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Nepal Visa and Passport Requirements

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


To enter Nepal, a passport valid for six months is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.


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. Nationals of all countries eligible for visa on arrival, having a visa pre-arrival (ETA) is not mandatory but it will help to fast-track the immigration process.

You can conduct business 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$30 (15 days); US$50 (30 days); US$125 (90 days).



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 or Pounds Sterling) 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 and two to three days from the date of receipt 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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

The British Embassy in Nepal

Telephone: +997 (1) 423 7100.
Address: Lainchaur, PO Box 106, Kathmandu, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0815-1230 and 1330-1700; Fri 0815-1315.

Embassy of Nepal in the UK

Telephone: +44 020 7229 1594.
Address: Kensington, 12A Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QU,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 1000-1200 (visa section).

Embassy of Nepal in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 667 4550.
Address: , 2131 Leroy Place NW, Washington DC, DC 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 1000-1200 (visa section). Application submission 0930-1500. Pick-up 14.00-16.00.

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