Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (Bhairahawa) are international airports of Nepal. Nepal has a very tourism friendly Visa policy. Tribhuvan International Airport Immigration Office under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. Most of the tourists are eligible for "On Arrival Tourist Visa " in Nepal. Likewise, other Entry and Exit points established at the border regions also provide "On Arrival Tourist Visa" to foreign nationals hoping to enter Nepal via land.
"On Arrival Tourist Visa" procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak tourist seasons. 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.
Nationals of few designated countries are not eligible for "On Arrival Tourist Visa" in Nepal and are requested to acquire Visa form their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/Consulates) of Nepal Government prior to departure.
Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.
Fill in ' Arrival Card '
Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting official website of Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
Get the receipt
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.
On Arrival Visa Fee
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport
Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:
Children below 10 years
Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizens (except Afghanistan) once in a given visa Year. Afghan citizens are eligible for 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'.
Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
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).