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- Extended stay
Hi, I'm taking my mom back to Laos in June and staying for a month. I'm hearing horrible story regarding being over charge for getting a visa to enter
Friday 14th of April 2017 09:51:51 AM
- Our unpleasant bus trip to Laos from Cambodia
My friend and I took a bus from Siem Reap to 4000 islands, and it was absolutely awful. Textbook corruption. VR Express is either working for or with
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:07:50 AM
- Can a 30-day Visa on Arrival be for business?
On the Application form for arrival visa that one receives at Wattay International Airport, under Purpose of visit there is a choice of Tourist, Visits,
Friday 13th of January 2017 08:37:18 AM
- get visa-at Pakse or Luang Prabang on AirLao flight from Siem Reap?
I want to fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang on Lao Airlines, but there is only a 40 minute layover in Pakse. Will there be enough time to get the visa
Wednesday 4th of January 2017 03:03:40 AM
- Share visa extension experience
Hi, I would like to update your information about visa extensions. Last week on Monday I went to the office here in Vientiane. It opens at 8:00 but
Sunday 4th of December 2016 05:45:39 AM
- UK Passport holder, Transit Visa cost & other info.
I'm planning on arriving in Bangkok in late November, and wish to go to Hanoi overland, passing through Laos, (and possibly returning to Laos some months
Monday 22nd of August 2016 10:28:33 AM
- Can Syrian passport holder, living in United Arab Emirates get a Lao tourist visa, and from where since there's no embassy for Laos in UAE?
I am Syrian passport holder, have a work visa in United Arab Emirates, and resident there for 9 years now, and I want to get Lao tourist visa, and there's
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 03:18:45 AM
- Houay Xai to Luang Prabang
I am a US passport holder and would like to travel from Houay Xai to Luang Prabang. What do you recommend is the best and most efficient way to make this
Thursday 10th of March 2016 04:41:07 AM
- How much space does the Lao visa on arrival take up on a passport page?
I?m in Bangkok now, where I went from India to apply for a new 6 month Indian visa. However, as I learned only two days ago, the rules have changed on
Monday 22nd of February 2016 07:28:36 AM
- Sleeper bus to Luang Prabang and cheap hostel/guesthouse in Vientiane
Hi, I plan to visit Laos early next month, me with 2 of my friends will arrive in the morning on March 3 in Vientiane International airport, we need 1
Friday 19th of February 2016 05:14:08 AM
- Travel from Pakse to Bangkok
Has anyone done the ride n' fly option with Nokair? Or are there other surestions for doing this trip?
Monday 15th of February 2016 05:07:16 AM
- Can a Thai National enter Laos without a passport
Is it possible for a Thai National without a passport to enter Laos? The crossing point would be from Nong kai to Vientiane. If this is possible how long
Monday 15th of February 2016 04:33:25 AM
- Is Philippines exempted from Lao Visa?
Is it true that Philippine National is exempted from getting a Lao Visa if I only to choose to travel for 20 days. Thank you.
Wednesday 20th of January 2016 05:29:47 AM
- Can Chinese passport holders acquire a Lao Visa on arrival
To whom it may concern Greetings from Bob I have just perused the relevant regulations and procedures of getting a visa on arrival in this amazingly
Wednesday 20th of January 2016 04:55:41 AM
- Returning to Laos to visit and to have a ceremony for my late father. How much should we expect to spend?
I was born in Laos but came to America when I was 3. My dad past away in 2002 and we had a ceremony for him in America. However, my mother does not feel
Wednesday 6th of January 2016 06:58:46 AM
- Non immigrant o multiple entry for pakistani
Hi I'm Pakistani married to Thai girl and am staying with her in Thailand. I have a non immigrant type O multiple entry visa which will expire in April
Monday 4th of January 2016 02:57:03 AM
- How can I get a multiple entry visa for Laos?
I'd like to enter Laos from Thailand, move to Vietnam after few days and re-enter Laos from Vietnam after more or less a week time. Is it possible to get
Friday 4th of December 2015 02:59:10 AM
- B2 Visa to Lao
What is processing time for work permit visa in Laos? During the processing time of work permit visa can I leave the country ?
Friday 13th of November 2015 02:50:12 AM
- Is Ugandan Passport Holder eligible for Visa on Arrival?
I am a Ugandan Citizen living in Uganda. Will i be eligible for a visa on Arrival and how much would it cost?
Thursday 12th of November 2015 04:17:42 AM
- Picture size for Lao arrival visa for Canadian
Hello I am Canadian citizen, and I will travel to Laos by air to Luang Prabang airport and would like to know the exact photo size and number of photo
Friday 30th of October 2015 07:41:30 AM
- New Zealand passport holder
I am over 30 days stay in Laos, And will possibly stay another 30 plus days, what do i do, to avoid getting black marked in my pasport.
Thursday 22nd of October 2015 04:12:36 AM
- Does it matter that I'm smiling in my passport size photo?
In my passport size photos, I'm smiling (I needed them for school identification, not a passport). Will that be a problem for entry into Laos and Cambodia?
Monday 14th of September 2015 04:50:19 AM
- Day bus
Hi, I'll go to Laos in january and I would like to go from Vientiane to Phnom Penh on the road. It is possible to take a bus to Pakse during the day,
Monday 14th of September 2015 04:17:39 AM
- Can Canadian passport holders get free Lao visa if they are 65 years old
I want visit Lao in the next months with my friends from Lao who stay in Canada. I am 65 years old. They told me that I can get a free visa to go and visit
Tuesday 1st of September 2015 06:38:05 AM
- Do i have to pay for a Visa at the Cambodia border if i have a Working visa in Laos?
Hi i'm living (and working) in Laos and have a working visa, i just wonder if i have to pay for a visa at the cambodian border (just want to spend few
Tuesday 1st of September 2015 04:40:37 AM
- Can I get a Visa on Arrival if I fly with Lao Airlines?
Hello, I will travel to Luang Prabang from Chiang Mai with Lao Airlines soon. I would like to obtain my visa on arrival in Luang Prabang, but I recently
Wednesday 19th of August 2015 02:44:18 AM
- Is it safe to travel with a 9 month old baby during next week
Hi, We will be traveling with our 9 month old baby next month for 1 month business trip. Firstly I would like to know how safe it is with such a small
Friday 10th of July 2015 09:29:49 AM
- multiple entry visas
Is it possible to apply for a multiple entry visa in the country after already getting a tourist VOA? Carley_long@hotmail.com
Wednesday 24th of June 2015 02:12:05 AM
- VIP-Bustravel around Laos
Hello, I will travel around Laos with a friend for three or four weeks this year and wanted to know if the VIP buses along the Luang Prabang - Vientaine
Thursday 7th of May 2015 02:57:37 AM
- Is there ATM at border crossing from china ?
Hello ! I'm coming from China, and I plan to get a visa on arrival. Is it possible to pay by card, or to withdraw cash at the border? Cheers
Wednesday 6th of May 2015 02:13:19 AM
- want to bring machete and ax
I would like to know if I could bring a machete and ax to Laos?
Thursday 23rd of April 2015 08:58:42 AM
- Visa query
Dear Sir/Madam I am a Bangladeshi Citizen. I need to travel to Laos to attend some business meetings (Duration of stay 12 days). Since there is no Laos
Friday 13th of February 2015 02:58:32 AM
- Can you enter and leave again right away ?
Hi, I am a Canadian, I came in to Thailand with a Multiple entry Non Immigrant visa, valid until Oct 2015. I already had a 2 month extension of stay
Tuesday 10th of February 2015 05:27:32 AM
- Visa on arrival time
If I arrive in Vientiane at 2:10pm and have to get a visa on arrival (US) can I make it to a 5:00pm domestic flight?
Monday 9th of February 2015 02:08:59 AM
- Visa On Entry for 2 week business trip; what box to check on the form?
I'm going to Laos for a short business trip of 2 weeks. On the 'Visa On Entry' application you have to check one of the following boxes: Tourist, Business,
Friday 2nd of January 2015 04:55:53 PM
- Get a new Lao visa at the Lao-Thai border w/o entering Thailand?
Hi, My Lao visa will expire in a week and I would like to spend 1 more month in Laos. I wonder if I can go to the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, exit Laos,
Thursday 18th of December 2014 07:18:51 AM
- Lao visa for Indian national and residence of Dubai/United Arab Emirates
Hi, I?m Indian national and residence of Dubai/United Arab Emirates. I want to visit Laos in December but I don?t know how to get Laos tourist visa
Monday 17th of November 2014 04:06:11 AM
- My bus trip from Danang to Pakse
Hi, Good day. Our SE trip had come to an end. We crossed the border of Vietnam and Laos, from Danang to Pakse. We made a call in the central bus station
Tuesday 28th of October 2014 03:15:24 AM
- Udonthani or Nongkai - Vang Vieng bus and visa on arrival
Thank you for the extant info about Laos. I have some doubts and hope you can help... We are a couple (age 51 and 58) planning to cross the border from
Friday 26th of September 2014 08:35:57 AM
- How can Nigerian national get Lao visa?
Hi, I want to visit Laos in ten days time for business purpose from Nigeria but can't locate Laos Embassy here. please could you direct me on the procedures
Friday 5th of September 2014 04:35:49 PM
- Visa information for Pakistani nationals
I am from Pakistan and intend to visit Laos on visit/tourism visa. As a Pakistani national can I get the visa on arrival or I have to get the visa before
Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:29:43 AM
- Entry by Motorbike at Dong Kralor - Veun Kham check point.
Hello, I read your very helpful commentary (dated 15th Feb) regarding motorcycle crossing at Friendship bridge no. 1. Could you confirm if this same
Monday 4th of August 2014 10:35:15 AM
- How much it cost for a tourist ticket rebook in laos?
Hi:) I want to ask how much it will cost if i book a ticket going to Laos because my boss want me to go there and visit her and she wants me to research
Monday 23rd of June 2014 02:24:36 AM
- Crossing border from Vientiane,Laos to Phonm Penh
Hi,I am planning crossing border from Vientiane to Phonm Penh, I would like to ask where can I buy the sleeping bus's ticket at Vientiane? Is it got a
Tuesday 20th of May 2014 03:11:05 AM
- Road Conditions in Laos?
Hello, I am a farang (New Zealand) 73 years of age, with a Thai partner. We wish to drive to Vientiane - and possibly on to Luang Prabang - in our Mazda
Wednesday 30th of April 2014 04:20:20 AM
- How and where do I book Siem Reap - Pakse - Vientiane bus
Hi D. I'd like to get some clarity on the following topics. 1. From Siem Reap I should book a bus from Phnom Penh Sorya from Siem Reap to Pakse (approximately
Wednesday 29th of January 2014 03:17:01 AM
- Motorcycle question
I am coming to Laos to work for 5 years. I wish to bring two motorbikes - Yamaha MT-01 (1700cc) & a Honda VTR 1000 cc.I bought both bikes years ago & wish
Wednesday 8th of January 2014 03:51:11 AM
- Visa for Afghanistan
Hi mate, how and what do I need to get a family from Afghanistan to come to Lao for a holiday with my family, we live in Vientiane. I noticed they are
Tuesday 29th of October 2013 08:06:14 AM
- Can Sri Lankan official passport holder get visa on arrival?
Hi, I am Sri Lankan having official passport want to come Laos for official trip. Could I get on arrival visa with recommendation of Laos ministerial letter?
Friday 25th of October 2013 05:20:23 AM
- Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge open-close hours
What time the bridge close at Nongkhai and Vientiane on weekday and weekend. Thanks.
Monday 14th of October 2013 07:52:50 AM
- Siem Reap Bus Station stop and arrival
Hi, your site is wonderful. Help ease a lot of anxiety since I am a female traveling alone in the Southeast Asia. My questions, 1) I am taking a sleepers
Thursday 3rd of October 2013 03:14:25 AM
- Visa on arrival for Belgian
Dear Friends, This is a message from BELGIUM. I will soon be on travel in South-East Asia. The countries I will visit are in this order: Vietnam (stay
Wednesday 2nd of October 2013 03:37:43 AM
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