Citizenship Services

Day of Appointment Instructions:

In light of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane is encouraging social distancing protocols.  Please arrive only at your exact appointment time – do not arrive early.  Customers who arrive more than 15 minutes after their appointment time may be asked to reschedule.  Do not stand closely to other applicants who are not members of your immediate family or traveling party.  Customers must wear face masks in the U.S. Embassy facilities unless personnel request removal to verify identity.  Follow the directions of the U.S. Embassy guards.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, reschedule your appointment online for a time at least 14 days in the future.

  • Have your Passport and/or government-issued ID ready and easily accessible.
  • Ensure you have all necessary forms/documents completed and ready to present at check-in.
  • If you arrive more than 15 minutes before or after your appointment you may not be permitted to enter.

The American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy Vientiane is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., except Lao and American Holidays. We are also closed to the public every Friday. You must have an appointment for non-emergency services. Appointments must be made online only by clicking here. ACS working hours is 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Passport pick up hours are only between 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 am Monday through Thursday, except Lao and American Holidays. Please click here to see our 2020 closures.

For more information, please visit our website at: or send us an email at 

American Citizen Services Address
American Citizen Services
Ban Somvang Thai , Thadeua Road, Km 9, Hatsayfong district, Vientiane
Tel: (856) 21-48-7000

The Embassy encourages all American citizens visiting or residing in Laos to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American citizens can enroll on the Department of State’s website:

Notice: Third-Party Attendance at CRBA and Passport Interviews. 

Renunciation of U.S. citizenship is a very serious decision and, once approved by the Department of State, is irrevocable.  Potential renunciants are asked to carefully reflect on their decision before making an appointment to execute the Oath of Renunciation at the U.S. Embassy.  An individual seeking to renounce their U.S. citizenship must show that they fully understand the consequences of what he or she is seeking to do, including losing the right to reside in the United States without documentation. They must also show that they are acting of their own free will, without undue influence from others and without reservation. We ask that you carefully review the information at the following link

Once you understand the relevant information and conditions, you may schedule an appointment by contacting the American Citizen Services office via email at

Please be aware that the renunciation process requires two separate visits that are at least 48 hours apart. The first visit is to discuss the process with a consular officer and the reason for your desire to renounce your citizenship. The second visit is to complete the formalities, payment and paperwork.

The fee of $2, 350 is payable in USD or Lao KIP at the time of your second and final appointment.