It is mandatory to issue a Nepalese visa in order to get in Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be acquired either from a Nepalese embassy in your home country or upon your arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

But a reminder for the nationalities of Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Swaziland, Somalia, and Zimbabwe, a Nepalese visa cannot be obtained upon arrival in Kathmandu. The Nepalese visa is also granted at entry points at Nepalese borders.

For the tourists of SAARC countries, a free visa extends up to 30 days. Visa is generally not required for Indian citizens. However, getting in Nepal via flight would require them to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 are not required to show an identification certificate.


  • A passport with at least six months validity
  • Two recent passport size photo
  • Fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points
  • Visa fees payment either in foreign currency or in Nepali currency whereas cheques and credit cards are not accepted.

Visa Fees:

  • USD 25 for 15 days
  • USD 40 for 30 days
  • USD 100 for 90 days
  • SAARC countries can get a 30-day visa for free on arrival. Indian passport holders do not require a visa to get in Nepal.

Visa Extension:

  • Extension of visa for 15 days or less charges USD 30.
  • Extension of visa for 30 days charges USD 50.
  • Extension of visa for 90 days or less charges USD 125.
  • Extension of visa after visa expiration charges USD 5 per day.
  • Extension of visa for 15 days or more charges USD 3 per day within visa expiration limit.
  • Visa extension can be granted maximum up to 150 days in a given visa year (Visa year refers to year starting January to December.)

Points to remember:

  • You should have a valid visa and to get in Nepal or stay in Nepal otherwise it will be illegal.
  • Visa once issued are not amendable.
  • Visa charges are non-refundable and are not applicable for children under the age of 10, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • You are recommended to always carry your passport and trekking permit with you while trekking.
  • If you want to issue a new passport or travel document, please contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
  • Photography and filming are prohibited in some of the areas, so you are advised to follow the rules of that area.
  • You are requested to respect the ethnic culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people. Please do not perform any provocative activities that would offend their culture and sentiments.
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