Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292)

Visas and Immigration

Visas and Immigration

Visa applications

  • Visa applications lodged by people residing in Laos are processed by the Department of Home Affairs.
  • You can lodge your application online through ImmiAccount. 
  • For information on Australian visas, please visit the Home Affairs website.
  • For information on Australian visas and citizenship specific for clients in Laos, please visit the Australian Embassy in Thailand website

IMPORTANT: You should apply for your visa well in advance of your intended travel date.

  • Please check the current Global visa processing times ( and ensure you leave sufficient time for processing of your application. We recommend that you do not finalise your travel arrangements until you have a valid visa to travel to Australia. We will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by travellers whose visa application was finalised later than expected, or where an application is not successful.
  • There are things you can do to make sure that when you submit your visa application it is ‘decision ready’. This will help us process your application faster. If you’re applying for a visitor or student visa to come to Australia, the following tips will help you get it right the first time for a quicker, smoother visa journey. Check twice, submit once (