Nepal Visa Information

Nepal Visa Information

All foreigners entering Nepal, except Indians, must have a visa. You can also get one on the spot when you arrive in Nepal, either at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu or immigration offices at borders: Nepalganj, Birganj, Sunauli, Kakarvitta, Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi and the Kodari checkpoint on the road to Tibet.

A tourist visa to  Nepal is valid for entry for three to six months from the date of issue. Your passport must have at least six months validity. Indian nationals do not require a visa.

To obtain a visa on arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport photograph. Visa application forms are available on a table in the arrivals hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight.


  1. Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  2. Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  3. Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency


  • Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day
  • Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

Every visa extension requires your passport, money, photos and an application form. Collect all these before you join the queue. Plenty of places in Kathmandu and Pokhara will make passport photos for you and there are several pricier instant-photo shops near the immigration offices.

Visa extensions are available the same day, sometimes within the hour. For a fee, trekking and travel agencies can assist with the visa extension process and can usually save you the time and tedium of queuing.

You can get up-to-date visa information at the website of the Department of Immigration, Nepal (