As a member of ASEAN countries, citizens of Laos won’t need a visa if stay for less than 30 days.
In case of planning to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, Lao passport holders should apply for a visa.
At present, there are 3 options to obtain a visa for visiting Vietnam from Laos. Citizens of Laos or citizens of other countries who are in Laos can follow below instructions to get a visa for visiting Vietnam.
We checked & found that citizens of Laos are NOT eligible for e-visa of Vietnam, therefore, you can choose option 2 or 3 to get a visa for visiting Vietnam.
Citizens of other countries who are in Laos, please check “Who is eligible for e-visa of Vietnam?” to see if you are eligible to apply for e-visa of Vietnam or not.
Here’s the address of the embassy and consulate of Vietnam in Laos, where you can contact to apply for a visa:
Embassy of Vietnam in Laos
The Consulate General of Vietnam in Savannakhet province, Laos
Consulate General of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos
Consulate General of Vietnam in Luangprabang, Laos
Unlike visa on arrival of some countries in the world, in order to get visa on arrival of Vietnam, Lao passport holders must have a visa approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam which allows to pick up your visa on arrival at the international airport of Vietnam. There are lots of travel companies and online visa websites can arrange that kind of visa approval letter, you can request through them or request online through us.
Please note that visa on arrival is applicable for visitors who enter Vietnam via international airport. The process of applying online at a travel agency is very fast and you do not have to travel to the address of the embassy to submit the application.