time Right Now
Savannakhet: Monday Jun 05, 2023 14:25 PM (Asia/Vientiane)


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) 770908.6 LAK 933656.0 LAK
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 813736.8 LAK 976484.2 LAK
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 942221.6 LAK 1190625.5 LAK
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 1070706.4 LAK 1319110.3 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.

2023 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 2023.

Holidays Date Day Counting down
June Solstice 21 June 2023Wednesday15 days, 9 hours
September Equinox 23 September 2023Saturday109 days
National Day 02 December 2023Saturday179 days
December Solstice 22 December 2023Friday199 days
New Year's Day 01 January 2024Monday209 days
International Women's Day (Women Only) 08 March 2024Friday276 days
March Equinox 20 March 2024Wednesday288 days
Labor Day / May Day 01 May 2024Wednesday330 days
Children's Day 01 June 2024Saturday361 days
June Solstice 21 June 2024Friday381 days