For most travelers, Nepal has an on-arrival visa available at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Likewise, if you are entering Nepal via one of its borders (from India or Tibet), then you can get the visa at the immigration entry point.
*Note: If you are a citizen of Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, or Somalia, then you cannot obtain a visa at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
What do you need to obtain a Nepal visa?
Followings are the requirements to acquire a visa at the airport or immigration entry points:
- You will need to show a valid passport that should have a validity of at least six months
- You have to fill the visa application form at the airport or immigration entry points
- Two passport size photos
- Visa fees in cash
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
- For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days
- Indian nationals do not need a visa to enter Nepal. However, if you (an Indian citizen) enters via flight they have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/citizenship certificate). Kids under the age of 10 do not need to present an identification certificate
- To extend the visa for 15 days or less, it will cost USD 30 or equivalent Nepali currency.
- To extend the visa for 15 days or more, it will cost USD 30 or equivalent Nepali currency for the first 15 days. Similarly, USD 2 or equivalent Nepali currency will be charged each day after that. You can extend the visa up to a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (starting January to December).
If you have a transit point at Nepal's airport or get forced to land at Nepal's airport because of any reason, then you can get the transit visa for a day paying USD 5 or any other equivalent currency.
Other General Information
- You cannot enter Nepal or stay here without a valid visa. It is illegal.
- You can also get a tourist visa through the Nepalese embassy or consulate, or other mission offices in your country.
- Visa fees are non-refundable. Once the visa is issued, it cannot be revised.
- You cannot pay Nepal's visa through a credit card or cheque. You have to pay it in cash.
- Kids under the age of 10 do not need to pay for visa charges, but they must have to get a valid visa.
- In case of receiving a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
- Always have your passport and trekking permit with you during the trek.
- Do not film or take photos inside the monuments that restrict it.
- As a tourist, you have to respect the tradition and sentiments of Nepalese people. Do not do any activity that would hurt the feelings of locals.
- Say Namaste (joining your palms) with a smile instead of shaking hands or saying hello. Locals will appreciate and admire it.