Most travelers from all around the world can obtain a Nepalese visa upon their arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport or immigration entry points if you are entering Nepal via one of the borders.
*Note: Citizens of Liberia, Palestine, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Iraq, Ethiopia, Ghana, Afghanistan, Cameroon, or Somalia, cannot obtain a visa at the immigration entry points of Nepal. If you are from one of the above countries, then you can get the Nepalese visa at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office in your home country.
What do you need to obtain a Nepal visa?
You will need the following documents to obtain a Nepalese visa at the airport or immigration entry points.
- Valid passport with validity of at least six months
- Two passport size photos
- Visa fees in cash
*Note: You can get the visa application form at the airport or immigration entry points.
Entry Points of Nepal
- Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
- Central Nepal – Birgunj, Parsa
- Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
- Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
- Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
- Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
- Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) & Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)
- USD 30 or equivalent Nepali currency for 15 days
- USD 50 or equivalent Nepali currency for 30 days
- USD 125 or equivalent Nepali currency for 90 days
- Tourist visa fee is free for SAARC nationals up to 30 days
- If you are an Indian citizen, then you won't need a visa to enter Nepal via land. However, if you are entering Nepal via flight, then you have to show a valid identification certificate (citizenship/passport). Children up to age 10 do not need to show any identification certificate.
- If you want to extend your visa for 15 days or less, it'll cost USD 30 or equivalent to Nepali currency.
- If you want to extend your visa for 15 days or more, then it'll cost USD 30 or equivalent Nepali currency for the first 15 days and USD 2 each day thereafter. As per the rules, you can extend your visa up to 150 days in a visa year (from January to December).
You can get a transit visa if you have any transit layout or are forced to land because of any issue at Nepal's airport. The transit visa costs USD 5, per day or any other equivalent currency.
Other General Information
- Entering Nepal or staying in the country without a valid visa is illegal. If found, you will be punished as per the Nepal government imagination rules.
- Citizens from all around the world can get Nepalese visas from the consulate office, Nepalese embassy, or other mission offices in their country.
- Once the visa gets issued, it cannot be revised. Visa fees are non-refundable.
- Visa fees are only accepted in cash. You can not pay the fee via credit card or cheque.
- If you are traveling with a kid under 10 years old, then you can get a valid visa without paying the visa fee.
- If you receive a new passport or travel document while being in Nepal or at the last minute of your trip to Nepal, then contact the Immigration Department to transfer the documents.
- Make sure to carry your passport and trekking permits with you while trekking. For extra safety, you can also make a couple of photocopies.
- Before taking photographs or videos inside any monuments, do check if it is allowed or not.
- Respect the locals and their traditions wherever you go in Nepal. Do not hurt the sentiments and feelings of the natives just because they live a very different lifestyle from the rest of the world. Choose your words and actions carefully.
- The best way to greet anyone in Nepal is by saying "Namaste" (joining both palms) with a smile and bending a little bit.