Nepal Visa Information

For those seeking Nepal Visa Information, Immigration Offices, managed by the Department of Immigration, are your go-to source. They facilitate tourists flying to Nepal by offering Visas on Arrival. The ‘On Arrival’ visa process is efficient and straightforward, although queues may form during peak tourist season. To bypass these queues, you may obtain a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions abroad before arrival. The choice ultimately rests with you.
If you’ve secured a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, it is necessary to enter Nepal within six months of the visa-issued date, with your total stay calculated from your entry day.

Nepal Visa obtained on Arrival at Entry and Exit points is classified as a ‘Tourist Visas’, granting multiple re-entry privileges. Regardless of your purpose, whether it’s tourism, sightseeing, mountaineering, or visiting friends and family, obtaining a ‘Tourist Visa’ upon entry is mandatory. However, if your purpose or length of stay changes, you must alter your visa category accordingly through the Department of Immigration, presenting the necessary documents.

Nationals of certain countries are advised to acquire visas in advance from nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

  • 3rd Step

    • Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form,  payment receipts and your passport
    • Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Visa Extension Fee 

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals for 150 days

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).