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  Written by : Swotah Travel

   Jun 10, 2019



Visa Procedure On Arrival

1st Step

  • Fill in ' Arrival Card '

  • Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting official immigration website  Department of Immigration or fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport).  If you fill it from the website, you will receive submission Receipt with barcode, print it out and bring it along to acquire a visa. It becomes invalid after 15 days. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step  

  • Make payment at the booth and get the receipt

  • Make sure you have enough cash as the card machine does not work most of the time.

3rd Step  

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form,  your passport and payment receipts

  • Hand your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing.

EXTRA TIP: Always carry several passport photos and passport photocopies when you arrive in Nepal. Not only will you need them for your visa but you'll also need them if you want to go trekking, get a sim card and for other official documents.

Nepal Visa Extensions And Fees

Visa extension in Nepal is carried out at the immigration office in Pokhara and Kathmandu only. It can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days per visa year (January – December). All Nepal tourist visas and extensions require a different fee depending upon the duration of the visa. Further info on Visa fees and extensions are listed below:

Visa Extension Fees
  • The  Visa extension fee for a period of 15 days or less = US$30.

  • The Visa extension fee for a period of more than 15 days = US$2 per day.

  • The Visa extension fee for a period of more than 30 days = the US $60 for 30 days.

(Visa extension fees are payable in Nepalese rupees only)

Additional Visa Extension Fees

Visa extension exceeding 15 days charges an additional $2 per day and usually has an additional "express fee" added to the total charge. The other additional charge includes:

  • Extra US $20 will be levied for MRE facility for valid visa period.

  • A late fee will be charged Extra 3 US Dollar per day.

Visa Extension Requirements

Every visa extension requires your passport, the fee, one photo and an application form which is mandatory to be completed online first. One of the questions on this online application form asks for your Nepalese street address with house number. Hardly any street addresses have a building number so feel free to make this up. Collect all these documents before you join the queue; In case you forgot to bring passport size photos, plenty of photoshops in Kathmandu and Pokhara can make eight digital passport photos for around Rs 250.

All visa extensions in Nepal are being carried out online. See below for visa extensions online, requirements and more.

Online Visa Extensions

In 2014, Nepal launched online visa application website which allows you to apply for a number of visas and extensions. The online application is mandatory for visa extensions now.

Online applications are valid for 15 days only. The form includes several mandatory questions which you might not have an idea about. Such as your current address in Nepal and ward number.

If you are having problems with the address field on the online application for an extension. Just add random numbers or street names until it accepts them. Hardly any street addresses have a building number so it won’t be much of a problem. For those who need to fill out the Nepali visa form and are staying in Thamel then note that in Kathmandu, Thamel is Ward 29.

Fill out the form here at Online visa & tourist visa extensions for Nepal.

Before heading out to the immigration officials don't forget to bring the following documents:

  • The printed  slip after submitting the above form

  • A photocopy of your passport

  • A photocopy of your current Nepal visa in your passport

For further details on Immigration offices in Nepal check: Embassies and Immigration offices in Nepal.

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