Taiwanese citizens are among the citizens of 150 countries worldwide who are allowed to apply for a Laos eVisa. The Laos eVisa is an electronic travel authorization that allows travelers from these countries to obtain a visa to Laos in a quicker and efficient manner by directly entering the necessary information online. This also eliminates the need for these travelers to visit a local Laos embassy or Consulate in order to obtain a visa. Instead, travelers can apply for the eVisa online from their home or office and receive the Laos eVisa electronically via email.
Travelers should note that although the Laos eVisa allows for a single entry into Laos and a maximum stay of 30 days in the country, they do have the option of applying for other types of Laos visas. Travelers who require multiple entries or those who wish to stay longer than 30 days in the country will need to apply for a regular Laos visa from an embassy or consulate. Travelers may also need to apply for a different type of visa if they plan to enter the country from a point of entry that is not allowed on the Laos eVisa. Therefore, traveler should look through the different types of visas available to them through the government of Laos and select one that best suits their travel plans.
Currently, travelers arriving in Laos on a Laos eVisa are only allowed entry into the country from one of two points of entry:
- Wattay International Airport
- Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I
Apply Online for the Laos eVisa From Taiwan
Taiwanese citizens are eligible to apply for a Laos eVisa. The process of applying for a Laos eVisa is quite simple and only takes a few minutes to complete and the traveler receives his/her eVisa within a matter of days. Applying for the Laos eVisa has other advantages as well. Travelers who apply for the Laos eVisa are pre-screened and can avoid having to queue in long lines at the embassy/consulate or at the airport to have their visa application processed. In addition to that, travelers can also update the information online after submitting the eVisa application using a link in the email that is sent to them after completing the application process.
How Can Citizens of Taiwan Apply for the eVisa to Laos?
To apply for the Laos eVisa, Taiwanese citizens would have to log in to the Laos Online eVisa website where they will be able to access the online eVisa application form. This form asks them to list certain personal information such as name, date of birth, gender, address etc. as well as some passport information such as the passport number and the date of expiration. Travelers should ensure that they are providing the most accurate information on the online eVisa application form as failure to do so can result in a rejection of their visa application. The travelers will also have to pay a processing fee using a valid debit/credit card in order to complete the application process. They will also have a chance to review the application before submitting it in order to ensure that the information is correct.
Travelers are encouraged to apply for their Laos eVisa at least 7 days before their departure for the country bearing in mind that it can take up to 3 business days for their Laos eVisa application to be processed. All eVisa applications are screened by the appropriate Laos authorities before the traveler is granted or denied a visa to the country.
Once the eVisa application is approved and the visa is granted, travelers receive the Laos eVisa via email. Upon receiving the eVisa, travelers will have to take a printed copy of the eVisa with them when they travel as that will have to be presented to Laos authorities upon arrival at one of the two approved entry points.
Laos eVisa Requirements for Taiwanese Citizens
The Laos government requires travelers to meet certain requirements for obtaining a Laos eVisa. Adhering to these passport requirements is one way for the travelers to ensure that their Laos eVisa application will be successful. These requirements include:
- Having a valid passport from an eligible country
- A valid email address,
- Valid debit/credit card information
- A recent photograph of themselves
In addition to fulfilling the above requirements, travelers must take the following documents with them in order to be allowed entry into the country:
- A passport from an eligible country that is valid for 6 months from the date of entry into Laos
- A recent passport-sized color photo of the traveler
- A printed copy of the Laos eVisa
- Additional documents that may be required.
Documents Required for Traveling to Laos from Taiwan
Taiwanese travelers might also be required to submit additional documentation as part of their application for the Laos eVisa. These additional documents might include vaccination records, travel itinerary or proof of sufficient funds for traveling to the country. Travelers will also be asked to provide information about any past criminal history they might have.
There is an option for travelers to upload these documents at a later time using a link that will be sent to them visa email upon starting the Laos Online eVisa application.