Passport & Visa Information

Passport & Visa Information:

  • All nationals must possess a valid passport with a minimum of six months’ validity.

Tourist passport & visa information:

  • Foreign tourists visiting Nepal are eligible for a tourist visa. The maximum duration of the tourist visa is 150 days within a calendar year (from January to December).
  • It’s important to note that if a tourist departs Nepal before their visa’s expiry within a visa year, the remaining period cannot be carried over to another year.
  • However, tourists who arrive in Nepal towards the end of a visa year can utilize their stay across two visa years, with fees calculated based on the total duration.
  • To apply for a tourist visa, applicants should use the format provided in Appendix 1.

Transit Visa:

  • Foreigners entering Nepal for an overnight stay or those forced to land due to flight emergencies can obtain a transit visa, valid for one day, if they hold plane tickets for onward travel.
  • To apply for a transit visa, applicants should use the format provided in Appendix 3.

Visa Types and Costs:

  • A Single Entry Tourist Visa for 60 days costs US $60 or the equivalent in foreign currency. For an additional $50, a Multiple Entry Visa can be obtained. Visa extensions are possible, with a fee of US $30 for a 30-day extension.

Visa Validity:

  • Visas are valid for up to six months from the date of issue. For the first visit to Nepal in a visa year, the visa is valid for 60 days (1 January-31 December). For subsequent visits within the same year, the validity is reduced to 30 days. Visa extensions, up to a maximum of 150 days in any calendar year, can be acquired from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or the Immigration Office in Pokhara.

Application Process:

  • Tourist visas can be acquired from the Consulate or consular section at the embassy. Alternatively, they can also be obtained on arrival at all entry points, provided travelers have valid travel documents, two passport photos, and the necessary fee. Business visa applications should be submitted to the Department of Immigration.

Processing Time:

  • In-person applications typically require a minimum of 24 hours, while postal applications may take up to two weeks.

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.


What do our customers say

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