Travelling is exciting and planning where to go and what to do can be as much fun as the trip itself! Checking your visa requirements is an essential part of preparing for your trip. The good news is that Byevisa is here to help. We tell you everything you need to know and help you apply so that you can focus on the fun parts of preparing for your adventure.
Sit back and take a moment to read through our guide and find out how easy it is to get your visa to Laos for US citizens. We will take you through each step of the application process. We take care of all the details so you can enjoy your free time and wait for your visa for Laos from US to arrive in your email inbox!
Do I Need A Laos Tourist Visa for US Citizens?
If you are questioning do US citizens need a visa for Laos, then the answer is yes, you need to obtain this type of travel authorisation to be given permission to enter the country. Luckily, you can apply for a Laos e-Visa for US citizens directly through the Byevisa site. The application is quick and simple, and you can rest assured that it will cover you for a Single Entry to the country for a visit that can last up to 30 full days.
That is more than 4 weeks, which should give you ample time to take in the breathtaking natural wonders of this corner of Southeast Asia and visit some of its many Buddhist temples.
How To Get the Laos Visa for US Citizens
When you are ready to apply for your travel authorisation you just need to complete our easy-to-understand application form. You must complete the following information so that we can process your application:
- Your name in full (including any middle names you have listed on your passport).
- Your email address (ensure this is valid as it is where you receive your electronic authorisation).
- Your current phone number.
- Your travel dates – both entry and exit.
- Your nationality and country of residence.
- Your gender, date of birth and country of birth.
- Your passport number.
- The issue and expiry date on your passport.
- The country your passport was issued from.
- Your port of arrival and the reason you have for travelling.
- A valid payment method (debit/credit card or PayPal account).
You also need to provide a digital copy of a passport-sized photo (4 cm x 6 cm) that has been taken within the last 6 months and is in colour. The visa photo guidelines require you to be the only person in the image, and you must face forward with a neutral expression on your face.
You must also provide a scan of your passport to get your travel authorisation.
Laos Visa Requirements for US Citizens
In addition to your eVisa, when you arrive to the country you need to adhere to the following requirements to gain entry:
- Your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity left on it from the date you enter the country.
- You must have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for the entry and exit stamps.
- If you have more than 2,500 USD on you when you enter or exit the country, then you will need to declare this to the customs officials.
Laos Visa Fee for US Citizens
The Laos visa for US citizens costs 50.34 USD per applicant and is due when you submit your online application for processing. If you are applying for a group, you can input each person’s personal details and then pay for them all at the end of the application.
You also pay a processing fee to Byevisa for each authorisation you apply for. We understand that different tourists have different schedules and have made it so that you can choose between 3 different speeds to get your application completed:
- Standard – have it in 7 business days for 30 USD.
- Rapid – 5 business days for 50 USD.
- Highly Rapid – 3 business days for 70 USD
Frequently Asked Questions From American Tourists to Laos
If you are organising a trip to this Southeast Asian country, then you probably have lots of questions. Check out our FAQ section below to start getting the answers you need before you jet off on vacation.
Can I Obtain A Laos Tourist Visa for US Citizens In Advance?
Yes. When you apply for your travel authorisation through the Byevisa service, you receive it directly in your email inbox before you travel. You can print it off at home and take it with you when you travel.
One great thing with Byevisa is that there are 3 processing speeds to choose from so that you can select the option that gets your travel pass to you when you need it. If your flight is just around the corner, use our Highly Rapid service to get your authorisation in just 3 business days.
Can I Get A Laos Multi-Entry Visa for US Citizens?
No, this is not possible for tourist visas to this country. All tourist travel documents are issued for Single Entry and must be used within 2 months of the date of issue.
You can apply for Multiple-Entry work authorisation if you plan on working in the country. Contact the Laos embassy for more details.
Can I Get A Visa on Arrival (VoA) for This Country?
Yes, in most cases you can apply for your travel documentation when you arrive, but you will have to wait in long lines to fill out your application and pay the cost of the Laos Visa on Arrival for US citizens in cash, either in US dollars or Laotian kip. This can take quite a lot of time when many other passengers from your flight and other flights are also waiting to get their documents processed. By getting an e-Visa, you can skip the lines and start your trip with just a quick immigration official check.
Full Information On Travelling To This Country
Visit our main Laotian visas page here for more details on this type of authorisation.
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