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Procedure to Enter Nepal

All the foreigners except the Indian, needs to have a valid passport and a visa to enter Nepal. Visa can be availed from Nepalese diplomatic missions and consular offices station abroad or upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and other entry points.
People of these countries do not get visa upon arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: – Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan.

Visa Information
Tourist visa:

  • The foreign tourist visiting Nepal will be granted the tourist visa.
  • The tourist visa will be granted for maximum 150 days in a visa year (Jan-Dec).
  • Tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year will not be allowed to use by adding the remaining to another visa year.
  • If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of visa year desires to spend even the period during which he/she may stay in Nepal with the tourist of the other visa year, he/she may use such facility.
  • Provide, however, that the computation of the fees for such period will be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.

Transit visa:
Foreigners who have entered in Nepal to stay for a night in the country and willing to use Nepal’s airport to visit another country with plane ticket foreigners, travelling in the accidentally force landed plane for any circumstances will issued for one day.

Visa fees:

  • USD 25 for Tourist Visa with the multiple entries for 15 days.
  • USD 40 for Tourist Visa with the multiple entries for 30 days.
  • USD 100 for Tourist Visa with the multiple entries for 90 days.

Other Banking Information:

Foreign Exchange: Foreign currencies must be exchanged only at banks or at the authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can also exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at TIA upon arrival.

Banks: Nepal has modern banking facilities and some of the International Banks have their own offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa and Master Card, etc. are accepted in Nepal at major hotels, shops and restaurants. Banks are open between 09:00AM and 06:00PM from Sunday to Friday and ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day. Banks are closed on Saturdays and on public holidays. But some banks are open on Saturdays and on public holidays too.

Time: Nepal standard time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT.

Official Holidays: Saturday is only the weekend holiday in Nepal, when all government offices are closed. Most business houses, however, remain open on Saturday and on public holidays as well.

Working Hours: Govt. offices open from 10:00AM to 05:00PM in summer and 10:00AM to 04:00PM in winter.



A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

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


A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee

a. Tourist Visa Nepal

Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

b. Gratis (Free) Visa

  • For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of  visa fee as specified above.
  • Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

c. Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals traveling to Nepal by air must posses any one of the following documents.

  1. Passport
  2. Election Commission Card

d. Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
  1. Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
  2. Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  3. Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  4. Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

e. Other Visa Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

f. Visa Extension for Nepal

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).