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Nepal Visa Requirements

All foreign nationals, except Indians, are required to have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Requirements for tourist visa include: Valid passport with a minimum of six-month validity period at the time of entry into Nepal. Duly filled in Visa application form with a photograph affixed.

Getting in to Nepal in order to see its superb natural wonders and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites is not an elusive dream at all. For one thing, acquiring a Nepal visa is an easy and hassle-free process!

A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.  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.

The Nepal visa is relatively liberal, allowing citizens of almost all nations to obtain a tourist visa on arrival. In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries except India require a visa.

Unvaccinated travelers wishing to enter Nepal must apply in advance, present their itinerary and have travel insurance. Visas on arrival are suspended. Vaccinated travelers are eligible for visa on arrival.

Nepal Visa Requirements

  • A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
  • 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.
  • 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):

 

Nepal Visa Price

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa Fee Details Previous Visa Fee Changed Visa Fee that has been in effect from 17 July 2019
15 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 25 USD 30
30 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 40 USD 50
90 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 100 USD 125
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period) USD 2 per day USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry) Additional USD 20 Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration) Late fee USD 3 per day Late fee USD 5 per day

Study Visa

Study Visa Fee Details Previous Visa Fee Changed Visa Fee that came into effect from 17 July 2019
New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependants (Degree Program) USD 20 per Month USD 30 per Month
New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependants (Non-Degree Program) USD 50 per Month USD 75 per Month
Bhutanese students and their dependants USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
Dependants of the students receiving waiver on visa fee as per MoU between Universities USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
Foreigners and their dependants for teaching and research purpose USD 40 per Month USD 50 per Month

Non-Tourist Visa

Non-Tourist Visa Fee Details Previous Visa Fee Changed Visa Fee that came into effect from 17 July 2019
Foreigners with Nepalese Origin USD 5 per Month USD 10 per Month
Journalists and their dependants USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
Foreigners working in offices or project directly affiliated with GoN and their dependants USD 20 per Month USD 30 per Month
Foreigner married to a Nepali Citizen USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
Relatives of foreigners having marital relations with Nepali Citizens USD 15 per Month USD 25 per Month
Foreigners and their dependants working in organizations having contract between donor country and the Nepal Government and funded by the donor country USD 30 per Month USD 50 per Month
Other foreigners working in Nepal USD 60 per Month USD 75 per Month

Business Visa

Business Visa Fee Details Previous Visa Fee Changed Visa Fee that came into effect from 17 July 2019
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for duration less than a year) USD 10 per Month USD 20 per Month
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year) USD 100 per Year USD 200 per Year
Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for five years) USD 300 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 30 per Month 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 300 per Year USD 400 per Year

Residential Visa

Residential Visa Fee Details Previous Visa Fee Changed Visa Fee that came into effect from 17 July 2019
New Visa with Multiple Entry facility USD 200 USD 500
Visa Renewal with Multiple Entry facility USD 100 per Year USD 200 per Year

Gratis (Free) Visa

  • For a first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 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.

 

Nepal Visa for Indian Nationals

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

  1. Passport
  2. Election Commission Card

 

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

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

Overstaying Tourist Visas in Nepal

Foreigners who overstay their tourist visa less than 30 days are charged a penalty fine of US $3/day as well as an additional extension fee of $2/day. These fees must be paid the Department of Immigration office in Kathmandu, not at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The best way for foreign travelers to avoid this problem however is simply to not overstay their visa. The fines mentioned above, heavier fines if the tourist overstayed beyond 30 days, and arrest are possible consequences.

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
Tel: +977 1 4429660, +977 1 4438862, +977 1 4438868, +977 1 4433934
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]
Website: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Kulendra Baral

Nepal is an independent country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with Tibet, and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. A monarchy for hundreds of years, Nepal was declared a republic in June 2008. Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist here peacefully. Mt. Everest, Pashupatinath, Lumbini, Boudhanath, Janakpur Dham, and Chitwan National Park are some of the many attractions. In 2004, Nepal Trekking was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Treking is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated To view more about Nepal, please go through the related pages and if you want further details, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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