Consulate information


2222 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours: Mon to Fri  9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4:30 pm


Phone: (202) 328-9148 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at least 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. For up to date information, please click this link
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Indonesia, Philippines, Russian Fed., Singapore, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 30 days. Must have a valid passport.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA) for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, UK, USA, Venezuela, and some other countries. VOA can be obtained at Luang Prabang (LPQ), Pakse (PKZ), and Vientiane (VTE) airports for a maximum stay of 30 days. Must have confirmed hotel reservations, a passport photo, and all travel documentation needed for the next destination.
  • E-visa can be obtained before departure. Passengers must have a printed e-visa confirmation and can only enter at Wattay international airport (VTE).
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - two (2) photos
White background and should be free of shadows, photo is clear and in color, glasses not allowed. Applicant is directly facing camera w/ a neutral expression, eyes are clearly visible.
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy or Immigration officer of the country. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
10 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Rush Service20.00
US Nationals

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: September 19, 2022