Is someone from Laos

Franz PetriOctober 31, 2011, 2:57 p.m.


According to advance information, I need the Laos visa for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos tour before the trip.

Do any of you have experience with visa applications? Are the EUR 40 fees still up to date? Can you also transfer it, and if so, do you have to state something special about the purpose?

Many thanks & best regards, Franz.

Pierpaolo Cecca ...November 1, 2011, 1:42 pm

Hello Franz,

I've been there, but not in Laos. You don't need a visa for Thailand, just as little for Cambodia. When I was at the Thailand-Cambodia border, I only filled out a slip of paper, directly at the border, then through passport control, nothing more. As I said about Laos ... no idea.

more info here:

The price is already 50 €, not 40

Best regards


Hans SchullerNovember 2, 2011, 11:05 am

I was in Laos / Cambodia in February 2011 and got the visa at the airport in Laos immediately. I think it cost 50 USD.

Kerstin GöhmannNovember 2, 2011, 12:33 p.m.

A visa is required for Laos and Cambodia. Cambodia costs $ 20 and a passport photo. To apply directly at the border. It's very easy and quick. Don't pay more than $ 20, because that's the set price and must be paid in dollars only.

I didn't pay for the Laos visa, I think 30 dollars, also a passport photo and off we go.

Have fun

LG Kerstin

Kerstin GöhmannNovember 2, 2011, 12:49 pm

Here is some more information.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after returning to Germany. Travelers with a German ID must have a valid Laos visa to travel across the country. The visa is available on site at the Vientiane and Luang Prabang airports. If you are traveling from Thailand to Laos by land, you can obtain a Laos visa at the border crossings Khong / Ban Houia Xai, Nong Khai / Vientiane and Ubon Ratchathani / Chong Mek. For USD 30 and two passport photos, you can buy a visa that is valid for 30 days. Also take a few small dollar bills with you for entry; A service fee of US $ 1 was charged on our last entry. If you are traveling to Laos from Cambodia, e.g. For example, with the Dolphin River module or the Boloven Plateau module, you must already be in possession of a Laos visa. You can get this in Phnom Penh or in Bangkok if you are staying there for a few days. Otherwise you can apply for the visa at the Laos Embassy in 14193 Berlin, Bismarckallee 2a. Tel .: 030 - 89 06 06 47 apply. This also applies if you are traveling from Laos to Cambodia. If you are coming from Switzerland, you can apply for the visa at the Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, Route de Colovrex 14bis, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Schweiz / Switzerland. Tel .: 0041 - 227982441 Please note that if you re-enter Thailand overland, you will only have a stay of 15 days. If you fly from Laos to Thailand, you can get the normal tourist visa for 30 days.

LG Kerstin

Franz PetriNovember 2, 2011, 5:22 pm

Hi everyone, thanks for the answers :-)

I booked the trip through (world-insight subsidiary), who in turn sent me travel information in which they point out that you should / have to get the visa in advance, since you are going to Laos from Thailand enters by land.

Unfortunately, there are different statements on the Internet, also regarding the price when applying here in Germany.

The border crossing takes place according to the travel route at Houia Xai.

The status of the visa information at vagabunt was 2010, so I was unsure what applies now, since apparently you can * but * get the visa status on site (which I would prefer than to send my passport through the area by post) ; Unfortunately, the nice lady on the phone couldn't tell me anything more specific.

Kerstin GöhmannNovember 2, 2011, 7:22 pm

You are traveling from Thailand to Laos, so you can get your visa at the border without any problems. For Cambodia the same, you arrive at Siem Reap Airport and get the visa there, it takes maybe 5 - 10 minutes and you have it. So no stress.

LG Kerstin

Franz PetriJanuary 30, 2012, 3:45 p.m.

Hello, here briefly and finally my experience report: the one with the Laos visa issued directly upon entry, also works without problems on land, as described above by Kerstin. Thanks again :-)

Wolfgang Sonnen ...May 9, 2012, 10:02 p.m.

Hello dear Franz,

Also is:

One dollar more than overtime has to be paid for the immigrants at the border crossing of Ban Houeixai. A total of 31 US dollars

Otherwise completely problem-free and wait about 15 minutes, as Kerstin said

LG sends you to Germany :-))

Hieng, the tour guide from Laos