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17th January 2011
US Embassy Vietiane, Laos: Holiday Closing Schedule 2011
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Those who read this web log with any degree of frequency may have noticed that the administration routinely posts the closing schedules of the various US Missions in Asia in an effort to provide wide access to such information for Americans traveling abroad seeking Consular services. Hopefully, postings such as these will help to forestall fruitless trips to US Posts abroad made by Americans unaware of local holiday observance. The following is quoted directly from the official website of the United States Embassy in Vientiane, Laos:
|December 31, 2010||Friday||Substitute for New Year’s Day||U.S./Lao|
|January 17||Monday||Martin Luther King’s Birthday||U.S.|
|February 21||Monday||Presidents’ Day||U.S.|
|March 8||Tuesday||International Women’s Day||Lao|
|April 13-15||Wed.-Friday||Lao New Year||Lao|
|May 2||Monday||Lao Labor Day||Lao|
|May 30||Monday||Memorial Day||U.S.|
|July 4||Monday||Independence Day||U.S.|
|September 5||Monday||Labor Day||U.S.|
|October 10||Monday||Boat Racing Festival||Lao|
|October 22||Monday||Columbus Day||U.S.|
|November 10||Thursday||That Luang Festival||Lao|
|November 11||Friday||Veteran’s Day||U.S.|
|November 24||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||U.S.|
|December 2||Friday||Lao National Day||Lao|
|December 26||Monday||Christmas Day||U.S.|
Substitution days. Please note: According to the prevailing practice in Laos, official holidays which fall on Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday and Sunday on the following Monday.
Note: Administrative Days: In addition to the dates above, the Consular Section will be closed on the following Fridays for administrative days – February 18, April 8, June 3, September 2, November 25, and December 9.
Those seeking the official homepage of the United States Embassy in Vientiane, Laos please click HERE.
Those seeking services such as issuance of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, US Passport, or additional visa pages for a previously issued US Passport are well advised to contact an American Citizen Services Section of the nearest US Embassy or US Consulate with appropriate jurisdiction.
Those seeking temporary US visas such as the B-2 visa (US Tourist Visa), B-1 visa (US Business Visa), F-1 visa (US Student Visa), or J-1 visa (US Exchange Visitor Visa) are likely to have their visa applications processed through a Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Unit abroad. It should be noted that those applying for most non-immigrant visa categories are scrutinized pursuant to section 214(b) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.
Those who are seeking US family visa benefits in the form of travel documents such as the CR-1 visa or the IR-1 visa are generally required to process an immigration petition through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) prior to applying for a US visa abroad. The K-1 visa, although technically a non-immigrant US fiance visa, is generally treated much the same way as an immigrant visa for application processing purposes. L-1 visa seekers and EB-5 visa seekers should take notice of the fact that applying for such a travel document may entail the processing of an immigration petition prior to visa application at a US Post abroad.
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