The government of Laos recently announced that they would allow the citizens of 150 countries worldwide, including, Denmark to apply for an electronic travel authorization in order to visit the country. This electronic travel authorization is called the Laos eVisa Approval Letter and is available to citizens of the 150 eligible countries due to the agreements they have in place with the government of Laos.
Laos eVisa Application Process for Danish Citizens
There are many benefits associated with applying for a Laos eVisa for Danish citizens. Firstly, the process of applying for the Laos eVisa is quite simple and takes only a few minutes to complete. It can be done from the applicant’s home or office and the visa arrives in a matter of days over the applicant’s email. Secondly, applicants are saved from the trouble of having to wait in long lines at the embassy/consulate or at the airport in order to have their application processed. Laos eVisa applications are pre-screened for security issues and other risk factors associated with travel, so the holders of the Laos eVisa have an easier, quicker and more convenient experience traveling to the country.
The Laos eVisa allows Danish citizens a single entry into Laos with a maximum stay of up to 30 days in the country. In case, the traveler(s) is interested in staying for a longer duration or if he/she requires multiples visits to the country, then he/she has the option of applying for a Laos tourist visa instead. However, in order to do so the traveler will have to visit a local Lao embassy or consulate.
Travelers are encouraged to look through the different types of tourist visas offered by the Laos government to determine which best suits their travel needs.
Travelers must also note that travelers arriving in Laos on a Laos eVisa can only enter the country from one of two entry points:
- Wattay International Airport
- Lao Thai Friendship Bridge I
How to Apply for The Laos eVisa from Denmark
If the traveler determines that the Laos eVisa is the best visa option available for his/her travel needs, he/she can then begin applying for the eVisa by visiting the Laos Online eVisa website.
On the main page, there will be a link that opens up the online eVisa application. This application will ask the applicant to list personal details such as name, date of birth, age, gender, address etc. as well as some passport information, specifically, date of expiration and passport number. Travelers may also need to answer some basic security questions as well.
Danish travelers must be aware that the information they provide on the Laos eVisa application form must be accurate and match the information shown on their Danish passport. Inaccurate information or a mismatch between the information on the online form and the applicant’s passport can have eVisa application rejected. Applicant will then have to file a new application with the correct information to rectify the issue.
As part of completing the application process, applicants will be required to make a payment for processing the application. This can be done using a valid debit/credit card.
Once the applicant has reviewed the information entered on the eVisa application form and paid the processing fee, he/she can then submit the application.
How Long Does It Take to Process the Laos eVisa from Denmark?
It is recommended that the travelers apply for the Laos eVisa at least 7 days before their departure for Laos to allow the eVisa to arrive in a timely fashion. This is due to the fact that it can take up to 3 business days for the eVisa application to be processed and approved/denied.
What Documents are Required to Apply for the Laos eVisa?
In some cases, Danish travelers may be required to submit additional documentation while applying for the Laos eVisa application. These additional documents could be a record of vaccinations they have had, places they have traveled to, proof they have sufficient funds to cover their travel expenses and whether or not they have any prior criminal history.
Travelers also have the option to submit these documents online at a later time using the link they receive in the email following the submission of their application on the Laos eVisa website.
Basic Requirements for Danish Citizens to Enter Laos
The government of Laos has set some basic requirements that all applicants of the Laos eVisa must meet in order to apply for a Laos eVisa. These requirements include having a valid passport, a valid email address, a valid debit/credit card and a recent color photograph of the applicant.
All applicants of the Laos eVisa must also take the following documents when they travel to Laos to be allowed entry:
- A passport from an eligible country that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of their arrival in Laos.
- They must also have a recent passport-sized color photograph of themselves
- A printed copy of their approved Laos eVisa application.
- Any additional documentation that may be needed