Visa on Arrival in Nepal

It is a delight to visitors to know that the country of Nepal regulates a visa on arrival, whether you are entering the nation by air or land.

If you are flying to Nepal for tourism or holiday activities, you will be granted a tourist visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, which is facilitated by immigration offices under the Department of Immigration and is very quick and simple to process.

Travelers traveling to Nepal via roads are requested to grab a tourist visa, which facilitates multiple re-entry by different entry points in Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki, Nepalgunj Kakarvitta, and Birgunj on the Nepal-India and Kodari Nepal-China border regions.

Important notice: Travel enthusiasts looking forward to visiting Nepal from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, and Zimbabwe have to obtain a visa before they get into Nepal, for which you have to follow an extra procedure of consulting with your local Embassy.

How do I apply for a tourist visa in Nepal?

There are several ways to apply for a visa to Nepal, depending on your nationality and the type of visa you require. However, to travel to Nepal for any adventurous purpose such as trekking, peak climbing, bungee jumping, and other adrenaline-rushing activities Here are some general steps for applying for a tourist visa:

  • Fill out the visa application form available on arrival at the immigration counter, or you can download and complete the form in advance from the official website of the Immigration Office of Nepal.
  • Carry a recent passport-sized photo.
  • Prepare the visa fee in USD or any other convertible currency, which might vary based on the duration of your Nepal stay and your nationality
  • Do not forget to present your completed visa application form, photograph, passport, and visa fee to the immigration officer, as they are responsible for processing your visa and the necessary entry permit.

What are the tourist visa fees to enter Nepal?

The tourist visa fees to enter Nepal vary depending on the duration of your stay and the homeland from which you wish to take the visa. SAARC nationals can have access to the Nepal tourist visa for lower fees as compared to travelers from other countries. Here is a short description of costs based on your trip duration and nationality:

15-day Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

  • USD 30 for SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries
  • USD 50 for all other foreigners from other different nations.

30-Day Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

  • USD 50 for tourists from SAARC nationals
  • USD 50 for the 30 days and an additional USD 3 per day for all other foreign countries.

90-day Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

  • USD 125 for citizens from SARRC
  • USD 125 for the first 90 days, with an extra USD for each extra day for all other foreign nationals.

Additionally, it is essential to know that the visa fees are payable in USD or other hard currencies (which are convertible in Nepalese rupees). So, make sure you have an exact amount in cash or access to an ATM or currency exchange upon arrival to pay the tourist visa fee.

How do I extend tourist visas in Nepal?

Although tourists are restricted from prolonging visa days up to 150 days, only travelers looking forward to extending their days of stay in Nepal can get their visas extended at immigration offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Here are the normal procedures to follow to extend your visa days:

  • Visit the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu in Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, or Pokhara.
  • Show your passport with at least six months of a remaining validity date.
  • Hand over the completed visa extension application form available at the official website of the Department of Immigration.
  • Hand out your passport-sized photos and proof of your sufficient funds (bank statement) to support your stay in Nepal.
  • Show them your current tourist visa.
  • Pay the applicable visa extension fee.
  • Submit your application.
  • Wait for processing and collect the receipt.
  • Now, collect your extended visa.

Please note: The tourist visa requirements and procedures can change over time, so it is crucial to verify the most up-to-date information from the official website of the Department of Immigration of Nepal or the closest Nepali embassy before applying for the visa.