Guidelines for Nepal Visa

How to apply for Nepal visa? - Everything you need to know!

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Who requires a visa to Nepal?

Except for Indian nationals, any foreigner who wishes to visit Nepal requires a visa. Additionally, citizens of the listed states below must obtain a visa before traveling to Nepal, whilst everyone can obtain a visa on arrival:

  • Afghanistan
  • Cameroon
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Somalia
  • Syria
  • Zimbabwe

Nepal visa types

The Nepal visa types are:

  • Nepal visa for tourism – for purpose of tourism or leisure
  • Nepal visa for business – for purposes of business and investment
  • Nepal visa for transit – for purposes of transiting to a different state
  • Nepal visa for work – allowing the holder to work in Nepal
  • Nepal visa of relationship – granted to foreign-born relatives of Nepalese residents
  • Nepal visa for students – granted to students who want to pursue their studies in Nepal

General requirements for Nepal visa

Nepal visa requirements or documents that you need to submit will also depend on the type of Nepal visa you apply for which will be listed further below this article.

The general requirements you should keep in mind for a Nepal visa are:

  • A valid travel document
  • Copy of your passport personal details page
  • A recent passport size photo
  • Application form of the visa
  • Flight ticket
  • Bank statements
  • The fee of the visa

Nepal tourist visa requirements

  • Tourist visa application form
  • A valid passport
  • Copy of your personal details page
  • Passport size photograph
  • Accommodation proof
  • Return flight ticket
  • Evidence that you have enough financial resources
  • Nepal visa fee

Requirements for Nepal business visa

  • Business visa application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Foreign investment acceptance letter
  • The company registration license
  • PAN/VAT certificate
  • Shares certificate
  • A report of the business from the Industry Department
  • A passport copy as well as a visa copy
  • The biometrical data
  • Visa fee payment

Requirements for Nepal student visa

  • Application form of the student visa
  • Recommendation letter
  • Acceptance letter
  • Evidence of financial resources
  • Passport copy
  • Copy of your visa
  • Visa fee

Additional requirements:

  • If you're submitting an application for your dependent children: Certificates of Marriage and/or Birth
  • If you're renewing your student visa you will need the report card that states your progress
  • Letter of approval or appointment from the institution
  • Signed agreement between the Nepalese institution and the one abroad

Requirements for Nepal work visa

  • Application form of the work visa
  • Work permit
  • Agreement of work from the Home Affairs Ministry in Nepal
  • Recommendation letter
  • Copy of your contract
  • Company’s clearance
  • Passport copy
  • Nepal visa copy
  • Visa fee

Requirements for Nepal press visa

  • Application form of the press visa
  • Recommendation letter
  • An identification card from the Press Council
  • Copies of your passport and visa
  • Visa fee

Requirements for Nepal family visa

  • Application form of the marriage visa
  • Certificate of the marriage registration
  • Your spouse’s certificate of nationality
  • Passport copy and visa copy
  • Visa fee

For family members:

  • You will need a different kind of application form for a Relationship visa
  • Kinship evidence
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Copy of your passport and visa
  • Visa fee

Requirements for Nepal transit visa

  • Application form of the transit visa
  • Copy of your passport (may also be asked the visa of the country you are traveling to)
  • Onward travel ticket
  • Visa fee

How to apply for Nepal visa

To apply for a Nepal visa you can do so in the following ways:

  • You can apply at an embassy or consulate in your home country
  • Or you can apply at an Airport in Nepal

The process of the application is not that difficult. All you have to do is fill in the application form for the specific type of Nepal visa, collect every needed document, and submit them. Afterward, be patient for an answer whether your visa has been authorized or not.