Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal

Nepal Visa Information

All foreign nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport (Tribhuvan International Airport).

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

VISA FEE DETAILS

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Updated Visa fees

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

Study Visa

New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependents (Degree Program)

USD 30 per Month

New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependents (Non-Degree Program)

USD 75 per Month

Bhutanese students and their dependents

USD 15 per Month

Dependents of the students receiving waiver on visa fee as per MoU between Universities

USD 15 per Month

Foreigners and their dependents for teaching and research purpose

USD 50 per Month

Non-Tourist Visa

Foreigners with Nepalese Origin

USD 10 per Month

Journalists and their dependents

USD 15 per Month

Foreigners working in offices or project directly affiliated with GoN and their dependents

USD 30 per Month

Business Visa

Foreigner and their dependents having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a duration less than a year)

USD 20 per Month

Foreigner and their dependents having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year)

USD 200 per Year

Foreigner and their dependents having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for five years)

USD 500

Foreigner and their dependents having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a duration less than a year)

USD 35 per Month

Foreigner and their dependents having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year)

USD 400 per Year

Residential Visa

New Visa with Multiple Entry facility

USD 500

Visa Renewal with Multiple Entry facility

USD 200 per Year

Gratis (Free) Visa

  • For the first visit in one visa year (January to December), a gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, a visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of the 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 the official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for a tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from 5th Jan 2016, from the 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 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.

Visa Extension for Nepal

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

Learn more about applying for a 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: mail@nepalimmigration.gov.npdg@nepalimmigration.gov.np
Website: www.nepalimmigration.gov.n

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