Visa -Visa is the most important particular for the travelers who intend visit Nepal. Excluding Indian Passport holders required visa before entry to Nepal. Except Chinese nationals and Refugee Travel Document holders can apply only for tourist visa in every entry points of Nepal. Visa year covers from 1st January to 31st December. Government of Nepal issues different 9 types of visa.
Types of Visa
Tourist visas are issued in the Nepalese embassies and consulates abroad. Either one can fill the form and apply the tourist visa in neighboring country if there is not Nepalese embassy and consulate or can take upon arrival. Visa applications are free of cost. For the visa you most need the minimum six months valid passport and some passport size photographs. Visa Application Form can download from Nepal Govt websites.
For other types of visa it takes time to make recommendation for the study, non-tourist and business visa, the concerned ministry may, upon assigning the said reason, make recommendation for the provisional study, non-tourist and business visa for a period not exceeding three months.
In cases where it takes time for a foreigner to submit the marriage registration certificate to get a non-tourist visa on martial relation ground, the department may, on the basis of the recommendation of the authority or the Embassy of the concerned country, issue the provisional non-tourist visa for a period not exceeding three months.
The department may issue the travel permits to those foreigners who are not able to obtain new passports due the loss, deface, or expiry of the term there of or due to any other reasons, in order to enable them to return to their home countries.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall issue such permit in the case of the person holding diplomatic and official passport.
|S. N||Type of Visa||Visa Fee||Validity||Remarks|
|1.||Tourist Visa||US$ 40/ US$ 25
|30 Days/15 Days
Multiple Entry for same year
|2.||Diplomatic Visa||Gratis||30 Days|
|3.||Official Visa||Gratis||30 Days|
|4.||Study Visa||Sri Lankan – US$ 9
Bangladeshi – US$ 15
Maldivian – US$ 5
Pakistani – US$ 15
Others – US$ 40
|5.||Non Tourist Visa||Journalist – US$ 10
Marriage Status – US$ 10
Worker Category – US$ 20
All Categories – US$ 100
|6.||Business Visa||US$ 100
Up to 5 Years
|7.||Residential Visa||US$ 200
|First 1 Year
|8.||Non Residential Visa||Student – US$ 50
Others – US$ 100
|Up to 10 Years
Up to 10 Years
|9.||Transit Visa||US$ 5||1 Week|
For Tourist Visa
Visas are available at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates abroad or on the arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and any entry points of Nepal.
Nepalese Embassies Abroad
US$ 30 for 30 days extension for tourist visa up to 120 days normally by any immigration offices and additional last 30 days by Department of Immigration for 1 year
US $ 2 for first 30 days, US$ 3 for 31-90 days and US$ 5 after 90 days.
Tourist offices are located mainly in the major cities and entry points of Nepal. These offices are convenient for all tourists traveling to Nepal serving with 365 days. Visa information, visa applications, visa and News bulletin, informative brochures, city maps and some small guide books are available there. Nepal tourism board and Department of Immigration is placed at Tourism service centre, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Other tourist offices are in Pokhara, Biratnagar, Sunauli-Bhairahawa, Birgunj, Janakpur, Kakarbhitta, Kodari, Tribhuvan international airport-Kathmandu, Mahendranagar and Dhangadhi.
Note: Visit our site www.royalnepalholidays.com for latest visa bulletin.
Citizenship Law- Nepal
At the commencement of the Constitution of Nepal, the following persons who have their domicile in Nepal shall be deemed to be citizens of Nepal:
A person who is born after the commencement of the Constitution and whose father is a citizen of Nepal at the birth of the child shall be a citizen of Nepal by descent.
Every child who is found within Nepal and the whereabouts of whose parents are not known shall, until the father of the child is traced, be deemed to be a citizen of Nepal by descent.
Whenever any territory is acquired by way of incorporation of Nepal, every person having his domicile within such territory shall become a citizen of Nepal, subject to the provisions of existing laws.
In case the father of any person who is born after the commencement of this act is a citizen of Nepal at the time of the latter’s birth, such person shall be a citizen of Nepal jus sanguinis.
Any child who is found within the territory of Nepal but the whereabouts of whose parents aren’t known shall be deemed to be the citizen of Nepal jus snaguinis until the father of the child is traced.
Any minor born within a reasonable time father death of his father shall be deemed to retain the status of the father existing at the time of his father’s death.
In case any foreign national, other than a minor or an insane person, has fulfilled the following conditions and requirements, he may submit an application in the prescribed form to the prescribed authority for obtaining a certificate of Nepali citizenship.
In case a foreign woman who has matrimonial relations with a Nepali national desires to obtain Nepali citizenship, she must submit an application in the prescribed form to the prescribed authority. She shall enclose along with such application evidence of her matrimonial relations with a Nepali national, and of having initiated action to relinquish her foreign citizenship.
In case any person who is the son, daughter or descendant of any Nepali national desires to obtain the citizenship of Nepal, he must submit an application in the prescribed form to the prescribed authority along with evidence of having fulfilled the following conditions:
Government of Nepal may grant naturalized citizenship of Nepal on payment of the prescribed fees to persons who have rendered special contributions, or are capable of rendering such contributions, in the fields of science, philosophy, art, literature, world peace, and human welfare, or Nepal’s industry and economic progress.
A person who obtains naturalised citizenship under this section shall be make to take oath in the form prescribed in the Schedule and granted a certificate of Nepali citizenship in the prescribed form. Such person shall be a naturalized citizen of Nepal with effect from the date when he obtains such certificate
Honorary citizenship may be granted to any internationally renowned person.
At the airport a single entry visa valid for 60 days costs US$30 CASH and one passport photo is needed (they have a camera at the counter). At the airport this is payable in CASH in any major convertible currency but for the land borders it is safer to stick to US dollars cash.
Going to Tibet? You can convert this into a double entry visa at the Department of Immigration Kathmandu or Pokhara, or simply get another single entry visa when you enter Nepal again.
OR if you have been in Nepal 15 nights or more during the same calendar year (ie from Jan 1 onwards) your visa is free.
If you have been in the country previously for more than 90 days you passport is taken by Immigration and the next working day you have to visit the Department of Immigration and show a plane ticket out of the country. Tourists are not permitted to stay more than 150 days in Nepal during one calendar year.
You may be able to save time on arriving in Kathmandu by filling out the visa form first, assuming that you haven’t got a visa already. Here is the form and this opens in another window.
These are obtainable from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara, or alternatively we can arrange it for you. Extensions are valid for 30 days (whether you need for a day, a week or a whatever) and cost in Nepalese rupees the equivalent of US$30 at the government exchange rate. You must pay for visa extensions.
You are allowed to stay up to 120 days on a tourist visa then for any extension up to 150 days total you are required to show an airline ticket with a suitable date on it, with OK status (ie not wait-listed). If you overstay your visa the fine is US$1 a day and US$30 (ie for a month’s extension), paid in rupees.
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