Consular Section Closures – U.S. Embassy Vientiane

2019 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
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Monday, February 18, 2019 Presidents’ Day
Friday, March 08, 2019 International Women’s Day
Monday, April 15, 2019 Lao New Year
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Lao New Year
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Lao New Year
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 International Labor Day
Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
Thursday, July 04, 2019 Independence Day
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Beginning of Buddhist Lent
Friday, July 19, 2019 Lao Women Union Day
Monday, September 02, 2019 Labor Day
Monday, October 07, 2019 National Teacher’s Day
Monday, October 14, 2019 Columbus Day/Boat Racing Festival
Monday, November 11, 2019 Veterans Day/That Luang Festival
Thursday, November 28, 2019  Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 02, 2019  Lao National Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day