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Nonimmigrant Visas

Important Note

The Secretary of State has authorized the lifting of most sanctions on U.S. visa issuance to Lao citizens. The sanctions were imposed under U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 243(d).


The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

If your travel is urgent, please request an expedited appointment through the GSS system.

Contact Us

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

Call Center representatives will be available: Monday –  Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00p.m. (excluding holidays)