Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas 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.
The '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. The choice is yours.
If you have obtained a 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 Nepal.
ON Arrival Visas are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ' 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 the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents.
Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire visas prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government. Check the link to make sure your eligibility for visa 'On Arrival'.
Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.
While you can use different modes of payment (at the 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
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in the case of the following categories of Visa applicants:
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia, and Thailand do not need Entry Visas based on the reciprocal visa waiver Agreement
Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact the 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 the Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of a maximum of one year (except for a business visa).
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