Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia and stuck between India and China. Nepal visa on arrival was the easiest immigration process I’ve ever been through. The immigration process was very easy to follow and fast as well. The immigration officers are very welcoming and supportive at Kathmand’s Tribhuvan International Airport.
Nepal Visa on Arrival
Except a few countries, every other country’s citizen is eligible for visa on arrival in Nepal, as Nepal has a very liberal visa policy in the world. SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) citizens are exempt from visa fee on their first visit to Nepal. Other citizens have to pay $25 for 30 days visa.
Since we had a Pakistani passport (which is a SAARC country) we didn’t pay anything and got the free visa on Arrival, and for SAARC countries citizens, there is a separate special counter. It was a pleasant experience to see a different counter and special treatment for the first time 🙂
The immigration officer asked me only one question and that was “how long will you stay in Nepal”, I said “4 days”, and he stamped my passport with a 15 days visa on arrival. Below is the stamp how it looks.
Welcome to Nepal, and Nepal is a nice country to explore, it was for a long time in my list of adventures and finally that happened on 14 February 2017.
Type of Nepal Visas
Apart from the tourist visa on arrival, you can also get business visa on arrival or any other type of visa. And there are different visa counters at Tribhovan International Airport in Kathmandu with different signs such as 90 days visa, 60 days visa and 30 days visa. If you need a visa accordingly then simply approach the counter which is appropriate. If you want to stay longer in Nepal then you can also extend your visa for a month or two.
And remember, leave the country before your visa expires. Fines are in place, if you overstay in Nepal. and for updated information, please always visit the official website of that country, and in case of Nepal, you can visit this website of Department of Immigration Nepal.
I’ve written a complete separate post on my Nepal tour which you can read on this blog. Nepal is a beautiful country and you’ll find many tourists in Nepal. There are many activities in Nepal for travelers who like adventures, such as the highest mountain is located in Nepal and many more spots to do trekking and hiking.