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Government of Nepal
Ministry of Home affairs

Department of Immigration

Immigration Office Gaddhachauki

Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur

Important Information to Foreign Nationals holding Nepalese Visa

General Information

  1. Make sure you are eligible for Visa on Arrival before boarding on the plane.
  2. You can apply for Pre Arrival visa at diplomatic missions (embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government of Nepal. You should enter into Nepal within six months from the date of visa issuance. If you do not, your visa gets cancelled.
  3. Make sure you get your arrival and departure certified at the Entry and Exit points. Check Arrival and Departure stamp before you leave Immigration points.
  4. Do not exceed 150 days limit of tourist visa in a given visa year.
  5. Extend your visa if necessary. Not extending on time is subject to fines and penalties
  6. Presence in Nepal without passport and valid visa is subject to legal consequences. Tampering with visa and its information is strictly prohibited.
  7. Comply with the conditions of visa strictly. The Department of Immigration can cancel visa and take legal actions (if necessary) against non compliance and violation of Immigration laws. Change category of visa if required. However, do not involve in activities other than purpose of the obtained Visa.
  8. Contact the 'Department of Immigration' for visa transfer after obtaining new passport or travel document from your embassy.
  9. Refrain from activities that can lead to Visa Cancellation, detention and deportation.
  10. Refrain from political activities.

Trekking and Travel Information

  1. Do not deviate from prescribed route of Trekking permit. Any deviation is considered unlawful.
  2. Register yourself at the police check point along the trail. Also, register your travel schedule at your Embassy or Consulate.
  3. Do not make films or documentaries on your trek without obtaining necessary permit from the  Department of Information.
  4. Change your money with authorized money changing agents only and get the receipt of your transaction.
  5. Carry your passport and trekking permits throughout your trekking journey.
  6. Contact nearest police station in case of emergency. You can also contact Tourist police.
  7. Respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments
  8. Help to protect local culture and maintain local pride.
  9. Respect privacy and get permission before clicking pictures of general public
  10. Follow local etiquette
  11. Refrain from giving money and sweets to children. Do not encourage begging.
  12. Leave the camp site clean
  13. Encourage your guides and porter to protect and conserve natural environment.
  14. Keep  water sources clean

Conditions of Visa Cancellation

The Department of Immigration can cancel Visas issued to foreign nationals and take necessary legal actions if necessary in the following circumstances:

  1. If visa holder becomes insane or mentally ill;
  2. If he/she is incapable of producing health related international certificate when asked to do so;
  3. If he/she is found to be fugitive absconding after committing serious criminal offense;
  4. If he/she is found of suspicious conduct and involved in uncongenial activities;
  5. If he/she is seriously ill or suffering from any contagious disease;
  6. If his/her presence in Nepalese territory threatens national peace, security and harmonious relation amongst Nepali citizen;
  7. If his/her presence distorts or makes an adverse impact on socio -cultural environment of Nepal;
  8. If he/she violates Immigration laws and any other prevailing laws of country;
  9. If he/she is found to be involved in activities other than the purpose for which visa was obtained;
  10. If the purpose for which Visa was obtained is accomplished.
  11. Violations of Immigration laws or any other prevailing laws of Nepal are grounds for legal actions including deportation, penalties, and imprisonment as per the nature of the offense.