VISA PROVISIONS IN NEPAL
Whenever we tend to travel to a different country, the first thing that we get concerned about is the visa. For instance, if we can get an on-arrival visa, or have to apply for a visa beforehand? Thus, if you are also sulking over such kinds of concerns, then we got your back over here.
We had prepared a list of points that could make you understand the visa provisions in Nepal in an easy way.
Usually, tourist visas are available upon arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.
Or else, you can obtain a visa at the Nepal-India border. (Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, and Gaddachowki). And then there’s Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Visas could even be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. Whereas, visa renewal is possible through the Department of Immigration in Kalikasthan and Kathmandu.
Well, you must have a valid passport and one passport-sized photo with a light backdrop to get a visa though. Here, a valid passport means valid for at least 6 months beyond your anticipated departure date.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in US dollars. Credit cards, Indian currency, and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fees.
a. Tourist Visa
Visa Facility Duration and Fee (All for multiple entries)
15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
b. Gratis (Free) Visa
Only nationals of South Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are eligible for a free 30-day visa. A visa, on the other hand, can be extended by the Immigration Department upon payment of the visa fee as indicated above.
c. For Indian National
Visas are not required for Indian nationals to enter Nepal. However, according to Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals traveling to Nepal must have one of the following documents.
- Driving License with photo
- Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
- Ration Card with Photo
- Election Commission Card with Photo
- Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
- Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank.
d. Other Information
Visas are not issued on arrival at Nepal’s immigration entry ports for some nationals. They must obtain visas from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their home countries. These are the list of concerned nationals.
e. Visa Extension
Tourists are permitted to stay for a maximum of 150 days per visa year.