All foreign nationals, except Indians, are required to have a valid visa to enter Nepal.

 Requirements for tourist visa include:

  1. Passport with validity of minimum of six-Month period.
    Duly filled in Visa application form
    a) Please follow the link for Visa pre-arrival  or Visa on-arrival :
    b) To obtain visa at the Embassy please follow this link:
    Visa will be issued on the same day. Generally it takes about half an hour.
    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’:
  2. Visa once issued cannot be withdrawn, visa fee cannot be refunded after visa is issued, and it must be used within six months from the date of issue.
  3. Visa Hours:  9:00 – 12:00 hours on Working Days
  4. Tourist entry visa can also be obtained at the following immigration offices in Nepal:
  • Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Immigration Office, Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  • Immigration Office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, GaddaChauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
  1. Visa Fee
Visa Type Visa Fee (Omani Rial) Mode of Payment
Multiple Entry – 15 days 12 Cash
Multiple Entry – 30 days 20
Multiple Entry – 90 days 48
  • Visa Year: January to December
  • Visa Extension

A tourist visa can be extended up to 120 days from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office on request. Thereafter an additional 30 days can be extended from Department of Immigration ensuring that tourist visa cannot be extended more than 150 days in a visa year.

  1. Late fee for not applying extension in time: -– US$2 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the first 30 days.
    – US$3 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the next 31 to 90 days.
    – US$5 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for more than 90 days.
  1. Gratis visa eligibility:
  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Dependents up to the age of 16 years, holding foreign passports of Nepalese parents or either of their parent being a Nepalese citizen.
  • Citizen of Nepali origin, after having obtained passport for the first time from a Nepal based foreign mission, until the period of his departure to a foreign country.
  1. Visa Types and requirements to be met

Diplomatic Visa

 Diplomatic Passport holders and their family members.
Duration: Reciprocal basis (upon recommendation of their respective Diplomatic Missions).
Issuing Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For 30 days entry-Nepalese Embassies, and the Immigration Office at the entry points in Nepal.
A note verbal from the concerned Diplomatic Mission is required.

 Official Visa

Eligibility:  Non-Diplomatic personnel of Missions and their family Members, Honorary/Nepalese Consulate Generals/Consuls and their family members (during the time of their visit to Nepal), Advisers and Specialists, working in Nepal under the official agreement and their family members, UN Agencies personnel, UN document holders and their family members, Personnel working in the International institutions or Regional Organizations in Nepal and their family members.

Requirement: A note verbal from the concerned diplomatic mission. 
Issuing Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For 30 days entry-Nepalese Embassies, and the Immigration Office at the entry points in Nepal.


Student Visa

: Students-Research Scholars, Teachers and their family members.
Requirement:  Recommendation letter from the Ministry of Education, work Permit for Teachers.
Bank Balance certificate, seven copies application forms with photographs.
Duration: Up to one year, however, it can be extended.
Issuing Authority: Director General, Department of Immigration. 


NRN Visa

The Nepalese Missions abroad or the Director General of the Department of Immigration can issue NRN visa for an initial period with the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Interim (Transit) Visa

Immigration Officer is allowed to issue an interim (transit) visa to any foreign national who needs to spend a night in Nepal before traveling to a third country or to any passenger of an aircraft that has made an emergency landing at Nepalese airport. Such a visa will be valid for one day.

Non-Tourist Visa 

Eligibility: Foreigners, involved in Nepal Government approved economic and social development works.
Foreigners, involved in institutions managed by foreign missions.
Domestic helpers  of diplomatic /officials visa holders.
Employees, involved in firms/companies/institutions/airlines/industries or business sectors.
Foreign Passport holders Nepalese origin.
Foreigners involved in works under the agreements for government and NGOs.
Foreigners married to Nepalese citizen.
Foreigners, involved in the feasibility study of industry or export promotion business
( for 6 month only)
Leader of group tourist ( Tourism promoter)


Recommendation from the concerned Ministry or Department.
Work permit (for employees)
Seven copies application with photographs.
Marriage certificate
Press pass for journalists.
Duration:  Up to one year, however, it can be extended.


Business Visa

Eligibility: Foreign Investors or their authorized agents and their family members.
Investors in export business and their family members.
Requirements:  Certificate of authority.
Recommendation from the concerned Ministry/Department.
Seven copies of application forms with photographs.


Residential Visa

Eligibility: Renowned international personalities.
Foreigners, providing special contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Nepal
Foreign passport holder of Nepalese origin.
Investors who invest minimum of 100 thousand  US$ at one time on the Industrial sector.
Foreigners, interested to settle in Nepal without doing any business.
Requirements:  Seven copies of application forms with photographs.
A copy of passport.
A copy of the last Nepalese visa (if they have stayed in Nepal).
Bank balance or statement equivalent to US$ 20,000.00 per year (only for those foreigners who are interested to settle down in Nepal, but are not engaged in any type of business).

Application can be submitted to: 
Nepalese Mission/ Department of Immigration.
Issuing Authority:
Ministry of Home, Government of Nepal
Renewal authority:
The Department of Immigration.
Fee:  Conditions apply.

For detailed information on visa and other related information please contact the

Embassy of Nepal in Muscat

Sultanate of Oman

Tel: 968 – 24696177 / 968 – 24696883

Fax: 968 – 24696772,

Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu

Tel : 977 – 1 – 4429659 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868
Fax : 977 – 1 – 4433934 /4433935
Email :
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