Applying for a French visa in Laos

Visa applications submitted in Laos are processed by the consular section of the Embassy of France in Laos.

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.

Appointment booking to submit a visa application is being resumed from Monday, 29 June 2020 for the following categories of applicants only :
• students (short and long stay visas) ;
• applicants for professional reasons (short and long stay visas) ;
• applicants for family reasons (long stay visas) ;
• holders of a residence document in France (residence permit or visa “VLS-TS”) expiring after 15 June 2020.

Applicants will be asked to wash their hands at the entrance of the building and will be subjected to a temperature check. If the result is above 38 ° C, it will not be possible to enter the premises.

Other categories of applicants (short stay tourism visa especially) than those listed above are invited to wait before submitting their application.

The announcement of the total resumption of appointments will be made in due time.

France-visas is a single portal with all the information you need process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).

Visa applications submitted in Laos are processed by the consular section of the Embassy of France in Laos.

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.

For the new appointment booking procedure, please visit this page

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa ?

PNG First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

PNG Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.

Submit your application to the visa centre

PNG Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

PNGOnce your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.

N.B.

The Embassy of France in Laos is competent to issue short stay visas for the following States : France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Malta and Slovenia.

The Embassy of Germany is the only other embassy competent to issue Schengen visas in Laos.

Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

Only the visa applicant will be auhorised to enter the premises of the Embassy of France in Laos when submitting an application. Accompanying persons will have to wait outside, subject to exceptions (underage applicants, people of reduced mobility…)

Dernière modification : 22/06/2020

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