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Nepal Visa Information

In this blog post, you will find some relevant information about the Nepal visa and visa policy, which are as given below:

Tourist Visa

To visit Nepal as a tourist, you must hold a valid tourist visa for the duration of your stay. Once you issue a Nepal visa as a tourist, you can extend for several times. However, it must not exceed 150 days in one year.

On the other hand, except for officials and diplomatic passport holders, tourists who hold passports from the following countries are not eligible for a tourist visa at the Port of Entry.

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Swaziland
  • Cameroon
  • Somalia
  • Liberia
  • Ethiopia
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Palestine

As a result, before their departure to Nepal, they must obtain a Tourist visa from a Nepalese diplomatic mission (Embassies and Consulates).

Who issues tourist visas?

The Immigration Officer at the Port of Entry has been authorized to issue a tourist visa. Similarly, the Nepalese diplomatic mission (Embassies and Consulates) can also issue tourist visas. Likewise, to extend your tourist visa, you must contact the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara while in Nepal.

How do I apply for a Nepal tourist visa?

You can apply for a tourist visa abroad at the Port of Entry, Diplomatic Missions, or Consuls of Nepal.

Single and multiple entries are available with a tourist Visa.

Is there a fee for a tourist visa?

The following costs are set out for a Nepal Tourist Visa:

USD 30, US$ 50, and US$ 125 for 15 days, 30 days, and 90 days respectively.

For an online tourist visa application, please click here.

Diplomatic Nepal Visa

To travel to Nepal on a Diplomatic visa, you must ensure that you have a Nepal visa as a diplomatic person before travelling. Similarly, if you are travelling with family members, they will also have the same type of Nepal visa.

Usually, you can extend a diplomatic visa once or multiple times. However, it depends on the length of the diplomatic mission within the country.

Who issues a diplomatic visa?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Government of Nepal has the authority to issue this visa.

How do I apply for a diplomatic visa?

To apply for a Nepal visa as a diplomatic person in Nepal, you should submit it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal. Along with your application, you also need to submit a recommendation letter received from Nepal Government or the Diplomatic Mission.

Is there a fee for a diplomatic visa?

There is no fee for such a visa.

Who is eligible, and what is the duration?

Anyone conducting official business within Nepal is eligible for a diplomatic visa. Similarly, their family members, including her spouse and children, are eligible for a diplomatic visa. Once issued, they can extend it as often as required until the official business is completed.

Marriage Visa

Any person who is married to a Nepalese Citizen is eligible for a marriage visa. And the visa is issued for the duration as directed by the person applying, but it must not exceed one year at a time.

Who issues a marriage visa?

The Director General from the Department of Immigration is authorized to issue a marriage visa.

How do I apply for a marriage visa?

You should submit your application to the Department of Immigration for a marriage visa. Also, you should submit the Marriage Registration Certificate provided by the District Administration Office of Nepal.

In case your marriage was solemnized outside the country of Nepal, you have to submit your marriage certificate provided by the concerned Embassy abroad.

Business Visa

Anyone travelling to Nepal to do business of any kind must have a Nepal Business Visa. Similarly, family members such as spouses or children must also have the same visa. Usually, the visa is issued for the duration recommended by the Departments of the Nepal Government. However, the visa is no longer than five years at a time.

Who issues a business visa?

The Director General from the Department of Immigration in Nepal issues a business visa.

How do I apply for a business visa?

If you are travelling for business, firstly, you should submit your application to the Department of Immigration. Secondly, you should submit it along with the recommendation letter from the Department of Industry, Nepal. Alternatively, you can submit it to the Department of Commerce in Nepal.

Transit Visa

Anyone using the Tribhuvan International airport in Nepal for travelling to other countries can issue a transit visa. And it is valid for 24 hours.

Who issues a transit visa?

The Immigration Officer at the Airport is authorized to issue the visa.

How do I apply for a transit visa?

You should apply for a visa from the Immigration Officer at the Airport.

Is there a fee for a transit visa?

Yes, it is usually US$ 5.

Non-Residential Visa

Though you are of Nepalese origin but don’t reside in the country, if you want to come back to live, work, trade, undertake business, or study in Nepal, you must take a non-residential visa. Travelling with family members, such as your spouse and children, is also eligible for the same visa. You can issue the visa for one year, but you can extend it up to ten years.

Who issues a non-residential visa?

The Director General from the Department of Immigration issues the visa.

How do I apply for a non-residential visa?

To obtain a non-residential visa, you should submit your application along with a non-resident Nepali Identity card provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Diplomatic Mission of Nepal.

Residential Visa

Anyone who wants to come to live in Nepal and contribute to the Nepalese economy and society can apply for a Residential Visa. Similarly, those who have already invested at least one hundred thousand dollars in the country are also eligible for a residential visa.

Hence, anyone who meets the above criteria can apply for a five-year visa.

Who issues a Residential visa?

The Director General of the Department of Immigration issues the visa.

How do I apply for a Residential visa?

To issue a residential visa, you should submit your application to the Department of Immigration. Similarly, you should submit all relevant documents.

Student Visa

Lastly, you can apply for a study visa if you are a student coming to Nepal. Likewise, if you are coming to Nepal to teach or research in the Educational Institutions of Nepal, you should also apply for a student visa. Similarly, if you travel with family members, your spouse and children are also eligible for the same visa. Moreover, you can extend your visa at any time or several times until the end of the study period. Nevertheless, you can issue only one time a year.

Who issues a study visa?

The Director General from the Department of Immigration issues the visa.

How do I apply for a study visa?

To issue a study visa, you should submit it to the Department of Immigration along with the recommendation letter provided by the Ministry of Education, Nepal.

We hope the above visa information will be helpful and relevant to you. If you have any queries about the Nepal visa, visa policy of Nepal, and other related information, don’t hesitate to contact us at sales@nepalhiking.com.

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Last Update: October 09, 2022

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