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Government of Nepal
Ministry of Home Affairs

Department of Immigration

Government of Nepal
Ministry of Home Affairs

Department of Immigration

Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Contact no.
+977-01-4429659

Email
info@immigration.gov.np

Address
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Office Hours : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visa Fee and Documents

3 months ago

2077-11-18


 

S.N. 

VISA TYPE

DESCRIPTION

ISSUED BY

FEE (USD)

REQUIRED DOCUMENT

WHO CAN APPLY & HOW

1.

Diplomatic Visa

  • Issued to a person holding a diplomatic passport issued from any country and recommended from the concerned diplomatic mission for the diplomatic visa
  • Issued to a person considered eligible to grant diplomatic privileges by Government of Nepal (GoN) and the family members of such person holding the diplomatic passport

 

  • Department of Consular Services
  • 30-Days entry visa is issued by Embassies of Nepal or by Immigration offices at entry points

Free of Cost

  1. Valid Diplomatic Passport,
  2. Diplomatic Mission Note and Recommendation
  3. Other supporting documents, if required

Diplomats and their dependents with diplomatic passports can apply to the Department of Consular Services via

https://nepalconsular.gov.np/diplomatic/public/

 

Diplomats and their dependents with diplomatic passports can apply for 30 days entry visa from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

2.

Official Visa

  • Issued to a person  who is on an official visit to Nepal  and the family members (spouse and children) of the person
  • Department of Consular Services
  • 30-Days entry visa is issued by Embassies of Nepal or by Immigration offices at entry points.

Free of Cost

  1. Valid Official Passport
  2. Diplomatic Mission Note and Recommendation
  3. Other supporting documents, if required

Officials and their dependents can apply to the Department of Consular Services

via

https://nepalconsular.gov.np/diplomatic/public/

 

Officials and their dependents with Official passports can apply for 30 days entry visa from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

 

 

3.

Tourist Visa

  • Issued to foreigners travelling to Nepal as an entry visa (On-Arrival Visa) at the port of entry
  • Issued as an entry visa by Diplomatic Missions abroad
  • Tourist visa is extended not exceeding total  150 days of stay in a single visa year (Jan-Dec)

 

  • 15/30/90- Days entry visa is issued by Immigration Offices
  • Tourist Visa extension is done for minimum 15 days from Immigration Offices and Department of Immigration
  • 15/30/90-Days entry visa is issued by Diplomatic Missions

Entry Visa

15 Days – USD 30

30 Days – USD  50

90 Days – USD 125

 

Visa Extension

3 USD per Day

 

 

5 USD per day as late fine in the case of delay

 

Additional  25 USD for a Multiple re-entry facility

 

  1. Valid Ordinary Passport
  2. Previous Visa, if any
  3. Other supporting documents,  if required

Foreigners can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

4.

Non-Tourist Visa

 

  1. Working Visa

Issued to foreign nationals only upon the recommendation from line agency (concerned Ministry of GoN), Labour Permit from the Department of Labour and Work Agreement from the Ministry of Home Affairs

Department of Immigration

  • 30 USD/Month- Foreigners working in offices or project directly affiliated with GoN and their dependents
  • 50 USD/ Month- Foreigners and their dependants working in organizations having contract between donor country and the Nepal Government and funded by the donor country
  • 75 USD/Month- Foreigners and their dependents working in any organizations
  • 20 USD for Special Chinese Nationals and workers working in Nepal
  • Additional 20 USD for single re-entry facility
  • Additional 60 USD for multiple re-entry facility
  1. Recommendation letter
  2. Work / Labor Permit
  3. Work Agreement
  4. Appointment/ Contract letter
  5. Tax Clearance Certificate of the hiring organization
  6. Tax Clearance certificate of an applicant (for renewal)
  7. General Agreement with Social Welfare Council (NGOs/INGOs)
  8. Valid Passport
  9. Other supporting documents, if required

Foreigners can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

 

  1. Press Visa

Issued for maximum of 4 months at a time to Journalists and Press representatives and their dependents

Department of Immigration

  • 15 USD/Month
  • Additional 20 USD for single re-entry facility
  • Additional 60 USD for multiple re-entry facility
  1. Recommendation letter from the Department of Information
  2. Identity card issued by Nepal Press Council
  3. Valid Passport
  4. Latest Nepalese Visa, if any
  5. Other supporting documents, if required

Journalists and Press representatives and their dependents can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

 

  1. Relation Visa
  • Issued to foreigners having direct relation with Nepalese
  • Issued to relatives of foreigners having marital relation with Nepali citizen

Department of Immigration

  • 10 USD per month for foreigners having direct relation with Nepalese
  • 25 USD per month for relatives of foreigners having marital relation with Nepali citizen
  • Additional 20 USD for single re-entry facility
  • Additional 60 USD for multiple re-entry facility
  1. Valid Passport
  2. Relation Certificate issued by local bodies establishing relationship with Nepali kin (related to applicant by blood) along with supporting documents to verify their relationship
  3. Citizenship Certificate of kin
  4. Relation Verifying other documents such as birth certificate
  5. Physical presence of the kin for the verification formalities

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

 

  1. Marriage Visa

Issued to foreigners married to Nepali citizen

Department of Immigration

  • 15 USD per month
  • No Visa fee till marriage relation for foreigners who took visa free of cost according to Foreign Relation Regulation, 2032
  • Additional 20 USD for single re-entry facility
  • Additional 60 USD for multiple re-entry facility
  1. Valid Passport
  2. Marriage Certificate issued by District Administration Office or District Court. If marriage registered abroad; Marriage Registration Certificate and verification letter from concerned embassy
  3. Citizenship Certificate of Nepali spouse
  4. Physical presence of Nepali spouse

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

5.

Study Visa

Issued to students pursuing academic / non academic degree and research in Nepal

Department of Immigration

  • 30 USD/Month for students of students and their dependents (Degree Program)
  • 75 USD/Month for students and dependents (Non Degree Program)
  • 15 USD/Month for Bhutanese students and their dependents
  • 15 USD/Month for dependents of the students receiving waiver on visa fee as per MoU between Universities
  • 50 USD/Month for foreigners and their dependents for teaching and research purpose
  • 25 USD/Annual for Maldivian and their dependents
  • 15 USD/Annual for Bangladeshi and their dependents
  • Free of Cost for Srilankan and Pakistani Student but 10 USD/Month for their family
  • Additional 20 USD for single re-entry facility
  • Additional 60 USD for multiple re-entry facility
  1. Recommendation  letter from Ministry of Education
  2. University / College Admission receipt (original)
  3. Bank Statement (latest one week) with sufficient funds
  4. Copies of passport and latest Nepali Visa
  5. Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate (for those applying their spouse and children as dependents)
  6. Progress report Card (for renewal of Student Visa)
  7. Applicant for the research program should submit an Offer/Appointment letter from Academic Institution of Nepal and General Agreement between two Academic Institutions
  8. Valid Passport
  9. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

6.

Business Visa

Issued to investors and businessmen/women investing and undertaking business in Nepal

 

Department of Immigration

  • 20 USD/Month, 200 USD/Year, 500 USD for 5 Years - Foreigner and their dependants  having an investment more than NRs 100 million
  • 35 USD/Month, 400 USD/Year, 1000 USD for five years  – Foreigner and their dependents having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million
  • Free of Cost for NRS 1000 Million Investment
  1. Recommendation letter from Department of Industry or concerned line agency of Government
  2. Bio Data (for first time applicants)
  3. Foreign Investment Acceptance letter from the Department of Industry
  4. Copy of Company Registration Certificate
  5. Copy of PAN/VAT certificate
  6. Copy of Share certificate
  7. Copy of Industry Registration Certificate
  8. Copy of Passport and latest Visa
  9. Latest tax clearance certificate
  10. Industry Monitoring and Supervision report
  11. Progress report of company of industry (for renewal)
  12. Valid Passport
  13. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

7.

Non-Residential Nepali Visa

Issued to the NRN card holders

Department of Immigration

Free of cost

  1. NRN Card issued by Ministry of Foreign affairs and its mission based abroad
  2. Valid Passport
  3. Photocopy of Passport and
  4. Latest Nepalese Visa
  5. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

8.

Residential Visa

Issued to the following foreigners and their family intending to spend life in Nepal:

  • Persons with an international reputation
  • Persons capable of rendering an outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural growth of Nepal
  • Person who has invested minimum one hundred US dollars in industrial enterprise of Nepal
  • Person intending to spend life in Nepal without carrying on any business

Department of Immigration

  • 500 USD per year for new visa and 200 USD per year for renewal
  • 700 USD per year for new visa and 1200 USD per year for renewal – Foreigners who wants to live in Nepal without doing any business

For Foreigners who invest minimum of 100 thousands USD

  1. Copy of Company registration certificate
  2. Copy of PAN/VAT certificate
  3. Copy of the share certificate
  4. Copy of Industry registration certificate
  5. Recommendation from Dept. of Industry or Commerce
  6. Copy of Passport and recent Nepali visa
  7. Tax clearance certificate for renewal
  8. Other supporting documents, if required

Foreigners who wants to live in Nepal without doing any business

  1. Bank statement of USD 20,000
  2. Certificate having regular income of at least USD 20,000 per year
  3. Character Certificate
  4. No Objection letter from concerned country of Embassy
  5. Health certificate issued by TU Teaching Hospital
  6. The evidence of completing 60 years or proof of retirement
  7. Copy of valid passport and recent Nepali visa
  8. Expenditure statement of USD 20,000 for renewal
  9. Valid Passport, if required
  10. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

9.

Transit Visa

Foreign nationals having a transit in Nepal can obtain Transit Visa to spend maximum 24 hours

Immigration Office

5 USD

  1. Proof of transit (Air ticket)
  2. Valid Passport

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

10

Reciprocity Visa

 

  1. Tourist Reciprocity Visa

Issued to US citizens and their dependents with 5 years visa duration with provision of 180 days stay per year

Department of Immigration

160 USD

  1. Current Bank statement having minimum balance of USD 10,000
  2. Health Insurance Certificate
  3. Police Report
  4. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

 

  1. Study Reciprocity Visa

Issued to US students and their dependents with 5 years visa. Stay Limit for Study Period

Department of Immigration

360 USD

  1. Recommendation letter from concerned Ministry
  2. University/College Admission Receipt
  3. Bank Statement (latest one week)
  4. Progress Report Card
  5. Valid Passport
  6. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

 

  1. Working Reciprocity Visa

Issued to US citizens who are working in Nepal and their dependents  with 3 years visa

Stay Limit for  Working Period

Department of Immigration

190 USD

  1. Recommendation letter from the concerned Department/Ministry of GoN
  2. Work permit from the Department of Labor
  3. Clearance from the Ministry of Home
  4. Appointment/Contract letter
  5. Tax clearance of hiring organization/institution/agency
  6. Tax clearance of applicant for renewal
  7. General Agreement with Social Welfare Council
  8. Valid Passport
  9. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

 

  1. Press Reciprocity Visa

Issued to US Journalists and their dependents with 5 years visa

Department of Immigration

160 USD

  1. Recommendation letter from Department of Information
  2. Identity card issued by Nepal Press Council
  3. Valid Passport
  4. Other supporting documents, if required

Applicant can apply from the online portal

 

https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/

Note:-  Gratis Visa (Visa for Free) is issued free of cost for 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 Department of Immigration.
  • Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) card holder
  • Chinese Nationals are eligible for 150 days tourist Gratis Visa in a given visa year

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