Nonimmigrant Visas

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 make an interview appointment and then send an emai to CONSLAO@state.gov to request an expedited interview.

Important note: As of July 9, 2018, a small number of Lao travelers will be affected by limited visa restrictions. For more information please open this link (PDF 103 KB).

If you already have a B1/B2 Visitor Visa to the United States you are not affected by the limited visa restrictions.

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)