What are the requirements for obtaining a Tourist visa?

All applicants should fill out up a Visa application form, which can be downloaded from the Embassy’s website (click here to download). Applicants should include the original passport and its copy and one passport size recent photograph.


Can I apply visa online?

Yes. You can apply visa online in order to avoid unnecessary queues at the entry points of Nepal.  Please refer to online.nepalimmigration.gov.np. Once you submit your application you will receive a receipt in your email, which you can present to immigration officer at the entry points of Nepal, including Tribhuvan International Airport. Please note that your application will remain in the system for 15 days. After 15 days the application will be deleted automatically from the system.


Where do I apply to get my visa?

You can apply in person at the Embassy in Beijing, Consulates of Nepal in Lhasa, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, and Honorary Consulate of Nepal in Shanghai or apply through registered travel agencies by the CNTA.


I am In Mongolia. How can I get a visa?

Nationals of Mongolia can apply visit visa at the Honorary Consulate’s Office in Ulaanbaatar. They also can obtain visa on arrival at any entry points of Nepal.


How long does it take to obtain a visa from the Embassy?

The Embassy collects application forms in the morning from 10:00-12:00 hrs. and issues visa same day in the afternoon from 15:00-16:00hrs.


How much do I need to pay for Nepal visa?

Chinese nationals are exempted from tourist visa fees. Likewise, children below 10 years and nationals of SAARC countries are also exempted from visa fees for the period of 30 days.


As a tourist, can I stay longer than 150 days continuously in two calendar years?

Yes. Visitors who have entered into Nepal towards the end of one calendar year may prolong his/her stay beyond 150 days by adding the maximum period of another 150 days allowable for the next calendar year. However, tourists who have left Nepal before the expiration of the visa issued to him/her for the current year shall not be allowed to use or carry forward the unused period of visa to another calendar year.


Can I work with a tourist visa?

No. A foreigner having a tourist visa shall not be allowed to work in Nepal, with or without receiving remuneration.


I am a Chinese national. Do I need to pay any fee for Tourist visa to Nepal?

No. Chinese Nationals are exempted from visa fee for Tourist visa. Except Chinese nationals the following applicants of other than Chinese are entitled to obtain a gratis visa from the Embassy:

-Children under the age of 10 years.

-A 30 day visa for the citizens of SAARC countries (such a visa is issued once in a calendar year)


Who are exempt from obtaining a visa to visit Nepal?

Diplomatic and Official passport holders of the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Thailand, Brazil and Mongolia and the UN Lassies Passer Holders do not need a visa to visit Nepal.


Can I obtain a visa on arrival in Nepal?

Yes. Except nationals of few countries all nationals are entitled to obtain visa on arrival.  However, a prior visa is always recommended to avoid any unforeseen last minute hassle.


Which countries are on the list whose nationals are not eligible to obtain a visa on arrival?

Nigeria, Somalia, Liberia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Swaziland, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan and all Travel Document holder applicants needs visa in advance. They are advised to apply for a visa at the Embassy prior to their visit to Nepal.


How long is an entry valid for?

A visa issued by the Embassy is valid for six months from the date of issue. The validity of a visa date is computed, however, from the date of arrival in Nepal.


Do I need come in person at the Embassy to submit my application in person?

Submission of the application in person is always a preferred option. However, an authorized representative can also apply and receive visa on behalf of the applicant.

It is mandatory for the applicant from Nigeria, Somalia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Swaziland, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan and holders of Travel Documents to come in person to apply for a visa.


Can I get a transit visa for Nepal?

Yes. Transit passengers willing to spend overnight in Nepal on their way to any third country with confirmed air tickets, and passengers of aircraft that had to make an emergency landing in Nepal are eligible to obtain a transit visa.


Are there overland entry and exit points between Nepal and India and Nepal and China borders?


Yes. The overland Immigration Offices are located at the following entry and exit points between Nepal and India and Nepal and the People’s Republic of China.


Nepal Side

India Side

China Side


Tatopani (Sindhupalchok District)




Rasuwagadhi (Rasuwa District)




Kakadvitta (Jhapa District)




Birgunj (Parsa District)




Sunauli (Rupandehi)




Nepalgunj (Banke District)




Dhangadhi (Kailali District)




Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District)





I would like to know the addresses of the Department of Immigration Office of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Here are the addresses and their contact numbers:

Department of Immigration

Dillibazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Working hours: Sunday to Friday ( 10 am to 5 pm)




Immigration Office, Pokhara

Working Hours:




I want more information on Nepal visas.

Please visit www.nepalimmigration.gov.np for more details about Nepal visa, immigration rules and regulations and trekking information.