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Now in Lao PDR have 14 types of visas for foreigner and each visas have the difference condition for more informational about visas, condition, types and acception agreement please read in the below
 
1. Diplomatic Visas ( D-A1 ) 4. Visit Visas ( B3 ) 7. Business Visas ( NI-B2 ) 10. Non - Immigrant Visas ( NI-B3 ) 13. Permanent Visas
2. Official Visas ( S-A2 ) 5. Expert Visas ( E-B2 ) 8. Student Visas ( ST-B2 ) 11. Transit Visas ( TR-B3 ) 14. Husband or wifeVisas ( SP-B3)
3. Courtesy Visas ( C-B1) 6. Journalist Visas ( M-B2 ) 9. Tourist Visas ( T-B3 ) 12. Labour Visas ( LA-B2 )
 
 
Diplomatic Visas ..............................................................

Description : Diplomatic visas is issued to diplomats consular officers, head of united nations agencies and other international organization and their dependents (Spouse and Children) holding diplomatic passport.

Visa status : diplomatic visas (A1) and official visas (A2) are exempted from visa fees. Multiple visa may obtained for a period of one year and may be renewed each year until the assignment’s completion.

 
Official Visas ....................................................................

Description : Official visas is issued to the staff members of diplomatic mission, consulates, unite nation agencies and their dependents ( Spouse and Children) holding official passport.

Visa status : official visas (A2) are exempted from visa fees. Multiple visa may obtain for a period of one year and may be renewed each year until the assignment’s completion.

 
Courtesy Visas ................................................................

Description : Courtesy visas is issued to foreign experts and their dependents holding Diplomatic, official and ordinary passports performing assignments under bilateral cooperation or grant assistance project for the government of Lao PDR.

Visa Status : Courtesy Visa (B1) is exempted from visa fees, multiple entry visas may be obtain for and period of six (06) months until assignment completion.

 
Visit Visas ........................................................................

Description : Visit visas are issued to foreign citizens holing ordinary passport an intending to visit relatives working in the Lao PDR.

Visa status : visit visas (B3) is subject to the payment of visas and service fees upon each travel destination to the Lao PDR. B3 category visa does not entitle its holder to work or apply for multiple entry visas.

   
Expert Visas .....................................................................

Description : expert visas is issued to foreign visitors for their excursion an enjoy sightseeing in Lao the tourist visas valid for thirty (30) days entering and staying permit in the territory of the Lao PDR. Embassies or General Consulates, of the Lao PDR gives those tourist visas at abroad or Lao authorities at the international check points which have had full right obtain tourist visas upon arrival in accordance with their stem employment prohibited.

Visa status : Expert visas is issued to the foreign expert international organization such as Non-Governments accordance to the assignments of the contracts loans ( spouse and children) and or relative who wants to come in short visit.

 
Journalist Visas ................................................................
Description : Journalist visas is issued to the foreign media who will collect the news in Lao PDR.
 
Business Visas .................................................................

Description : Business visas is issued for foreign experts performing assignment under projects provided by loan agreements and as provided by employment contracts or projects wards, to expert or volunteers of Non-government Agencies expert of education and medical staff members of Diplomatic mission, General consulates, the United Nation Agencies and other international organization holding ordinary passport for the countries or from third countries, as well as foreign business persons.

Visa status : Business visas (B2) is subject to payment of mandatory visa and service fees, Multiple entry visas may be obtained for a period of one (1) year, Six (6) months and three (3) months and may be renewed every one (1) year, six(6) months, or three (3) months until completion of assignments.

 
Student Visas ..................................................................

Description : Student’s visas is issued to the students who study in Laos PDR for one to five years and may be renewed year by year for long stay in Lao PDR.

   
Tourist Visas ....................................................................

Description : Tourist visas is issued to foreign visitors for their excursion an enjoy sightseeing in Lao the tourist visas valid for thirty (30) days entering and staying permit in the territory of the Lao PDR. Embassies or General Consulates, of the Lao PDR gives those tourist visas at abroad or Lao authorities at the international check points which have had full right obtain tourist visas upon arrival in accordance with their stem employment prohibited.

 
Non-Immigrant Visas ......................................................

Description : Non-Immigrant visas is issued to foreign visitors for their excursion an enjoy sightseeing in Lao the tourist visas valid for thirty (30) days entering and staying permit in the territory of the Lao PDR. Embassies or General Consulates, of the Lao PDR gives those tourist visas at abroad or Lao authorities at the international check points which have had full right obtain tourist visas upon arrival in accordance with their stem employment prohibited.

Visa status : Non-immigrant visas is issued to Foreigners’ engineering, researcher and short education in Lao PDR, as well as the monks, athletics, foreign musician who will be present in traditional festival and others to visit relatives in Lao PDR.

 
Transit Visas ....................................................................

Description : Transit visas is issued to foreign visitors who transit through the Lao PDR. to third country including their air tickets the embassies or general consulates of the Lao PDR at abroad having full right obtain transit visas with its two voyages and stem “ employment prohibited” those visas are allowed to stay permit in the Lao PDR for the period of five(5) days only.

 
Labour Visas ....................................................................

Description : Labour visas is issued to the foreigners or non citizens who get work permit from the Ministry of labour and welfare and identity cards from the Foreigner control Department and work regally in Lao PDR.

   
Visa exemption agreement have the difference of condition and type of passport , diplomatic passport, service passport and ordinaly passport.
 
No Countries Diplomatic passport Service passport Ordinaly passport  
1 Armenia ......................
30 days
30 days
Not available
2 Azerbaijan ..................
30 days
30 days
Not available
3 Bangladesh .................
30 days
30 days
Not available
4 Belarus .......................
30 days
30 days
Not available
5 Brazil ..........................
90 days
90 days
Not available
6 Brunei .........................
14 days
14 days
14 days
7 Cambodia ..................
90 days
90 days
30 days
8 China .........................
30 days
30 days
Not available
9 Cuba .........................
90 days
90 days
Not available
10 DPR Korea ................
30 days
30 days
Not available
11 Estonia .......................
30 days
30 days
Not available
12 Georgia .....................
30 days
30days
Not available
13 Hungary ....................
90 days
90 days
Not available
14 India ..........................
30 days
30 days
Not available
15 Indonesia ...................
14 days
14 days
30 days
16 Japan .........................
90 days
Not available
15 days
17 Kazakhstan ................
30 days
30 days
Not available
18 Kyrgyzatan ................
30 days
30 days
Not available
19 Latvia .........................
30 days
30 days
Not available
20 Lithuania .....................
30 days
30 days
Not available
21 Luxembourg ................
Not available
Not available
15 days
22 Malaysia .....................
30 days
30 days
30 days
23 Moldova .....................
30 days
30 days
Not available
24 Mongolia ....................
30 days
30 days
30 days
25 Myanma .....................
30 days
30 days
14 days
26 Peru ...........................
90 days
90 days
Not available
27 Philippines ..................
30 days
30 days
30 days
28 Poland ........................
90 days
90 days
Not available
29 R. Korea ....................
90 days
90 days
15 days
30 Russia ........................
30 days
30 days
15 days
31 Singapore ...................
30 days
30 days
30 days
32 Switserland .................
Not available
Not available
15 days
33 Tajikistan ....................
30 days
30 days
Not available
34 Thailand .....................
30 days
30 days
30 days
35 Timor leste ..................
30 days
30 days
Not available
36 Turkmenistan ..............
30 days
30 days
Not available
37 Ukraine ......................
30 days
30 days
Not available
38 Uzbekistan ..................
30 days
30 days
Not available
39 Vietnam ......................
30 days
30 days
30 days
40 Ecuador .....................
30 days
30 days
Not available
41 Hong kong ................. 14 days 14 days Not available
42 Serbia ........................ 30 days 30 days Not available
43 Mexico 90 days 90 days Not available
44 Kuwait 30 days 30 days Not available
45 Czech Republic 90 days 90 days Not available
   
                   
 
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