Nepal Tourist Visa Information

Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa

All passengers travelling to Nepal by air or land route no longer require a proof of COVID Vaccinations (COVID pass) or a negative PCR test report of COVID-19.

Notice Regarding the Introduction of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Visa System

Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for Tourist Visa

  • Online Electronic Travel Authorization application form for Tourist Visa (
  • ETA application submission time:- 9:15-13:00 hrs OR 14:00-15:30 hrs (on weekdays except public holiday including bank holiday).The appointment is not required.
  • The traveller should submit valid physical passport (with validity of a minimum period of six months) either in person or via post to the Embassy along with the print-out of the visa application.
  • After the Embassy verifies the ETA application, the traveller is required to pay for ETA.
  • Children under the age of 10 shall be issued gratis ETA free of cost.
  • ETA document can be collected on the same day if applied in person. If the application is made by post, the processing time is 3 working days.
  • Card Payment (Visa Debit/Credit, Master Card Debit/Credit, All Maestro cards) is accepted for the payment of visa fees. A virtual payment link will be sent to the applicant’s email if visa application is made by post. 
  • A self-addressed return envelope should also be sent to the Embassy if applied by post.
  • Please note Non-UK Passport holders should submit a UK residence permit in addition to other required documents

Electronic Travel Authorization for Travel Document Holders and the Nationals of

Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Swaziland, Somalia, Liberia, Iraq, Ethiopia, Palestine, Syria and Afghanistan

Documents Required For Travel Document Holders issued by the Government of UK, those who have been in the United Kingdom in a refugee status:

  • Original travel document with at least 6 months’ validity
  • A copy of citizenship certificate of the sponsor and signed sponsorship letter
  • A copy of UK resident permit card
  • Proof of Address
  • Details of Confirmed Hotel reservation
  • Valid Confirmed Air Ticket
  • Latest 1 month Bank Statement
  • Processing Time: One week 
  • Online Electronic Travel Authorization application form (

Applicants can submit their documents for ETA and collect their passports in person or through their agents/representatives or by post as well.

For the application received by post, a Virtual Payment (Visa Debit/Credit, Master Card Debit/Credit, All Maestro cards) link will be sent to the applicant’s email once the application is received at the Embassy.

Please do not enclose a postal order or a bank draft for the payment of visa fees now onwards.

The applicants from the United Kingdom can enclose a Self Addressed Envelope with Special Delivery Stamp as per necessity with the application. (*Please do not use printed stamp and label)

Diplomatic and Official

Electronic Travel Authorization

ETA for Diplomatic Visa

ETA for diplomatic visa shall be issued to a person holding a diplomatic passport who needs to visit Nepal in connection with his/her official duty.

Diplomatic visa is also issued to the family members of such person when they are accompanying the person.
The diplomatic visa shall be issued by the Embassy for a period of 30 days.
The term thereof may be extended, if required, from the Department of Consular Services, Kathmandu for the remaining term of the official assignment in Nepal.
Required Documents for issuing ETA for Official/Diplomatic Visa:

  1. Original Diplomatic/Official passport with at least 6 months’ validity with at least two empty pages.
  2. One recent passport-size photograph
  3. A note verbale from the Foreign Ministry/diplomatic mission/ international organisation or equivalent offices with a request for an ETA for diplomatic visa, stating clearly the purpose and period of the visit.
  4. Online Electronic Travel Authorization application form for Official/Diplomatic Visa (

Note: 1. Fully vaccinated means at least 2 dose of vaccine.  

            2. All passenger arriving Nepal need to fill below form and save PDF or take screen short to show at airport of departure for Nepal.  CCMC FORM FOR ARRIVAL IN NEPAL

            3. All passenger departing form Nepal need to fill below form and save PDF or take screen short to show at airport of departure for Nepal.  CCMC FORM FOR DEPARTURE FROM NEPAL

Online Application before arrival in Nepal

You can fill online application and get approval code(submission number) before arrival to save time at airport in Kathmandu or Bhairahawa. With this number you can just pay fee and get visa sticker on your passport in few minutes.

Visa On Arrival

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. Likewise, other Entry and Exit points established at the border regions also provide ‘ On Arrival Visa’ to foreign nationals hoping enter to Nepal via land.

‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. 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.

ON Arrival Visas are ‘Tourist Visas’.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘ Tourist Visa’ to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  Check the link to make sure your eligibility for visa ‘On Arrival’.

Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  

  1. Nigeria
  2. Ghana
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Swaziland
  5. Cameroon
  6. Somalia
  7. Liberia
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Iraq
  10. Palestine
  11. Afghanistan
  12. Syria
  13. Refugees with travel document

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.

  • 1st  Step
    • 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.
  • 2nd  Step  
    • 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

  • 3rd Step  
    • 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)
  • Chinese Nationals

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).

Visa Exemption

Visa Exemption for holders of Diplomatic and Official or Service Passport

Based on the reciprocal agreements between the two countries Nepali visa exemption facilities are available to the followings:

1. Diplomatic and Official or Service Passport holders of the following countries are exempted from the visa requirement to enter and stay in Nepal, exit from Nepal and transit through Nepal.

  1.  Thailand – Exemption up to 90 Days
  2.  Russian Federation – Exemption up to 90 Days
  3.  People’s Republic of China – Exemption up to 30 Days
  4.  Federal Republic of Brazil – Exemption up to 90 Days
  5. Myanmar – Exemption up to 90 Days   
  6. Vietnam – Exemption up to 90 Days
  7. Cambodia – Exemption up to 30 Days
  8. Mongolia – Exemption up to 90 Days
  9. Jordan – Exemption up to 90 Days
  10. State of Israel – Exemption up to 90 Days
  11. Georgia – Exemption up to 90 Days
  12. State of Qatar – Exemption up to 90 Days

 However,  they are subjected to visa regulation after the stipulated duration of exemption.

2. Diplomats and officials with Diplomatic and Official or Service Passport working at the following diplomatic mission in Nepal and their dependents with Diplomatic and Official or Service Passport, staying with them in Nepal are exempted from the visa requirement till the former’s tenure in Nepal.

 A) Russian Federation

 B) Peoples Republic of China

 C) Federal Republic of Brazil

3. Those Diplomatic and Official Passport holders are required to move through the following Immigration Posts:

 A) Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

 C) Kakarbhitta, Jhapa

 D) Birgunj, Parsa

 E) Belhia, Bhairahawa

 F) Nepalgunj, Bake

 G) Mohana, Kailali

 H) Gaddachwoki, Mahendranagar

 I) Kodari, Sindhupalchwok

 J) Rashuwagadi, Rashuwa

Visa Extension Fee 

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

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