In Laos


VFS Global offers a visa application centre (User Pay) in Laos which is located at:


British Embassy Vientiane
Rue Yokkabat, Ban Phonxay,
Saysettha District,


You will need to bring the following documents with you when you attend the visa application centre:

  • Your passport;
  • Appointment confirmation notice;
  • Receipt for the online visa application centre fee payment - You do not have to pay this fee if you are exempt from the visa application fee. Please note, EEA applicants will need to pay for this fee.
  • Supporting documents

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.

Please view the calendar for 2017 / 2018 Visa Application Centre (VAC) schedule.

Attendance only by appointment at scheduled days – 2017

Month Date Day
January 19 January Thursday
February 23 February Thursday
March 23 March Thursday
April 20 April Thursday
May 25 May Thursday
June 22 June Thursday
July 20 July Thursday
August 24 August Thursday
September 21 September Thursday
October 26 October Thursday
November 23 November Thursday
December 21 December Thursday

Attendance only by appointment at scheduled days – 2018

Month Date Day
January 25 January Thursday
February 22 February Thursday
March 22 March Thursday

Customers with disabilities

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.

Security information

Please note that access to the visa application centre is restricted to visa applicants only.  The only exceptions to this policy are:

  • Children less than 18 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This cannot be a member of the visa application centre staff.
  • Elderly, medically infirm or disabled applicants who require assistance in order to submit their applications. Applicants who fall into these categories should advise the security staff on arrival at the VAC. 

For security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the visa application centre.   

  • All battery operated or electronic items such cameras, tablets, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppies, laptops, or portable music players ,hard disk drive (HDDs), pen/thumb drives, spy devices, audio recorders, or other devices which can hinder the centre’s functioning.
  • As per British Embassy in Vientiane regulations mobile phones are not allowed.
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Any inflammable item such as matchboxes/ lighters/ electric cigarettes /fuel.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail filers.
  • Weapons, weapon - like objects or explosive material of any kind.

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.

Data Protection Act

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.