Nepal tourist visa
If you want to travel to Nepal, little preparation for a visa is necessary. Just make sure to have the money for the visa fee with you in US dollar bills. Most locations also accept other major currencies.
No visa required for
Visa on arrival available at
the international airport of Kathmandu and also on most major land border crossings. See the full list here.
Visa on arrival available for
all travellers except for these nationalities: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan.
Where to get the visa
Since the visa on arrival is available easily for most it is not necessary to get it beforehand from a Nepalese embassy or consulate. If you wish to get if before the start of your travels, find the detailed information here.
Which documents have to be provided for a visa on arrival when entering the country
A passport, valid for at least 6 more months
Two passport-sized photos
Fee in USD or another major currency (USD if preferred)
The visa will be valid for 1 day, 15 days, 30 days or 90 days according to what you chose. Since it is a visa on arrival it will be valid immediately.
The visa fee depends on the length of your stay. These are the fees: 1 day for 5 USD, 15 days for 25 USD, 30 days for 40 USD or 90 days for 90 USD.
Process at the immigration desk of airport or land boarder
You will be granted a visa for a maximum of 90 days, which can be prolonged up to 150 days in total per calendar year.
If you plan your trip smartly from roughly August to May in the following year you can stay in Nepal for 300 days. You just need to leave for a few days inbetween.
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