Passport Services

Laos requires that American Citizens entering the country must have at least six months validity remaining in their passports. Please plan your travel accordingly by ensuring that your passport has at least six months validity and at least two completely blank “Visa” pages remaining before travelling to Laos. Lao visa or Entry stamps will not be placed on the “Endorsements” pages. Americans may obtain a tourist visa to Laos on arrival at all international airports and friendship bridges, and most land border crossings. For further information on visas to Laos please contact your nearest Lao Embassy or please go to The State Department website.

When traveling, please remember to carry a photocopy of your passport separately from your passport. In the event of loss or theft, the copy will helps facilitates issuance of a replacement passport.

The consular section issues full and limited validity U.S passports. Since December 31, 2015, extra visa pages can no longer be added to U.S. passports.

In Laos, all persons, including minors, seeking a U.S passport must appear in person at the Embassy to apply. All passport applications require appointments, with the exception of emergency passport applications.

Allow two weeks for processing new U.S passports. Passports must be collected at the consular section by the applicant or authorized representative. An appointment is not necessary to pick up your passport.

For more information about U.S passport services, please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html. Please be advised that some procedures for passport application abroad may vary according to the country in which the passport application is made.