Due to its geographical situation in the middle of the South Asian region, Laos has become an attractive country that each year receives more tourists, including Brazilian travelers.
With the aim of controlling its borders and the document to enter the country, the government of Laos introduced an electronic visa system for a total of 150 eligible countries. In this sense, it is recommended to have an e-Visa Approval Letter for tourists that guarantee an efficient, online process.
This way, local authorities provide an e-Visa within 1 or 3 working days. The Laos electronic visa for Brazilian travelers allows the Immigration Department of Laos to control all borders without the congestion of tourists that arrive at the main ports of the country.
Do Brazilians Have to Apply for an eVisa to Laos
Yes, as many other countries that are not located in Asia, the nationals of Brazil need to apply for an online tourist visa to enter Laos.
As explained above, the eVisa guarantees the entry and free circulation of Brazilians all over the country. In order to avoid problems before departure, it is recommended to have the electronic visa for Brazilian citizens at least 7 days before the day of arrival.
The visa to Laos has a validity of 60 days after having received it, so it is a good option even if Brazilian travelers are not sure about concreted trip days. It permits to remain at Laos a total of 30 consecutive days; time enough for discovering this exotic country.
Laos Visa Requirements for Brazilian Citizens
An eVisa is a personal document that cannot be exchanged. Each Brazilian who wants to enter in Laos must have their tourist visa. For obtaining one, different private documents and data will be required during the filling process of the application form:
- Name, surname, and date of birth
- Gender identity
- Passport information: Travelers must have passports in order, with an expiration day of at least 6 months after the arrival day to Laos
- Photo in passport size
It is important to be in possession of a valid credit or debit card at the moment of the online application.
The classic via for obtaining a visa directly from Laos ports of entry on the Immigrations Desks is still available, but in this case, Brazilians have to bring all the documentation required in photocopies and need to wait in line at the control borders.
The online application of a Laos e-Visa, on the other hand, allows citizens of Brazil to have the requirement of access to Laos in order, forgetting to wait a long time at the airport.
Steps for Obtaining a Laos e-Visa Application From Brazil
Everything Brazilians need for a correct online application is a good connection to the internet, access to a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone, and an active email address. Brazilian applicants must have the following files prepared before the application form:
- A photo with this specific size: 4x6cm, taken within the last 6 months
- A copy of the passport’s biographical data
These files will be required during the application for all countries that are available to apply for a Laos eVisa.
Once all the required documents are introduced in the form and after completing the payment with a valid credit or debit card, it takes between 1 and 3 days to receive the visa on the email address provided.
Brazilian citizens can make a print of the visa and take it to their trip, since it will be asked at the entry port or airport to Laos, along with the original passport.
In case that some of the information provided is wrong, our agents will contact the applicant via email to obtain the new and correct information, and it would take another 1 to 3 days to obtain the electronic visa to Laos.
Travel From Brazil to Laos: Tips and More
We highly recommend Brazilian citizens to prepare their trip as follows, in addition to the application of an e-Visa to Laos:
- See the doctor to be informed about possible vaccines necessary to enter Laos. It is advised that travelers from Brazil get this information previously (at least 3 months before traveling).
- Check the best period for traveling to Laos. This country, as many of the southeast zone, is characterized by having a Monzon period that takes from May to October.
- Even though Laos is a secure country, Brazilian travelers should read the news of the country with enough time to know if there are any travel restrictions or other relevant information available.
The main airports of Laos are:
- Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital)
- Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang)
- Pakse International Airport (Champasack Province)
The are other ports of entry that connect Thailand to Laos, and which are suitable for those travelers who have planned a trip that includes visiting other countries:
- Laos – Thailand Friendship Bridge II, which connects Thailand to Laos
- Laos – Thailand Friendship Bridge I
Important: In these ports, Brazilian citizens have to bring the Laos approval letter visa, too, due to the control of the immigration borders.