Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Generally required, must still be valid for 6 months upon entry.
Note on the passport
Entry regulations can change at short notice. Trekking tours All trekkers must present a valid TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) certificate, which is issued free of charge by the TIMS offices of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTP) and the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) for both trekkers who traveling with an agency as well as for individual trekkers. Travel agencies that do not belong to these associations must obtain the certificates from NTB or TAAN. Further information is available from NTB, Tel. +00977 (1) 425 69 09, Internet: www.welcomenepal.com).
A visa is generally required except for citizens of India residing in India. i.a. Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can obtain a visa on arrival limited to 15, 30 or 90 days upon presentation of a passport, 4 passport photos, return or onward travel ticket and sufficient funds: EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey. There are several vending machines for visa applications in the arrivals hall of Tribhuvan International Airport.
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Visa on arrival: Tourist visa (multiple entries): US$25 (stay up to 15 days), US$40 (stay up to 30 days), US$100 (stay up to 90 days). Transit visa: US$5 (valid for 24 hours). Embassy of Nepal in Berlin Tourist visa (multiple entries): €20 (stay up to 15 days), €35 (stay up to 30 days), €85 (stay up to 90 days). At the consular representations of Nepal in Frankfurt and Cologne, the visa costs more than at the embassy in Berlin. Honorary Consulate General in Vienna: Tourist visa (multiple entries): €30 (stay up to 15 days), €45 (stay up to 30 days), €95 (stay up to 90 days). The prices shown are for self-collectors. €5 will be charged for postage. Switzerland tourist visa (multiple entries): 35 CHF (stay up to 15 days), 60 CHF (stay up to 30 days), 130 CHF (stay up to 90 days). For children under 10 years the visa is free (a visa up to 30 days per year).
Visa types and costs
tourist visa. A tourist visa can also be applied for for business trips of up to 30 days.
Entry into Nepal must take place within 6 months of the visa being issued. The visa is valid for 60 days from the date of entry (the length of stay can be extended locally to 4 months, in exceptional cases to 5 months at the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Tel. (01) 422 35 90, 422 24 53, 422 36 81, 422 19 96) can be extended). As a tourist, you can stay in Nepal for a total of 150 days in a calendar year. Further information can be obtained from the embassy and consulates (see contact addresses).
Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who fly on the same day, can present valid documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. Personally or by post at the consulate or consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses), apply for the visa upon entry at the border crossing points to Nepal or at Kathmandu airport. It is also possible to apply for the visa online at www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np.
(a) 1 application form (www.nepalembassy-germany.de/pdfs/visa_neu.pdf). (b) 1 passport photo. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry and with at least one blank page remaining. (d) Fee (cash upon collection in person, personal check or bank transfer with receipt – varies by consulate). (e) Confirmation of paid return ticket. (f) Proof of Sufficient Funds. (g) Under the age of 18 traveling alone: written permission from both parents/guardians in English. (h) Business trips: Letter of secondment from your own company with information on the purpose and duration of the trip and confirmation of the assumption of costs.
Berlin: Usually 1 working day. Vienna: 1-2 weeks from receipt of passport. Sameday processing is currently not possible.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Minors traveling alone should carry written permission from the legal guardian(s) in English. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
A health certificate and a rabies vaccination certificate are required for dogs and cats. Since entry into Nepal takes place via India, the Indian import regulations for pets must also be observed.