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Entry Procedures

Indian Nationals:

Indian nationals do not require visas. However, effective from October 1, 2000, Indians traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival at entry point a passport, voter’s identity card issued by the election commission of India, or an identity card with photograph issued by the central or State Government of India. Temporary identity cards issued by Nepal-based Indian diplomatic missions for the identification of Indian nationals will also be considered in case of exceptions. Children under 10 years need not show any identification.

Visa information:

Tourist Visa Rules in Nepal (Effective from 16 July 2008)

Tourists who visit Nepal must hold valid passports and visas.

a) Entry

Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following immigration offices in Nepal:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  • Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

b) Tourist Visa

Visa Facility Duration Fee:

Multiple entries 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

c) Tourist Visa Extension

Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following immigration offices in Nepal:

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

d) Gratis (Free) Visa

Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following immigration offices in Nepal:

  • Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries.
  • Indian nationals do not require visas to enter Nepal.

e) Transit Visa

A Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal’s immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of a departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying the US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency.

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, Tel:00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453, web site: www.immi.gov.np )

Dos & Don’t

A tourist may stay in Nepal for up to 150 days in a visa year (Jan-Dec). A tourist must extend his/her visa before the expiry of the visa validity period. A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable for fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules. A Foreigner having obtained a tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving remuneration.

A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose she/he has obtained the visa.