The British Embassy in Laos maintains and develops relations between the UK and Laos.

Find out more on our UK and Laos news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Laos. You can access UK government services while in Laos.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Laos, see our Laos travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you’re in Laos and you need advice which is not covered in our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you’re in Laos and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +856 (0) 30 770 0000.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services


We can issue affirmations of marital status and, in some circumstances, perform a marriage or civil partnership for British nationals. For information on getting married in Laos, see getting married abroad.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document or witness a signature. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

The British Embassy Vientiane provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Laos.

Our people

John Pearson

British Ambassador to Laos

Contact us

British Embassy Vientiane

Rue Yokkabat
Saysettha District,

+856 (0)30 770 0000

Use our contact form for enquiries:

Monday to Friday:
8.30am to 4.30pm (office hours)

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Visa section

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is responsible for all visa matters. The British Embassy in Vientiane does not deal with visa services and cannot advise you on visa matters. If you have questions regarding the visa application process, or wish to apply for a visa, please visit the UKVI website. Supporting documents can be submitted at the visa application centre in Vientiane run by VFS: further information here

For visas that require a TB test, Alliance International Medical Centre in Vientiane is a locally approved TB test centre.

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Consular services

Rue Yokkabat
Saysettha District

+856 (0)30 770 0000 / +44 1908 51 6666

Use our contact form for enquiries:

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