Hello and greetings from Nepal, the birthplace of Asian light lord Buddha, a mountain country with the world’s highest being Mt.Everest, right here in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. I am a mountain guide, tour operator and owner of Hotel Festoon in Kathmandu, Nepal. I think this information will be helpful for anyone wishing to apply for a Nepal Visa…

Nepal Visa Information

A Visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

Outside of Nepal, a visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Nepal Visa Requirements

A valid passport and one passport-size photo with a light background.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of Visa fee.

Tourist Visa Nepal
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis (Free) Visa
For the first visit in one Visa year (January to December), gratis Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, Visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of a Visa fee, as specified above.
Indian nationals do not require Visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian nationals do not require a Visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals traveling to Nepal by air must posses any one of the following documents.

1. Passport

2. Election Commission Card

Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist Visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist Visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

Other Visa Information
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain Visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get Visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

Visa Extension for Nepal
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a Visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).

Learn more about applying for Nepal Visa online by clicking here.

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