Nepal Visa Information

Tourist Visa:

The foreign tourist visiting Nepal shall be granted the tourist visa.

  1. The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means January to December)
  2. Tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.
  3. If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of the visa year desires to spend even the period during which he/she may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other visa year, he/she may use such facility.
  4. Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.

Transit Visa:

Foreigners, who have entered in Nepal to stay for a night in Nepal and willing to use Nepal’s Airport to visit another country with plane ticket or Foreigners, travelling in the accidentally force landed plane for any circumstances shall be issued transit visa for one day.

All the foreigners must have visa to travel to Nepal except Indian citizen. You could get visa upon your arrival either at Tribhuvan International airport or on other entry points like Mahendranagar, Dhandadhi, Bhairahawa, Birgunj, Kakarbhitta and Kodari to the Tibetan border. You can easily get visas in Nepali Embassies or Consulates overseas. Your passport must have at least six months validity to get Nepal visa that valid from three to six months from the date of issue. Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan should get visa to Nepal in their respective countries in Nepali Embassies or through Diplomatic mission. They do not get visa upon their arrival at International airport or from other immigration entry points.

You must fill the form along with your passport sized photographs. The forms are available upon your arrival in the immigration hall whereas some airlines provide such forms on the flight. Those people, who have their electronic passports, can insert in visa registration machines which fill out the form automatically. However it may take minimum an hour you to get through from Immigration, depends on the number of people over there. A single entry visa valid for 15 days costs 25 USD, 30 days costs 40 USD and 90 days costs 100 USD.

There is no visa fee for the children below 10 years. Visa can be obtained only by the cash payment in US Dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen in Kathmandu Airport. But in land borders, you should pay only in US dollar. Credit Card, Indian Currency and Nepali Currency are not accepted while paying visa fee.

You could have multiple- entry visa if you would like to go to side trips to India, Bhutan or Tibet. You could easily change single entry visa into Multiple Entry Visa in Kathmandu Central Immigration Office paying 20 USD. If you overstay in Nepal, you have to pay a fine US$ 3 per day at the airport for less than 30 days. If you would like to extend your visa, you have to pay US$ 2 per day but it is good to sort it out in Kathmandu Central Immigration Office before that could cause any problem to you.

You have to submit an online form. Every visa extension requires your passport, the fee and the photograph. You can do visa extension only in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The extension cost for 15 days is US$30 (payable in rupees), plus US$ 2 per day after that. To extend for 30 days, the cost is US$ 50 and for multi-entry visa, adds on US$ 20. If you would like to stay in Nepal more than 60 days, you could better get a 90 days visa upon your arrival otherwise you have to pay 60 days visa fee plus extension fees.

We would like to suggest you to have your number of passport size photographs with you so that it would be easy for you at the time immediately you need to make trekking permits, visa application and for other official documents. For further information you can be updated by the website of the Department of Immigration (

Note: Visa and regulations are subjected to change.

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