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Tourist Visa for Nepal

Tourist Visa for Nepal

Tourist Visa for Nepal

Obtaining The Tourist Visa

Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport is its only international airport, and tourists flying there are facilitated by the Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport), which provides visas on arrival. The process for obtaining an 'On Arrival' visa is quick and simple, though there may be queues during peak tourist season. Alternatively, to skip the queues, visitors can obtain visas from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before arriving.

If a visitor obtains a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, they must enter Nepal within six months of the visa-issued date, and their total stay is counted from the day they enter Nepal. Visas obtained on arrival at the entry and exit points are classified as 'Tourist Visas,' which allow for multiple re-entry facilities. It is important to note that the 'Tourist Visa On Arrival' is the only entry visa available for visiting Nepal, even if one's purpose for visiting is not tourism (e.g., sightseeing, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and family). However, if the purpose and length of stay in Nepal are different from those of a tourist, the visitor must change the visa category as per their requirements by producing the required documents to the Department of Immigration.

1. Online Visa Application

There are two options available for applying for a tourist visa to Nepal: online application and filling out printed forms upon arrival. However, opting for the online application process can expedite the visa acquisition process and save you from enduring long queues upon arrival. It is worth noting that the online application system retains your application for a maximum of 15 days. In case your application expires, you will be required to fill out the form again at the airport. To apply for a visa online in advance, you can visit the following link:

You need to take care of the following things while filling up the visa application form (online or at the entry point)

  • Please keep your valid passport at hand (passport must have six months validity from your travel date)
  • Ready a recent digital photograph (size: 1.5” x 1.5”) in your removable device to upload your photograph for the application.
  • Gather beforehand a detailed permanent residence address, and a detailed address in Nepal.
  • You need to provide telephone numbers—landline and mobile
  • You need to provide your email address too.
  • The submitted application will remain in the system for 15 days. After 15 days, the application will be deleted automatically from the system.
  • Once the application is successfully submitted, a receipt will be sent to your email immediately.
  • Print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to show it before the Immigration Authority.
  • For your convenience, the deadline to contact the Immigration Authority will be mentioned in the receipt. The receipt also mentions the documents you need to produce before the Immigration Authority at the time of getting a visa.
  • Please contact the Immigration Authority within 15 days of the submission of the application.
    For example, if you submit your extension application today, and your visa is expiring the next day, on the third day if you visit the Department of Immigration, you will have to pay a late fee for that day. In order to prevent this sort of hassle, please submit your extension application on time and get your visa renewed before crossing the expiry date.

When you contact the Immigration Authority, please make sure you have the receipt and proper documents with you including the necessary fee.

Here are the essential requirements for obtaining a Nepal visa upon arrival:

  • A valid passport (Please note that the passport should have a validity of at least six months)
  • You should fill out the application form for visa available at the airport or immigration entry points (you can fill up the visa application form in advance online at
  • Two passport-size photos
  • Visa fees in the major currency should be paid in cash (credit card or cheque is not accepted).

Entry points to Nepal with immigration offices:

  1. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  2. Immigration Office, Kakarbhitta , Jhapa
  3. Immigration Office, Birganj , Parsa
  4. Immigration Office , Belhia , Bhairahawa
  5. Immigration Office, Nepalganj, Banke
  6. Immigration Office , Mohana, Kailali
  7. Immigration Office, Gadda Chauki, Kanhanpur
  8. Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchwok

Indian Nationals 

Indian nationals are exempt from obtaining a visa for travel to Nepal. However, Indian travelers arriving by air must present a valid passport or a voter's card issued by the Election Commission of India, or any government-issued identification card with a photograph from the central or state government of India upon arrival at the entry point. In exceptional cases, temporary identity cards with photographs issued by Indian diplomatic missions in Nepal for the identification of Indian nationals will also be accepted. It's important to note that children under 10 years of age are not required to present any identification documents.

Tourist Visa 

At the airport, there are several visa choices:

Visa Faculty                                                              Duration.                                            Fees ( USD or other acceptable currency) 

Multiple Entry                                                            48 hours                                                             5

Multiple Entry                                                            15 days                                                              30

Multiple Entry                                                            30 days                                                              50

Multiple Entry                                                            90 days                                                             125 

Payment by cash only 

Transit Visa 

If you have a departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal and plan to transit for a day, you can obtain a transit visa at Nepal's immigration offices located at the entry points. The process requires payment of US $5 or an equivalent amount in convertible currency.

Tourist Visa Extension 

To avoid delays, please ensure you obtain the correct visa initially, as the extension process can be time-consuming. If you require an extension, you can obtain it from the Department of Immigration in either Kathmandu or Pokhara. The cost for a 15-day extension is $30, and for each additional day beyond that, it is $2 (payment in rupees only). Please note that tourists are not allowed to stay in Nepal for more than a total of 150 days within a single calendar year, which encompasses the period from January to December.

For further information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu. Tel: 977 – 01 – 4433934 / 4429660/ 4438862 / 4438868 |Fax: 977 – 01 – 4433935|Email: |Website:

Department of Immigration Office Hours 

Sunday to Thursday:
10 a.m. – 17 p.m. in summer
10 a.m. – 16 p.m. in winter (Nov. to Jan.)
Friday: 10 a.m. -15 p.m.

Visa Application Hours 

Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 15 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 13 p.m.


Nepal's government does not provide arrival visas to nationalities from the following countries:

  1. Nigeria
  2. Ghana
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Swaziland
  5. Cameroon
  6. Somalia
  7. Liberia
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Iraq
  10. Palestine
  11. Afghanistan

Other General Information 

Entering Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
Nepal visa fees must be paid in cash (USD or other major currency). A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
Please respect the culture, tradition, and sentiments of the Nepalese people. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.