How to obtain Nepalese Visa?
Obtaining a Nepalese visa is relatively easy; you can obtain it at the Tribhuwan International airport upon your arrival in Kathmandu. You can also obtain it at the other entry points of Nepal if you are entering into Nepal via roadways.
However, the nationals from the countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. will not get a visa directly at the entry points. They will have to apply for the visa from their home country.
What are the documents to be submitted to obtain a visa?
For obtaining a visa, you will require the following documents:
- Visa application form
- A valid passport
- Two passport sized photo
- Visa fees (in cash)
Fill the visa application form and attach it with above mentioned documents.
What are the entry points for a traveler to enter into Nepal?
If you are entering to Nepal via airways: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
If you are entering to Nepal via roadways:
- Through Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
- Through Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
- Through Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
- Through Western Border – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
- Through Mid-western Border – Banke (Jamuna/ Nepalgunj)
- Through Far western Border – Kailali (Mohana/ Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)
What are the visa fees to be paid for obtaining visa?
- If you are staying at least for 15 days – USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency
- If you are staying at least for 30 days – USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency
- If you are staying at least for 90 days – USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency
- If you are from SAARC nations, visa fee is free up to 30 days.
- Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, do not forget to carry a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate) with you.
What are the provisions for visa extension?
You can extend your visa in Nepal by paying a visa extension charge. For extending the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge of USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency is charged. If you want to extend your visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 per day will be charged after the expiry of those 15 days. However, the visa can be extended up to 150 days in maximum in a given visa year (starting January to December.)
What are the provisions for transit visa in Nepal?
Any traveler can obtain a transit visa at the airport after paying a fee of USD 5 or any other equivalent currency. Generally, a transit visa is for those who land in Nepal airport as transit or had to land in Nepal due to some forceful reasons.
Some general information that a person travelling to Nepal must know!
- Entering into Nepal and staying in Nepal without a visa is illegal.
- Nepal visa can be obtained at the entry points or from the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your home town.
- Visa fees once paid is not refundable.
- Visa fees are acceptable in cash only.
- Visa fee for children under 10 is free however they require a valid visa to enter into Nepal
- Always carry a passport and trekking permit with you.
- In case you have obtained any new passport or travel document, contact immigration department for document transfer.
- Activities related to moral turpitude is strictly discouraged.
- Respect people, their culture and sentiments. Do not do anything that hurt their sentiments.
- Adhere to the rules and regulations of Nepal.