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a little bit of laos visa confusion....

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1. Posted by laoskijgah (Full Member 41 posts) 12y

Am getting a bit confused on how to get a visa for Laos. I am wanting to enter from somewhere near Chang Rai in Thailand and spend two weeks in Laos moving south to exit back to Thailand nea Vientiene. Do I need to get a visa in Bangkok or can i get it when i cross, and is either way cheaper? I also have heard you need to get an exit stamp, do you get this at the exit or before?

Thanks for any help!!

2. Posted by travelfish (Full Member 75 posts) 12y

Hi again!

Take a look at this site for info on Lao visas - they just recently changed the rules but this info is up to date.

As you'll see there's a range of options and costs.

Hope this helps
The online travel guide to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand

3. Posted by Keter (Full Member 65 posts) 12y

Search - visas and passport section or

to connect to TIMATIC database

However note that the information may be a bit outdated as lots of visa terms change constantly.

Check the embassies but those are usually more strict than are actual visa officers on the borders.