Nepal Visa Guide

Nepal Visa Guide

Navigating Nepal’s Visa Requirements

  • Embarking on a journey to Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes and rich culture? Acquiring the correct visa is a crucial step in your travel planning. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of Nepal’s visa types, fees, eligibility criteria, and application procedures, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your adventure.

Detailed Breakdown of Nepal Visa Types and Associated Fees
Tourist Visa on Arrival:

Options & Fees:
  • 15 Days: USD 30
    30 Days: USD 50
    90 Days: USD 125
    Characteristics: Allows multiple entries; available at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
    Applicability: All tourists

Extension of Tourist Visa:

Duration & Fees:
  • Minimum 15 Days: USD 45
    Extra Days: USD 3/day
    Eligibility: Current tourist visa holders

Gratis Visa (Free of Charge):

Cost: Free
Eligible Groups:

  • Children below 10 years (excluding US citizens)
  • First-time SAARC visitors (Afghan nationals excluded) for up to 30 days
  • Non-Residential Nepalese (NRN) cardholders
  • Chinese nationals
  • Officials from China, Brazil, Russia, and Thailand (based on mutual agreements)
  • Validity: Subject to extension terms

Essential Visa Information for Prospective Visitors

  • Mandatory Pre-Arrival Visa: Visas obtained from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions must be used within six months.
  • Special Advisory: Certain nationals must acquire a visa in advance from the nearest Nepal Government diplomatic offices.
  • Visa Extensions and Gratis Visa Services: Available at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Note on TIA Visas: All visas, including Gratis, issued at TIA are Tourist Visas. For extensions or category alterations, contact the Department of Immigration.
  • Pre-Arrival Visa Necessities for Specific Countries
  • Individuals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, and refugees holding travel documents are required to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Nepal.

Procedure for Acquiring a Tourist Visa on Arrival at TIA

  1. Form Filling: Complete the Arrival Card and Tourist Visa form either online or using Kiosk machines at TIA.
  2. Fee Payment: Select the desired visa duration (15/30/90 Days), pay the fee, and obtain a receipt.
  3. Visa Granting: Present your completed forms, payment receipts, and passport at the Immigration Desk for visa issuance.

Information on Visa Extension

  • Tourist Visa Extension: Available for a minimum of 15 days at USD 45, with an additional USD 3 per extra day.
    Late Penalty: A fine of USD 5 per day is applicable for delays not exceeding 150 days.

Plan Your Nepal Trip with Confidence

  • This guide aims to demystify the Nepal visa application process for all travellers. Please visit the official Nepal Visa website for more detailed information or to start your visa application.