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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos (April 18, 2022)
April 18, 2022

Greetings from the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane!  This message is for all U.S. Citizens in the Luang Prabang area.

On April 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., a Consular Officer will be available in the lobby at the Avani Luang Prabang Hotel to answer questions related to American Citizen Services offered at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane.  All U.S. citizens in the area are invited to visit for consular consultations, apply to renew passports, or obtain notary services.   The Consular Officer cannot provide services for U.S. Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) during the visit.  All U.S. citizens seeking a CRBA should contact CONSLao@state.gov to receive instructions and schedule an appointment.

Passport renewal customers must complete the proper U.S. passport application form and provide a current passport, a photocopy of the passport biodata page, a 2 x 2 (51 x 51 mm) passport photo taken within the past six months, and exact payment in cash (LAK or USD).  Additional rules apply for applicants for renewal of a child’s passport.  Please see our website for complete instructions:  https://la.usembassy.gov/passports/

Please note that the completed passport must be picked up in person at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane.

If you have questions about this consular trip, please email us at CONSLAO@state.gov.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and LaosCountry Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Laos,located at Thaduea Road, Km 9, Vientiane at +856 21 487 000, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +1-301-985-8789.
  • Call +1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or +1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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