Nepal Visa Information

Nepal Visa Information:

All visitors must hold valid passports and visa to enter Nepal. The Nepalese Embassies and mission/consulates abroad or on arrival at any entry points or the Immigration offices provide visa upon presenting valid passport, two passport size photographs and payment of visa fees. Tourists can extend their visas at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Entry Visa to Nepal is easily available at International Airport of Nepal. Gratis visa for all tourists who visit Nepal for 3 days or less and also for tourist of SAARC countries and Peoples' Republic of China. Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal. However, effective from October 2000, Indians traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival at entry point either a valid passport or voter's identity card issued by the Election Commission of India. Temporary identity card with photographs issued by Nepal-based Indian diplomatic missions is considered in case of exception. Children under 10 years need not show any identification. For students between the age of 10-18 years, School/ College photo ID card is valid. Visa Fees and Extensions

Tourist Visa:
Visa must be obtained for staying more than three days. Visa can be extended for those who wish to stay for more than 60 days at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. Two passport size photographs are essential. 

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.

Step One:
Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up  prior to your arrival  visiting our official website  Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport).  If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.

Step Two: 

Make payment  at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
Get the receipt
While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD

Step Three:

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form,  payment receipts and your passport
Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.
Visa Extension Fee.
Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

Children below 10 years except US citizens

Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.

Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)

Chinese Nationals
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).