Consular Section Closures – U.S. Embassy Vientiane

2020 Consular Section Closures

The consular section is open for business Monday-Thursday 8-11AM and 2-3:30PM, Friday’s 8-11am, except most American and Lao Holidays.  All routine consular services are provided by appointment only.  Federal Benefits Services are on a walk-in bases on Wednesdays at 2PM.  Inquiries about routine services can only be made by contacting  We regret we do not have the resources to answer phone inquiries.  Lost and Stolen passport replacement, and requests for temporary emergency passports are seen on a walk-in bases during regular business hours.   In-person immigrant visa inquiries may be made on Thursdays at 2PM on a walk-in, first-come-first-served bases.

EMERGENCIES: For emergencies such as the death, arrest, being a victim of a crime, serious medical emergency, or hospitalization of a U.S. citizen call +85621487000,

Date Holiday
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Monday, February 17, 2020 Presidents’ Day
Monday, March 09, 2020 International Women’s Day
Monday, April 13, 2020 Lao New Year
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Lao New Year
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Lao New Year
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Lao New Year
Friday, May 01, 2020 International Labor Day
Monday, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Friday, July 03, 2020 Independence Day
Monday, July 20, 2020 Lao Women Union Day
Monday, September 07, 2020 Labor Day
Friday, October 02, 2020 Boat Racing Festival
Monday, October 12, 2020 Columbus Day
Friday, October 30, 2020 That Luang Festival
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020  Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 02, 2020  Lao National Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day