For the people of most of the countries, the visa of Nepal can be obtained on arrival. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, border entry points at Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on Nepal-India border and Kodari on Nepal-China border are the places where the on arrival visa to Nepal can be obtained. However, if you prefer to skip the hassle of obtaining the visa at the airport or at your entry point you can fill the online form and apply for the visa to Nepal at the nearest Embassy of Nepal or Office of Nepalese Consulate in your home town.
You can download the online visa application here.
The documents necessary to obtain the visa of Nepal include a valid passport, a passport size photograph with the light background. You can obtain the 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. The amount equivalent in US dollars to obatain the different type of visa to Nepal is listed below:
|US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
|US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
|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.For Indian National
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal.
As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents.
2. Driving License with photo
3. Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
4. Ration Card with Photo
5. Election Commission Card with Photo
6. Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
7. Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
Also, please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.
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.
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).