The Nepal visa information,
Foreigners who intend to visit Nepal must hold valid passport or any travel
document equivalent to passport issued by the government for visiting a foreign
country prior to apply for visa. Most of the foreigners can obtain Nepal visa
upon arrival accept Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia,
Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan Nationality at Kathmandu
airport, or at border immigration offices (if you are entering from surface).
No foreigner is entitled to enter
into and stay in Nepal without valid visa. Tourist entry visa can be obtained
for the following duration from Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission
offices located on entry points in Nepal.
can get from following immigration offices in Nepal:
- Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
- Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
- Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
- Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
- Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
- Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
- Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
- Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western
Nepal Visa, Passport & Entry
Fill in the visa application form before you arrive and go straight to the head
of the line. Carry US dollar cash for the visa you want
Nepal extends trouble-free issuance
of visa to all the citizens worldwide at Royal Nepalese Embassies or Consulates
abroad and at entry-point Immigration Offices. Presentation of a valid
passport, two passport size photos and fees mentioned below are required.
I. For the first visit in a visa
II For next visit within the same
III. A visa year covers a period
from 1 January to 31 December each year.
III. A visa year covers a period from 1 January to 31 December each year.
Entry validity: Six months from the date of issue. The validity of visa
dates are counted from the date of arrival in Nepal.
Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of
Immigration and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. An
additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the
apartment. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more
than cumulative 150 days.
- Valid Passport. (With a validity of a minimum period of
- Application form.
- One Photograph.
- Visa fees in cash or Postal Order or Bank Draft made
payable to the Royal Nepalese Embassy, London.
- If you are applying by post, please send Self Addressed
Envelope with Stamp (SAE)
- Minimum time required for personal application to
process a visa is 24 hours.
- Application by post takes about two weeks.
- All nationals referred to in the chart above may obtain
tourist visas on arrival at the airport
- Business can be conducted on a Tourist visa for up to
- Nationals not referred to in the chart above are
advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements (see Contact
- Visas are valid for up to six months from date of
issue. Visas are valid for 60 days on first visit to Nepal in a visa year
(1 January - 31 December), but only valid for 30 days when national is
visiting Nepal for the second or more time in a visa year. Visas may be
extended in Nepal at the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu (tel: 494
273 or 337). Maximum stay in Nepal is 150 days in any calendar year. For
full conditions on visa extension (including charges and conditions),
contact the consulate (or consular section at embassy); see Contact
- His Majesty's Government of Nepal has announced a new
policy of waiving visa fee for any tourist visiting the country for a
period of 3 days. Similarly tourists coming from South Asian countries
(SAARC) as well as neighboring People's Republic of China will also get
free visa to Nepal. Likewise arrangements have been made to provide free
visa for any national for re-entry to Nepal provided those tourists have
stayed at least for 15 days in the country in a visa year (Jan-Dec).
VisitNepal.com highly welcomes this step taken by the Government to drive
the Nepalese tourism industry towards a new height.
- For those married to a Nepali citizen and wanting to
stay in Nepal for as long as you like and without getting a Nepali
passport and giving up your country of birth passport (which is not always
a good idea!), a non-tourist marriage visa is the best way to go.
Changing from a tourist visa to a non-tourist visa can sometimes be a
lengthy process and a lot of waiting around before they get to your file!
You need to visit the Department of Immigration office next to the tourist
visa office in Bhrikuti Mandap, phone no.4223681/ 4222453 and collect a
form for Non-Tourist visas. It's open the same hours as the tourist visa
office. The processing time will take about 7 days as they asses your
information. You can get issued a visa for as long as you like, 2, 4, 6
months, as long as you pay the US$10/month (about Rs750) for single entry.
For a single re-entry you pay an extra US$25.
a Transit Visa for Nepal:
- A transit visa can be obtained from Airport Immigration
for a period of 48 hrs. On the presentation of airline ticket.
Fee for Transit Visa: US$ 5.00
- Passengers departing from the Kathmandu international
airport tax is mansion in your International flight ticket from January
2010 but for Domestic flight ticket you have to pay $2.00.( 169 Nepali
Rupees) in Airport per sector.
Time and Business Hours:
- Nepal Government offices are open from 10 am to 5 pm
from Sunday through Friday. Banks are open from Sunday through Friday from
9 am to 3 pm. mostly banks remain open until 12 pm on Saturday.
- Embassies and international organizations are open from
9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Most shops open after 10 am and close
at about 8 pm and are usually closed on Saturdays.
- Although Nepal works seven days a week, it observes
numerous holidays, at the least a couple a month. So please check the
holiday calendar. Government offices observe all the holidays and banks
observe most of them. Businesses observe the major holidays only.
- Children below 10 yrs.
- Dependants up to the age of 16 years, holding foreign
passports of Nepalese parents or either of their parent being a Nepalese
- Citizen of Nepali origin, after having obtained
passport for the first time from a Nepal based foreign mission, until the
period of his departure to a foreign country. Citizens of member countries
of South Asian association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the
People’s Republic of china.
- Any foreigner, who has lived in Nepal up to fifteen
(15) days continuously, re-entering Nepal during the same visa year.
- Any foreigner, tourist entering into Nepal for three
days or less than that.
- Chinese citizen are requested to apply in Nepalese
Embassy or other Nepalese diplomatic missions as there is no provision of
on arrival visa for them.
For more Details about Visa information
please visit our government site http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
Note: While we try to make the information contained herein as
accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss, disruption or
inconvenience sustained by anyone using this information.
Note to all Visitors and Trekkers:
Here's a little legalese from the Nepalese ~ requesting
your cooperation to observe the following guidelines during your stay in
- All foreign visitors are requested to be mindful of
the date of expiry of the Nepalese visa and their passports to avoid
future problems. As such, you are requested to apply for a visa
extension, if you wish so, within the valid period of the Nepalese visa.
- You are requested to get the arrival/departure stamp
on your passport at the entry/exit points to avoid further complications.
- Living in Nepal without passport or a valid visa is a
- Deviation from the prescribed routes in the trekking
permit will be treated as the violation of the law.
- You are advised to be aware of brokers/cheaters or any
counterfeit documents of visa/trekking permits to avoid legal
complications. If you are not visiting/trekking through any authorized
agency, do not use mediators for visa/trekking permits. You are requested
to contact the Immigration Office directly.
- Change of purpose of stay without permission is not
allowed and employment or voluntary service while on a tourist visa is
strictly prohibited. It will be a punishable offense.
- Be sure to register at the police and Immigration
cheek point along the trail. It is wise to register your trekking
destination and schedule at your Embassy or Consulate.
- If you encounter problems along the trails, report
them to the nearest police or Immigration post.
- You are requested to change money with authorized
dealers and do not forget to take formal receipts.
- You are requested to inform the Immigration Office or
Police Station for any changes in your address previously given in the
visa application form.
- You are advised to be mindful to contact the
Immigration Department for visa transfer in case of getting new passport
or travel document from you Embassy/Consulate.
- Passport and trekking permit should be kept by the
trekker while trekking.
- Filming in restricted areas or notified areas without
permission is strictly prohibited.
- Respect local traditions, customs, values and
sentiments to help them protect local cultures and maintain local pride.
- Respect privacy when taking photographs
- Respect holy places
- Refrain from giving money to children since it will
- Respect for local etiquette earns you respect
- Let the Himalayas change you - Do not change them
- Protect the natural environment
- Leave the campsite cleaner than you have found it
- Limit deforestation - make no open fires Burn dry
papers and packets in a safe place Keep local water clean and avoid using
- Plants should be left to flourish in their natural
- Help your guides and porters to follow conservation