Visa upon Arrival

Nationals of most of the countries of the world can also obtain tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, or other entry points via land. However, the nationals of the following countries cannot obtain visa upon arrival: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and Syria. For more information, please visit the website of Department of Immigration in Nepal:

Points to be remembered while applying for tourist visa:

  1. Visa once issued cannot be withdrawn and visa fee cannot be refunded. It must be used within 6 months from the date of issue.
  2. Tourist carrying more than 5000.00 US Dollars or equivalent foreign currency is requested to declare in the Custom Declaration Form at the time of arrival in Nepal. Those returning from Nepal with undeclared money exceeding US Dollars 5000.00 or equivalent currency may be interrogated for further legal actions in accordance with Foreign Exchange Regulations Act of Nepal.
  3. Tourist traveling by car should possess a valid Passage de Carnet.
  4. Tourist Visa may also be obtained at any of the following entry points:

Tribhuvan International Airprot, Kathmandu.

Immigration Offices along Nepal-India border.

a. Kakarbhitta, Jhapa.

b. Birgunj, Parsa.

c. Balahia, Bhairahawa.

d. Jamunaha, Nepalgunj.

e. Mohana, Dhangadi.

f. Gaddachaudki, Mahendranagar.

Immigration Office along Nepal-China border.

a. Kodari, Sindhupalchok.

Immigration Office, Pokhara (not the entry point).

  1. Tourist visa for Nepal can also be obtained from the Consulate General of Nepal in New York and the Honorary Nepali Consulate General in Chicago.
  • Consulate General of Nepal in New York:

216 E 49th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY-10017
Fax: 917 675 6779
Phone: 917 675 6783
Working hours:  Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Consular Service: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

  • Honorary Nepali Consulate General in Chicago

10 N Dearborn Street, Seventh Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312 236 1250
Fax: 312 263 3480


For further information on visa, please visit the web site: