U.S. Embassy Vientiane Introduces New Non-Immigrant Visa Appointment Services
The United States Embassy in Vientiane is transitioning to a new Non-Immigrant Visa appointment service. This system is being implemented at U.S. Embassies worldwide. As of March 7, 2014, information and Non- Immigrant visa appointment services will be provided at no additional cost to the applicant. The services are available online and by telephone in English, Lao, and Hmong. The Non-Immigrant Visa Application fee of USD $160 will be the same and will now be payable at any branch of ACLEDA Bank in Laos.
Starting March 7, 2014, all non-immigrant visa applicants should visit our new website at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/la to obtain information and start their application for a U.S. Non-Immigrant visa. Applicants may also schedule an appointment through the Call Center. The website and Call Center are the only official sources of general visa information from the U.S. Embassy and are the only authorized methods to schedule a personal visa interview.
Call Center representatives will be available: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Local telephone: 8126.96.36.1990; from the U.S. +1 703 665 7347
The New Nonimmigrant Visa Application Procedure
1. Visit www.ustraveldocs.com/la 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. Complete your DS-160 online visa application, a link for which is available through the same website.
4. Schedule an appointment for your visa interview online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/la or by phone through the Call Center.
Email Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lao Mailing Address
P.O.Box 114, Vientiane, Lao PDR
U.S. Mailing Address
United States Embassy
APO, AP 96546
Please note that the Consular Section will not accept supporting documentation for visa applicants received through the mail or via e-mail. Please send any supporting documentation directly to the visa applicant, who can then submit the information at the time of his or her interview
Immigrant Visas: Visas to go live in the United States for the immediate relatives (spouses, children, and parents) and family members of American citizens, minor children and spouses of legal permanent residents, as well as other special categories of immigrant visas including former U.S. residents, religious workers, and skilled professionals sponsored for employment in the United States.
Fiancé/Finacee Visas: Visas to get married and live in the United States with a U.S. citizen fiancé(e). The parties to the marriage must have met each other in person within the previous two years.
Non-Immigrant Visas: Visas for Lao and other foreign nationals who are going temporarily to the U.S. for pleasure, business, study, or temporary work (if properly sponsored by an employer in the United States).
Hours of Operation
The Consular Section is closed on American and Lao holidays.
Interviews -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings by appointment only.
Immigrant Visa Inquiries - Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Interviews -- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings by appointment only.
Fiancé(e) Visa Inquiries - Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Non-Immigrant Visas: Tourist, Business, Student, Exchange Visitors, Religious or Employment based Visas
Interviews -- Tuesday and Thursday mornings by appointment only.
Non-Immigrant Visa Inquiries – Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Consular Section will be closed on the following Fridays for administrative days – January 17, February 14, March 07, April 11, May 23, June 27, July 11, August 29, September 26, October 10, November 28, and December 26, 2014
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