Entering Nepal

VISA Nepal Information
A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. And the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Biratnagar, Pashupatinagar, Birgunj, Belahia (Bhairahawa) , Jamunaha (Nepalgunj), Mohana (Dhangadi), Gaddachowki(Mahendranagar) on the Nepal-India border and Rasuwagadi and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
Visa Requirements
1. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
2. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.3. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fees

The following visa fees have come into effect from 17 July 2019 (as per the Nepal Government’s decision made on 26 May 2019. Source: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/post/notice-regarding-visa-fee-updates):

Visa Fee Details

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa Fee DetailsVisa Fee
15 Days (Multiple Entry)USD 30
30 Days (Multiple Entry)USD 50
90 Days (Multiple Entry)USD 125
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)Late fee USD 5 per day

Non-Tourist Visa

Non-Tourist Visa Fee DetailsVisa Fee
Foreigners with Nepalese OriginUSD 10 per Month
Journalists and their dependantsUSD 15 per Month
Foreigners working in offices or project directly affiliated with GoN and their dependantsUSD 30 per Month
Foreigner married to a Nepali CitizenUSD 15 per Month
Relatives of foreigners having marital relations with Nepali CitizensUSD 25 per Month
Foreigners and their dependants working in organizations having contract between donor country and the Nepal Government and funded by the donor countryUSD 50 per Month
Other foreigners working in NepalUSD 75 per Month
  

Business Visa

Business Visa Fee DetailsVisa Fee
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for duration less than a year)USD 20 per Month
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year)USD 200 per Year
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for five years)USD 500
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for duration less than a year)USD 35 per Month
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year)USD 400 per Year

Residential Visa

Residential Visa Fee DetailsVisa Fee
New Visa with Multiple Entry facilityUSD 500
Visa Renewal with Multiple Entry facilityUSD 200 per Year

Gratis (Free) Visa

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • For a first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for SAARC nationals (Except Afghanistan). Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
  • Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Nepal Visa for Indian Nationals

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepal Immigration, Indian Nationals traveling to Nepal by air must possess any one of the following documents.

  1. Passport
  2. Election Commission Card
  3. Birth Certificates for minors below 18

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from 5th Jan 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

  1. Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
  2. Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  3. Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  4. Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

 Other Visa Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

 Visa Extension for Nepal

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

Learn more about applying for Nepal visa online by clicking here Online Visa Application for Nepal.

For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu

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