British Citizens do need a visa to enter Laos. However, a 30 day visa it can be obtained on arrival from all points of entry except overland entry from Cambodia. A minimum of 6-month valid passport is a must to get a visa. You can download on arrival visa form by clicking here.
Citizens of following country also don't require visa to enter Laos:
Korea, Russia, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and VietNam
Citizens of all other countries should contact the Laos embassy in Paris France, the nearest embassy from UK to the visa requirements.
Embassy of Laos in Paris, France
The applicant must have a guarantor in Laos. Other documents required can be found from the Laos Embassy in Paris, France. Some generic documents that might be required are mentioned below
a) A valid passport
b) Proof of Funds to finance your stay
c) Proof of accommodation, Airline tickets or itinerary
d) Completely filled and signed application form
e) 2 passport sized photographs
Submission of Visa Application
You have to visit the embassy of Laos in Paris, France to apply for a visa to Laos from the French Embassy in London.
Visa Processing time and fees
Visa processing time
The visa processing time can be confirmed from the Laos embassy in Paris, France. However visa on arrival will be issued to you at the spot.
The visa fee can be found from the Laos embassy in Paris, France. However, The visa-on-arrival costs approximately GBP 22.1.
Collection of Visa
You should visit the Laos embassy in Paris, France for the collection of your passport after visa processing is done.
Final Checklist of things to take along
You should take special attention to check following things while packing your bags to Laos .
a) All documents mentioned in step 2
b) A valid credit card or cash, because there is a withdraw limit of approx. 65GBP worth of currency from international ATMs
c) Complete information about your accommodation
d) Maps of different cities and areas in Laos
Tips and Precautions for tourists before visiting Laos
The following precautions are suggested for a safe visit to Laos.
a) Visit your physician to take vaccines or immunizations against hepatitis A, typhoid, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis and rabies.
b) Passport must be carried all the time (while traveling into the country).
c) You are not allowed to work on a tourist visa.