VISA & TREKKING PERMIT
Unlike some countries with strict visa regulations, Nepal extends trouble- free
issuance of visa to al the citizens worldwide. Indian nationals do not require
visa to enter Nepal. The Royal Nepalese Embassies or Consulates abroad and
at entry pint's Immigration Offices provide a visa upon the presentation of
a valid passport, two passport size photos and payment of Visa fees. Visa can
be extended at the Immigration Office, Pokhara.
A trekking permit is required to trek in any part of
Nepal. If trekking is planned in two different areas,
two trekking permits are needed. Each trekking permit
details and outlines the trekking route and region and
t is necessary that trekkers do not deviate from the
prescribed route and region boundaries.
The Department of Immigration located at Tridevi Marg,
Thamel (Tel. 4112337) issues trekking permit for the
tourists who intend to trek any part of the country.
Trekking permit fee for different trekking areas are
fixed as follows:
Everest, Langtang, Rara etc.
to US $ 5 per person per week for the first four
weeks and US $ 10 per week thereafter
to US $ 10 per week per person for the first week
and US $ 20 per week thereafter
||US $ 75
per person per week
and Upper Dolpa
||US $ 700
per person for the first 10 days and US $ 70 per
person per day thereafter.
Note: Trekking to Dolpa, Kanchanjunga, Manaslu
and Mustang can be undertaken through registered trekking
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal
must hold valid passport and visa.
(a) Entry:- Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following
duration from Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices
or at the following immigration offices in Nepal.
• Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Immigration Office, Kakarvita, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Immigration Office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Immigration Office, Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Immigration Office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Immigration Office, Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
1. Visa fee for visitors who
enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year (Jan-Dec):
60 days from the date of entry
US$ 30 or equivalent convertible
2. Multiple entry facility
can be obtained paying additional US$ 50 or equivalent
convertible foreign currency. The facility will
be valid for a visa year (Jan-Dec) if the visa
period is valid.
(b) Tourist Visa Extension:- A tourist visa can be extended upto
120 days from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Immigration Office on request. Thereafter an additional 30 days can be
extended from Department of Immigration ensuring that tourist visa cannot
be extended more than 150 days.
(c) Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension fee for 30 days
:- US$ 30 in equivalent Nepalese currency. Tourist visa extension with
multiple entry facility
Who may apply?:
Following foreign students, research scholars, teachers and their family
members who want to study, teach or conduct research works in any educational
institute having obtained the approval of His Majesty's Govt.
What is needed to apply?:
The applicants should produce :
* Recommendation letter from the Ministry of Education and Sports of
* Bank encashment receipt or bank balance equivalent to US$ 3,000 per
year or US$ 250 per month for applicants and US$ 2,000 for each family
* Six copies of application forms with photographs.
* One photocopy of passport including the copy of last Nepalese visa.
Duration : Up to one year, however, it can be extended for the period
of research or academic year.
Issuing Authority : Department of Immigration
(i) For Srilankan students Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 9 per
month or 7500.00 Srilankan Rupees per year.
(ii) For Bangladeshi students Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 15
per year, with multiple re-entry .
(iii) For Maldivian students Nepalese currency equivalent to US $ 5 per
(iv) For Pakistani students Nepalese currency equivalent to US $ 15 per
year for single entry and
US $25 per year for multiple entry facility.
(v) For the study visa except mentioned above, Nepalese currency equivalent
to US $ 40 per month.
Who may apply : The business visa shall be granted to the following foreigners
and their family members on the recommendation of concerned agency:
(a) Foreigners having obtained license to make investment in any
business or industrial enterprise within the Kingdom of Nepal or authorized
representatives of such business or industrial enterprise.
(b) Foreigners having obtained license to invest to carry on export
trade from the Kingdom of Nepal.
(c) Foreigners visiting Nepal from third country who export goods
manufactured in Nepal through purchase or who place a purchase order
i. What is needed to apply :
- License certificate to make investment in any business or industrial
enterprises in the kingdom of Nepal.
- Recommendation from the concerned Ministry/Department.
- Six copies of application forms with photographs.
- A copy of passport including the last Nepalese visa.
ii. Duration : Up to five years at one time. But the stay in Nepal is
valid for 90 days only at a time.
iii. Issuing authority : Department of Immigration
iv. Visa Fee : US$ 100 for one year with multiple re-entry and US$ 250
for five years with multiple re-entry.