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    Requirements for US citizen to enter Laos

    You must have both a passport and visa to enter Laos; your passport must also have at least six months validity remaining. You can get a visa on arrival in Laos if you are traveling for tourism, have two passport-size photographs and pay $35. Is the 2 passport size pictures a must? All the different post I have read no one has ever mentioned this.
    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...y_requirements

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    Re: Requirements for US citizen to enter Laos

    Lat visit they asked for the photos, I didn't have them, they just let it go. I went in at Pakse, all they seemed to care about was collecting the 20 baht bribe everyone has to pay them to pass immigration.

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    Re: Requirements for US citizen to enter Laos

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulWilding View Post
    Lat visit they asked for the photos, I didn't have them, they just let it go. I went in at Pakse, all they seemed to care about was collecting the 20 baht bribe everyone has to pay them to pass immigration.
    Thank you, I will get them done while I am in Ubon.

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    Re: Requirements for US citizen to enter Laos

    That was my plan and the reason I didn't have them.

    There's only a couple of shops that do them, both in midtown outside the Uni. They open late morning and have around two hours processing time.

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    Re: Requirements for US citizen to enter Laos

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulWilding View Post
    That was my plan and the reason I didn't have them.

    There's only a couple of shops that do them, both in midtown outside the Uni. They open late morning and have around two hours processing time.
    Wow. thanks for the heads up. I just assumed I could go to any photoshop like Bangkok and get them done. I will check with my wife before my next vacation and have her find me a location. Or maybe I will just get them done in Bangkok before we fly back to Ubon.

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    Re: Requirements for US citizen to enter Laos

    The trick I use now instead of going to those photo machines and getting 4 crappy faded passport photos, paying around £4 for the scam.

    I take my own picture with a digital camera. Stick it on the computer and in photoshop crop it to passport size. Create a 5 x 7 page and make 2 lines of 4 of these photos on it. Save it as a Jpeg on a USB. Go to Asda (local supermarket with digital photo printing machine) and print the photo on the USB, forget the price but around 50p (8 photos for 50p) not bad huh?.
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    Re: Requirements for US citizen to enter Laos

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulWilding View Post
    The trick I use now instead of going to those photo machines and getting 4 crappy faded passport photos, paying around £4 for the scam.

    I take my own picture with a digital camera. Stick it on the computer and in photoshop crop it to passport size. Create a 5 x 7 page and make 2 lines of 4 of these photos on it. Save it as a Jpeg on a USB. Go to Asda (local supermarket with digital photo printing machine) and print the photo on the USB, forget the price but around 50p (8 photos for 50p) not bad huh?.
    That is a great tip. I will try this one and see how it comes out.

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