British Embassy Vientiane
Rue Yokkabat, Ban Phonxay,
Applicants less than 18 years of age who arrive at the visa application centre to apply for a visa need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, while this cannot be a member of the VFS Global staff.
All applications are by prior appointment only.
The Visa Application Centre in Laos is User Pay. Customers who submit their application here are required to pay an additional fee of GBP59. This fee must be paid online after completing your online application and prior to attending your appointment at the visa application centre. To make payment, please click here. The service fee covers the visa application centre submission facilities and the return courier to UK Visas and Immigration hub in Bangkok and back to your preferred mailing address. We also request you to carry the payment receipt of GBP59, when you come to apply for your visa.
The visa application centre fee is not refundable, if the visa application is refused or if the applicant fails to cancel their appointment within 48 hours of their scheduled appointment.
Note that this service is free for applicants who are applying for a European Economic Area Family Permit/Swiss National Family Member visa.
The visa application centre uses UK Visas and Immigration’s mobile Biometric Enrolment System (BES) equipment to take biometric data (finger scans and digital photograph).
Please note: Although we make every effort to ensure that the visa application service is available on the dates advertised, incidents beyond our control (such as natural disasters, security issues, etc.) may cause disruption and impact our ability to offer the service. In the unlikely event that we are unable to collect your biometrics on the date of your appointment, we will either offer you an appointment on the next scheduled service date or, if you prefer, provide you with a full refund.
Attendance only by appointment at scheduled days – 2017
Attendance only by appointment at scheduled days – 2018
All visa application centres have step-free access for wheelchairs. Applicants who have a disability or who have accessibility requirements are encouraged to bring someone to assist them. Lifts are also accessible for use where necessary. Please note that VFS Global staff will be available to assist any applicant with special needs.
Please note that access to the visa application centre is restricted to visa applicants only. The only exceptions to this policy are:
For security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the visa application centre.
Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion.
Please note: The visa application centre is unable to store prohibited items. Applicants should make other arrangements to store these belongings before they enter the visa application centre.
The Data Protection Act prevents the UK visas and immigration and VFS Global from providing information about an application to anybody other than the individual visa applicant or their authorised representative.