VISA

Visa is a legal document and is very necessary to enter Nepal. Tourist who intends to travel Nepal must have valid passport and Visa.
Tourist Entry visa can be obtained from any Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or at the following immigration offices in Nepal.


1 .Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
2. Immigration Office, Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
3. Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
4. Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
5. Immigration Office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
6. Immigration Office, Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
7. Immigration Office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
8. Immigration Office, Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

 

Tourist Visa Fees

Visa Facility  Duration  Amount 
Multiple entry   15 days  USD   25.00 or equivalent convertible currency 
Multiple entry     30 days   USD   40.00 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry   90 days  USD 100.00 or equivalent convertible currency


Visa Extension

  • 15 days visa extension USD 30 or  equivalent convertible currency
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 or equivalent convertible currency       per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January - December) at the Department of Immigration.



Transit visa
Transit visa can be obtained at the airport for one day upon the production of international departure flight ticket by paying US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency.

 

Gratis (Free) Visa
Gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of SAARC countries .However, for extension of visa for SAARC nationals, the rule is same as that of other nations.



For Indian nationals
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal, but will have to posses any one of the following documents.

  • Valid passport.
  • Driving license with photo.
  • Photo Identity card issued by Government Agency.
  • Ration Card with Photo.
  • Election commission card with photo.
  • Identity card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu.
  • Identitity Card with Photo issued by Sub-Divisional Magistrate or any other official above his rank

 

No Visa on Arrival
People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal:
1. Nigeria
2. Ghana
3. Zimbabwe
4. Swaziland
5. Cameroon
6. Somalia
7. Liberia
8. Ethiopia
9. Iraq
10. Palestine
11. Afghanistan

 

Important information

  • All foreign visitors are requested to be mindful of the date of Nepalese visa and their passport number to avoid possible problems. As such, you are requested to apply for visa extension, if you wish so, apply within the valid period of Nepalese visa.
  • You are requested to get the arrival/departure stamps on your passport at the entry /exit points to avoid further legal complications.
  • Living in Nepal without passport or a valid visa is a punishable offence.
  • Deviation from the prescribed routes mentioned in the trekking permit will be treated as the violation of the law.
  • You are advised to be aware of brokers/cheaters or any counterfeit documents of visa/trekking permit to avoid legal complications.
  • Change of purpose of stay without permission is not allowed and employment or voluntary services while on a tourist visa is strictly prohibited. It will be a punishable offence.
  • Be sure to register at the police and Immigration check point along the trial. It will be wise for to register your trekking destination and schedule at your Embassy or Consulate.
  • If you encounter problems along the trails, inform immediately to the nearest police or Immigration post.
  • Please don't take out the visa stickers from your passport and do not try to change records printed in your passport.
  • Passport and trekking permits should be kept by the trekkers while trekking.

 

Access to Nepal:
Nepal is land lock country . There only two way to access Nepal i.e by air or by land:

 

By Air:
Nepal airlines is national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi, Dubai, Doha, Bangkok, HongKong and Kuala Lumpur. In addition to this Nepal is connected by other various international airlines .
International Airlines operating to/from Kathmandu 

Airplane Flight
Air Arabia  (Sharjah- Kathmandu)
Air China (Lhasa- Kathmandu)
Arkefly  (Amsterdam- Kathmandu)
Bahrain Air  (Bahrain- Kathmandu)
Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka- Kathmandu)
Buddha Air   (Paro- Kathmandu)
China Eastern Airlines (Kunming- Kathmandu)
China Southern Airlines (Guanzhou- Kathmandu)
Dragon Air  (Hongkong- Kathmandu)
Druk Air  (Delhi, Paro- Kathmandu)
Etihad Air (Abu Dubai- Kathmandu)
Flydubai   (Dubai - Kathmandu)
GMG Airlines (Dhaka- Kathmandu)
Gulf Air  (Bahrain- Kathmandu)
Indian Airlines (Delhi- Kathmandu)
King Fisher Airlines (Delhi- Kathmandu)
Korean Airlines  (Seoul- Kathmandu)
Oman Air  (Muscat- Kathmandu)
Pakistan Airlines    (Karachi- Kathmandu)
Qatar Airways (Doha- Kathmandu)
Silk Airways  (Singapore- Kathmandu)
Thai Airways  (Bangkok- Kathmandu)
Jet Airways  (Dhaka- Kathmandu)

By Land:-
Nepal has its border with China in North and  India  on remaining three sides. All visitors coming to Nepal by land must enter only through on of this entry points.

 

India- Nepal Entry Points
Kakarbhitta
Birgunj
Bhairahawa
Nepalgunj
Dhangadi
Mahendranagar

 

Nepal- China Entry Point
Kodari
The overland tourist entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities

 

Custom Formalities

Customs:
All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry point. Personal effects are permitted free entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.



Import:
Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty: cigarettes (200 sticks) or cigars (50 sticks), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You can also bring in the following articles free of duty on condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer, and portable music system.



Export:
The export of antiques requires special certification from the Department of Archeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu. It is illegal to export objects over 100 years old, such as sacred images, paintings, manuscripts that are valued for culture and religious reasons. Visitors are advised not to purchase such items as they are Nepal's cultural heritage and belong here.