Some 700 Malaysians are reportedly being held captive in Bokeo province, Laos and have been abused by the resort managers who are allegedly demanding a large ransom for their releaseRead more
Foreigners working & living in Laos are allowed only 2 journeys to Thailand per year through any international land boundary checkpoint to Thailand. On the third entry a visa is needed.Read more
Laos and Switzerland have agreed to enhance their longstanding ties and cooperation, with Switzerland promising assistance valued at 65 million Swiss Francs to Laos over the next four years.Read more
The Korean government through Samwhan Lao Sole Co., Ltd trusts the professionalism and the high-end services provided by J&C Insurance Brokers.Read more
Laos values the Asia-Europe Partnership as an important forum for promoting cooperation and understanding between the peoples of the two regions.Read more
The Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued an official notice to inform the general public that the US government has suspended the issuance of visas to Lao citizens.Read more
Finally, a visa category specifically designed for those foreigners who had made the serious and time-consuming commitment to marry a Lao NationalRead more
Anyone who was planning to visit the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane to apply for a tourist or non-immigrant visa should be aware that there are no appointments available for at least two weeks.Read more
Source: ThaiVisa People who have a history of staying in Thailand using only tourist visas or ‘in-out’ border runs areRead more
Last month Thailand officially launched its e-Visa on Arrival (E-VOA) application system.Read more
The President of China’s Hunan Chamber of Commerce to Laos was murdered on Sunday at his house in Sikhottabong district in central Vientiane.Read more
The Trump administration has suspended the issuing of visas to citizens of the Southeast Asian countries of Myanmar and Laos, following both governments’ refusal to take back citizens who had been ordered deported from the U.S.Read more
France, once a colonial power in mainland Southeast Asia, left Laos decades ago. But its traces as a foreign actor are still easily found in many parts of the landlocked nation and the country still retains some influence in the Southeast Asian state.Read more
After a comprehensive global review of all of its medical clinics, the Australian Government has decided to close the Australian Embassy Medical Clinic in Vientiane, in addition to the clinics in Phnom Penh and Yangon.Read more
The Women’s International Group (WIG) Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 19 at the Lao National University Faculty of Engineering, Sokpaluang Road, Vientiane Capital from 10 am to 6 pm.
The WIG Bazaar is a popular and much-loved community event that is free and open to all members of the public. Last year’s event attract over 10,000 visitors.
The WIG Bazaar is the primary …..
The European Union has upgraded its Delegation to become a fully-fledged Diplomatic Mission in recognition of the growing ties between Laos and the EU.
The upgrade of the EU Mission to Laos is an excellent opportunity to renew the EU’s commitment to engage further with Laos on all aspects of modern diplomacy, including political ….
Rena Bitter, a career member of the Foreign Service, was nominated on May 19, 2016, to be Ambassador to Laos. If she’s confirmed, it will be her first such post.
Bitter is a native of Dallas, one of three children of Frieda and Herb Bitter. She graduated from …..
Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived Sunday in Laos, where the United States is helping the government clear a countryside still littered with unexploded ordnance dating to the Vietnam War.
Kerry’s one-day stop for talks with senior officials marks a rare diplomatic visit. He is the third secretary of state in six …..
President Barack Obama plans to visit Laos next year to attend a regional economic summit, making him the first US president to visit that country, an advisor said Wednesday.
Obama will make history when he attends an ASEAN conference in the poor but economically growing country, which was massively bombed by the United States during the …..
The federal budget on Tuesday confirmed a mid-year review decision to reduce the aid program by an unprecedented $1 billion to $4 billion in 2015-16.
While aid to Pacific islands faced only tiny tweaks in the budget, east Asian countries fared badly with Vietnam, Burma, Laos and the Philippines facing ….
Release of U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Program:
U.S. citizens in Thailand should be aware that release of declassified versions of the executive summary, findings, and conclusions of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report of the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation program could prompt anti-U.S. protests and violence against U.S. interests, including private U.S. citizens.
U.S. citizens should pay attention to their surroundings and take ….
The US Embassy has moved to a new larger site on the edge of the city close to the Mekong river, away from congestion in the centre of the capital.
The official opening ceremony for the new campus style facility, located in Somvangtay village of Hadxaifong district and which cost US$145 million, was held on Friday morning.
The embassy site of over two hectares includes a chancery, US Marines security guard residence, a …..
Immigration Police in North East Thailand have announced the start of a major crackdown on foreigners entering the country posing as tourists, who it believes are in fact working illegally in the Kingdom, said Pol Major General Chartchai Lamsaeng at a seminar for immigration officers held on Monday in Khon Kaen.
This latest crackdown is to also target foreign nationals on border runs and those who have re-entered Thailand a considerable number of times using tourist visas over a ……
A British man who went missing after being swept away while swimming in Laos has been found dead, his friends have said.
John-Paul Conley, 35, from Middlesbrough, got caught in a strong current on Tuesday. He was in Laos as part of a round-the-world trip. Mr Conley was on holiday with his girlfriend Kate Downey, 29.
On Thursday Miss Downey said she remained hopeful he would be found alive as he was a “strong swimmer”. But his body was recovered by a fishing boat, Mr Ruddy said……
The British Embassy Vientiane held its first ever mobile visa clinic today. 14 applicants registered their biometric data and submitted their visa applications.
While there is insufficient demand to justify a full UK visa service in Vientiane, the mobile visa clinic, conducted four times a year, provides a cheaper alternative to travelling to Bangkok to submit a UK visa application. Customers arriving at the Embassy today provided their biometric data via digital fingerprint scanners and digital photographs, put their …..
A mobile UK visa application service will start in Lao PDR in September which will mean that residents of Lao PDR will no longer need to travel to Bangkok to make a UK visa application.
The British Ambassador to Lao PDR, Philip Malone, announced today that the new mobile visa clinic will be available approximately every 3 months at the British Embassy in Vientiane, the first to be held on September 26. “We are pleased to be able to introduce this service to residents of Lao PDR. The new service reflects the …