It is possible to acquire a tourist visa on arrival in Nepal if you are a citizen of practically any country due to Nepals very open visa policy. Citizens of all nations, with the exception of India, are required to get a visa in order to enter Nepal, according to the legislation.
Nepal launched an online visa application system in January 2014 to replace the previous paper-based approach.
In order to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, the Nepalese government has temporarily halted the issuance of visas on arrival to any foreign nationals visiting the country. Applicants must submit their applications for travel visas to the Nepali diplomatic mission in their home countries. During a calendar year, visitors are permitted to remain in Nepal for a maximum of 150 days per person. Visitors are required to have passports that are valid for at least six months after the date of their entry in the country.
Entry into Nepal
At arrival in Nepal, all travellers older than 5 must present the following documentation:
- Documentation of vaccination OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of departure
- On arrival, passengers will undergo a health screening.
- The Department of Immigration’s website contains additional details regarding entry requirements and visas.
The criteria to apply for a Nepal visa is straight forward. Travellers are encouraged to use the criteria as a guide when it comes to gathering documentation. The criteria is listed below.
Form for Application for Nepal Tourist Visa (completed online and printed).
Your original passport, which has at least two blank visa pages and is valid for at least another six months.
Photocopies of your passport's page including personal information.
It takes two weeks for a tourist visa to be issued.
Typically, the Embassy requires at least four to five business days to schedule an appointment. Due to the COVID-19 situation, application processing may take longer. Occasionally, visas were unable to be issued due to incomplete applications or other factors. Therefore, you should not book your flight until the visa has been issued.
Who Can Visit Nepal Without a Visa?
Citizens of almost every Country can visit Nepal without a visa and obtain a tourist visa on arrival. The only Country which cannot do this is India, so if you are an Indian citizen, you will require a visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control|
|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
There are several types of tourist visas available in Nepal. The reason for your visit will depend on what visa you are required. The types of visas available are:
Nepal accepts only Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ as an entry visa. If you are visiting Nepal for reasons other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and family), you must still obtain a Tourist Visa.
What To Do If Your Nepal Visa is Refused
You have the right to appeal this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that elected to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Nepal visa and the reasons for the rejection. If the Department of Home Affairs refuses or cancels your visa, in certain instances you may appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
You must return to your native country before the expiration of your visa. However, you will not be permitted to return home if your visa has already expired. Therefore, it is essential that you extend your visa prior to your return trip.
The cost to extend a tourist visa is USD 45 for a minimum of 15 days, plus USD 3 every extra day.
All foreigners entering Nepal for tourism or recreational purposes are required to get a Nepal Tourist Visa. Foreigners entering Nepal for business or investment purposes are awarded a Nepal Business Visa. Nepal Transit Visa, issued to non-Nepali nationals transiting the country for less than 24 hours.