Relevant document: ‘Penal Certificate’.
Citizens (resident and non-resident): Apply in person or family or friends can apply on your behalf.
Obtain an application form from the address above.
Take the completed form to the Village Office with two passport sized photographs. Also take the Lao Family Book and ask the village chief to sign and stamp the form.
Lodge the completed form at the address above.
Non-citizens (resident in Laos): The Village Office needs to be aware of your residence. If you have not already informed the village chief, you may be required to have your address certified. Without the Village Office being aware of your presence (current or past) in their village, the police certificate cannot be issued.
You need to take your Lao ID card and passport and ask the village chief to sign and stamp the form. Lodge the completed form at the address above..
Non-citizens no longer living in Laos: You will need to contact your nearest Lao embassy or consulate.
Processing time: the certificate is usually issued within a week.