Visa policy of Nepal

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The visa policy of Nepal is relatively liberal, allowing citizens of almost all nations to obtain a tourist visa on arrival.

In January 2014 Nepal introduced online visa application system.[1][2]

All tourists are allowed to stay in Nepal for a maximum of 150 days in one calendar year.[3]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Nepal

Freedom of movement[edit]

Citizens of  India do not need a visa to enter Nepal, and can reside permanently as Nepali citizens with no restrictions, because Article 7 the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship allows free movement of people between the two nations on a reciprocal basis.

Indian citizens can use any acceptable documents mentioned below to enter Nepal:[4]

  • Indian Passport
  • Indian driving license with photograph
  • Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body of India
  • Ration card with photograph
  • Voter ID card with photograph
  • Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen residing in Nepal
  • Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of emergency
  • Any document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority above.

Visa on arrival[edit]

With the exception of nationals of states mentioned below and holders of refugee travel documents, any foreign national can obtain a tourist visa on arrival. Multiple entry visas can be issued for a duration of stay of 15, 30 or 90 days. Holders of temporary passports are not eligible unless they hold a temporary passport issued by a European Union member state.[3]

Visa required in advance[edit]

Citizens of the following states are required to apply for a visa prior to arrival in Nepal:[4]

Visa fee waiver[edit]

Nationals of SAARC member countries can receive a tourist visa free of charge for 30 days at no cost. Those countries are:[5]

Since January 6 2016, nationals holding passports issued by jurisdictions in Greater China Region can have their visa fees waived if they are travelling as tourists. Those jurisdictions are:[6][7]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic or service passports of  China and  Russia do not require a visa.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foreigners can apply for Nepali visa with Online Application System
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c [2]
  4. ^ a b "Important Information to Visitors". Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Visa Arrangements And Fee". Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  6. ^ 西藏商报. "昨起 中国赴尼游客出签免费". 搜狐新闻. 
  7. ^ "Nepal waives visa fees for Chinese tourists". 

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