Indian nationals do not require visa. However, effective from
October 1 2000, Indians traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival
at entry point either a passport, voter's identity card issued with photograph
issued by the Central or State Government of India. Temporary identity card
with photograph issued by Nepal-based Indian diplomatic missions for identification
of Indian nationals will also be considered in case of exceptions. Children
under 10 years need not show any identification.
A visa is required to enter Nepal. One can get a visa
at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Children
under 10 years need not pay any visa fees. Two passport sized photos are mandatory
for visa on arrival.
1. General Information
The Department of Immigration is located at Bhrikutimandap,
kathmandu and has nine branch offices at different locations in the kingdom.
Tel : +977-1-223590 / 222453 / 223681
Fax : +977-1-223127
Email : [email protected]
Office Hour (Immigration Department) Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.
in summer 9:00 a.m. - 16:00 p.m. in winter (Mid-Nov. to Mid-Feb.)
Application Hours Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 15:00 p.m. in summer 9:00 a.m.
- 14:00 p.m. in winter
2. Entry / Exit Points in Nepal:
The following entry and exit points
are prescribed for the purpose of the foreigners entering into and departing
from the kingdom of Nepal. Deviation from these points at the time of entry
or exit shall be treated as the violation of Immigration rules.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi ( Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chuki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
3. Tourist Visa :
Foreigner who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid
passport or any travel document equivalent to passport issued by the Govt. for
visiting a foreign country prior to apply for visa.
No foreigner is entitled to enter into and stay in the kingdom of
Nepal without valid visa. Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following
duration from Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices or
immigration offices located on entry points in Nepal.
Chinese citizen are requested to apply in Royal Nepalese Embassy or other Nepalese
diplomatic missions as there is no provision of on arrival visa for them.
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