Yes - A visa is required for travel to Nepal

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Business visa applicants will receive tourist visa to enter the country, and must refer to their sponsor for visa status adjustment. Business visas will be granted while in the country for the validity approved by immigration.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Nepal, with at least one blank passport page available for Nepalese visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Nepal visas.


Nepal Visa Application Form:

One signed Nepal visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

New York: Two recent 2 X 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Nepal. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Nepal.

The Consulate of Nepal requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Nepal Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.


Medical Requirements:

Medical Certificate

Applicants traveling from China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, or Spain must submit a medical certificate stating that they are not infected by COVID-19.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Nepal Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Visas are generally issued for multiple entries, with a stay of up to 15, 30 or 90 days within a 6 month period. A business visa with multiple entries for one year and five years can be obtained by eligible foreign investors from the Department of Immigration once in Nepal, upon the recommendation of the Ministry of Industry.

Visa Processing Time:

Nepal visas are usually processed in 5 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Nepal Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Nepal

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Nepalese Visa

Diran Visa Service
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 638-4328