My stay in Kathmandu for Visa 25.12.06 - 3.12.06

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#211 Sep 3rd, 2010, 23:07
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I still don't know why you think it will be cheaper to get a visa at the Nepal border. Who told you that in Pokara? Another traveler or a government official?

I guess this could be wrong, but it certainly suggests the visa prices are the same wherever you get them.
A passport and visa are required. Travelers may obtain visas prior to travel or purchase fifteen-day multiple-entry visas ($25), one-month multiple-entry visas ($40), or three-month multiple-entry visas ($100) upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and at the following land border points of entry: Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal); Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal); Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border); Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal); Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal); Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal); and Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal).

If you succeed in figuring out a way to get a cheaper Nepal visa, let us know. I don't know about any of the things you are mentioning.
#212 Sep 4th, 2010, 01:41
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You do know that irrespective, you can only stay 150 days in one calendar year in Nepal.
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Originally Posted by camelgirl View Post I still don't know why you think it will be cheaper to get a visa at the Nepal border. Who told you that in Pokara? Another traveler or a government official?

I guess this could be wrong, but it certainly suggests the visa prices are the same wherever you get them.

If you succeed in figuring out a way to get a cheaper Nepal visa, let us know. I don't know about any of the things you are mentioning.
Here is what is the root of fees structure in nepal. Nepalese in their effort to curb hippies/charasis/wanderers/moksha-seekers (not my words someone elses's ) have restricted the maximum days allowed in a calendar year to 150 days. NOt the 180 days India gives BTW.

Visa on arrival is given for a maximum of 90 day at the cost of 100USD. To get another extension of say 30 days, without leaving the country one has to pay - 40USD equiv plus 2USD/day to regularize and extend/validate the tourist visa.

To make it uneconomical to just hang out and chill out. Certainly doing a visa run through land borders to India or China is not easy as both do not have so cheap a tourist visa regimes.

To avoid the hassle of leaving the country to save 2USD/day plus normal visa fees is not easy. Indian tourist visa is ??? plus transportation costs.

The fine for overstaying the 150days is about 5USD/day

This and other fine regulations are clearly spelt out at the website of the immigrations department. Nepal is discouraging the perpetual tourist hangout and never leaving. They learnt the lesson in the 60s-70s.
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Hello everyone......

I have scoured through the last year of posts on here and i think i have found all the information i need except one little thing.

my situation is that i am going to india for a yoga course of 10 weeks. i currently live in dubai and can get a student visa without much issues but i have not recieved the documents in time to get an appointment/approval and then go through the visa process.

of course a 3 month visa is enough, BUT i am flying to Kathmandu for 2.5 weeks before crossing the border to india via mahendranagar/banbasa. i can get a tourist visa here in dubai in three or four days but because the starting date will be the same as issue date it will expire about a week before my course ends.

It seems that a 3 month tourist visa from KTM is a standard process. i spoke to someone at the embassy in ktm today who told me 3 weeks!! he was not anyone in authority so i dont really think he knew what he was saying but it did make me a little concerned because i have spent enough time in nepal and india to know that sometimes these things 'can be taking some time'

my concern is the length of time it takes from making the application to collection of passport. Has anyone done this recently?

UK passport and previous visa was one year ago....

any advice greatly appreciated...

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Looks like i got the information i need, should be 3 to 5 working days for the visa.....

i hope thats correct

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anybody knows whether student visa are issued in Kathmandu for foreigners who have no residence in Nepal? My sister enrolled on 1 year course and arrived in Thailand to apply for student visa, but she was told that Indian embassy issue only for Thai citizens and residents in Thailand for at least 3 years. On Nepal embassy website http://www.indianembassy.org.np/visa-and-passport.php
there is no specific restriction that applicant for student visa should be nepali resident (while for employment visa one should be Nepali resident)

is it worthy to fly to Kathmandu and apply there? Or you heard that they don;t serve non-residents?
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