Nepal Visa Information
All tourists must have a visa to travel to Nepal except for Indian Nationality. Nepal entry visa can be obtained on arrival at the international airport or any overland borders of Nepal from India or China (Tibet). Nepali consulates and embassies from overseas also issue visas. It would be best to have at least six months of valid passports to issue the permit for Nepal. Any foreign nationalities can get a ticket on arrival if they are legal. But except for, people from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria will not get a visa on arrival, so they must grant a permit before coming from Nepal embassies or diplomatic missions from allocated countries.
Getting visa and cost:
You must complete the visa application form at the International airport or any Land crossing the borders of Nepal with a valid passport and photograph. The application form will be available at the arrival hall, or some airlines will provide the form on the plane. For people with electronic passports, visa registration machines inserting your passport will fill the visa form automatically. If it is a busy flight landing time, there should be a long visa queue, so that it may take about an hour. Here is the details coast of a tourist visa:
- 30 USD for 15 days.
- 50 USD for one month.
- 125 USD for three months.
The children have no visa fee if they are below ten years old. Euro, Swish frank, Pound Sterling, US, Canadian, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australian dollar, and Japanese Yen are accepted at the airport equivalent of USD for payment at the International Airport of Nepal. Only USD requires payment for the visa within any land borders of Nepal. Credit cards, Nepali, and Indian currency neither are also not accepted. If you travel to China (Tibet), Bhutan, or India through Nepal and back to Nepal from those places, you must change your single entry visa to multiple visas from the Nepal immigration office. It coasts 20 USD.
Visa extensions are available from immigration offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara offices. First 15 days visa extension with 30 USD (payable in Nepali Rupees only). After that, it costs 2 USD per day plus. Thirty days extension costs 50 USD. If you are staying for more than two months, it's better to go with 90 days visa on arrival rather than an extension visa. Every extension requires your passport, one photo, fill out the form, and the fee, which must be completed online first. It may be complicated sometimes.
For more visa info about other kinds of visas except for tourist visas, please visit the website of the Nepal immigration department, where you can get up-to-date information: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/