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The Nepal Immigration Depart announced on the 10th of May 2019 that they would increase Nepal’s visa fees from the 17th of July 2019.

You can acquire a visa for Nepal with an invitation from a trekking or mountaineering company and get it at a diplomatic mission of Nepal or the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.


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

Visa Requirements

It would be best if you had a valid passport, passport size photo – one with a light background.

You can only obtain a Nepal visa at the airport or borders by paying cash in the following currencies: Euro, US Dollars, Pound Sterling, Singapore Dollar, Japanese Yen, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Australian Dollar.

Nepalese or Indian currencies and credit cards are not accepted as payment for the visa fee.

a.Nepal Tourist Visa Fees

Visa Facility    Duration    Fee

Multiple entry    15 days    US$ 30 or equivalent in convertible currency

Multiple entry    30 days    US$ 50 or equivalent in convertible currency

Multiple entry    90 days    US$ 125 or equivalent in convertible currency

b. Gratis (Free) Visa

  • For the first visit in a visa year (January to December), gratis visas are provided for 30 days to South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, and Bangladesh. However, the visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fees specified above.
  • Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter Nepal.

c. Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Although Indian nationals do not need a visa to enter Nepal, they have to possess any of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Election Commission Card

d. Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals

According to the circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China; Chinese nationals applying for a tourist visa to Nepal have been provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from the 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

e. Other Visa Information

Nationals of Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine,  Somalia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe need to obtain from Nepali Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries as they are not granted a visa upon arrival at the entry points of Nepal.

f. Visa Extension in Nepal

Tourists are allowed a maximum stay of 150 days in a visa year – 1st January to 31st December. The extension rate per day is set at US$3 per day.
For those who have overstayed their visa, US$25 plus a late fee of US$5 per day.
For more information on visa application online: Nepal Online Visa Application.
For further visa information for Nepal, please contact the Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]