Visa policy of Nepal
The visa policy of Nepal is relatively liberal, allowing citizens of almost all nations to obtain a tourist visa on arrival.
All tourists are allowed to stay in Nepal for a maximum of 150 days in one calendar year. Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.
Visa policy map
Freedom of movement
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:
- Indian Passport
- 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
Visa on arrival
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.
Visa required in advance
Citizens of the following states are required to apply for a visa prior to arrival in Nepal:
Visa fee waiver
Most visitors arriving to Nepal for tourism purpose were from the following countries (excluding India):
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- Foreigners can apply for Nepali visa with Online Application System
- "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Important Information to Visitors". Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- Prohibition to Visa on Arrival
- "Provisional Visa Arrangements And Fee". Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
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- "Nepal waives visa fees for Chinese tourists".