Nepal Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes

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Passports

To enter Nepal, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas for Nepal are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visa note

All nationals referred to in the chart above may obtain tourist visas on arrival at the airport and some land borders. You must pay in cash.

Business can be conducted on a tourist visa for up to 30 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Nepal.

Types and cost

Tourist visa on arrival: US$25 (15 days); US$40 (30 days); US$100 (90 days).

Multiple-entry tourist visa in advance: £20 (15 days); £35 (30 days); £75 (90 days).

Validity

Visas are valid for 15, 30 or 90 days. Visas obtained from the embassy must be used within six months of the date of issue.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visas can also be obtained on arrival from the immigration authorities at all entry points (with fees payable in US Dollars) provided travellers are in possession of valid travel documents, two passport photos and the relevant fee. Applications for business visas must be made to the Department of Immigration.

Note that certain nationals not listed in the chart must obtain a visa in advance and cannot obtain a visa on arrival.

Working days

Allow 24 to 48 hours if applying in person; two weeks if applying by post.

Extension of stay

You can extend tourist visas at the Department of Immigration and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. An additional 30-day visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the department. Over the course of a calendar year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal for more than 150 days altogether.

Embassies and tourist offices

The British Embassy in Nepal
Telephone: (1) 441 0583. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/nepal Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0815-1230 and 1330-1700; Fri 0815-1315.
Embassy of Nepal in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7229 1594. Website: http://www.nepembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1200 (visa section).
Embassy of Nepal in the USA
Telephone: (202) 667 4550. Website: http://www.nepalembassyusa.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1200 (visa section).

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