Consular Section Closures – U.S. Embassy Vientiane

2022 Consular Section Closures

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the notification of lockdown by the Vientiane City Mayor’s Office, the United States Embassy in Vientiane, Laos has temporarily suspended all routine services.  Given the uncertain circumstances in Laos related to the current outbreak, the Embassy cannot provide a specific date when routine services will resume.

The consular section is open for business Monday-Thursday 8-11AM and 2-3:30PM, Friday 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
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Monday, February 21, 2022 Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 International Women’s Day
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Lao New Year
Thursday, April 14, 2022 Lao New Year
Friday, April 15, 2022 Lao New Year
Monday, May 02, 2022 International Labor Day
Monday, May 30, 2022 Memorial Day
Monday, Jun 20, 2022 Juneteenth
Monday, July 4, 2022 Independence Day
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Lao Women Union Day
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day
Monday, October 10, 2022 Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Boat Racing Festival
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 That Luang Festival
Friday, November 11, 2022 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 2, 2022 Lao National Day
Monday, December 26, 2022 Christmas Day