bringing a bike into Laos


Dec 19, 2005
We crossed the border from Vietnam into Laos in Nameo. The Lao embassy in Hanoi told us that all the paperwork would be available and completed at the border. But the officials at the Nameo border were totally unaware about any paperwork for the bike (Vietnam registered Minsk 125cc) They let us go into Laos without any document at all. No problem to cross the same border into Vietnam again, but we want to make a loop via cambodia and south vietnam.

Can anyone explain what documents I need to have the bike legally in Laos? We found Laissez-passer scans in the docs-part of this site, but we never got any at the border, even after asking explicitly for such documents. Please also specify where in Vientiane we can get these?

Thanks heaps!