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Laos 60 day visa from embassy

Posted by somtam2000 on 21/2/2009 at 15:57 admin

I've read a number of reports now of travellers with standard Lao tourist visas being granted 60 day stays in Laos (as opposed to the normal 30 days).

Anyone have a first hand report on this? The Lao embassy websites are still saying 30 days only.

Thanks!

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Posted by amazon_blonde on 21/2/2009 at 17:31

I flew into Luang Prabang from Bangkok on January 30th and got a visa on arrival. (We're Canadian). After getting the tourist visa, we were stamped in for 30 days by immigration. I haven't heard or seen anything different ... not that it means that it's not happening. Cheers.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/2/2009 at 18:02 admin

Thanks,

I think the 60 days is only being issued to people who got their visas beforehand (ie at a Lao consulate or embassy). I don't think visa on arrival has been upped to 60 days.

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Posted by wanderingcat on 21/2/2009 at 18:39

think the title of this thread is a little misleading?
60-day visa, but obtained in advance at embassies abroad, not 'on arrival'.
Lao embassy in Singapore just confirmed with me by email earlier this month. but have heard of people obtaining 60-day tourist visas from the embassy in Bangkok since late 2008.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/2/2009 at 19:12 admin

Hi wanderingcat,

Thanks for the report -- appreciated... and thread topic dutifully changed -- I'm sick as a dog so wasn't thinking all that straight!

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