How to Get a Transit Visa for Nepal

Nepal Transit Visa

Nepal Transit Visa

If you are going through Nepal en route to another country, you might need to get a Transit Visa for Nepal.  This type of visa is given for one day to foreigners who have a confirmed plane ticket to an onward destination.  You are allowed to spend 1 night on this type of visa.

Go to my Nepal visa page for information on other types of visas for Nepal.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Nepal Transit Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Nepal: No. U.S. citizens can get visas prior to travel or upon arrival. I personally recommend going the visa on arrival route.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Nepal: Check this page here at the Nepal Tourism Board to see if you need to get a visa for Nepal. Most people can get a simple visa on arrival.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of Nepal

Consulate General in New York

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Check the bottom left of this page here.

Gather documentation
  • You will have to go to the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1 to find the required documents that apply to you for this type of visa. The required documents should look a lot like what is posted here at the Embassy of Nepal website for the tourist visa PLUS your confirmed airline ticket to your onward destination.
  • The official Nepal Transit Visa form is here at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Visa fee

The official visa fees are posted here at the Ministry of Home Affairs website.  You will need to scroll down the page and go to Appendix 9 (Part 6).

Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Each embassy and consulate will have different submission rules, so you will need to go to the website you found in Step 1 to find out the in-person or by-mail submission instructions.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Nepal will give to you your brand new Nepal visa.

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