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Visa Information

Obtaining Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indians, are required to have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Requirements for tourist visa include:

  1. Valid passport with a minimum of six-month validity period. 
    Duly filled in Visa application form
    ( Download Visa application form )
    Visa can be obtained by personally visiting the Embassy or sending documents by mail.
  2. Visa once issued cannot be withdrawn, visa fee cannot be refunded after visa is issued, and it must be used within six months from the date of issue.

    The Embassy office opening days:
     
    Sunday through Thursday

hours: 9:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:30 (summer), 
9:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:30 (winter)

Visa and Recruitment document application submission hours:

Sunday through Thursday

10:00 - 14:00 hrs.

Pick-up time – shall be informed at the time of submission of application. Usually the Embassy will try its best to process such applications the next working day, however the process regulary took 4 working days. Please give a call to the Embassy before coming to submit or pick up the documents to avoid inconvenience in case of irregular public holidays or the concerned officials may be deputed in field work.

The application processing time for other consular services for Nepalese nationals would vary depending upon the volume of applications and the specific nature of the services. It takes 7 business days to process documents related to recruitment of Nepalese workers after the application is received. However, if further verification of documents is needed, it depends on how early the Embassy receives response from the agencies concerned in Nepal.

 

These timings don't apply to those services, which have to be referred to Nepal Government in Kathmandu and necessary approval is required.

The Embassy observes some of the Israeli as well as national holidays of Nepal.  
(See Embassy Holidays List from the home page)

 

 

  1. Tourist entry visa can also be obtained at the following immigration offices in Nepal:
  • Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Immigration Office, Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  • Immigration Office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

 

  1. Visa Fee

 

Visa Type

Visa Fee

Mode of Payment

Multiple Entry - 15 days

NIS 125

Cash
(No change)

Multiple Entry - 30 days

NIS 200

Multiple Entry - 90 days

NIS 500

 

  1. Visa Year : January to December
  2. Visa Extension

A tourist visa can be extended up to 120 days from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office on request. Thereafter an additional 30 days can be extended from Department of Immigration ensuring that tourist visa cannot be extended more than 150 days in a visa year.

  1. Late fee for not applying extension in time:-

    - US$2 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the first 30 days.
    - US$3 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the next 31 to 90 days.
    - US$5 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for more than 90 days.
     
  2. Gratis visa eligibility:
  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Dependants up to the age of 16 years, holding foreign passports of Nepalese parents or either of their parent being a Nepalese citizen.
  • Citizen of Nepali origin, after having obtained passport for the first time from a Nepal based foreign mission, until the period of his departure to a foreign country.
  • Citizens of member countries of South Asian association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

 

 

  1. Visa Types and requirements to be met

Diplomatic Visa

Eligibility:
 Diplomatic Passport holders and their family members.
Duration
: Reciprocal basis (upon recommendation of their respective Diplomatic Missions).
Issuing Authority:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For 30 days entry-Nepalese Embassies, and the Immigration Office at the entry points in Nepal.
A note verbale
 from the concerned Diplomatic Mission is required.

Official Visa

Eligibility:  
Non-Diplomatic personnel of Missions and their family Members, Honorary/Nepalese Consulate Generals/Consuls and their family members (during the time of their visit to Nepal), Advisers and Specialists, working in Nepal under the official agreement and their family members, UN Agencies personnel, UN document holders and their family members,  Personnel working in the International institutions or Regional Organizations in Nepal and their family members.
 Requirement: A note verbale from the concerned diplomatic mission.
Issuing Authority:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For 30 days entry-Nepalese Embassies, and the Immigration Office at the entry points in Nepal.

Student Visa

Eligibility
: Students-Research Scholars, Teachers and their family members.
Requirement:  
Recommendation letter from the Ministry of Education, work Permit for Teachers.
Bank Balance certificate, Seven copies application forms with photographs.
Duration:
Up to one year, however, it can be extended.
Issuing Authority: Director General, Department of Immigration.

 

NRN Visa

 

The Nepalese Missions abroad or the Director General of the Department of Immigration can issue NRN visa for an initial period with the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

 

Interim (Transit) Visa

 

Immigration Officer is allowed to issue an interim (transit) visa to any foreign national who needs to spend a night in Nepal before traveling to a third country or to any passenger of an aircraft that has made an emergency landing at Nepalese airport. Such a visa will be valid for one day.

Non-Tourist Visa

Eligibility:
Foreigners, involved in Nepal Government approved economic and social development works.
Foreigners, involved in institutions managed by foreign missions.
Journalists.
Servants of diplomatic /officials visa holders.
Employees, involved in firms/companies/institutions/airlines/industries or business sectors.
Foreign Passport holders Nepalese origin.
Foreigners involved in works under the agreements for government and NGOs.
Foreigners married to Nepalese citizen.
Foreigners, involved in the feasibility study of industry or export promotion business
( for 6 month only)
Leader of group tourist ( Tourism promoter)

Requirements : Recommendation from the concerned Ministry or Department.
Work permit (for employees)
Seven copies application with photographs.
Marriage certificate
Press pass for journalists.
Duration:
 Up to one year, however, it can be extended.

Business Visa

Eligibility:
Foreign Investors or their authorized agents and their family members.
Investors in export business and their family members.
Requirements:  
Certificate of authority.
Recommendation from the concerned Ministry/Department.
Seven copies of application forms with photographs.
A copy of passport including the last Nepalese visa.

Residential Visa

Eligibility: Renowned international personalities.
Foreigners, providing special contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Nepal
Foreign passport holder of Nepalese origin.
Investors who invest minimum of 1 million US$ at one time on the Industrial sector.
Foreigners, interested to settle in Nepal without doing any business.
Requirements:  
Seven copies of application forms with photographs.
A copy of passport.
A copy of the last Nepalese visa (if have stayed in Nepal).
Bank balance or statement equivalent to US$ 20,000.00 per year (only for those foreigners who are interested to settle down in Nepal, but are not engaged in any type of business).

Application can be submitted to:
Nepalese Mission/
Department of Immigration.
Issuing Authority:
Ministry of Home, Government of Nepal
Renewal authority:

The Department of Immigration.
Fee:
 Issuance fee (with multiple entry facilities) US$ 100.
Renewal fee (with multiple entry facilities) US$ 50 per year.

For detailed information on visa and other related information please contact

 

the Embassy of Nepal in Tel Aviv: nepal.embassy@012.net.il

 or

Department of Immigration
Bhrikuti Mandap
Kathmandu.

Tel: +977-1-4223590 / 4222453 / 4223681/ 4221996 / 4224757
Fax: +977-1-4223127
Email: deptimi@ntc.net.np

www.immi.gov.np

 

 
 
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