Visa Procedures of Nepal


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Nepal PassPort/ Visa

Passport :
Passport is required for all the countries. The Valid Passport for a minimum of six months is required by all the nationals. If the government or any other government official ask for that then you should be able to show it to them.

Visa :
Visa is Required by all the countries except India to enter Nepal. Visitors from India do not require visa, but it is necessary to produce a valid document of identification at the port of entry. Visa is not required to transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft on the same day provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.

Important Information about Visa Note :
All the passengers or travelers would be given the arrival visa except for the people of following countries.
1) Nigeria       
2) Ghana
3) Zimbabwe
4) Swaziland
5) Cameroon
6) Somalia
7) Liberia
8) Ethiopia
9) Iraq
10) Palestine
11)  Afghanistan.

Note: If you are somebody from the above mentioned list and are planning to visit Nepal please take a visa prior to visiting Nepal. Please contact to the embassy to check visa requirements.






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Airport Tax :
Passengers departing the Country from Tribhuvan International Airport are required to pay an airport tax of Rs 770 if you are going to SAARC countries. The countries that are included in SAARC countries are India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Srilanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Afganistan. For all the other international departure, the airport tax is Rs 1130 and for domestic it is Rs 169.50.

Arrival on Tribhuvan International Airport

After you arrive on the
Tribhuvan International airport, Nepal, then the first thing you need to do is go to the immigration. There are two counters for the tourists at the immigration hall. One is for those arriving with valid visa for Nepal and the other one is for tourists who require visa. You can get one of these visas.
Multiple entry: £20 (15 days), £35 (30 days), £75 (for 90 days).
A single entry tourist visa for 60 days is issued by the airport immigration authority for a fee of US $30. IF you want to renew or extend the visa, then you need to go to Central Immigration Office at Exhibition Road. To know more about the Immigration please go to this
official website of Nepalese Government.

US embassy, Nepal
Validity of Visa : Visas are valid for up to six months from date of issue. Visas are valid for 60 days on first visit to Nepal in a visa year (1 January - 31 December), but only valid for 30 days when national is visiting Nepal for the second or more time in a visa year. In one calender year, you can stay in Nepal for just 150days. For further details,
click here.

Disembarkation Card : 
 When you reach the Airport, you are required to fill up the disembarkation card when you are required to give the passport details and planned length of stay. Normally, this disembarkation form is provided to you on the plane connecting to Nepal and  If you didn't receive the form on the aircraft, you can get the form on the Immigration in the airport. Make sure you fill out the form on which it is written "For Foreigners" if you are foreigner.



Foreign Exchange :

Foreging currencies must be exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival also. Indian currency Rs 500/- and Rs 1,000/- notes are not accepted for transaction of any kind.

Customs Formalities : All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Carry narcotics, arms and ammunition are strictly prohibited. Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries. The export of antiques requires special cetificate from the Department of Archaeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu (Tel: 4250686).

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