Is Lao eVisa process affected by Lao National Holidays?

The Consular Department of Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be closed on public holidays as below details:


  • New Year's Day: held on 1st January.
  • International Women's Day: held on 8th March.
  • Lao New Year's Day: held on 13rd, 14th, 15th, 16th April.
  • International Workers’ Day: held on 1st May.
  • Lao Women’s Union Day: held on 20th July.
  • Boat Racing Festival Day: The exact date varies. This will be held on 14th October 2019 and 3rd October 2020. 
  • Lao National Day: held on 2nd December. 


It is important for applicants to take note of the 7 Lao National Holidays since the processing time of your Lao visa online may be postponed and endured. 


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