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Nepal Visa Information

  • Nepal Visa Information

Passports

People from all countries other than India require a valid passport to enter Nepal. If you are an Indian national, any of the below documents will be accepted at entry points: Passport, Driving License with photo, Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency, Ration Card with Photo, Election Commission Card with Photo, Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank.

Visas

All nationalities except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. Most nationalities can purchase a visa on arrival to Nepal, there are some nationalities that will need to obtain a visa before travel, these are: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan.

Validity

Various lengths of stay tourist visas can be purchased. If you want to obtain a visa on arrival, you will need to fill in a landing card, (most airlines provide these before landing in Kathmandu, if not, they will be available in the airport) pay a fee (cost differs depending on your length of stay) and provide a passport photo so don’t forget to bring one in your hand luggage to present to the immigration officers.

Visa fees are as follows:

  • US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
  • US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
  • US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa. (information from the department of immigration, Nepal)

We would advise you to bring US dollars to pay for your visa, most major currencies are usually accepted also. Although there is a currency exchange in the airport (if they will not accept your currency), you may not get the best exchange rate; therefore it is always a safe bet to bring US dollars. Visas can be extended at the immigration department office in Kathmandu and Pokhara for a maximum of 150 days in a year.

Customs & Clearence

All baggage is subject to customs' check at the point of entry. Visitors are allowed to bring in consumable articles such as liquor one bottle up 1.15 litres, 200 sticks of cigarette, 15 rolls of photo film and 12 rolls of movie camera film. Visitors are also allowed to carry one binocular, one camera, one movie camera, one video camera, one radio, one tape recorder, one bicycle, one wrist watch, one set of fountain pens, one perambulator, 15 radio cassettes & 10 disk records into the country on the condition that they are declared and are to be taken back on return. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunitions are strictly prohibited. Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries. The export of antiuques requires special certification from the Department of Archaeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu, Gold, silver, precious stones, wild animals and their skins, horns, etc, all drugs whether processed or in their natural state, are prohibited to export.

Airport Departure Taxes

  • International Departure Tax: This includes in Ticket Fee.
  • Domestic Departure Tax: Rs 200 per person