The visa policy of Nepal is relatively liberal, allowing citizens of almost all nations to obtain a tourist visa on arrival.
In January 2014, Nepal introduced online visa application system as well. All tourists are allowed to stay in Nepal for a maximum of 150 days in one calendar year.
Please note the following points relating to Visas:
For Indian Citizen
Citizens of India DO NOT need a visa to enter Nepal. Indian citizens can use any acceptable documents mentioned below to enter Nepal:
- Indian Passport
- Voter ID card with photograph
- Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen residing in Nepal
- Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of emergency
Visa required in Advance
Citizens of following states are required to apply for Visa prior to arrival in Nepal.
Visa on Arrival
- With the exception of nationals of states mentioned above and holders of refugee travel documents, any foreign National can obtain a tourist visa on arrival.
- Multiple entry visas can be issued for a duration of stay of 15, 30 or 90 days. Holders of temporary passports are not eligible unless they hold a temporary passport issued by a European Union member state.
Visa fee waiver
Nationals of SAARC member countries can receive a tourist visa free of charge for 30 days at no cost. Those countries are:
Since January 1, 2016, holders of passports issued by the following jurisdictions can have their visa fees waived if they are traveling as tourists. Those jurisdictions are:
Holders of diplomatic or service passports of following countries do not require a visa.