What is needed to get a visa?
A valid passport and one passport size photo with a light background . Visa can be obtained through payment only in
the following currency: U.S. Dollar, European Euro, UK Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan, Saudi Arabian Riyal, Qatari Riyal, Thai Baht, UAE Dirham, Malaysian Ringgit, South Korean Won, Swedish Kronor, Danish Kroner, Hong Kong Dollar, Kuwaity Dinar and Bahrain Dinar. International credit card are sometimes accepted for payment of visa fee.

To get a visa you should have filled up a via application form, either online (find link here) or in one of the machines that stand in the arrival hall, just before you get to the visa desks. The machine will also take your photo but just to be sure, carry a few extras, in case it is out of order or the line is too long, they might give you a paper form to fill up instead! Also make sure to find out wether you need to fill up an arrival card or not.

a. Tourist Visa

Visa Facility             Duration             Fee
Multiple entry        15 days                 US$30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry        30 days                 US$50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry        90 days                 US$125 or equivalent convertible currency

b. Gratis (Free) Visa

• For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
• Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
• Chinese tourist are provided gratis visa for Nepal.

However, nationals of the following countries will not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal:- Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan. They need to obtain visa from Nepalese Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries prior to their visit to Nepal.

For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu,
Tel : 977 – 1 – 4429659 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868
Email : mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np Web : www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Immigration points of Nepal

Tourist entry visa can be obtained  from Nepalese embassies or consulates 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 Save Time When you Arrive in Kathmandu Fill in the visa application form before you arrive and go straight to the head of the line.

Travel to Nepal by land

All visitors coming to Nepal by land can enter through any of these entry points on the India- Nepal Border: (1)
Pani Tanki/Kakarbhitta (2) Raxual/Birgunj (3) Sunauli/Belahiya (4) Rupaidiya/ Nepalgunj (5) Mohana/Dhangadi
(6) Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki and (7) Khasa, Liping/ Tatopani on the Tibet, China-Nepal border
respectively. Overland tourists entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or
complete customs formalities.

Travel to Nepal by air

Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. There are a number of international airlines with direct flights to Kathmandu.

Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/ from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur,
Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong. Other international airlines operating from/ to Kathmandu at present are:
Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air Asia (Kuala Lumpur), Air China (Lhasa,Chengdu), Bhutan Airlines ( Delhi, Paro), Biman
Bangladesh (Dhaka), Buddha Air (Varanasi), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China Southern Airlines (Guanzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), flydubai (Dubai), Air India (Delhi, Kolkata), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Korean Air (Seoul), Malaysian Airlines (Kuala Lumpur), Malindo Air (Kuala Lumpur), Oman Air (Muscat), Qatar Airways (Doha), Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu-Lhasa), Silk Air (Singapore), Thai Airways (Bangkok), and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul).

For Indian Nationals:

As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any one of the following documents:

1. Passport
2. Driving License with photo
3. Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
4. Ration Card with Photo
5. Election Commission Card with Photo
6. Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
7. Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank

Route                                          Approx. Distance               Nearest Indian Railway Station
(Border towns to                                          
Major cities)

Siliguri-Kakarvitta-KTM                          620 kms                       New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Jogbani-Biratnagar-KTM                        550 kms                        Jogbani
Raxaul-Birgunj-KTM                               280 kms                        Raxaul (RXL)
Sunauli-Bhairahawa-KTM                      280 kms                        Gorakhpur (GKP)
Rupaidiya-Nepalgunj-KTM                    520 kms                        Rupaidiyav/ Nanpara
Gauriphanta-Dhangadi-KTM                 630 kms                        Gauriphanta/ Paliya
Banbasa-Mahendranagar-KTM             715 kms                         Banbasa/ Tanakpur
Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Palpa-Pokhara    185 kms                         Gorakhpur (GKP)
Sunauli-Bhairahawa- Chitwan               145 kms                         Gorakhpur (GKP)
Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Lumbini               26 kms                           Gorakhpur (GKP)

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