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Visa Information

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Tourist Visa information Nepal 2019-2020

Some useful information on visa regulation:

Incoming tourist into Nepal have it easier to obtain the visa. They can easily get it (tourist visa) upon their arrival in the country.

On-arrival Visa:

Volunteers can get tourist visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. One can get 15, 30 and 90-day multiple entry visas costing Nepalese rupees the equivalent of US$ 30, US $40 and US$100, respectively (the payment should be made in cash, no traveler checks or credit cards accepted) and two-passport sized photos are required.  Our volunteers join our program with a tourist visa and one has to extend the visa every month.

Visa Extension:

A tourist visa can be obtained from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara, (telephone: 977 – 01 – 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 or +977-1- 465167, office hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm) Extensions are valid for 30 days and cost in Nepalese rupees equivalent of US $60 at the government exchange rate. You must pay for visa extensions.

Volunteers are allowed to stay up to 150 days on a tourist visa around the year. If you hit the next calendar year, you can stay another 150 days with normal visa extension.  This way a volunteer can do his or her volunteering for a maximum 10 months period on tourist visa. If someone likes to join for six months, they should come to Nepal on the first of December. And if he/she wants to participate for the next 10 months, he/she should join in August, volunteer till the end of the year and apply for visa extension of another 150 days beginning of January.

In details:

Total Month Arrival month and date
For 10 months August 07/08
For 9 months Beginning of September
8 months Beginning of October
7 months Beginning of November
6 Months Beginning of December
5 months Beginning of January or any dates around the year

(Note:  Volunteers are requested to get their visas based on their stay upon arrival because the cost for extension is double than ‘On Arrival Visa’. If you intend to do long term volunteering, it is good to receive 90 days visa upon arrival, which costs $100, and which can be extended up to a period of 10 months on the basis of the calculations given above.)

In the visa application form, volunteers are asked to provide the address in Nepal while they will be during their stay.

For that purpose, this address is good to use: