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Laos visa??

Posted by Adventurer on 31/1/2006 at 23:09

Hi; I'm looking for info about getting a 1 month visa for Laos.

1. What would be the best way to get one?
2. Where would I go?
3. How much?

I will be arriving in Bangkok on a Fri. night leaving for other places in Thailand Sunday. I plan to stay in Thailand for a month then enter Laos from northern Thailand ( Chiang Khong).

Any tips greatly appreciated, THANKS!!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 31/1/2006 at 23:40 admin

Go to the Lao embassy in Bangkok and apply for one. It costs around US$30 (depending on nationality) and takes a couple of hours to process apparently.

You can download an application form from their website.

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Posted by PKK on 15/3/2006 at 16:54

If you are flying from Chinag Mai to Luang Prabang is it possible to get the visa from CM or LP airport?? Thanks

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Posted by exacto on 18/3/2006 at 10:07


You can get a visa on arrival at the airport in Luang Prabang, but it will only be valid for 15 days, not the 30 days you say you'll need. The cost is still in the US $30 range, but there is a service charge of an extra dollar or so if you arrive outside of normal business hours, on a weekend, etc. They'll also expect you to have this money in US cash too.

If you don't want to spend the time heading all the way out to the Lao Embassy in Bangkok (it isn't conveniently or centrally located), and you have the time before you depart, you might want to request a 30-day visa from a Lao Embassy near you. Costs are about the same, and that's one less thing to worry about once you arrive in Thailand. Good Luck.

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