Nepal Visa Information

Passports:

All nations should have passport with maximum valid date of six months.

Tourist visa:

  The foreign tourist visiting Nepal shall be granted the tourist visa.

 The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year i.e. January to December

A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.

 If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to spend even the period during which he may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other visa year, he may use such facility.

Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.

 An application for the tourist visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix 1.

Transit Visa:

 Foreigners, who have entered In Nepal to stay for a night in Nepal and willing to use Nepal's Air port to visit another country with plane ticket or Foreigners, traveling in the accidentally force landed plane for any circumstances shall be issued transit visa for one day.

   An application for the transit visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix 3.

Types and costs:

  The fee for a Single Entry Tourist Visa to Nepal for 60 days is US $60 or equivalent foreign currency

  Additional $50 grants Multiple Entry Visas

  Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum of 150 days. Visa extension free for 30 days is US $ 30

Validity:

Visas are valid for up to six months from date of issue. Visas are valid for 60 days on first visit to Nepal in a visa year (1 January-31 December), but only valid for 30 days when national is visiting Nepal for the second or more time in a visa year. Visas may be extended in Nepal at the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu (tel: 494 273 or 337), or the Immigration Office, Pokhara. Maximum stay in Nepal is 150 days in any calendar year. For full conditions on visa extension (including charges and conditions), contact the consulate (or consular section at embassy); see Important Addresses

Application to:

Consular section at Embassy. Visas can also be obtained on arrival from the immigration authorities at all entry points (with fees payable in US Dollars) provided travelers are in possession of valid travel documents, two passport photos and the relevant fee. Applications for business visas must be made to the Department of Immigration

Working days required:

Minimum 24 hours if applying in person; two weeks if applying by post.

Extension of Stay

A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. An additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the department. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal:

1. Nigeria

2. Ghana

3. Zimbabwe

4. Swaziland

5. Cameroon

6. Somalia

7. Liberia

8. Ethiopia

9. Iraq

10. Palestine

11. Afghanistan

12. Syria

 

Nepal Entry & Exit Point:

The following points are the entry and exit point to the country Nepal and out of the county to the trekkers/ travelers .Which are listed by our company according to the rules and regulation of Nepal. During your entry, the immigration officials stamps on your passports with the permit to enter and explore the Himalayan Kingdom with certain period of time according to your purpose. But before you leave the desk of the immigration official make sure to check the stamp and the date. Usually, the immigration offices at these entry and exit points are open 24 hours.

                                Entry points

International Airport, Kathmandu

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern)

Birgunj, Parsa (Central)

Kodari (Northern Border, Central)

Belhia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western)

Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western)

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western)

Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western)

International Airport, Kathmandu

 There is one and only one international airport in the heart of capital city Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). This airport is name in the 8th Shah King Tribhuvan, Airport is situated about 4.5 miles east of the city (about 25 minutes drive). TIA is also lies in the heart of three major cities of Kathmandu Valley namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern)

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa is 15-17 hours drive approx. and 610 kilometers away from Kathmandu in the western region. This is a small town on the border between Nepal and India and foreigners can use this point to cross the border. We can find hotels and lodge with good facilities depending on the costs we pay. Tourists can commute to Kathmandu or any other cities either by road or sky. The nearest airport is at Bhadrapur, about 25km southwest of Kakarbhitta and it takes about 35-45 min to land in the domestic airport of Kathmandu.

Birgunj, Parsa (Central)

Birgunj is the main entry point to Nepal for Indian tourists especially coming from Calcutta and Patna. Birgunj which is about 210 kilometers away from Kathmandu is also an important entry point for foreign goods to Nepal. Lots of tourists enjoy sightseeing in this flat land and low altitude city as well as the accommodation of varied choices. Birgunj has a railway to Raxaul. The nearest airport is in Simara which is about 20 km from Birgunj and it takes about 20 minutes to reach Kathmandu by air and about 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu lies on the Nepal-China border. This border is still regarded as an important trading center between Nepal and Tibet. Kodari is very famous for its magnificent rivers gorges and splendid scenes of mountains. The very famous hot water spring of Nepal called Tatopani is also very close to Kodari. There are quite few places to lodge in this area and regular buses are available to commute to Kathmandu.

Belhia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western)

Belhia, Bhairahawa which is also known as Siddharthanagar is about 8-9 hours drive and 280 kilometers away from Kathmandu, being close to the border of India is another important city in Nepal in the business point. This is a  gateway to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha who is regarded as light of Asia. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Bhairahawa via plane and other local bus services are also available to travel to and from Kathmandu.

Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western)

Jamunaha, Nepalgunj is about 12-13 hours drive and 530 kilometers away from Kathmandu. There are direct flights between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj everyday and the buses are also easily available. Nepalgunj is also one of the major trading centers of Nepal and it lies near the Indian border and well connected to all major Indian cities by road and railways.

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western)

Mohana, Dhangadhi which lies in far western region of Nepal is about 660 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Although this place does not have much to offer, it is used as an entry and exit point to and from Kathmandu mostly by the Indian tourists as the capital of India, New Delhi is just about 6 hours drive. Dhangadhi is also facilitated by decent stay in places in fairly cheap prices. 91/21205) is in the bazaar.

Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western)

Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar is a small town that lies in the far western region of Nepal. It is about 18-19 hours drive and 695 kilometers away from Kathmandu. There are some good hotels and lodges for accommodation. A visit to Royal Bardia National Park can be arranged while in Mahendranagar.