How to apply a tourist visa for Filipino nationals to enter Nepal?
Are you a Filipino national and would like to visit Nepal? Are you worried about whether you’d get your visa on arrival or not?
Don’t worry, it’s a very easy and simple process to obtain a Nepal visa for Philippine passport holders.
Yes, off course, on arrival!
I always advise Philippine passport holders to get an on-arrival visa to enter Nepal. Once they read my email, I am usually asked by the visitors from the Philippines, whether they really get an on-arrival visa to enter Nepal by such an easy process.
I know, most of them have a very bad experience trying to get a visa for so-called developed countries, where preparation of various documents for few months would not be sufficient for going through the annoying application process of embassies or consulates. But, to get a Nepal visa (especially a tourist visa) is a very easy process for Philippine passport holders.
What do you need, to apply for getting Nepal Tourist Visa on arrival?
- Your passport (should have at least 6 months validity)
- An arrival card (duly filled up your origin and destination details)
- Visa application form (you can get it on arrival or fill through the internet through Department Of Immigration Nepal)
- Visa Fee
- Your round trip ticket
- Details of accommodation in Nepal
- Cash (ATM card/Credit Card)
I personally advise to carry round trip ticket, booked hotel info along with cash (ATM /Credit card) to show to the local immigration officer at the airport in the Philippines. As per some of the Filipino tourists, the local immigration officer asks for these documents to verify whether the travelers are capable to travel or not and to ensure that they are not going to be a victim of human trafficking.
How to apply a tourist visa to enter Nepal?
- Fill up the arrival card
- Fill up the visa application form
You have two options to fill the visa application form:
You can fill this online form 15 days before your travel date since this form will remain in the system only for 15 days. After 15 days it will automatically be deleted. By filling your personal information along with a photo (size: 1.5” x 1.5”) and specifying your accommodation in Nepal you are done. Just print and carry it with you. You have to present it at the immigration counter in Nepal airport.
You can fill this form digitally on the arrival; it will just take 5 minutes. You will get assistance easily if required. Don’t forget to carry a digital photograph (size: 1.5” x 1.5”) in your removable device to upload your photograph for the application. Once done, print it and carry it with you. You have to present it at the immigration counter.
- Make the Payment
You can make the payment at the counter. New revised rate of the tourist visa is as following:-
|15 Day Visa||USD 30|
|30 Day Visa||USD 50|
|90 Day Visa||USD 125|
Note: other popular currencies are accepted, converting them in USD/NPR based on that day’s exchange rate. I kindly advise everyone to bring USD on cash to do the job instantly.
- Take a receipt and carry it with you. You have to present it at the immigration counter.
- Get the visa from the immigration counter
Now, you are set to present all documents to show to the immigration officer. Present your passport, arrival card, visa application form and cash receipt to the immigration officer.
Welcome to Nepal. Please claim your baggage and exit accordingly, get ready to be welcomed by airport representative of Shepherd Holidays:)
How to extend your Nepal Visa?
You can extend your Nepal visa up to a maximum stay of 15 days in one visit. Visa extension centers are located in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Please feel free to contact us for more info and assistance.
Advice from the Department of Immigration for Online Visa Applicants
In order to avoid long queues and unnecessary problems, kindly submit a complete Online Visa Application form to the Immigration Authority of Nepal in your first attempt! To do that, here are a few things you need to prepare:
- Please keep your valid passport at hand.
- Prepare yourself with a recent digital photograph (size: 1.5” x 1.5”) in your removable device to upload your photograph for the application.
- Gather beforehand
- A detailed permanent residence address
- A detailed address in Nepal.
- You need to provide telephone numbers—land-line and mobile.
- You need to provide your email address too.
The submitted application will remain in the system for 15 days. After 15 days, the application will be deleted automatically from the system.
Once the application is successfully submitted, a receipt will be sent to your email immediately.
Print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the Immigration Authority.
For your convenience, the deadline to contact the Immigration Authority will be mentioned in the receipt.
The receipt also mentions about the documents you need to produce before the Immigration Authority.
Please contact the Immigration Authority within 15 days after the submission of the application.
For example: If you submit your extension application today, and your visa is expiring the next day, on the third day if you visit the Department of Immigration, you will have to pay a late fee of that day. In order to prevent this sort of hassle, please submit your extension application on time and get your visa renewed before crossing the expiry date.
When you contact the Immigration Authority, please make sure you have the receipt and proper documents with you including the necessary fee.
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Well, that's all for getting a Nepal Tourist Visa in a very simple and systematic way.
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