Department of Immigration in Nepal has been facilitating tourists by providing Visa on Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Also at immigration entry point border of India or Tibet.

Note: People from these countries do not get visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal (Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine)

Needed documents to get Nepal VISA:

  1. A valid passport (The passport should have validity of at least six months)
  2. You should fill the application form or Online visa form.
  3. Two passport size photos
  4. Visa fees 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)

On Arrival Visa Fee

  • 15 Days – 25 USD
  • 30 Days – 40 USD
  • 90 Days – 100 USD

For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days. Visa is not required for Indian nationals. But those who are flying to Nepal need valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show identification certificate.

Visa Extension

15 days – USD 30   

USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days.

However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to year starting January to December.)

Transit Visa

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 the reason, the foreigner can obtain transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

Other General Information

Entering in to Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.

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. Credit card or Cheque are 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 on trekking.

Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the 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.