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Government of Nepal
Ministry of Home affairs

Department of Immigration

Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu

On Arrival (Tourist) VISA

Visa Information

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA has been facilitating Foreigner flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.

 

  • 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).

 

 

Classification of Entry VISA
VISA Classification
Duration
Transit Visa
1 Days (24 hours)
Tourist VISA
15 Days / 30 Days /90 Days
Gratis (Tourist) VISA
Children below 10 years 
SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan)
Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) card holder
Chinese Nationals
Visa Waiver / Exemptions
Official, Diplomatic, Service passport holders from following:-
1. China            2. Brazil            3. Russia
4. Thailand        5. Mangolia       6. Myanmar
 
 
 

 

 

Tourist Visa

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA). 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. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple.

 

Elligble Person

Tourist Visa - All Nationalites except 'Prohibition to Visa on Arrival'

Transit Visa -Foreign nationals having a transit in Nepal can obtain Transit Visa to enter into the country to spend a night (24 hours) by producing a proof of transit.

 

Prohibition to Visa on Arrival

Foreign Nationals (except officials and diplomatic passport holders) of following 12 countries are requested to obtain Tourist visa from Nepalese diplomatic mission (Embassies and Consulates) prior to their departure to Nepal.

  1. Nigeria
  2. Ghana
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Swaziland
  1. Cameroon
  2. Somalia
  3. Liberia
  4. Ethiopia
  1. Iraq
  2. Palestine
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Syria
  1. Refugees with travel document
 
 

 

Visa Period and Facility

Maximum 150 Days in 1 year (Count from 1st Decemeber to 30 December), Visa has multiple Re-Entry facility.

 

Process
1
Fill in 'Arrival Information' Form
Table at lobby
 
                       
2
Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form
  • Using Kiosk machines at the airport
  • You can fill form using official website http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
  • Immigration area is free wifi area
At Lobby
Get submission Receipt
 
3
Make payment 
On Arrival Visa Fee
  • Transit - 5 USD
  • 15 Days - 25 USD
  • 30 Days - 40 USD
  • 90 Days - 100 USD
At Bank Counter
Get the Payment receipt
 
4
Proceed to the Immigration
Please Present the following documents:-
  • Passport, Boarding Pass
  • Arrival Information Form
  • Visa Application form Receipt
  • Payment receipts
Immigration Counter
  • 3 to 4 -Transit/ 90 Days
  • 5 to 14 -15/30 Days
Get Pasted visa sticker with Arrived Stamp
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

 

Visa Facility

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost to the elligble catagories of Visa applicants.

 

Visa Elligblity and Period
 
Children below 10 years
SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan)  
Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) card holder
Chinese Nationals
Up to 150 Days
Up to 30 Days
Up to 90 Days
Up to 150 Days
Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
Valid Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) card holder issued by MoFA/Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad. Visa Period will extend from department of immigration.
 
 
 
Process
1
Fill in 'Arrival Information' Form
Table at lobby
 
                       
2
Fill in Visa Form
  • Visa Form (Paper Form)
  • Using Kiosk machines at the airport
  • You can fill form using official website http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
  • Immigration area is free wifi area
At Lobby
Get submission Receipt
 
3
Proceed to the Immigration
Please Present the following documents:-
  • Passport, Boarding Pass
  • Arrival Information Form
  • Visa Application form Receipt
Immigration Counter
  • Counter No 1 - Chinese National
  • Counter No 2, 3 - Other
Get Pasted visa sticker with Arrived Stamp
 
 

 

Visa Waiver / Exemptions (Do not need Entry Visa)

 

Visa Elligible

Diplomatic and Official or Service Passport holders of the listed countries are exempted from the visa requirement to enter and stay in Nepal. Listed countries are:- China, Brazil, Russia, Thailand, Mangolia and Myanmar.

 

Process
1
Fill in 'Arrival Information' Form
Table at lobby
 
                       
2
Fill in Visa Form
  • Visa Form (Paper Form)
  • Using Kiosk machines at the airport
  • You can fill form using official website http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
  • Immigration area is free wifi area
At Lobby
Get submission Receipt
 
3
Proceed to the Immigration
Please Present the following documents:-
  • Passport, Boarding Pass
  • Arrival Information Form
  • Visa Application form Receipt
Immigration Counter
  • Counter No 21
Get Pasted visa sticker with Arrived Stamp
 
Foreigner with VISA
You can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival.  
 
1
Fill in 'Arrival Information' Form
Table at lobby
 
                       
2
Proceed to the Immigration
Please Present the following documents:-
  • Passport, Boarding Pass
  • Arrival Information Form
  • Visa Application form Receipt
Immigration Counter
  • Counter No 15 & 16
Get Pasted visa sticker with Arrived Stamp