Government Shutdown

The Federal Government of the United States of America is currently in a Lapse of Appropriations period starting October 1.

The United States Embassy in Vientiane remain open for consular services, including services to American citizens and visa processing.  Appointments for visa services and American Citizen Services will take place as scheduled. We will update this notice as needed. However, during this time of a partial government shutdown, we are reviewing spending and program decisions – and some of our events might have to be curtailed. Our websites and other social media platforms will not be updated regularly. For more information on Department of State Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations, please click on the following link: