Nepal Visa

Suppose you are wondering how to obtain a Nepal visa. In that case, the easiest way to bring it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet.

Note: There are a few countries, namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get visas from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)

What do you need to obtain a Nepal visa?

If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

  • A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months and must have at least a blank page for the visa stamp)
  • You should complete the application form online before arriving at the entry point. Click Here for the application.
  • Visa fees should be paid in cash or by credit card.

Note: The submitted application will remain in the system for 15 days. After 15 days, the application will be deleted automatically from the system. Thus, submit the visa application only 15 days from your arrival date at the entry point.

Address of the Visa Application

Address in Nepal/Hotel Address. 

  • Woodapple Hotel and Spa
  • House No: 91
  • Street Name: Kaldhara Marga
  • Ward No: 16
  • Municipality: Kathmandu
  • District: Kathmandu

Entry Points to Nepal

  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu (TIA)
  • Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  • Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
  • Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  • Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  • Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
  • Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)

Visa Fees

  • USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
  • USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
  • USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
  • For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa for up to 30 days.

Note: Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, they must show one valid identification (Passport/Voter ID/Citizenship) if they enter Nepal via air. Then children under ten years must submit a birth certificate.

Visa Extension

  • If you want to extend your visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged daily after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended a maximum of up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

Transit Visa

When a foreigner has to get down at a Nepalese airport as a result of their transit point or due to any force landing for whatever reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

Other General Information

  • Entering Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  • A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy, consulate, or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
  • Visa, once issued, cannot be amended, and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  • You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
  • Visa charges are not applicable for children under ten years of age. However, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
  • Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
  • Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
  • The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their feelings.
  • Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.