Getting Tourist Visa for Nepal
Getting Tourist visa for Nepal is an easy job comparing to getting visa for other countries. For this we need to undergo with a few rules and regulations. The visa category differs according to you purpose of visit in Nepal. If we do not apply Nepal visa through the Nepalese Doplomatic Missions located at your home country, we get on arrival visa while entering into Nepal at Tribhuvan international airport.
Two ways of Getting Tourist visa for Nepal:
Apply Nepal visa through the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions located at your home country. If you obtain visa this way, you must travel Nepal within 6 months from the date of visa issued date.
Getting On-Arrival Visa at the immigration office at Trivhuban International airport. This is an easy task. We get visa within a few minutes. Even, we do not need to follow lengthy procedures.
But, in peak trekking seasons (Spring( March-May) and Autumn (Sept-Nov), we may have to stand in a queue in order to obtain Nepal visa at the immigration at TIA. Otherwise, we get an easy Nepal visa within a few minutes in off-seasons ( Summer and winter).
Obtained tourist visa, later, can be changed into other categories if they require meeting the other purpose of the visit of the visitors.
We require undergoing through a few steps in order to obtain On Arrival Visa for Nepal.
1. Filling up the arrival card
2. Filling in the Online “Tourist Visa” form
You can fill up this online form before arrival. But you have to submit the printed barcode that you get after a successful submission of the form for visit to the immigration at the airport. This receipt will be valid for 15 days. If you fail to submit the receipt with bar code, you need to fill up new form.
Or, we can fill up the visa form at the aiprot by using Kiosk machine at the airport on your arrival.
3. Paying the Visa Charge
After filling the visa form, we need to pay the charge of visa through bank which is inside the airpot premise. The number of days you are planning to stay in Nepal determines you visa charge. The longer you stay, the more you pay as visa charge.
Different visa charges ‘ On Arrival Visa for Nepal’ on days basis
- 15 days- 25 USD
- 30 days- 40 USD
- 90 days- 100 USD
4. Getting the receipt
On your payment, do not forget to ask and get the receipt.
5. Submitting your online form, payment receipt, and passport.
And, now, in no time or within a few minutes, we get Tourist Visa for Nepal in our hand.
However, there are a few cases where you do not need to pay for Visa in Nepal. There’s a provision of free visa for:
- Children below 10 years
- SAARC nationals ( except Afghanistan) for first 30 days of their arrival.
- Free visa for NRN cardholder issued by MoFA/ Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad
- Chinese Nationals
- Officials from China, Brazil, Russia, and Thailand (because of the reciprocal visa waiver agreement)
Extending Visa for Nepal
Sometimes, we do really want to spend more days in Nepal since your purpose is not fulfilled. It this case, we can extend our Nepal Visa. This process is more convenient that getting Tourist Visa for Nepal. For this, we need to contact the Immigration Office at TIA. We also get support from the Imigration Office located at Pokhara for extending Tourist Visa for Nepal.
But to extend other category of visas, there is no other ways except consulting the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu.