The Nepal Immigration Depart announced on 10th May 2019 that they would increase Nepal’s visa fees from 17th July 2019.
You can apply for 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.
You can also get a Nepal visa at these border entry points of Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
To renew a Visa, you must go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
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 and 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. After that, however, you can extend the visa at 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:
- 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 with a “gratis tourist visa” from 5th January 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 the 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 get in touch with the Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]