Entry Procedure to Nepal

All the foreigners except the Indian, needs to have a vadid passport and a visa to enter Nepal visa can be availed from Nepalese diplomatic missions and consular offices station abroad or upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and other entry points.
People of these countries do not get visa upon arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan.

Visa Information

Tourist visa:

The foreign tourist visiting Nepal will be granted the tourist visa.
The tourist visa will be granted for maximum 150 days in a visa year (Jan-Dec).
Tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year will not be allowed to use the by adding the remaining to another visa year.
If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of visa year desires to spend even the period during which he/she may stay in Nepal with the tourist of the other visa year, he/she may use such facility.
Provide, however, that the computation of the fees for such period will be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.

Transit visa:

Foreigners who have entered in Nepal to stay for a night in the country and willing to use Nepal’s airport to visit another country with plane ticket foreigners, travelling in the accidentally force landed plane for any circumstances will issued for one day.

Visa fees:

  • USD 30 for Tourist Visa with the multiple entries for 15 days.
  • USD 50 for Tourist Visa with the multiple entries for 30 days.
  • USD 120 for Tourist Visa with the multiple entries for 90 days.

Other Banking Information:

Foreign Exchange: Foreign currencies must be exchanged only at banks or at the authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can also exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at TIA upon arrival.

Banks: Nepal has modern banking facilities and some of the International Banks have their own offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa and Master Card, etc. are accepted in Nepal at major hotels, shops and restaurants. Banks are open between 90:00AM and 06:00PM from Sunday to Friday and ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day. Banks are closed on Saturdays and on public holidays. But some banks are opened on Saturdays and on public holidays too.

Time: Nepal standard time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time.

Official Holidays: Saturday is the weekend holidays in Nepal when most government offices are closed. Most business houses, however, remain open on Saturday and on public holidays as well.

Working Hours: Govt. offices open from 10:00AM to 05:00PM in summer and 10:00AM to 04:00PM in winter.