I'm relatively new to this travel forum but it has greatly helped me to plan my 10 week trip in South East Asia this Summer. I have one pending issue: the Loas Visa.
I'm planning to travel my way up from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand to Vietnam and then to Laos. Does anyone know how long it takes to purchase a Loas Visa from Hanoi? And is there any possibility to purchase it at the border?
Not sure about getting your visa in Hanoi but you can get your laos visa at most border crossings which would probably be the best option. You will need 2 passport sized photos and it costs around $30 if i remember rightly.
Every guest house or travel agent in Hanoi (and the whole of Vietnam) will arrange a Lao visa for you for (normally) 1USD commission, which is well worth it to avoid the hassle.
Also, if you buy at the border, you only get a max of 14days, whereas if you do it before, you get a month.
And you can also easily get Lao visas in Thailand
For my visa I past by South Pacific Travel, they do it really fast and really reasonnable price.
They r located in 73 Ly nam de, hoan kiem
Hope this can help you
That's just great. Thanks a lot for your help!