How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Vientiane

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Embassy of Vietnam in Vientiane - Laos

Address: No. 85, 23 Singha Road, Ban Phonxay, Saysettha District, Vientiane, Laos
Phone: + 856 2145 1990 or +856 2141 3403
Fax: +856 2141 3379
Email: vnemb.lao@gmail.com; vnemb.lao@mofa.gov.vn
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Vietnam Embassy in Vientiane

How to apply

Travellers from Vientiane, Laos can apply for a visa for Vietnam in person at the embassy of Vietnam in Vientiane or apply for a pre-approved visa letter online to pick up the visa on arrival.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Vientiane, 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 easy and convenient way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for Lao applicants or foreign travellers residing in Vientiane who plan to arrive in Vietnam by air from Vientiane, 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.

Frequently asked questions, answered

1 - How do I make a visa appointment at the Vietnamese embassy/consulate in Vientiane?

To contact the embassy for visa appointment or application in Vientiane, please call: + 856 2145 1990 or +856 2141 3403. In most cases, a visa appointment is not required, you can visit the embassy in person to obtain the visa.

2 - What time does the embassy open?

The working hours of the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Hong Kong are from Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

3 - How long does it take to get a visa in Vientiane?

An application for a tourist visa in Vientiane may usually take 3-5 working days. However, processing time may vary on a case-by-case basis, please contact the embassy directly for assistance.

4 - How much is a tourist visa in Vientiane?

Visa at embassy: please contact the embassy at + 856 2145 1990 or +856 2141 3403 for more information.
E-visa: 25 USD for 1 month single entry.
Visa on arrival stamping fee: 25 USD for single entry and 50 USD for multiple entry.

5 - Is it possible to renew my passport in Vientiane?

Yes, that is possible. The process may take 7-10 working days.