Lao People's Democratic Republic

The Thailand Multi-Country Office is based in Bangkok. It is responsible for operations in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The MCO countries host 91,182 refugees, 387 asylum-seekers, and around 459,549 stateless persons, most of whom reside in Thailand. 

Lao People's Democratic Republic receives only a small number of cases involving claims for international protection per year. The country is not a signatory to the 1951 Convention, and there is no framework for identifying international protection needs or refugee protection.

UNHCR assesses claims for international protection under its Mandate, which is usually done remotely from the Bangkok Office. Those recognized as refugees do not have access to local solutions, and efforts are made for them to depart for third-country solutions via resettlement or complementary pathways.

For information about our work in the Lao People's Democratic Republic:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

Lao People's Democratic Republic is covered by the following UNHCR office:

UNHCR Representation in Thailand

Street Address:
3rd A Floor, United Nations Building., Rajdamnern Nok Avenue,, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2-121, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand

66 2 288 2180

66 2 280 0555

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 7

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 16:30
Friday: 8:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays:
03 January 2022, New Year¿s Day (observed)
13 April 2022, Songkran Day
02 May 2022, Eid al-Fitr
08 July 2022, Eid al-Adha (observed)
28 July 2022, H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn¿
12 August 2022, H.M. The Queen Mother¿s Birthd
13 October 2022, The Passing of King Bhumibol
05 December 2022, National Day and Father¿s Day
26 December 2022, Christmas Day (observed)

1st of January (Monday) - New year's Day 13th of April (Friday) - Songkran Day 15th of June (Friday) - Eid Al-Fitr 30th of July (Monday) - H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn' Birthday 13th of August (Monday) - H.M. The Queen's Birthday 22nd of August (Wednesday) - Eid Al-Adha 15th of October (Monday) - H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial day 5th of December (Wednesday) - National Day and National Father's Day 25th of December (Tuesday) - Christmas day 8th of January (Monday) - Orthodox Christmas 1st of March (Thursday) - Makha Bucha Day 6th of April (Friday) - Orthodox Good Friday 29th of May (Tuesday) - Day of Vesak 19th of September (Wednesday) - Yom Kippur 7th of November (Wednesday) - Diwali 23rd of November (Friday) - Gurpurab