Nepal Visa Information

A Nepalese visa is obtained when arriving at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. You can also get a visa at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-Indian border, and Kodari on the Nepal-China border. 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 Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photo, it can be any standard US passport size.

You must pay the application fee in cash with one of the following currencies 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.

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 over 15 days is US $2 daily.

Tourist Visa Extension 

A tourist visa can be extended for up to 120 days by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and the Pokhara Immigration Office upon request. After that, an additional 30 days can be extended by the Department of Immigration. You can only raise your visa for up to 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

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, the 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 are not required to have a visa to enter Nepal.

Children below ten years

Defendants up to the age of 16 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:

PassportDriver'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.

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 visas on arrival at the immigration entry points in Nepal.

Visa Extension

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

For further Nepal visa information, please contact:


Download the Visa Application Form.