Laos is making strides toward providing clear legal guidance for e-commerce operations by issuing legal measures to facilitate the regulation of online business activities.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
Last Saturday marked the start of Buddhist Lent, when a festival known in Lao as Boun Khao Phansa sees people go to temples to make merit by giving offerings to monks.Read more
The surge in imported cases of Covid-19 has prompted the government to extend the virus control measures outlined in Prime Ministerial Order No. 15 for another 15 days until August 3.Read more
Vientiane People’s Court on Thursday handed down prison sentences to six people after finding them guilty of spreading Covid-19, facilitating illegal entry and exit from Laos, and deliberately concealing the movements of foreigners who entered Laos illegally.Read more
One million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are set to reach Laos on July 15, giving a boost to the government’s efforts to protect people from the Covid-19.Read more
We create local employment, wearing mask save lives and all proceeds are donated to support the local community ! A win-win project on all levels !!Read more
We are proud to announce that today we made another contribution to the Solidarity Canteen in Luang Prabang to the value of 4,000,000 kip. We carefully selected from the various options, and we love the “grassroot” approach of the Solidarity Canteen.Read more
People living in Laos and entering the country will be required to install the LaoKYC programme on their smartphones so they can use the Lao Sou Sou service to scan a QR code.Read more
The government has decided to extend a Prime Minister’s Order designed to control the Covid-19 outbreak for another 15 days, amid growing concerns over the surge in infections in neighbouring countries.Read more
The first green coffee competition ever to take place in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is underway, part of a broad multi-stakeholder effort to boost the country’s agricultural sector and forge international market connections.Read more
Vangvieng district authorities have asked Vientiane provincial authorities to consider ordering a lockdown in the district after cases of Covid-19 were reported in the area recently.Read more
Lao Airlines has announced that flights to several domestic destinations will resume on June 27 and July 2, after being initially planned for June 25.Read more
The government has extended the lockdown for another 15 days until July 4 but has eased some restrictions to alleviate the hardship caused by the Covid-19 outbreak and gradually normalise the situation.Read more
Laos has issued important new guidelines on obtaining investment promotion incentives in the country.Read more
Everyone entering Laos must comply all of the standard Covid-19 prevention and control measures, even if they have had two doses of a Covid vaccine, a senior government official has said.Read more
However, they cannot choose which vaccine they will receive as the government has allocated the different vaccines for separate target groups.Read more
The Vientiane Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has specified the conditions under which local residents, government officials and members of organisations may enter or exit the capital from now until June 19.Read more
The government has extended the lockdown for another 15 days until June 19, with restrictions to continue in areas of infection known as red zones, while some virus control measures have been eased.Read more
Masks save lives !
All masks are produced locally, high quality, with all proceeds donated to organizations supporting the fight against COVID-19 !
The Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the government, has issued an instruction on the suspension and waiver of income tax payments as well as postponement of the payment of the annual road tax for 2021.Read more
The Ministry of Health has instructed authorities in 18 provinces to classify areas of Covid-19 outbreak into colour-coded zones as part of efforts to control the spread of the virus.Read more
The government has intensified Covid-19 prevention and control restrictions, while easing some where appropriate, as it extends measures to contain the outbreak for another 15 days until June 4.Read more
J&C Group provided the village administration of Saphanthong Tai with 25 rice bags in the value of LAK 10’000’000Read more
J&C Insurance Brokers, the leading insurance broker in Laos, has launched a new website to drive the company’s objectives of innovation and professionalism.Read more
The government will continue to suspend all passenger transportation services by land, water, and air between the capital to provinces and within provinces.Read more
The government has extended the lockdown for another 15 days until May 20 in an ongoing effort to contain the Covid-19 outbreak as new cases continue to surge.Read more
There is always much confusion among foreigners living in Laos about the required licenses to drive.
So what kinds of licenses are needed to drive in Laos ? These are the four possibilities to legally drive a vehicle in Laos:
Laos has announced a two-week lockdown in the capital Vientiane, with restrictions also ordered in several provinces as the number of COVID cases in the country suddenly climbsRead more
To help minimize the spread of the virus, we are implementing more components of our Business Continuity Plan to assist in the containment of the coronavirus and help protect us all.
Doing so, we assure you that we will continue to deliver outstanding business services, our teams will always remain at your disposal, providing you with our usual services.
The government has decided not to lock down Vientiane after considering a request by city authorities to impose the drastic measure until the end of this month.Read more
The entire J&C Group team wishes you a prosperous and wonderful 2021 and in meantime stay healthy and safe !Read more
The Thai government has released its latest guidelines and requirements for foreign tourists wanting to enter the country.Read more
Provinces across the country will organise scaled-down events to celebrate Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) from April 14-16 this year.Read more
Win a fantastic, relaxing, and cocooning experience at the Luang Prabang Hotel as a first prize!Read more
The new security measures are to prevent further accidents along the highway Vientiane – Vang Vieng.Read more
For foreigners, driving in Laos can be very different to driving in their home country. Motorbike riders frequently drive on the wrong side of the road and cars do not always respect Lao road rules. Those new to the country will need to take great care to avoid accidents.
If an accident does occur, here are some tips on what to do & not to do:
All public events are banned over the Lao New Year holiday from April 14-16 as part of the government’s continuing measures to keep Covid-19 in check.Read more
Party Secretary General, Mr Thongloun Sisoulith has become the new President of the Lao PDRRead more
Lao authorities are advising foreign airlines to provide passengers flying to Laos with “out-smart” bracelets that monitor their temperature, as part of continuing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Read more
Once again rewarded as ‘Agent of the Year’, J&C Insurance Brokers was in 2020 performing at the highest level thanks to the support of the APA Insurance’ products!Read more
Foreign tourists who have received the certificate of entry to Thailand are now required to download the ThailandPlus app, prior to their arrivalRead more
During the recent annual agent/broker celebration held by Forte-Toko Assurance, J&C Insurance Brokers was rewarded as Top Agent 2020.Read more
So you’re in Laos, but are having trouble communicating with the locals and not sure where to begin? Here are five reasons why you should consider learning Lao onlineRead more
Awarded as the ‘Top Agent for Health Insurance’, J&C Insurance Brokers was recognized for their exceptional performance in 2020 – by Lanexang Assurance!Read more
At present, Laos doesn’t have any railways. However, that is about to change in 2021.Read more
The government has issued a notice stating more stringent measures against Covid-19 have been put in place for Feb 1- Mar 31, 2021.Read more
We are proud to announce that J&C Insurance has recently been provided with a Broker’s license, registered under J&C Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd.Read more
It is with great pride and excitement that we announce Mr. Lukasz Nitka’s promotion to Partner at J&C Group!Read more
All vehicles using the newly-opened Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway must pay the set toll rates, except in the case of an emergency or accident, when specially designated ambulances can enter free or charge.Read more
The authorities have postponed Sim card registration until the end of June, citing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with all unregistered Sim cards to be disconnected from July 1.Read more
The Enterprise law and the Law on Independent Audit are the main laws that establish audit requirements in Laos.Read more
Kelvin Wee, the founder of an animal shelter in Laos, was in tears as he recalled the story of a two-year-old mongrel who was adopted from the shelter by a fellow Singaporean in May.Read more
The government is continuing the suspension of charter flights as of Wednesday, aiming to prevent people bringing the coronavirus into Laos.Read more
Not only natural persons (individuals) but also legal persons, such as companies, NGOs, associations, and foundations operating in the Lao PDR, now face criminal liability under new legislation enacted by the government aimed at strengthening the rule of law in the country.Read more
Motorists will now have the convenience of travelling from Vientiane to Vangvieng in an hour following the opening of a new expressway linking the capital to the popular tourist destination on Sunday.Read more
Thailand will remain closed to the vast majority of foreign tourists until at least the second quarter of 2021.Read more
Bokeo province has imposed a lockdown on Tonpheung district after a report informed authorities that two Chinese nationals infected with Covid-19 had travelling from Myanmar to China via the district and Luang Namtha province.Read more
Authorities have postponed the opening of the 113.50-km expressway linking Vientiane and Vangvieng as work on the project is not yet fully complete.Read more
The government will no longer issue entry visas for people travelling to Laos from countries with a community outbreak of Covid-19, the national taskforce has announced.Read more
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has unveiled its official selections for 2020. From the mountains of Vang Vieng to Manilla shopping malls, the program spans nine countries and includes a Southeast Asian premiere.Read more
“Say Lao-Eng´”, a programme for translating from Lao to English and from English to Lao on mobile phones, is the country’s first voice app that is now available on Google Play Store.Read more
The Thai embassies in London and Washington appear to have scrapped the recent requirement for foreigners applying for a Single Entry Tourist Visa (SETV) to show proof of funds totalling 500,000 THB or equivalent.Read more
Congratulations to Curtis Feese (being represented by Paula Haynes) for winning the APA pillow!Read more
RCEP includes China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)Read more
The Personal Accident coverage is applicable to all children on their premises. With the skilled staff at Tukata and our comprehensive coverage in case of accident, your child is safe at all times.Read more
A new study published by The Lancet medical journal has revealed the tallest and shortest peoples and the places that continue to grow in height.Read more
The long-term impact of an injury or illness can be greatly reduced if the patient receives proper care immediately. This is the reason why First Aid is extremely important!Read more
Shopping-D online grocery has over 6.000 items starting from fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, cleaning products and other items for your daily needs. Try – you will love it.Read more
Upon arrival in Laos, incomers will be tested for Covid-19 and will be quarantined at a designated location for 48 hours while they await the test results.Read more
The government has decided in principle to allow visits to Laos by tour groups from countries where there is no community outbreak of Covid-19Read more
Our travel insurance plan is designed to meet the health insurance requirements for visitors wanting to enter / transit Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Today sees the entry into force of the new Law on Land No. 70/NA dated 21 June 2019 (the “2019 Land Law”), which among other things, includes new provisions concerning the limited ownership of land-use rights by foreigners under certain circumstances, and the limited ownership of individual units in a condominium or apartment building.Read more
The government has suspended shuttle flights after operating them with some countries for some time as the challenge of a possible COVID-19 outbreak arises in the days aheadRead more
The Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel is one of the most charming residences in Luang Prabang, where you can enjoy a traditional Laotian atmosphere.Read more
Now that lockdown is starting to ease and we can finally start leaving the house to do more than shoppingRead more
Mr. Somphonsack Phayouphorn is a Swiss-Lao architect living in Vientiane. Born in Luang Prabang, he grew up and studied architecture,Read more
We’ve made a compilation of some of the best and most popular camps happening in Vientiane and nearby to keep your little ones engaged over the summer breakRead more
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has assigned the Ministry of Health to conduct tests and issue medical certificates for travellers who need to exit LaosRead more
All travellers exiting Laos will be required to produce a medical certificate for their destination country to contain the spread of Covid-19.Read more
As in any other country, all vehicles in Laos have to undergo regular inspection to ensure that it conforms to regulations governing safety. Inspections are required every year with the exception for new cars who are good for the first two years.Read more
The Thai government has again confirmed the requirements for people wishing to enter the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has issued a notice urging phone users to re-register phone and internet SIM cards from Jul 1, 2020.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
We address the human resources challenges facing employers in Laos and answer the challenging questions relating to the workplace within Laos’ labour law framework and COVID-19-specific regulations and guidanceRead more
Whether you have lived in Lao for a long time, recently moved here, or are just passing through there are some things in Laos that you just can’t miss. Here we have listed a few of our personal highlightsRead more
The current impact of the situation is still being molded, consumer behaviors and consumption patterns are changing and will continue to change drastically in the coming few months.Read more
Most people would agree that pizza is one of the best comfort foods an expat can have when longing for a slice of home. Here we have listed a few of our personal favourites:Read more
The government has introduced the three-step Business Start-up process for registration of enterprises that will facilitate entrepreneurs, and reduce time and unnecessary costs.Read more
As from this Monday, the J&C management is back working from our offices and is welcoming our clients to visit.Read more
This year Pi Mai takes place on 13-15 April and it marks the transition to Buddhist year 2563. Unfortunately it will be very different as none of the usual Pi Mai activities are possible. But then again, every situation offers …Read more
The United Nations in Laos has called for an end to discrimination against people who are affected by COVID-19 as such actions violate human rights.Read more
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith just announced the following tax measures to reduce the impact from COVID19 on SME’sRead more
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications in cooperation with a Lao ICT company recently launched an official website www.covid19.gov.laRead more
The filing due date of the financial statements for 2019 is postponed to 30 April 2020Read more
The Ministry of Finance issued a notice last week reminding vehicle owners to pay the road tax by the end of this month, or face a fine.Read more
The good news is that J&C has got you covered. All health insurance plans offered by J&C Insurance are covering COVID-19 !!!Read more
The award was presented by Mr. Dean Robertson, CEO of APA Insurance, in recognition of J&C Insurance’s distinguished service and achieving the highest of standards in all areas of agency growth, customer service, and good business practices.Read more
Vehicle owners are urged to pay the 2020 Road Tax or face a penalty. The Ministry of Finance issued aRead more
With these new offices now-up-and-running, we invite our clients to come and visit us at anytime. The team would be happy to host you and discuss any needs that you may have.Read more
Say goodbye to sugar and calories, and hello to fresh sparkling hydration at home or on-the-go ! Available now at J&C Group !!Read more
How’s the Real Estate Market These Days?
This must be the most common question real estate agents get when meeting people.
If you love your liquor – the following shops in Vientiane are absolutely worth a visit.Read more
The new law provides better progressive rates for personal income tax and has lowered profit tax rates.Read more
J&C Insurance is proud to announce the launch of a unique product for the first time in Laos: APA Cancer Insurance! It is the perfect solution to secure your loved ones and yourself against cancer.Read more
Forty-five years ago, Laos’s communist government officially dropped the “R” sound from the Lao alphabet, calling it a symbol of foreign influence.Read more
This week, Mr. Stephan R. Aeschbach handed over the reins of J&C Insurance to Mr. Fabrice Decico.Read more
J&C Services will now be known as the J&C Group. Under this identity, we have several departments mainly Insurance, Marketing, Real Estate, and Investments, etc.Read more
J&C Insurance was presented with 3 awards, for being Forte-Toko Insurance’s largest & most successful agent in 2019 !Read more
Two land entry points – Nong Khai (between Thailand and Laos) and Sadao (between Thailand and Malaysia), will be open 24 hours a day for a three-month trial period.Read more
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is reminding travellers about its smoking ban in public areas, which aims to promote a safe, clean and smoke-free environment for all.Read more
Yoga is for everyone. And in Vientiane you have some world-class teachers at your disposal.Read more
The quality of dental care has significantly improved in Vientiane. The following clinics have ..Read more
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department is warning motorists to take steps to protect their vehicles following a spate of car burglariesRead more
In a conversation with Mr. Marc O. Renault, Partner and Managing Director, SBL, we asked him for his opinion about and experience with J&C ServicesRead more
J&C Services is proud to be the new insurance provider for Vientiane College (VC) academic staff.Read more
Mr. Stephan Aeschbach, CEO and founder of J&C Services, extends his “best wishes and warmest congratulations to the winners”.Read more
Gardening is a much-loved activity but unfortunately, due to our busy lifestyles, we don’t all have the time to beautify our outdoor spaces. The same goes when repair works in and around the home are needed.Read more
If you’re thinking about getting on that workout grind, congratulations—from taking care of your mental health to getting better sleep to keeping your heart healthy, there are a ton of reasons to make working out a part of your life.Read more
What makes a good children-friendly restaurant can depend on your taste, but some prerequisites probably include a menu suitable for kids, a welcoming atmosphere and perhaps amenities such as a playground, all at a reasonable price.Read more
J&C Marketing is delighted to welcome new clients NNC Pharma Co. Ltd., EV Lao, and Landmark DRC as an addition to our existing client portfolio. Here is what our customers do:Read more
Foreigners who receive medical treatment or services at a government hospital in Thailand may pay significantly more than Thai nationals and those from neighbouring countries under new guidelines.Read more
Boun Hor Khaopadapdin is an annual festival during which the people of Laos “feed” spirits with home-made parcels of food, reflecting their love, respect and gratitude for their deceased ancestors and guardians.Read more
Whether you’ve grown tired of shopping at traditional local markets or have a yearning for groceries from your home country, or are in urgent need of some dairy products, there is now a growing list of supermarkets and minimarts in Vientiane.Read more
The Vientiane sports-scene is as diverse as the origins of its locals and expats.Read more
This festival is commonly called the Hungry Ghost Festival. Tracing its roots all the way to China, other countries in Southeast Asia also have their own version of the festival.Read more
How can parties to a lease agreement protect their interest, anticipate issues that may arise and agree on an amicable resolution to their problems?Read more
J&C Services is proud to be the new insurance provider for all Expat teaching staff at Panyathip International School (PIS). We are thankful for the confidence PIS has placed in our services.Read more
Many foreigners who come to Laos are interested in living in the area and in having a home, be it an apartment, a condominium or a house to live in. Because home ownership is so common in other countries, many want to buy their own home or otherwise control the property.
Being new to Laos one of the first questions you may have is whether you can buy property to live in or as part of your business plans.
Land ownership, and the rights of foreigners over land, is a complicated issue here. Foreigners are ….
The Insurance Asia Awards honours the companies that rise above the challenges and to recognise their initiatives. J&C Services Sole Co. Ltd was awarded the Domestic Broker of the Year – Laos, being the only company from Laos.Read more
Black henna tattoos are a popular holiday ‘souvenir sought after by many visitors to Asean’s holiday resort locations due to their allegedly non-permanent nature and the mistaken belief that they are safe, even for children.Read more
Laos launched its tourist eVisa service, earlier this week, a move that the travel trade says will make it more convenient for visitors.Read more
Lots of parents are looking at what they can do with their children over summer. J&C Services has taken the hard work out of it and found the best summer camps happening here in Vientiane.Read more
Beer is part of life in Laos. There are several breweries in Laos, where the culture of artisanal microbreweries is in its infancy.Read more
J&C Services is all about making life easier so to do that we have compiled a list of what we think are some of the best vets in VientianeRead 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
The agreement was signed by the APA CEO, Mr Dominick Williams, and founder and CEO of J&C, Mr Stephan Aeschbach, on Friday in Vientiane.Read more
Planning a move abroad is a significant undertaking that requires a great deal of thoughtful consideration.
We have prepared an expatriate checklist to help you get organised.
Finding your home comforts in Laos isn’t always easy. Your favourite TV shows, however, are not out of reach!Read more
Although cooling down under a cool lush waterfall is a long lost dream, there are several beautiful pools available throughout Vientiane city.Read more
While traveling throughout Laos in search of historical artefacts in 2006, researchers made an unusual discovery. In a small town in remote, southern Salavan Province, they came across an old palm-leaf manuscript composed entirely in verse.Read more
Our Travel Insurance covers accidents and illnesses incurred on your trips in Laos or abroad.Read more
Singaporeans can now hop on a direct flight to Luang Prabang and Vientiane, after budget carrier Scoot unveiled three new weekly flights to Laos on April 1.Read more
Refillmybottle provides online maps that identify where refillers can walk in and fill up their bottle with clean drinkable water for free.Read more
Source: Vientiane Times Wildfires in Laos and neighbouring countries are causing dangerous levels of air pollution in many regions ofRead more
Authorities are warning people to exercise caution when lighting fires outdoors, as well as highlighting the dangers posed by household electrical faults.Read more
The Lao government has announced the temporary suspension of pig and pork product imports from China and Vietnam after African Swine Fever outbreaks in these countries.Read more
During its annual agent celebration at Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel, Lanexang Assurance awarded J&C Services for our exceptional performance in 2018.Read 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
Large fines meted out by authorities on slow paying vehicle owners are forcing more to pay their road tax on time and helping to fill the government’s coffersRead more
The government insists that jobs relating to hair styling for men and women will remain the preserve of Lao nationals as designated by law, despite the many establishments currently being operated by foreign nationals.Read more
Foreigners who work or reside permanently in the Lao PDR are eligble for applying for the Multiple Entries Tourist Visa (METV) to Thailand. Read this detailed guide on how to apply.Read more
Lao Airlines, the national flag carrier, has launched a weekly flight to Shanghai to serve the expected influx of Chinese tourists and other passengers during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.Read more
The key important points to note from the Amended Law on VAT are summarized in this alert.Read more
Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.Read more
The Department of Tax has launched a system that ensures land tax payment is bank-based, safe, and fast.Read more
Fly from Perth, via Singapore, to Luang Prabang and Vientiane from $189 each way.Read more
Source: ThaiVisa People who have a history of staying in Thailand using only tourist visas or ‘in-out’ border runs areRead more
J&C Services once again took home a top agent award, this year for the highest honor— Diamond Agent.Read more
The Interior Ministry regulation will be amended to allow foreigners who receive a visa waiver for 30 days and travel into Thailand via land immigration checkpoints or land border checkpoints to enter the country with an unlimited number of visa waivers per calendar year.Read more
Last month Thailand officially launched its e-Visa on Arrival (E-VOA) application system.Read more
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Laos must prepare for a new challenge when the government enforces the Law on Value Added Tax (VAT) next year.Read more
Tired of the heavy wooden “Chinese” furniture ? Want something new, more modern, stylish and comfortable ?
Expats in Vientiane are now offered a wide range of styles and tastes from traditional to contemporary. Furniture selections include bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining furniture and occasional furniture.
The following three shops are my personal favorites:
A botanical park in Luang Prabang reveals how plants are used in everyday life in LaosRead more
Wednesday Night, J&C Services Celebrated our 10th anniversary surrounded by over 150 guests on the grounds of the J&C office compound. We are exceptionally proud of the services we have been offering expatriates in Laos for the past decade.
J&C Services is a fast growing business continuously searching for better and more unique products for our clients. At the beginning of this year, we expanded our activities to include a marketing department.
Vientiane residents are being advised to store sufficient water for household use as the capital’s water treatment plants struggle to process the increasingly turbid water sourced from the swollen Mekong River.Read more
Education is one of the most vital institutions in our children’s lives and deciding upon the right school can be challenging under the best of circumstances. When a family is relocated overseas it can be even more daunting because of the myriad issues and unfamiliar choices involved. The basic (K-12) school choices in Vientiane fall into the following categories:Read more
Domestic and foreign investors will be granted a number of tax breaks under a new amended decree related to specific and special economic zones (SEZs) issued recently by the government.Read more
It’s a well known fact that Laos has one of the world lowest electricity rates. However, there is always a lot of talk about ‘foreigner rates’ for residential power and water supplies. So is there a special rate for expats ? The answers may indeed surprise some people.
It turns out that residential properties, businesses, industry and embassies are charged at …….
The deadline for 2018 road tax payments is June 30 this year.
The finance ministry warned that those failing to pay by the deadline would be fined 40 percent of their obligated road tax rates.
LOCA is an application that provides on-demand transportation similar to two worldwide applications called UBER and GRAB. LOCA represents the revolution of transport in Laos since LOCA is the first company to introduce a transport application that is convenient and cashless for the country.Read more
During its annual agent meeting & celebration, Lanexang Assurance awarded J&C Services for their outstanding performance in 2017.
Stephan R. Aeschbach, owner of J&C Services, proudly accepted the award. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our performance” said Mr. Aeschbach, “we truly believe that providing a valuable service to our customers begins with creating a trusted partnership with our providers.”
If something does happen to your car, there is as yet no roadside assistance in Laos. In the event of such a problem many expatriates do not know who to call. One option is to call an English speaking mechanic. Some of them are hereRead more
We are offering the highest and best coverage for cars & motorbikes in Laos ! No other Lao insurance company provides such exceptional coverage !
And we offer the most competitive premiums !
Our motor insurance covers:
– Comprehensive Coverage (damage to your own car, theft, fire, glass) up to the insured value
– Driver & Passenger Coverage
– Third Party Coverage (among others, bodily injury Kip 1’100 Mio per accident, medical expenses up to Kip 18 Mio and material damage up to Kip 110 Mio)
We can also cover your car against damage, theft and fire when driving in Thailand !
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told ethnic Lao living in Australia that the Lao government offers special privileges for people of Lao ethnicity planning to visit and contribute to the development of their motherland.Read more
There are plenty of stories about bad police planting evidence or fake police shaking down the innocent. What to do if someone claiming to be a police officer wants to search your person or belongings?Read more
THAI currency is getting a facelift, with new banknotes to feature the face of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X.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
Authorities have announced that 2018 road tax can now be paid and the Ministry of Finance is calling on vehicle owners to pay their obligations to the nation.Read more
There will be bumps along the way between your visits to the beach, bar and immigration office (sometimes the bumps will be at the beach, bar and immigration office). Expat life is what you make it here in the Land of Smiles. Moaning about it never helps but accepting the bumps is part of the adventure. Here are our Top Ten Hard Truths for expats in Thailand.Read more
As Lao PDR’s economy grows and more companies begin conducting commercial activities here it will become increasingly important for businesses to protect and maintain their competitiveness in the market. A company’s failure to effectively protect its IP or to restrict infringement of its IP can lead to the loss of market share, revenue, reputation, opportunity and competitive advantage.Read more
Running water, its soothing white noise comforts and welcomes. This is the sound that greets customers as they enter the sanctum sanctorum which is the uniqueness of Mango Mania.
Mango Mania is a U-shaped greenhouse that appears more mirage-like than edificial. At the base of the U, framed by two bright red wooden doors reminiscent of …
Vientiane Bus Enterprise launched its commercial operations for the new shuttle bus service to Wattay Airport. The shuttle bus service will be available between Central Bus Station at Talat Sao and Wattay International Airport.Read more
European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao (ECCIL) has published a calendar of holidays in 2018 to help readers get an overview of public and customary holidays in Laos this yearRead more
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will not need a tourist visa if they visit Laos next year after the government waived the requirement in a bid to boost tourist arrivals from the four Scandinavian countries.Read more
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has warned drone owners to seek permission from the relevant authorities before flying their drones – if not, the owners will face penalties.Read more
There’s something new in Laos. Something unique. Something exciting. It’s good for your health. It’s good for your peace of mind. It could save your life. And it’s brought to you by people who care about all these things: J&C Services – Your Insurance Experts.Read more
As we enter our 10th year, we realize this milestone was made possible by the support of clients, friends, and associates like you. We offer our thanks, and wish you much peace and great joy during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.Read more
As from 1st January 2018, any vehicle crossing into Thailand from Laos that is driven by an individual who is not the vehicle’s owner must provide documentation authorizing use of the vehicle.Read more
On November 7, 2017, the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued a formal notice, No.2633/MOIC, to all its offices across the country to fully recognize and abolish the capital requirement foreign owned general businesses.Read more
The National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday passed the draft of an amended Law on Lao Citizenship which offers special treatment of qualified and highly-educated foreigners seeking Lao citizenship.Read more
The baci or Sou khuan is a well-known traditional ritual and has a deep meaning for Lao people.
The baci ceremony is reminiscent of Brahmanism and animism. It follows the belief that the human being’s main body parts are inhabited by 32, or even more, spirits. In some circumstances, these spirits may leave the body to wander around and get lost in the universe, thus causing you to become weak and vulnerable to danger.
It’s therefore important to call the missing spirits back, so you can be yourself again. This ceremony is performed on important occasions such as births…..
Road users are now being asked to pay the road tax for 2017 after delays in making changes to the payment system have extended almost to the end of the year.Read more
WIG Laos has announced the Annual WIG Bazaar 2017 will be held on November 11 on the grounds of the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Laos at Sokpaluang Road, Vientiane.Read more
In southern Laos, there are numerous cycling tours on offer for all levels all year round but winter makes the best time as the weather is dry and the temperature is cooler. It’s an activity we really recommend as it’s an unparalleled way to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.Read more
Thailand is building up to what will be a historic period with final preparations under way for the funeral of the late King. The Royal Cremation Ceremony will be held in Bangkok from October 25-29. It will be a sad time for Thai people, but the country will remain as welcoming as ever for tourists and you will still be able to enjoy your trip. Although there is no need to change travel plans, please be respectful and if you are visiting Bangkok or other areas of Thailand in October, there are some important points to be aware of.Read more
When traveling in Thailand and your car breaks down, you run out of gas or you’re locked out, AXA Roadside Assistance helps make it simple and easy to get back on the road and on your way. This unique service is part of our new auto-insurance policy for Thailand, only available at J&C Services.Read more
The President of Laos, Mr Bounnhang Vorlachit, in an official announcement has informed today about the Road Tax fees for 2018.Read more
Laos, officially Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), issues several types of work visas to foreigners planning to work in the country, based on the type of employment and projects assumed by them.Read more