Singly entry -US$ 30 days for 60 days
Multiple entry -US$ 50+ US $ 30
Visa fee will be extended subsequently for 30 days
upon payment of US$ 30 period of 150 days in visa
Visa can be obtained either on arrival in Nepal or
from Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or other
Mission offices abroad. Two-passport size photograph
Indian nationals do not require visa. However Indians
traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival
at entry point either a passport or voter identity
cards issued by the election commission of India or
an identify card with photograph issued by the central
or state government of India. Children under 10 years
need not show any identification for students between
the age of 10-18 years school/collage photo I.D.cards
1. General Information
The Department of Immigration is located at Bhrikutimandap,
Katmandu and has nice branch offices at different
locations in the kingdom.
Tel: +977 – 1- 4223590 / 4222453 / 4223681
Fax: +977 – 1 – 4223127
Office Hours (Immigration Department) Monday to Friday:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in summer 9:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m. in winter Other Branch OFFICES Located at
entry points will be open 24 hours.
2. Access to Nepal
The following entry and exit points are prescribed
for the purpose of the foreigners entering into and
departing from the kingdom of Nepal. Deviation from
these points at the time of entry or exit shall be
treated as the violation of Immigration rules.
The overland tourist entering the Kingdom with their
vehicles must process an international carnet or complete
Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through
the banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers.
The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained
and retained. Visitors can exchange money at the foreign
exchange counter at the airport upon arrival also.
Indian Currency Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- note is allowed
to be brought into Nepal and will not be exchanged
and will not be accepted for transaction of any kind.
Rs. 1,356/- per person for departures SAARC
(South Asian) countries and Rs. 1,695/- for departure
to other international destinations.
Foreigner who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid
passport or any travel document equivalent to passport
issued by the Govt. for visiting a foreign country
prior to apply for visa.
- Entry: No foreigner is entitled to enter into
and stay in the Kingdom of Nepal without valid visa.
Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following
duration from Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate
or other mission offices or immigration offices
located on entry points in Nepal.
- Chinese citizen are requested to apply in Royal
Nepalese Embassy or other Nepalese diplomatic missions
as there is no provision of arrival visa for them.
1. Free visa for all tourist who visit Nepal
only for 3 days.
visa for all tourists of SAARC countries and
people’s Republic of China
from the date of entry
or equivalent convertible foreign
||Us$ 50or equivalent
convertible foreign or Nepalese
Tourist Visa extension
A tourist visa can be extended upto 120 days from
the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Immigration in office on request. Then after an additional
30 days can be extended from Department of immigration
on reasonable ground, which ensures one’s departure
from the country within 150 days in one visa year.
- Tourist visa extension fee and additional late
fee are as follows:-
Visa extension for each additional 30 days –
US$30 in equivalent Nepalese currency.
The provision of single entry reentry and double
entry has been revoked.
- Late fee for regularizing tourist visa US$ 2
in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the
first 30 days. US$ 3 in equivalent Nepalese currency
per day for the next 31 to 90 days. US$ in equivalent
Nepalese currency per day for mere than 90 days.
- Fee exemption of tourist visa. Children below
Descendant’s upto the age of 16 years, holding
foreign passports, of Nepalese parents or either
of their parents is a Nepal based foreign mission,
until the period of his departure to a foreign country.
Dos & Don’ts
A tourist may stay in Nepal upto 150 days in a visa
year (Jan-Dec). A tourist must extend his/her visa
before expire of the visa validity period. A tourist
who does not comply with these regulations may be
liable f fine and other prosecution as provided in
Immigration Act and Rules. A foreigner having obtained
tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or
without receiving remuneration.
A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any
work other than that for which purpose she/ he has
obtained the visa.
4. Transit visa
- A transit visa can be obtained from the Airport
Immigration officer for a period of 48 hours on
the presentation of confirmed air ticket.
b. Fee for transit visa is US$ 5.00
5. Other visa categories (Except
tourist and transit visa)
- Diplomatic visa
1. Who may apply? Diplomatic passport holders and
their family members recommended from the concerned
foreign diplomatic mission and considered fit to
be granted diplomatic privileges by His Majesty’s
2. Issuing Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For 30 days entry diplomatic mission and the Immigration
Office at the ent6ry points in Nepal.
- Official Visa
i. Who may apply? : The official visa shall be granted
to the persons considered fit by His Majesty’s
Government and their family upon recommendation
of the concerned diplomatic mission:
- Administrative, Technical and non-diplomatic
officials serving in a residential or non-residential
diplomatic missions, a Consulate for Nepal and incumbent
Nepalese honorary Consul Generals, Consuls and their
family who visit Nepal from a foreign country.
- Consultant experts who stay in Nepal under an
agreement with his Majesty’s government,
- Employees serving in the Nepal based offices
of the United Nations or its agencies and the laissez
passes granted by the United Nations.
- Employees serving in the international institutions
or regional organizations located in Nepal.
ii. Issuing Authority: Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. For 30 days entry diplomatic
mission and the Immigration Office at the entry
points in Nepal.
A foreigner who wants to study, teach or conduct research
works in any educational institute having obtained
the approval of His Majesty’ Govt.
i. who may apply? : Students, Research scholars, Teachers
and their family Visa fee: Nepalese currency equivalent
to 5U.S. $ per month.
Foreigners involved in the social and economic development
works approved by HMG of Nepal under the expenses
to be borne by Governmental institutions of the foreign
friendly nations, visa fee: Nepalese currency equivalent
to 20 U.S. $ per month. Foreigners having obtained
recommendation from the ministry of foreign affairs
to work in the institutions run by the foreign mission
located in Nepal.
Visa fee: Nepalese currency equivalent
to 60 US$ per month for the first year and 100 US$
per month from the next year.
Foreigners having obtained recommendation from the
concerned ministry to act as a helpers of the foreigners
having obtained diplomatic or official visa.
Foreigners having obtained recommendation from the
Ministry of Tourism Culture and Civil Aviation to
work in any international airlines organization located
in the kingdom of Nepal.
Foreigners having obtained recommendation of the
concerned ministry to conduct feasibility study of
an agreement or enterprise for a period not exceeding
Group leader of the foreigners making application
accompanied by the recommendation of the Ministry
of tourism and Civil Aviation, for making the tourists
tour in group in Nepal.
Such foreigners as may be thought fit by His Majesty’s
Business visa (with multiple entry) can be obtained
from the department of Immigration for the period
of one year or five years upon the recommendation
of the Ministry of Industry by paying the equivalent
of US$ 100 and US$ 250 respectively in Nepalese currency
for the foreign investors.
All baggage must be declared and
cleared through the customs on the port of entry.
Personal effects are permitted free entry. The duty
on articles brought by visitors varies according to
the volume and value of the goods; such as tobacco
and liquor, within the prescribed quantity free of
duty. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunition are
strictly prohibited. Visitors can take along souvenirs
to their respective countries. The export of antiques
requires special certificate from the Department of
Archaeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah path,
Kathmandu (Tel:4215358). Gold, silver, precious stones,
wild animals and their skins, horns, wild flora and
fauna etc. and drugs of any nature, whether processed
or in their natural state are prohibited to be exported.