Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, Nepal

Provisions of Immigration Regulation -1994

Right of Nepal Government:

  1. All powers to grant or not to grant visa to any foreigner shall be vested in Nepal Government
  2. Nepal Government May allow to enter into Nepal to the citizen of any friendly country with out visa on the basis of reciprocity.

Immigration regulation clause 3, 1994

Power to refuse to issue visa or to grant permission to enter into Nepal:
Notwithstanding anything contained elsewhere in these Rules, the Immigration Officer may, at the every entry point, refuse to issue a visa to, or to grant permission to enter into Nepal , to the following foreigners:

  1. Whose passports and visas have been found doubtful,
  2. Who have been expelled for the commission of any acts contrary to the Act or these Rules, or who have been prohibited from entering into Nepal.
  3. Who have already expended the period of stay according to this regulation.
  4. The traveling documents of the foreigner willing to enter, seems doubtful

- Immigration regulation clause 13, 1994

Power to prohibit the departure from Nepal: 
The Department or Immigration Office may prohibit the following individuals from departing from Nepal:

  1. Who have not valid passport and visas to enter into the country which they have intended to enter into,
  2. About whom information, with the reason therefor, has been received from any authorized official for the prohibition of the departure from Nepal.

- Immigration regulation clause 14, 1994

Visa Issuing, Regularising and Renewing Authority

  1. The following visa shall be issued and granted by the following authority Category of  Visa and its issuing and renewing authority-
Category of visa Visa Issuing, Regularising and Renewing Authority
a. Diplomatic visa The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Provided, however, that the mission or the Immigration Office at the entry point may issue the diplomatic visa (as an entry visa) for a period of up to 30 days.
b. Official visa The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Provided, that the mission or the Immigration Office at the entry point may issue the official visa (as an entry visa) for a period of up to 30 days.
c. Tourist visa
  1. The Immigration Officer of the entry point or the mission for fifteen days, thirty days, and ninety days entry visa in visa year.
  2. The Director General for renewal the validity of visa and regularize to the tourist who have already entered into Nepal by obtaining entry visa.
    But the immigration officer of the entry point may regularize the visa    for fifteen days at departure time if the validity not exceeding 150 days.
d. Study visa The Director General,
e. Non tourist visas
  1. In the case of foreigner pursuant to Clause (g) of Rule 8, Nepalese Embassy or Permanent Diplomatic Mission located in the foreign country or Director General,
  2. In the case of foreigner pursuant to Clause (1) of Rule 8, the Director General with the approval of Nepal Government.
  3. In the case of foreigner pursuant to other Clauses of Rule 8, the Director General.
f. Business visa The Director General,
g. Transit visa The mission or Immigration Officer,
h. Residential visa For first one year the Department by obtaining approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs and The Department for renewal.
But the Department shall issue visa on the recommendation of the Department of Industries to the foreign invester as per clause (1) of sub-rule (1) of rule 11 and their dependant family.
i. Non-Residential Nepalese visa For the first time, the Mission or the Department with the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department for renewal.
  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall, on a monthly basis, furnish the Department with the details setting out the name, nationality, passport number and visa period of the persons to whom visas have been issued under clauses (a) and (b) of sub rule (1).
  2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall, on a monthly basis, furnish the Department with the details of revenue collected while issuing visas by the mission under the clauses other than clauses (a) and (b) of sub rule (1)
  3. If the recommendation for visa has been made from the concerned agency, the Visa Issuing Officer shall have to decide visa generally within seven days from the date of registration of such recommendation.

- Immigration regulation clause 12, 1994

Provisions Concerning Visa 
Diplomatic visa:

  1. Except be issued to a person holding a diplomatic passport issued from any country and recommended from the concerned foreign diplomatic mission for the diplomatic visa, to a person considered fit to be granted diplomatic privileges by Nepal Government and the family members of such person holding the diplomatic passport.
  2. The diplomatic visa shall be issued on the basis of reciprocity; the term thereof may be extended at a time or from time to time for the term of the assignment in Nepal.
  3. An application for the diplomatic visa has to be made in the format as referred to in Appendix 1. Provided, however that the application as referred to in Appendix 1 is not required to be submitted if request or recommendation, accompanied by the details, is made by a foreign diplomatic mission or a body authorised therefor.

- Immigration regulation clause 4, 1994
Official visa: 
1. The official visa shall be granted to the persons considered fit the following foreigners and their family upon recommendation of the concerned foreign diplomatic mission

    1. Administrative, technical and non diplomatic officials serving in a residential or non residential diplomatic mission, Consulate for Nepal and incumbent Nepalese honorary Consul Generals, Consuls and their family who visit Nepal from a foreign country,
    2. Consultant experts who stay in Nepal under an agreement with Nepal Government,
    3. Employees serving in the Nepal based offices of the United Nations or its agencies and the persons holding the laissez passez granted by the United Nations,
    4. Employees serving in the international institutions or regional organizations located in Nepal.
    5. Persons to come to participate in assembly, conference, training or meeting organized by Nepal Government or Nepal Government’s undertaking agency or United Nations Organizations or Regional Organization or other agencies there under.

2. An application for the official visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix 1.

Provided, however that the application as referred to in Appendix 1 is not required to be submitted if request or recommendation, accompanied with the details, is made by a foreign diplomatic mission or a body authorized therefor.

- Immigration regulation clause 5, 1994

Tourist visa:

  1. The foreign tourist visiting Nepal shall be granted the tourist visa.
  2. The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year.
  3. A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.
  4. If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to spend even the period during which he may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other visa year, he may use such facility.

Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.

  1. An application for the tourist visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix 1.

- Immigration regulation clause 6, 1994

 Study visa:

  1. The study visa shall be granted to the foreigners and their family who, having obtained the approval of Nepal Government, come to study, teach or conduct research in any educational institute in Nepal.
  2. Except for the foreigners who visit Nepal under the award of scholarship by Nepal Government or the accepted program of Nepal Government or Students and researcher under the agreement within the two universities or students from SAARC member countries or students studying up to secondary level  the foreigners intending to study and conduct research at their own will shall be granted the study visa only on the basis of the authentic source, in the case of the foreigner, to make expenses of at least three thousand American Dollars, grossly or on a monthly installment basis, per annum during their stay in Nepal, and in the case of their family, that of at least two thousand American Dollars per annum, or on the basis of the submission of a certificate of the exchange of foreign currency equivalent thereto or bank statement equivalent thereto.
  3. The study visa shall be granted for one year at a time. In cases the visa has to be granted for a period in excess thereof, the term of the visa may be extended by taking into consideration of the study and research progress report of such person, his activities as well as other necessary matters. Provided, however, that in the case of a researcher or student, such extension of the term shall be only for up to the Period of research or that of educational degree under study.3a. Not withstanding anything written in clause (3), study visa may be granted to the student studying with technical subject, for total educational tenure of study.
  4. The recommendation of the Ministry of concerned has to be submitted for the study visa.
  5. An application for the study visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix -2.

- Immigration regulation clause 7, 1994

Business visa:

  1. The business visa shall be granted to the following foreigners and their family on the recommendation of concerned agency:
    1. Foreigners having obtained license to make investment in any business or industrial enterprise within Nepal or authorised representatives of such business or industrial enterprise.
    2. Foreigners having obtained license to invest to carry on export trade from Nepal.
    3. Foreigners visiting Nepal from third country who export goods manufactured in Nepal through purchase or who place a purchase order for export.
  2. Except as otherwise provided for in these Rules, the business visa shall be issued for a period not exceeding five years at a time; and its term may be extended as per necessity.
  • Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-rule (2), a multiple business visa of five years shall be issued for 90 days at one time for the foreigners pursuant to Clause (c) of Sub rule for stay in Nepal.

· Application for the business visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix 2.

- Immigration regulation clause 9, 1994

Transit visa:

    1. Foreigners, who have entered In Nepal to stay for a night in Nepal and willing to use Nepal’s Air port to visit another country with plane ticket or Foreigners, traveling in the accidentally force landed plane for any circumstances shall be issued transit visa for one day.
    2. An application for the transit visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix 3.

- Immigration regulation clause 10, 1994
Non-residential Nepalese Visa :

  1. If any foreigner of Nepalese origin residing in foreign country wish to reside or conduct business, profession or Study, teach in any subject in Nepal, non-residential Nepalese visa may be issued to him and of his family.
  2. An application in the format under Appendix 3b may be submitted through Nepalese mission located in the foreign country or directly to the Department for the visa pursuant to Sub-rule (1).
  3. The visa pursuant to Sub-rule (1) may be issued for up to 10 years at one time, and such visa may be extended as per necessity.
  4. The format of non-residential Nepalese visa shall be under Appendix 3b.

- Immigration regulation clause 10(a), 1994

Residential visa:

  1. The following foreigners and their family intending to spend life in Nepal  shall be granted the residential visa:
    1. Persons with international reputation,
    2. Persons capable of rendering outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural growth of Nepal ,
    3. Person, who has invested minimum one hundred thousand US dollars or convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto in industrial enterprise of Nepal at once.
    4. Any foreigner intending to spend life in Nepal without carrying on any business.
  2. The mission recommending for residential visa to the foreigner as mentioned in other clauses save the foreigner as mentioned in clause (d) of sub-rule (1) shall send the recommendation along with the application filled up by such foreigner to the Department through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. Any foreigner intending to obtain the residential visa under clause (e) of sub rule (1) has to submit a certified document of the source to be spent in Nepal and any foreigner intending to renew has to submit a certificate showing that he will spend or has spent in Nepal at least 20 thousand American Dollars or convertible foreign currency thereto at one time per year.
  4. Any foreigner intending to obtain the residential visa has to submit to the Department or the concerned mission an application in the format as referred to in Appendix 4.
  5. The format of the residential visa shall be as referred to in Appendix 4 (a).

- Immigration regulation clause 11, 1994

Documents to be produced:
In cases where the officials of the Department or the Offices thereunder and the authorised Officers of the District Administration Office in such places where such personnel are not available, the police officials and border administration officials require any foreigner to show his passport, visa, trekking permit and documents relating thereto, such foreigner has to show such documents immediately.

- Immigration regulation clause 18, 1994

Notice of change in address:

  1. If a foreigner except in tourist visa, permitted to stay in Nepal more than six months, makes change in his Nepal based residential address mentioned in the application submitted for the issuance of visa or the extension of the term of visa, such foreigner shall compulsorily furnish the Department, Office or local police office with a notice containing his name, passport number and new address as well, within seven days.
  2. If a foreigner having stayed in Nepal for more than 120 days goes to any other place of Nepal for spending more than 24 hours, he has to register with the local Police Office of such place his presence along with the detail showing his name, passport number and address as well.

- Immigration regulation clause 19, 1994

Restriction to work:

  1. (1) A foreigner having obtained a visa as a tourist or his family member pursuant to these Rules shall not be allowed to work, with or without receiving remuneration, in any industry, business, enterprise or organisation during his stay in Nepal .
  2. A foreigner having obtained a visa pursuant to these Rules shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose he has obtained the visa.

- Immigration regulation clause 20, 1994

Recommendation for and issuance of visa provisionally:

  1. In cases where it takes time to make recommendation for the study, non-tourist and business visa, the concerned Ministry may, upon assigning the said reason, make recommendation for the provisional study, non-tourist and business visa for a period not exceeding three months.
  2. In cases where it take time for the foreigner referred to in sub-rule (1) (h) of Rule 8 to submit the marriage registration certificate, the Department may, on the basis of the recommendation of the authority or the embassy of the concerned country, issue the non-tourist visa for a period not exceeding three months.

- Immigration regulation clause 24, 1994

Issuance of travel permit: 
The Department may issue the travel permits to those foreigners who are not able to obtain new passports due to the loss, deface or expiry of the term thereof or due to any other reasons, in order to enable them to depart out side from Nepal. Provided, however, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall issue such permit in the case of the person holding diplomatic and official passport.

- Immigration regulation clause 25, 1994

Application for extension of the term of visa: 
An application has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix 8 for the extension of the term of a visa except a diplomatic and official visa.

- Immigration regulation clause 27, 1994

Circumstances in which a visa may be cancelled: 
The Department may cancel a visa of any foreigner in the following circumstances:

  1. If he fails to produce an international health certificate as and when required to do so.
  2. If he becomes insane or goes mad.
  3. If he is found to have absconded after committing any serious criminal offence.
  4. If he is found to be suffering from any contagious or communicable disease.
  5. If his presence seems to cause detrimental effect in peace and security or Nepal or in the mutual fraternity of the people if Nepal.
  6. If his conduct is found to be suspicious or if he carries out, or causes to be carried out, any undesirable activities.
  7. If his presence seems to result in adverse impact on the social and culture environment in Nepal.
  8. If he violates, or causes to violate, the Act, these Rules and other prevailing law.
  9. If he carries out any other acts or things not in consonance with the purpose for which the visa has been issued or the purpose of visa ends before the provided visa period.

In the case of cancellation of a visa pursuant to sub-rule (1), the fees paid therefor shall not be refundable.

- Immigration regulation clause 28, 1994

Visa Fee

  1. The visa fees or other fees to be charged for the issuance of a visa for the entry into or presence in Nepal, for the extension of the visa or the regulation of the visa of the foreigner who has over-stayed or the issuance of the travel permit or the transference of the visa shall be prescribed in Appendix -9.
    Provided, however, that the children below the age of ten years shall be exempted from visa fees.
  2. The visa fees chargeable for the citizens of the countries which charge fee higher or lower than the fees prescribed under sub-rule (1) shall be based on reciprocity.

- Immigraion regulation clause 29, 1994

  1. Fees to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission and entry point:For foreigners desiring to come to Nepal first time in visa year,
    1. US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
    2. US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
    3. US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
    4. Not withstanding anything written in clause (a) and (b), no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member country of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days .
  2. Fees to be levied for renewal or regularization of tourist visa
    1. Nepalese currency equivalent to 2 US dollars per day in addition to renew the validity tourist visa.
    2. In case where request has also been made for the facility of multiple entry, just valid for the renewal period an additional amount in Nepalese currency equivalent to U. S. Dollars 20 to the fee as referred to in Clause (a).
    3. In regularizing visa of any foreigner stayed without renewal of validity of the tourist visa, Nepalese currency equivalent 3 US dollars per day shall be levied in addition to the normal amount to be paid for renewal of the validity of visa as per these Regulations.
    4. Foreigners, who have already been overstayed more than 150 days without renewing the tourist visa shall be levied the fees referred in clause 2(c) and penalty amount as referred to in section 10(4) of Immigration act in addition.
    5. Not withstanding anything written in clause 2(a), the period of visa fee shall be levied, for the purpose to renew tourist visa as 15 days and as referred to in clause 2(a) for more than this.
  3. Fees chargeable while issuing, or extending the validity of, the study visa:
    1. If the study visa has to be issued at the time of entry, 30 US$ or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto.
    2. In issuing or extending the study visa to the student studying in Degree programme and to their dependants, Nepalese currency equivalent to 20 US$ per month, to the student studying in Non-Degree programme and to their dependants, Nepalese currency equivalent to 50 US$ per month.
    3. For the student from Bangladesh and to their dependants Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 15 per year with multiple facility, on the basis of reciprocity.
    4. For the students from Maldives and to their dependants Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 25 per year on the basis of reciprocity.
    5. For the students from Bhutan and to their dependants Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 10 per month.
    6. Not withstanding anything written in clause 3(b), for the students from Sri Lanka and Pakistan should provide study visa without any fee on the basis of reciprocity. But the dependants of these students shall be levied Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 10 per month as visa fee.
    7. For the dependants of foreigners, who are permitted to get study visa without fee in Nepal within the teachers exchange progrmme with Nepal based Universities and foreign Universities shall be levied Nepalese currency equivalent to US $ 10 per month.
    8. Foreigners to come to teaching and to do research and to their dependants shall be levied Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 40 per month
  1. Fees chargeable while issuing, or extending the validity of, the non-tourist visa:
    1. If the non-tourist visa of 30 days has to be issued at the time of entry, 30  American Dollars or convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto.
    2. Nepalese currency equivalent to five (5) American Dollars per month for the foreigner of Nepalese origin and the foreign passport holding child of Nepalese father or mother.
    3. Nepalese currency equivalent to ten (10) American Dollars per month for licensed journalists.
    4. Nepalese currency equivalent to twenty (20) American Dollars per month for the foreigners who serve in an office or project of Nepal Government being directly involved in such office or project .
    5. In issuing the non-tourist visa to a foreigner who gets married with a Nepalese citizen, Nepalese currency equivalent to ten (10) American Dollars per month.
    6. In the case of other foreigners, Nepalese currency equivalent to sixty (60) American Dollars per month for the first year and to one hundred (100) American Dollars per month from the second year.
    7. Nepalese currency equivalent to five (5) American Dollars per month for the citizens of Tibetan origin who come to meet their relatives.
  1. Fee to be paid for issuing or renewal of Business visa.
    While issuing or renewal business visa, US dollar 100 or Nepalese currency equivalent thereto with multiple entry facility and if one desires to obtain multiple entry visa for five years US dollars 250 or Nepalese currency equivalent thereto.”
  2. Fees chargeable while issuing the Transit visa: 
    Five American Dollars or convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto.
  3. Fee to be paid for Non-Resident Nepalese Visa:
    US $100 (on hundred) or convertible foreign currency for one year, but 50% (percent) of above fee shall be charged for the student.
  4. Fee to be paid for issuing or renewal Residential visa with multiple entry facility: - For the first time, Nepalese currency equivalent to 200 US dollars annually and in getting renewal Nepalese currency equivalent to US dollars 100 annually, provided that for foreigner as referred to clause (e) of sub-rule (1) of Rule 11, for the first time, Nepalese currency equivalent to US dollars 700 and in getting renewal Nepalese currency equivalent to US dollars 1200 annually shall be levied.
  5. While regularizing the visas of those foreigners who have stayed without getting the validity of business, study and non-tourist visas extended:
    In the case of those who have stayed without getting the validity of business, study and non-tourist visas extended, an additional fee at the rate of 50% of the fees chargeable pursuant to these Rules for the visas on which they have stayed for the period not exceeding 30 days and at the rate of 100% for the period thereafter shall be charged.
  6. If single entry and multiple entry facility has to be obtained in other visa except the tourist and business visa:
    Nepalese currency equivalent to 25 and 60 American Dollars respectively.
  7. Other fees:
    (c) If the tourist visa or other visa has to be issued to the foreigner who enters without obtaining the visa from the entry point, Nepalese currency equivalent to the fees chargeable pursuant to these Rules plus an additional 25 percent fees thereof. (d) Nepalese currency equivalent to 20 American Dollars in issuing the travel document. (e) Nepalese currency equivalent to one American Dollar in certifying arrival or departure or transferring visa.
  8. Computation of visa fees:
    The fees shall be computed, in computing the period for purposes of the fees of the visas other than the tourist visa, so that visa fees shall be charged for up to 15 days if the visa be of a period less than 15 days and for one month if the visa be of a period more than 15 days but less than one month.

- Immigration regulation clause 29, 1994 (Appendix – 9)

Provision relating to facility of single entry, multiple entries:

  1. While issuing visas under these Rules, the facility of single-entry and multiple entries may also be granted.
  2. The facility granted under sub-rule (1) shall remain valid only until the entrance validity period of the visa, in the case of the visa issued by the mission, and until the validity period of the visa in the case of the visa issued by the Official or Department.
    Provided, however, the total period of stay of the foreigner having obtained such facility shall not, except in case of having obtained other facility or got the term extended, exceed the period of stay in Nepal mentioned at the time of issuance of the facility.

- Immigration regulation clause 30, 1994

Provisions Concerning Trekking
Application for trekking permit: 
Any foreigner desiring to trek in permissible trekking region shall have to submit application in the format as referred to Appendix 10 for trekking permit and in the case of group, the trekking operating agency shall have to submit application to the Department in the format as referred to in Appendix 11.

- Immigration regulation clause 32, 1994

Trekking only the prescribed routes: 
No foreigner shall trek along any route other than the route prescribed in the permit issued under Rule 33 or enter into any prohibited area. Even any agencies making the foreigners trek shall not make them trek along the routes other than those prescribed in the permit or bring them into any prohibited area.

- Immigration regulation clause 35, 1994

Circumstances of permit cancellation:

  1. The Department may cancel the trekking permit issued to any foreigner in the following circumstances :
    1. If his visa is cancelled under Rule 28.
    2. If he treks along the routes or in the area other than those prescribed in the trekking permit.
    3. If he fails to fulfill the conduct and terms as set forth in Rule 41.
    4. If he fails to uphold other terms as set forth in the trekking permit.
    5. If he contravenes the provisions of the Act and these Rules.

The fees paid up for the trekking permit cancelled under sub-rule (1) shall not be refunded.

- Immigration regulation clause 37, 1994

1. Exemption from visa fee: 
The fees for the trekking permit shall be as prescribed in Appendix 12. Provided, however that the Department may exempt the following foreigner from the trekking permit fees: -

  1. A foreigner holding a diplomatic visa.
  2. A foreigner being affiliated with an agreement, if any, entered into with Nepal Government, which exempts any fees, and requesting for the trekking permit for access to the area concerned with his undertaking.
  3. Such foreigner as is affiliated with the plan and program of Nepal Government and whose working place itself is within the trekking area.
  4. A child under the age of ten years going to trek with his father or mother.

2. Restricted areas which have been opened for Group Trekking
The following restricted areas are open only for group trekkers. And a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers for such areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

-Immigration regulation clause 31, 1994

3. Trekking Permit Fees

S.N. Area Fee (per person)
1 i)Dolpa district Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50
a) Areas of lower Dolpa
b) Areas of Upper Dolpa
ii)Taplejung District Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
Kanchanjanga Region
(Areas of Olangchunggola,
Lelep, Papung and
Yamphudin Village
Development Committee)
2.. iii)Mustang district. For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50.
Upper Mustang
3.. iv) Gorkha District: From September to November per week perperson US$ 70 and After 7 days per day perperson US$ 10.and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 /Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
A. (Manaslu Area)
B. (Chhekampar &
Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas-
Lokpa-Chumling-
Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule
Area)
From September to November per person US$ 35 for first 8 days and From December to August per person US$ 25 for first 8 days Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
4.. v)Dolakha District Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
(Gauri Shankar &
Lamabagar)
5 vi)Humla District (Simikot and Yari):- For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..
Areas of Limi and Muchu
village Development
Committee, and area way to
Tibet via Tangekhola of
Darma Village Development
committee.
Trekking fee of other restricted areas imposed by Nepal government
6 vii)Rasuwa District :- Thuman and Timure per week per person US$ 10, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
7 .viii)Sankhuwasabha District For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
(Makalu Region):-Areas of
Kimathanka, Chepuwa,Hatiya and
Pawakhola Village
Development Committee.
8 ix)Solukhumbu District For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
(Everest Region):-All north-
west area way from Thame
to Nangpala of Namche
Village Development
Committee
9 x)Manang District:- Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern
area of Tilche Village of
Thochhe Village
Development Committee
From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..
10 xi)Mugu District:- Areas of
Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and
Bhangri.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..
11 xii)Baihang District:-Areas
of Kanda, Saipal, Dhuli.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..
12 xiii)Darchula District:- Areas
of Byas Village
Development Committee.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..

 

** In other trekking region, except the region as mentioned above s.no.1 to 5, the trekking fee is as prescribed by Nepal Government in the notification published in the Nepal Gazette time to time.

Fee can be paid in Nepalese currency: 
Notwithstanding any thing contained in serial numbers 1,2,3,4 and 5, the Indian national can pay the fee in Nepalese currency equivalent to US dollars as mentioned in the same serial numbers.

- Immigration regulation clause 39, 1994 Appendix -12

RULES CONCERNING MISCELLANEOUS

1. Stamp to be affixed to passport at departure and entry point: 
Every Nepalese citizen who departs from and enters into the Nepal with a passport shall have to get his passport endorsed by the Immigration Office at his departure and entry point

- Immigration regulation clause 40, 1994

2. Conduct and terms to be upheld by foreigners: 
Every foreigner entering into, presenting in, trekking in or departing from, Nepal shall, in addition to the provisions laid down in the Act and these Rules, uphold the following conduct and terms:

    1. Not to enter into any trekking area without the permit.
    2. Not to take part in politics.
    3. Not to keep or use such articles or to do such acts as are prohibited by the prevailing law.
    4. Not to carry out or cause to be carried out any activity contrary to local customs an usages.
    5. To observe the directions given by the competent authority in the trekking area.
    6. To provide identity, Photo-graph, Thumb print and the document relating to arrival, presence or departure on the time of his/her arrival, presence or departure, requested by the office.

- Immigration regulation clause 41, 1994

3. Conduct and terms to be upheld by agency : 
Each agency shall uphold the following conduct and terms, in addition to other provisions and terms laid down in the Act and these Rules:

    1. Each Nepalese or foreign company or association or driver/pilot operating or handling aeroplane or motor vehicle or similar other vehicle taking or carrying passengers from or to Nepal shall, while entering into and departing from, submit to the concerned office at the time in advance to the office, the name list of the Nepalese or foreign passengers being carried into or taken from Nepal by their vehicle, and crew as well as helpers.
    2. The agency shall not carry such foreigners who do not have valid passports, who have been expelled, or prohibited from entering into.
    3. If the persons having been prohibited from entering into under these Rules are carried in, it shall be the liability of the party carrying them to return them back at such time as directed by the Department or Office.
    4. The agency shall not keep the foreigner without having passport, visa or permit at own hotel or house on rent or provide him with any service.
    5. The agency has to submit to the Department a monthly list of the foreigners who are living with them or to whom service is being provided by them, within the first week of the next month.
    6. The agency has to handover the person to immigration office with related documents, who have deported or entry refused by other countries.

Immigration regulation clause 42, 1994

4. Special provision relating to mountaineers:

  1. If the foreigners who have obtained expedition permit, while going toward the permitted snow pick and coming back require to go to the trekking region, the trekking permit shall have to be obtained. Provided that no fee shall have to pay for such permission.
  2.  The foreigners going out for mountaineering have to pay the visa fees also for the period of mountaineering Provided, however, that the period or mountaineering shall not be counted in the term of the tourist visa.

Immigration regulation clause 43, 1994

5. To stay at the place specific by the Department:

  1. A foreigner to whom to be departed or an order of expulsion to be issued under the Act or these Rules has to stay at such place as specified by the Department until he departs from Nepal  and such a foreigner himself has to bear the expenses needed for him to get departed from Nepal.
  2. The expulsion order shall be in the format as prescribed in Appendix 13

Immigration regulation clause 44 (2), 1994 (Appendix 13)

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Contact Information


Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
Tel : 977 – 01 – 4429659 / 4429660
4438862 / 4438868
Fax : 977 – 01 – 4433935/ 4433934
Email : mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np
Web : http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np



Office Hours
Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 17 p.m.
in summer
10 a.m. – 16 p.m. in winter (Nov. to Jan.)
Friday: 10 a.m. -15 p.m.



Visa Application Hours
Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 15 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 13 p.m.

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