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How to Apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa

The New Nonimmigrant Visa Application Procedure

1.  Visit , Complete your DS-160 online visa application and create an account. Determine your visa type, and the corresponding visa fee. This will print a personalized bank deposit slip. 

2.  Take your deposit slip to any ACLEDA Bank location in Laos to pay your visa application fee. 

3.  Schedule an appointment for your visa interview online at or by phone through the Call Center. 

More Information about Non-Immigrant Visa (PDF)

DS-160 Application Instructions (PDF)

General Information

Day of Appointment Instructions:

  • Please have all necessary forms/documentation completed and ready to present to an Embassy official.
  • Bring your passport, a printed copy of your DS-160 application confirmation page, ACLEDA Bank visa application payment receipt, and one photo taken no more than six months ago.
  • Bring no more than one cell phone – laptops or photographic equipment of any kind are not allowed. Please take your cell phone out and turn it off before entering the building to present it to the security guard.

Visa Scams

The Embassy reminds all visa applicants to be careful of people who charge visa applicants extra fees claiming that they have special connections to obtain a visa. These claims are not true and these people are cheating visa applicants who sometimes pay hundreds of dollars and do not receive a visa. Visa applicants who wish to report suspected visa scams may email the Consular Section at