Representation Agreement in Laos

Starting March 1, 2023, the Embassy of France in Laos will once again process applications for short stays up to 90 days (Schengen visa) for the purpose of business, tourism and visits to family/friends.

Valid for residents of Laos with the exception of:

  • citizens of 
    • State of Eritrea
    • the Republic of Irak
    • Federal Republic of Somalia
  • visa for which an authorization has been given directly in Switzerland
  • stays over 90 days (visa type D)
  • gainful activity (including chauffeurs and journalists)
  • medical purposes
  • official purpose, including attendance at international conferences
  • visa with limited territorial validity (except when linked to art. 25 (3) of the Visa Code)

In these cases residents in Laos must apply for a Schengen visa at the Regional Consular Center in Bangkok and must follow the same procedure as applicants resident in Thailand.

For information on the application process, please contact: 

Embassy of France in Laos

Rue Setthathirath
PB 06, Vientiane

Tel : +856 21 26 7400