What is the procedure for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the Nepal Airport?
Fill in ‘ Arrival Card ‘
Fill in Online Tourist visa Form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
Get the receipt
While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.
On Arrival Visa Fee
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport
Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
What is the process for Visa Renewal?
Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
Foreign nationals having a transit in Nepal can obtain Transit Visa to enter into the country to spend a night (24 hours) by producing a proof of transit (Air ticket). Similarly, the foreign nationals arriving in Nepal due to untoward circumstances such as emergency or forced landing can acquire a tourist visa if they want to leave the airport and visit the country.
Transit Visa applicants should fill out online Visa application (Link to Online Visa Application), pay the necessary Visa fee (5 USD) at the bank counter and proceed to Transit Visa desk after arriving at the airport for acquiring the Visa. Transit Visa is issued by the Immigration Officer upon his/her satisfaction.
Does Nepal government provide free VISA renewal or free of cost VISA?
Visa is issued free of cost for children below 10 years.
Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizens are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’.
Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement
Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from the Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non-tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).