Visa & Entry in Nepal
Except few countries people, others can can easily get tourist visa of Nepal on arrival. Specially Indian national doesn’t need a visa as well as a passport. Their voters ID is also valid to travel by air. If they are arriving by road any of the Government issued valid document works. Other national can apply Nepal visa directly from online before your arrival from Department of Immigration’s site. You have to filled all the details of yourself on there. 3 months valid passport & 2 passport size photograph are required for your visa apply along with xerox copy of your passport main page. Fees to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission Or entry point:
- US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
- US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
- US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Not with standing anything written in clause (a) and (b), no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.
For below mentioned countries citizens there isn’t permitted Nepal visa on arrival.
AFG, IRQ, CMR, GHA, SOM, SWZ, PSE, ZWE, NGA, ETH, LBR
The following is the list of entry and exit points for the foreigners entering into Nepal and departing from the country. Upon entry, the immigration officials stamps on your passports with the permit to enter and explore.
- Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
- Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern)
- Jogbani, Biratnagar, Sunsari (Eastern)
- Birgunj, Parsa (Central)
- Kodari (Northern Border, Central)
- Belhia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western)
- Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western)
- Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western)
- Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western)
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is the only gateway to Kathmandu for the tourists who come by air. The Airport named after King Tribhuvan, the 8th Shah King of Nepal, is situated about 4.5 miles east of the city (about 25 minutes’ drive).
Kakarbhitta, Jhapa is about 15-17 hours’ drive and 610 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This is a small town on the border between Nepal and India and foreigners can use this to cross the border.
Jogbani is 380 KM east of Kathmandu, is one of Nepal’s southern border with Bihar state, India. The crossing has a customs checkpoint for goods. Indian and Nepalese nationals cross freely. Jogbani town in Araria District is on the Indian side, where a rail line ends. There are direct trains from there to Katihar, Kolkata and New Delhi.
Birgunj is the main entry point to Nepal for Indian tourists especially coming from Calcutta and Patna. Birgunj which is about 210 kilometers away from Kathmandu is also an important entry point for foreign goods to Nepal.
Kodari, about 6/7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu lies on the Nepal-China border. This border is still regarded as an important trading center between Nepal and Tibet. Apart from all this, Kodari is very famous for its magnificent rivers gorges and splendid scenes of mountains.
Belhia, Bhairahawa which is also known as Siddharthanagar is about 8-9 hours’ drive and 280 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This city being close to the border of India is another important city in Nepal from the import and export business aspect. Bhairahawa is also the gateway to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha.
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj is about 12-13 hours’ drive and 530 kilometers away from Kathmandu. There are direct flights between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj every day and the buses are also easily available.
Mohana, Dhangadhi which lies in far western region of Nepal is about 660 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Although this place does not have much to offer, it is used as an entry and exit point to and from Kathmandu mostly by the Indian tourists as the capital of India, New Delhi.
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar is a small town that lies in the far western region of Nepal. It is about 18-19 hours’ drive and 695 kilometers away from Kathmandu. All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunitions are strictly prohibited. Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries.