Nepal Visa Infomation

Tourists are required to have a tourist visa in order to enter Nepal, and a valid visa is necessary to stay in the country. The immigration system in Nepal has made it easier for tourists by offering visas on arrival. This process is quick and simple, although there may be some queues during peak tourist season. If you want to avoid these queues, you can also obtain a visa from Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad before your arrival. The choice is yours. If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese diplomatic missions, you must enter Nepal within six months from the date the visa was issued. Your total stay in Nepal will be counted from the day you enter the country. Visas obtained on arrival at the entry and exit points are called 'Tourist Visas' and they allow for multiple re-entry. The 'On Arrival' tourist visa is the only entry visa available for Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than tourism, such as sightseeing, touring, traveling, mountaineering, trekking, or visiting friends and family, you still need to obtain a 'Tourist Visa' to enter the country. However, you must change the visa category according to your purpose and length of stay in Nepal. This can be done by providing the required documents to the Department of Immigration.

Note:The Nepal Government and immigration office have observed that citizens of certain countries must obtain a visa from the nearest diplomatic missions (embassys or consulates) of the Nepal Government before their arrival.

  • Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Refugees with travel document

Where can we purchase a Nepal visa upon arrival?

Check out the immigration offices where you can secure an on-arrival visa for Nepal.

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (Tourists Coming by Flight)
  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District, Eastern Nepal (by overland)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District, Central Nepal (by overland)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District, Northern Border (by overland)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa, Rupandehi District, Western Nepal (by overland)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj, Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal (by overland)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi, Kailali District, Far Western Nepal (by overland)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal (by overland)

Nepal Visa Fees:

The price of a Nepal Tourist Visa is determined by the length of stay, with options available for 15 to 150 days. Visitors obtaining a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport should be prepared to pay the required fees in United States dollars (USD) or other foreign currencies.

  • 15-days multiple-entry visa: US$30
  • 30-days multiple-entry visa: US$50
  •  90-days multiple entry visa: US $125
  • Children who are below the age of 10 will be granted a complimentary visa without any charges.
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC citizens (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa year.  Afghan citizens are eligible for the Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request the concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with the Department of Immigration to get your Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non-resident Nepalese (NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA or Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals for 150 days

What documentation do I need to submit with my visa application?

Typically, the necessary documents for obtaining a Nepalese visa in Nepal are as follows:

  • The necessary documents for a Nepalese visa application in Nepal include a valid passport with at least six months of validity and one blank page.
  •  A completed visa application form with accurate information is required.
  • One recent passport-sized photograph must be submitted.
  • Proof of travel arrangements, like flight tickets or itinerary, needs to be provided.
  • Proof of accommodation arrangements, such as hotel reservations or a letter of invitation, is mandatory.
  • Proof of financial means, like bank statements or an employer's salary letter, must be included.
  • For business or study visas, a letter of invitation from the inviting organization/institution in the destination country is necessary.
  • Additional documents may be required for certain visa types, like work visas, such as a work permit, a contract with a local company, or a letter of recommendation.
  • The online form for Nepal visa can be found here