Travelers require a valid visa to travel inside Nepal. The easiest and straightforward way of obtaining the visa will be getting it at your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Similarly, you can also apply for one from the Nepalese embassy in your country. If you are entering Nepal through one of many land entry points in Indian and Chinese border, you can get these visas from the immigration office there. However, if you are arriving Nepal from Nigeria, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, and a few other selective countries, you might have to apply for the visa before your visit here.
- A valid password (must cover the visa duration before expiring)
- pp. sized photos *2
- Visa fees (paid in cash)
Visa Procedure is simple. You must fill in the application form with all the required documents available at the airport or the immigration land entry points. You can select the category (type) of visa you will like to apply and pay that respective fee in cash.
The Visa fees depend solely upon the duration of your visit to Nepal with few exceptions, which is described below.
- US$ 25 for 15 days or equivalent in convertible currency
- US$ 40 for 30 days or equivalent in convertible currency
- US$ 100 for 90 days or equivalent in convertible currency
Note: For the tourists visiting from SAARC nations, a free visa will be provided with a duration lasting 30 days.
Note: If you are an Indian Citizen, visas are not required to travel in Nepal. However, a valid (government proved) identification card/document must be with you throughout the visit.
We highly recommend you to take a visa that covers your overall stay in Nepal. However, if in case you have to elongate your stay, you can send a visa extension application in the immigration office at Kathmandu. Additional charges apply according to the extra days you will add to the original visa. As staying in Nepal with an expired visa is illegal, you must apply for an extension at least a day before it expires.
The general rate is given below:
- For 15 days or less USD 30
- For extension exceeding 15 days, USD 2 per day (upper limit of 150 days in a visa year)