Nepal Visa Fees Increased

The government of Nepal has decided to raise visa fee for foreigners visiting Nepal. A meeting of the Cabinet on May 2019 decided to amend Section 46 of immigration regulation to increase multiple-entry tourist visa fee, spokesperson for the government and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota said.

Those obtaining 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa will have to pay $50, while those visiting Nepal on a 90-day visa will have to pay $125. Existing rates for the aforementioned visa types are $40 and $100, respectively. Visa charge for those visiting Nepal on a 30-day non-tourist visa has been set at $30. The government has also revised fees for acquiring a trekking route permit for foreigners. However, travelers from SAARC countries, except India and Afghanistan, enjoy free multiple-entry tourist visa for 30 days, and $3 per day thereafter. SAARC countries in the scheme are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

While Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal, Afghanistan is excluded from the scheme. It should be noted that the government had announced a free visa scheme for Chinese nationals in December 2015.

Visa Fees:

On Arrival Visa Fee:

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD


Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:


Children below 10 years

Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of 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 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).


Visa Extension

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.


Source: Department of Immigration, Nepal

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