Visa Information

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours. If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal. Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government. Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

  • 1st Step
    • Fill in ' Arrival Card '
    • Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
  • 2nd Step
    • Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
    • Get the receipt
  • While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points:
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

  • 3rd Step
    • Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport
    • Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

    Visa Extension Fee

    • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
    • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

    Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
    Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

    • Children below 10 years except US citizens
    • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizens are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
    • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
    • Chinese Nationals

    Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need an Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement.
    Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

There are two ways to arrive Tibet; one from mainland China and another from Kathmandu, Nepal. If you are planning to arrive Tibet via mainland China, you need to get Chinese visa from the Chinese Embassy in your country. Since, Tibet Travel Bureau in Tibet (TTB) doesn’t accept visa application from individuals, you have to process through an authorized travel agent. Once you have the visa, you have to send the scanned copy of visa and passport to your travel agent. Your passport should have the validity of at least six months for a single or double entry visa and at least nine months for a multiple entry visa. Your travel agent will process the documents to TTB for Tibet entry permit. When the permit is issued, you can collect it from the place you are arriving or staying in mainland China. If you are entering Tibet from Kathmandu, you have to apply for both Chinese visa and Tibet entry permit from Kathmandu. So, you need to arrive Kathmandu few days earlier (check with you travel agent about the number of days) before your travel to Tibet.

Note: Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu issues visas only on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 09:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs. Your travel agent representative will help you get the visa. Visa regulations in Tibet keep changing. So you need to be updated about the latest visa information details.

Nationality Normal Fee Semi Urgent Fee To Urgent Fee
AMERICAN US$ 140 US$ 155 US$ 175
OTHER US$ 50 US$ 65 US$ 85
NEPALI NPR 2550 NPR 3550 NPR 4000

Every foreign visitor needs a visa to enter Bhutan, except the nationals from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives. Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian can get on arrival visa at the entry points. For visa application, you can approach directly or your travel agent will process it for you. If you are applying through your travel agent, you have to send a copy of the photo page of your passport to your travel agent. If you are processing it directly, you can apply it online. The visa will be processed only after the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee). The visa processing can take up to 3 days. If your application is approved, you will receive a visa approval document. You will get a visa for the exact period of time of your holiday. Upon your arrival in Bhutan (Paro airport if entering by air, Phuentsholing, Gelephu or Samdrup Jongkha if entering by road), the visa officer will produce your approval form and you will get the endorsement stamp in your passport on the spot. It’s a good idea to have a printed copy of your visa approval letter with you to quicken the immigration procedure.