Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa

Notice Regarding the Introduction of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Visa System

Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for Tourist Visa

  • Tourists visa will be valid for up to 6 months from the date of issue and should use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) application form here https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application.
  • Once the online form completed the the applicant need to print it and either send it, together with the passport, to the embassy, or attend in person (One person can collect the visa for all if travelling in group/family).
  • Applicant passport must be valid for at least 6 six months after arrival in Nepal.
  • If the applicant attend in person, the opening times for submission of ETA applications is:- 9:15-13:00 AND 14:00-15:30 (weekdays except public holidays including bank holiday). Appointment not required to collect the ETA. (Same day 30-45 Minutes).
  • If application sent by post, the processing time is 2-3 working days, Applicant must include a self-addressed return pre-paid envelope so that the passport can be returned.
  • Application fee can pay by credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro) at the Embassy.  A virtual payment link will be sent by email after the application is received, if the application is sent by post. 
  • There is no fee for NRN ID card holders/Children under the age of 10.
  • Please note Non-UK Passport holders should submit their UK residence permit in addition to the other required documents.
  • If you want to wait and get the Tourist Visa when you enter Nepal. Please complete the on-arrival visa application form when you are in the entry point/Airport. https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np
  • If the applicant do not have the home country address and contact number kindly ignore the telephone country code and use the current address and contact number.

Electronic Travel Authorization for Travel Document Holders and the Nationals of

Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Swaziland, Somalia, Liberia, Iraq, Ethiopia, Palestine, Syria and Afghanistan

Documents Required For Travel Document Holders issued by the Government of UK, those who have been in the United Kingdom in a refugee status:

  • Original travel document with at least 6 months’ validity
  • A copy of citizenship certificate of the sponsor and signed sponsorship letter (Details of Confirmed Hotel reservation if don’t have a sponsor)
  • A copy of UK resident permit card
  • Valid Confirmed Air Ticket
  • Proof of Address
  • Latest 1 month Bank Statement
  • Processing Time: One week 
  • Online Electronic Travel Authorization application form (https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application).

Applicants can submit their documents for ETA and collect their passports in person or through their agents/representatives or by post as well.

For the application received by post, a Virtual Payment (Visa Debit/Credit, Master Card Debit/Credit, All Maestro cards) link will be sent to the applicant’s email once the application is received at the Embassy.

The applicants from the United Kingdom can enclose a Self Addressed Envelope with Special Delivery Stamp as per necessity with the application. (*Please do not use printed stamp and label)

Electronic Travel Authorization for Diplomatic and Official

ETA for diplomatic/official visa shall be issued to a person holding a diplomatic/official passport who needs to visit Nepal in connection with his/her official duty.

Diplomatic/official visa is also issued to the family members of such person when they are accompanying the person.
The diplomatic/official visa shall be issued by the Embassy for a period of 30 days.
The term thereof may be extended, if required, from the Department of Consular Services, Kathmandu for the remaining term of the official assignment in Nepal.
Required Documents for issuing ETA for Official/Diplomatic Visa:
  1. Original Diplomatic/Official passport with at least 6 months’ validity with at least two empty pages.
  2. One recent passport-size photograph
  3. A note verbale from the Foreign Ministry/diplomatic mission/ international organisation or equivalent offices with a request for an ETA for diplomatic visa, stating clearly the purpose and period of the visit.
  4. Online Electronic Travel Authorization application form for Official/Diplomatic Visa (https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application

  • ETA fees will be as follows:

Type of VisaVisa Valid forFee
Multiple Entry15 days£25/-
Multiple Entry30 days£40/-
Multiple Entry90 days£100/-

**Once visa issued, it will be valid up-to six months only, so please enter the country within six months of visa issued date & DO NOT apply for a visa after or before 6 months you travel.

**Please note: Once the ETA is approved/issued, the fees will not be refunded.

**Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival at entry points except for the nationals of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Swaziland, Somalia, Liberia, Iraq, Ethiopia, Palestine, Syria and Afghanistan.

**Refugees travelling with travel documents will require ETA before arrival.

Visitors may also obtain tourist visa at following arrival points in Nepal: Click here for Arrival points

Visa Extension:

A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days.

An additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Department.

Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

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, ETA for non-residential Nepalese visa may be issued to him and of his family.

2. The format of non-residential Nepalese visa shall be under Appendix 3b.

For Rules and Appendix Please see link below Immigration office, Nepal

For more information please contact us on 02072291594 or email: visa@nepembassy.org.uk