27th Jun, 2022
Passport & Visa Information
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO OBTAIN A NEPAL VISA?
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:
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- A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
- You should fill out the application form for a visa available at the airport or immigration entry points.
- Two passport-size photos
- Visa fees should be paid in cash.
ENTRY POINTS TO NEPAL
- Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
- Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
- Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
- Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
- Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
- Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
- Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)
- USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
- USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
- USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
- For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visas for up to 30 days.
- Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). Children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.
- If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
- In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days, an additional USD 5 per day is a late fine.
When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.
Nationals of the following countries are requested to acquire visas prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.
- Refugees with a travel document
Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.
►Fill in ' Arrival Card '
►Fill in the Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival by visiting the official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it out from the website, you will get a submission Receipt with a barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
►Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
►Get the receipt
While you can use different modes of payment (at the visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.
OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION
- Entering Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
- A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
- Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
- You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
- Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
- If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
- Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
- Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
- The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
- Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.