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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:

Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Rara etc. Equivalent to US $ 5 per person per week for the first four weeks and US $ 10 per week thereafter
Dolpa and Kanchanjunga Equivalent to US $ 10 per week per person for the first week and US $ 20 per week thereafter
Manaslu US $ 75 per person per week
Mustang 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 agencies only.



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):



Single Entry

60 days from the date of entry

US$ 30 or equivalent convertible foreign currency

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

Study Visa

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 Nepal.
* 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 members.
* 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

Fee :
(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 month.

(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.

Business Visa

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 for export

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.

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