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Nepal Visa Information

When arriving at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, a Nepalese visa is obtained. At border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-Indian border, and Kodari on the Nepal-China border, you can also obtain a visa. Additionally, you can obtain a visa at the embassy or diplomatic mission representing Nepal in your area. The Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, Nepal, is where you can extend your visa. A current passport and one passport-sized photo are requirements for every visa. The background of the image must be light. Although the size of the passport-size photo has not been specified by the Immigration Department, it can be any standard US passport size.

You must pay the application fee in cash with one of the following currencies in order to get a visa: US Dollar, Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, Australian, Canadian, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japanese Yen. The visa fee cannot be paid with credit or debit cards, Indian or Nepali currency, or any other of these currencies.

A. Tourist Visa:

Visa Facility Duration Fee

Multiple entries: 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries: 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries: 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Visa extension fees for 15 days or less are US $30 or equivalent convertible currency. The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US $2 per day.

Tourist Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended for up to 120 days by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office upon request. Thereafter, an additional 30 days can be extended by the Department of Immigration. You cannot extend your visa for more than 150 days.

Late fee for not applying for an extension in time:-

  • – US$2 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the first 30 days
  • – US$3 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the next 31 to 90 days.
  • – US$5 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for more than 90 days

B.Gratis (Free) Visa

  • For a first visit within one visa year (January to December) , gratis visas for 30 days are available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. However, a visa can be extended by the Immigration Department on payment of visa fees as specified above.
  • Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal.

Children below 10 yrs.

Defendants up to the age of 16 years hold foreign passports of Nepalese parents or either of their parents being a Nepalese citizen.

For Indian Nationals

Indian nationals do not need a visa to enter Nepal.

Per the Nepalese immigration officials, Indian nationals traveling to Nepal must possess any one of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Driver's license with photo
  • A photo identity card issued by a government agency
  • Ration card with a photo
  • Election Commission Card with photo
  • Identity card issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu
  • Sub-Divisional Magistrate or any other official above his rank

Also, please check with your nearest travel agent for documents required by Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.

A. D. Other Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will need to obtain a 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.

E. Visa Extension

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).

For further Nepal Visa information, please contact:

Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Download Visa Application Form

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