Australians require a visa to travel to Laos. You can either obtain a visa prior to departure or obtain upon arrival. Due to the long queue and tedious procedure to obtain a visa upon arrival, we recommend that you apply for your visa before departure to avoid any complications that may arise. It is recommended for you to apply for your Laos visa within 2 months before your date of arrival into Laos.
All travellers are required to comply with the following visa requirements guidelines. This will prevent your visa application from being rejected or delayed.
Please ensure your original passport has a validity of at least 6 months with a minimum of 2 blank visa pages. This will avoid any complications at the airport check-in, customs and immigration checkpoints.
Passport conditions that may affect the assessment of your visa application and potentially being denied entry into the country:
Expired passport or due to expire before arrival or during your trip.
Water damaged passport that cannot be scanned to identify the person.
Cut or torn passports depending on the degree of the damage may be considered void.
Visa Application Form
Please note when completing the visa application form, an incomplete or incorrect completion of the visa application form can cause delays, in certain cases you may be required to complete a new visa application form.
You need to provide a recent passport size colour photo taken within the last 6 months.
You are required to provide a copy of your flight itinerary showing your full name, with details of your entry and exit dates.
You may be required to provide additional supporting documents depending on the type of visa you apply.
Children under 12 years of age needs to comply with the same visa requirements as adults.
A letter of consent by the parents may be required. In some circumstance, additional supporting documents may need to be submitted with the application.
Tourist Visa Requirements
To view detail of specific requirements, fees and the processing time, select the visa type: