Protocol Guidelines for Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities (DRAFT) – Lao PDR

Protocol Guidelines for Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities (DRAFT)

1. Importation of duty-free motor vehicle
– Note verbal from mission;
– Form A (www.mofa.gov.la);
– Invoice/Packing list;
– Protocol Department apply vehicle importation within 6 months after the
staff’s assumption of duty;
– Embassy: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents transfer to Protocol Department).
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit.

2.Vehicle Registration Plate

Duty-free:
– Note verbal from mission;
– Model A ( official stamp 4 pages per 1 vehicle );
– Invoice & Packing list;
– Purchase vehicle note (protocol Department, MOFA);
– Purchase vehicle note (Ministry of Public Works and transport);
– Purchase vehicle note (Ministry of Industry and Commerce);
– ASEAN Customs Declaration Document or B-50
(Ministry of Finance);
– Embassy: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit.
Duty-paid:
– Note verbal of request facilitation to Vehicle Registration Plate;
– Model A (official stamp 4 pages per 1 vehicle)
– Invoice & Packing list
– Certificate of duty-paid
– Embassy: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit.

3. Extension of Registration Document and B-50
– Note verbal from mission;
– Copy of Extension of Registration Document and B-50
– Embassy: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents
transfer to Protocol Department).
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents transfer to Protocol Department).
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit;

4. International Transport Permit Book (Pink Book)
– Note verbal from mission;
– Copy of Lao-Thai insurance;
– Embassy: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit.

5. Request permission to sell of Motor Vehicle
– Note verbal of request Sale of Motor Vehicle
– Certificate of Vehicle
– Embassy: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit.

6. Request Permission to Transfer ownership or Cancellation D50
Duty-Free
– Note verbal from mission;
– Certificate of Transfer ownership motor vehicle / Certificate of sell a motor vehicle;
– Purchase vehicle (Protocol Department, MOFA);
– Registration Document and B-50;
– Return Car Number Plate to Protocol Department;
– Embassy: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents
transfer to Protocol Department).
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents transfer to Protocol Department).
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit;
 Buyer: copy Lao ID card and Certificate.

Duty-paid
– Note verbal from mission;
– Certificate of Transfer Motor Vehicle / Certificate of sale of motor vehicle;
– Certificate of duty-paid;
– Registration Document and B-50;
– Return Car Number Plate to Protocol Department;
– Embassy: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents transfer to Protocol Department).
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents transfer to Protocol Department).
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit;
 Buyer: copy Lao ID card and Certificate.

7. Permission to import/export duty free and free inspection
– Note verbal from mission;
– Invoice/packing list;
– Embassy: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents
transfer to Protocol Department).
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with relevant department (then documents transfer to Protocol Department).
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit.

8. Local Driving License
– Note verbal from mission;
– Copy of International Driving License;
– Translation of local International Driving License into Lao;
– Embassy: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
 Diplomatic : copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page);
 Technical, Administrative and Service Staff:
o copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page (include the cover page);
– NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
o Copy of ID card or Stay Permit card, Work permit card and Certificate of Work Permit.

9. Diplomatic Identity Card
– Note verbal of Diplomatic Identity Card
– 2 pictures of 1 person, Size: 3×4
– Embassy and Head of NGO and NGOs: request facilitation with Protocol Department.
 Diplomatic: copy of Diplomatic ID card and Passport page
(include the cover page).
Important Note:
– Every Note Verbal has to stamp number from reception(MOFA);
– 2 official Note Verbal to MOFA (Official wet seal);
– Keep the stamp number for following;
– Attach the mobile number to contact.


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