A visa is required to travel to Laos. The type of visa you need depends on the purpose of your trip. Are you visiting Laos as a tourist? Then you should apply for a tourist visa. Are you going on a business trip? Then apply for a business visa.
Please be aware: a visa for a stay up to 30 days could be obtained at the airport of Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Pakse on arrival. However, there are no guarantees that you will receive the visa and therefore we recommend to applying for a visa in advance.
Address of the Consulate of Laos
Avenue Brabançonne 19-21
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Phone number: +32 2 734 16 66
Tourist visa requirements
You can apply for a single entry visa with a duration of 30 days. The application process at the Consulate takes up to six working days. The visa can be transferred to the immigration service on the spot.
The following forms and documents are required for your visa application:
The applicant is responsible for having a valid passport. Please note: this passport must be valid for six months after the end of the visa you wish to apply for. Additionally, there must be a minimum of two empty pages side-by-side in the applicant’s passport.
2.Two identical passport photos
The Consulate only accepts recent passport photos, which must be in colour, and of good quality.
3.Original visa application form
The form can be downloaded through the following link: Application form
The cost of a tourist visa contains two parts:
For a tourist visa, the amount of €40.00 is charged by the Consulate.
The handling fee is €99.00 (excluding VAT) per passport.
Business visa requirements
Procedures can change without prior notice!
Our visa specialists visit the Consulate of Laos on a regular basis to check up on the status of ongoing applications and to keep abreast of relevant developments. Although we strive to inform you about current requirements and conditions for obtaining a visa as best we can, the final decision on granting or rejecting a visa application is always made by the Consulate. The Consulate is entitled to change procedures and requirements at all times without prior notice. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you contact us before sending us your documents to make sure there are no last-minute changes affecting your application.