Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.
If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.
Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.
Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.
While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.
All nationals except for that of India should get a Visa to enter Nepal. It is easy to get a Nepali visa. Some nationals can get visa on arrival or when entering Nepal at one of the border entry points. Check which nationals can get visa on arrival or consult with embassy.
Fee structure for visa is as follows.
US $25 for 15 days
US $40 for 30 days
US $100 for 90 days
For extension, fee structure is as:
US $30 for 15 days extension
US $50 for 30 days extension
US $2 per day after first extension
Visa Details for Indian Nationals
Indian nationals do not need a visa. However, they should carry documents that identify them as an Indian citizen. It could be:
· A Valid Indian Passport
· Photo identity card issued by the Government of India, or any State Government or Union Territory Administration in India, or the Election Commission of India or,
· Emergency Certificate issued by the Embassy of India in Nepal.
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement
Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa)