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Nepal visa

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General questions

Do I need a visa for Nepal?

A visa is required to visit Nepal, you can easily apply for a tourist visa on our website, you must apply for a business or student visa in Nepal. Business travelers and students must apply for a tourist visa in advance, and then convert it to the correct visa type upon arrival in Kathmandu. You must do this at the Ministry of Industry in Kathmandu.

Do children need their own visa for Nepal?

Yes, anyone traveling, regardless of age, must be able to present a visa when entering Nepal. This means that everyone should therefore also have their own passport (so children are not credited in the passport of a parent / guardian), which will contain the visa.

Which types of visa are available for Nepal?

For Nepal, a tourist visa is available for stays of 15, 30 or 90 days respectively, which can be extended in Nepal to a maximum stay of 150 days per calendar year.
A business or student visa can only be applied for in Nepal itself upon arrival in Kathamandu. It is also possible to apply for a tourist visa and to convert it locally to a business or student visa.

How long am I allowed to stay in Nepal?

For Nepal, a tourist visa is available for stays of 15, 30 or 90 days respectively, which can be extended in Nepal to a maximum stay of 150 days per calendar year.
The visa takes effect the moment you arrive in Kathmandu, you will then receive a date stamp in your passport, so from that date your visa will be valid for 15, 30 or 90 days respectively.

Is it possible to exent and existing visa?

Yes, your visa can be extended in Nepal to a maximum stay of 150 days per calendar year. However, we cannot guarantee that your application for extension will be honored locally, as local immigration officers always reserve the right to refuse your application without reason.

How many times am I allowed to enter and exit Nepal?

The tourist visa for Nepal is multiple entry, which means that you can travel in and out of Nepal several times within the validity period of the visa.

Do I have to travel on the date stated on my application?

No, you do not have to, you can arrive in Nepal for a maximum of 6 months after the visa has been issued.
When you arrive in Nepal you will receive a date stamp and the visa of 15, 30 or 90 days validity.

Which visa do i need for my business or study trip to Nepal?

Persons who need a business visa for Nepal must first apply for a tourist visa and then have it converted into a business visa via the Ministry of Industry in Kathmandu.

How much does the visa for Nepal cost?

The costs for the visa for Nepal are for the tourist visa for

  • 15 days € 86,95
  • 30 days € 106,95
  • 90 days € 174,95

This includes processing costs, consular costs, transaction costs (with iDeal / bancontact payment) and VAT. If you want to have data and / or documents collected or delivered at home, you pay additional shipping costs. You can also use an urgent procedure where a surcharge will also be charged. The amount of these surcharges depends on the desired delivery time and visa type. Information about the surcharges and rates can be found on the costs page of the Nepal visa.

Application related questions

How do I obtain a visa for Nepal?

The visa application procedure for Nepal starts online. To do this, open the online application form. After filling in all the details of the traveler (s) concerned, the application can be paid very simply. That is possible with iDeal, Bancontact, Paypal or with Credit Card. When the payment has been completed you will receive (within a maximum of 1 hour) an email from us with instructions on how to deliver the required documents. To deliver these documents, you can choose to drop them off at our office, send them by registered mail or courier, and you can also use our secure collection service. After granting the visa you will receive the passport with the visa for Nepal back from us. You can select the method of return in the application form, namely; Registered mail, DHL courier, personal collection from our office or ready at Schiphol.

My application has been processed, but I still haven't received an email. What should I do?

If, after paying your visa, you have not received an email from us within an hour, first check the junk mail folder (spam box). Didn’t receive an email there either? Please contact us by phone or e-mail via the contact page.

How far in advance can I start my visa Nepal application?

You can apply for the visa for Nepal between 3 days and about 6 months before departure, the visa will only start on the day you arrive in Nepal and can be up to 6 months after the visa is issued.
To ensure that the visa is issued on time, we recommend that you submit the application a few weeks before departure.

Isit possible to apply for others or as a group?

Yes, you can fill in all fellow travelers in one application. Even if you are not traveling yourself, you can apply for a Kenya visa for another person. Obviously, you must then have permission to use all data and documents required to apply for a visa from the relevant traveler (s). It is also possible to add multiple travelers to Kenya on one application form. Because a lot of data only has to be entered once, this can save a lot of input.

How can I send my passport and documents?

There are a number of delivery methods, namely; delivery at our office in Hoofddorp, sending it yourself (by registered mail or by courier), having it picked up by us (the next day or, in case of emergency, the same day).
Sometimes our pick-up service can be used the same day. The possibility and costs depend on the pick-up location, the time and the crowds at our courier service. The costs for the next day’s pick-up also depend on the pick-up location.
You can contact us by phone for the possibilities of our collection service.

How do I get my passport back?

The return of the passport containing the Nepal visa can be done in various ways. In the application form that you fill in online, you can indicate which option you prefer: pick it up at our office in Hoofddorp, pick it up yourself at Schiphol (surcharge: € 44,95), shipping by courier next working day (surcharge: € 39,95 ), by registered mail (surcharge: € 17,09), by courier on the day of grant (surcharge on request) *
* Ask about the possibilities by telephone as this is not always possible.
Prices are per application and not per visa. If multiple visas are applied for with one application form, the shipping costs will remain the same (with a maximum of 4 passports per shipment)

How and when can I pay for my visa Nepal application(s)?

After submitting the online application form, you must make the payment. You can do this with: iDeal, Paypal, Bancontact or credit card. If a surcharge is charged for the collection and / or shipping method you have chosen, this will be added directly to the total amount.
If you use a custom courier (for collection and / or return), the costs will be invoiced afterwards.

Required documents

Which documents should I provide for the visa Nepal application?

To apply for the visa for Nepal, please send us your passport, a loose and recently taken passport photo, and the fully completed application form (sent to you by e-mail). You can read which other documents you need to provide on this page.

Which conditions apply to my passport?

  • An emergency passport is not accepted.
  • The passport must be valid for at least six months after departure from Nepal.
  • The passport must contain at least one blank page.
  • The passport must also be free of covers and / or covers, please remove them before sending them to us.

Does my passport state the letter O or the number 0?

Document numbers in the Netherlands never contain the letter “O”, but they can contain the number “0”. Even though it seems that there is a letter O in your passport, it will be the number 0. It is also important to know that document numbers in the Netherlands are 9 characters long.
Belgian document numbers may include the letter (s) “O” and / or the number “0”. Belgian document numbers are 8 characters long and always start with 2 letters followed by 6 numbers.

Which conditions apply to my photograph?

The passport photo must be hardcopy (on paper and not digital), taken in the past 3 months in the format 35x45mm. The passport photo must be of high quality and in color with a white background. Headwear is only allowed in the passport photo if this is for religious reasons: The visibility of the entire face is then a requirement.
The passport photo must be loose (so not attached to the application form in any way) and free of any glue / staple remnants.

I have an Aliens Passport or Refugee Passport. Can I still apply for a visa?

It is not possible as a status holder to obtain a visa for Nepal in the Netherlands.

However, you can apply for a visa for Nepal through the Nepalese embassy in Brussels. Because Traveldocs also has an office in Belgium, we can often also handle requests in Brussels for you. Contact us for the possibilities.

Extra documents for underaged travelers

Children under the age of 18 must:

  • submit a letter of consent written in English (you can also use the consent form of the National Government), signed by the parent (s) / guardian and a copy of the parent (s) / guardian’s passport(s)
  • and provide a copy of the birth certificate.
  • If the child is traveling alone or with one of the parents or another family member, an official letter of authorization (to be obtained from the municipality where the child is registered) and a copy of the birth certificate must be provided.

Do I have to book a flight and hotel in advance?

No, it is not necessary to already have a hotel booking in order to apply for a visa for Nepal. An airline ticket is strongly recommended, as this can be requested by the consulate. A reservation is enough, it does not have to be paid in advance yet.

Canceling or changing an existing application

Ik heb iets fout ingevuld of aangeleverd, wat te doen?

After receiving your passport and the other documents, we will apply for you at the Nepalese consulate. From that moment on, cancellation of the request is no longer possible. If you want to cancel your application before you have submitted your passport and documents, please contact us by phone or e-mail.

I made an error on my applicaiton. Can I correct this?

In this case, please contact us as soon as possible to indicate what is not in order. Whether your visa application can still be corrected depends on the nature of the error and the status of your application. If we have not delivered your application to the embassy yet, it is possible to make changes. If your applicaiton is already in the hands of the embassy, there is nothing we can do. You must obtain a new visa with the proper information and cancel the existing one.

My application has been refused. Can I get my money back?

No. We must pay the visa in advance. If the Nepalese government decides that you are not allowed to enter the country for whatever reason, we cannot get the costs back. Therefore you have to contact the Nepalese embassy in Brussel or the Consulate in Amsterdam in order to see why you are not able to enter the country and what you can do about it.

Additional questions

Can I get help with my application?

Always try to find your question on this page first, in almost all cases you will find the answer to your question about your visa application here.
In the unlikely event that you find no or insufficient answer to your question, we will of course be happy to help you, click here to contact us.

How do you handle my personal data?

We will only use your data to process your visa application. In doing so, we respect the privacy of every user of our site and will ensure that all personal information you provide to us will be treated confidentially. We strongly inform you that your data will not be sold or used for any other commercial purposes.
If you have any further questions about your privacy, please view our privacy policy or contact us.

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