Are you wondering where and how can one apply for Nepal Visa? Well, you are at the right place to find out the cost for a visa, expert tips, and documents you need to submit at the immigration office. All foreigners except Indian Nationalities require a tourist visa.
Following is the updated cost on a Tourist Visa, Non-tourist Visa, Business Visa, Study Visa, and Residential Visa.
- 15 Days (Multiple Entry): USD 30
- 30 Days (Multiple Entry): USD 50
- 90 Days (Multiple Entry): USD 125
- Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period): USD 3 Per Day
- Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry): Additional USD 25
- Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration): Late fee USD 5 per Day
Getting a Tourist Visa on Arrival
- At the arrival hall of Tribhuvan Int'l Airport, you will find a Kiosk Machine that can read passport, capture your photo, and then print out the form. You need to take the completed visa on arrival form to the payment counter and head over to the immigration line.
- Make sure you have cash in USD. You can also pay with EUR, CHF, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, SGD, and JPY
- The passport must at least valid for 6 months.
- Note that the nationalities from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria cannot obtain a visa-on-arrival
TIPS: As there are few working kiosk machines and in that case, you can fill the visa on arrival card or immigration form while on the plane before you land. It can save lot of your valuable time.
Getting a Tourist Visa Online
- You can apply for a tourist visa online within 15 days of your date of arrival in Nepal.
- Before applying them, you will need information on the hotel's address, and recent digital-version of passport photos that you can upload online.
- Lastly, print out the confirmation receipt and present it to the Immigration officer upon arrival along with a valid passport and amount you need to pay.
APPLY ONLINE: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/
- Foreigners with Nepalese Origin: USD 10 per Month
- Journalists and their dependants: USD 15 per month
- Foreigners working in offices or project directly affiliated with GoN and their dependants: USD 30 per Month
- A foreigner married with Nepali Citizen: USD 15 per Month
- Relatives of foreigners having marital relation with Nepali Citizen: USD 25 per Month
- Foreigners and their dependants working in organizations having a contract between a donor country and the Nepal Government and funded by the donor country: USD 50 per Month
- Other foreigners working in Nepal: USD 75 per Month
- Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a duration less than a year): USD 20 per Month
- Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year): USD 200 per Year
- Foreigner and their dependants having an investment of more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for five years): USD 500
- Foreigner and their dependants having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a duration less than a year): USD 35 per Month
- Foreigner and their dependants having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year): USD 400 Per Year
- New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependents (Degree Program): USD 30 per Month
- New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependents (Non-Degree Program): USD 75 per Month
- Bhutanese students and their dependents: USD 15 per Month
- Dependants of the students receiving a waiver on visa fee as per MoU between Universities: USD 15 per Month
- Foreigners and their dependants for teaching and research purpose: USD 50 per Month
- New Visa with Multiple Entry facility: USD 500
- Visa Renewal with Multiple Entry facility: USD 200 per Year
Additional Expert Tips
- For 60 days tourist visa, we request not to stand in the queue at 15 days visa. Eventually, you will be redirected to the appropriate counter and again stand in line once again. You can ask the airport staff or volunteer for a guide.
- Bring at least 4-5 passport photos which can become handy when you need to buy sim cards, trekking permits, and other necessary paperwork
- As you know, USD is the most recommended currency for making a payment for Visa. So, please make the cash arrangement prior to arrival at Kathmandu Airport
- In case you forget to exchange it, then no need to worry. There is a bank counter for money exchange inside the airport hall
- Passport copies come always handy while traveling in Nepal
- Since our airport for visa processing is not as efficient as other developed countries. Hence, expect a long queue and malfunctions of the kiosk machine. Have some patience.
UPDATE: Nepal Government, Department of Immigration amended the Nepal Visa Cost under various categories. The amendment was made on 26 May 2019 and has been effective from 17 July 2019.