Nepal Entry Requirements - Required Travel Documents for Travel to Nepal
Visitors to Nepal must have a valid passport and visa. Nepal visas
are available in advance, on arrival at Tribhuvan International
Airport, and at certain land border crossings. The following point of
entry have visas for purchase: Kakarvitta in the Jhapa District,
Birgunj in the Parsa District, Kodari in the Sindhupalchowk District
(Northern District - for tourists traveling in groups), Belahia and
Bhairahawa in the Rupandehi District, Jamunaha and Nepalgunj in the
Banke District, Mohana and Dhangadhi in the Kailali District, Gadda
Chauki and Mahendranagar in the Kanchanpur District.
Travelers may choose between three different
types of visa for their visit to Nepal. 15-day multiple entry visas can
be purchased for USD $25, 30-day multiple entry visas cost USD $40, and
three-month multiple entry visas are available for USD $100.
Travelers departing Nepal via Tribhuvan must pay an airport departure tax. The departure tax for Bangladesh
Maldives, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka is approximately USD $17, and
approximately USD $21 for other destinations. Airlines and travel
agents now collect this tax directly, the amount of which fluctuates
with the exchanges rates.
Tourists are permitted no more than 150 days in Nepal during a calendar
year, and all visits are cumulative. Travelers who need to extend their
visa must apply to the Immigration Office in Pokhara or the Department
of Immigration in Kathmandu. Visas cannot be extended at the airport.
Fines or even jail time may result from overstaying your Nepali visa.
New passports must have the Nepali visa transferred from the old
passport by the Department of Immigrations before travelers may leave
Country clearance requests are necessary for active duty military or
contractors with the U.S. Department of Defense who engage in official
or unofficial travel to Nepal. The parent unit for any such travelers
must send this request to the Defense Attaché's Office at the U.S.
Embassy in Kathmandu.
The border between Nepal and the People's Republic of China may
present problems to some travelers. Chinese authorities may detain or
deport travelers who are in possession of items that they consider to
be "anti-Chinese". Visas or permits for Tibet usually require
travelers to join group tours organized by established tour companies.
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Nepal is the best
resource for travelers who plan to visit Tibet. For additional
information, contact the Embassy of Nepal
at 2131 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 667-4550 or the Consulate General in New York at (212) 370-3988.
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