Nepal Visa on Arrival Requirements and Application

Nepal visa on Arrival Requirements and Application for Filipinos and for everyone else in the world (except for those indicated otherwise, please check here.)



Reminders in Preparing Documents for VISA on Arrival for NEPAL.


1.  Make sure to call your local Nepal Embassy and ask for requirements.

The visa requirements in any country change from time to time.  Even if you think you know the requirements, just make sure and call the local Nepal Embassy and ask.  If you don’t have any Nepal Embassy in your country, this website gives you an email address you can contact with.


For the Philippines.

We used to have Nepal Embassy in Makati, but we don’t have one anymore.  The nearest Nepal Embassy is in Malaysia.  But don’t worry.  Nepal issues VISA on arrival.  Just make sure you have the following requirements (as applies to all)


Nepal Visa on arrival requirements

  • VISA fee. Depends on how long you stay. (might change from time to time but I got my 15-day pass for USD25)
  • Original Passport
  • Photocopy of passport (sometimes not needed but provide one just to be sure)
  • Passport size ID with white or blue background
  • Application form (provided in the plane or upon arrival)

All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport , Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.

Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

However, nationals of the following countries will not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.

Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal.

For more information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, 

Tel: 00977-1-4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, 

Email : [email protected] 





2.  Nepal Immigration for VISA on arrival only accepts a few currencies. 

They don’t accept Nepalese Rupee for Visa on arrival.  Weird but they don’t.

They only accept USD, Australian Dollars, SGD, MYR, Japanese Yen and other major currencies.



It is best, to bring US Dollars to be sure




3.  Don’t bring Philippine PESO!

You can’t exchange your peso for NPR anywhere in the city! Not even at the airport!

So you need to have it exchanged to USD first if you don’t have USD.



How to book budget flights to Kathmandu: AirAsia offers flights to Kathmandu twice a week from Kuala Lumpur.  Otherwise, there are also premiere airlines if you decide to travel lavishly.  You can fly to Kathmandu from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

You can book your hotels to Kathmandu conveniently with my favorite and trusted online accommodation booking facility They have all the hotel listings you need from budget to luxury!


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