Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus: 

As of July 15, the United States Embassy Vientiane in Laos have resumed certain nonimmigrant services, including: F, M, certain J categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor professor, research scholar, short-term research scholar, specialist, secondary school student and college/university student), C1/D, E, I, O, and P visas, and certain immigrant visas including IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/la/la-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.


Applicants for H1B, H2B, L1, and certain J categories and their dependents covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here.


Please note, you must wear a face mask when visiting the United States Embassy Vientiane in Laos. If you are feeling ill or have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not enter the United States Embassy Vientiane in Laos buildings and reschedule your appointment.


The Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within 14 days in certain countries prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States (Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996, and 10041), and the Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak (Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052) remain in effect. For details about these Presidential Proclamations click here.


Attention: Nonimmigrant Visas Applicants should submit electronically the DS160 online form before making an appointment. Update your profile with the DS160 barcode number by selecting “Update Profile” on this website. When scheduling your appointment, use the same barcode from your current DS160. If you have made an appointment with an invalid or previously used barcode, you must update your profile at least three (3) business days prior to your appointment date with the new/valid barcode. Otherwise, you will not be allowed in for an interview and will need to make a new appointment using the new/valid DS-160 barcode. Please bring printouts of your DS 160 confirmation and appointment confirmation to your interview.


Information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Laos. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Laos.