Think before you plan a trip to this mountainous beauty; Nepal to hike foreign tourist visa fee from July 17

News Bharati    13-Jul-2019

Kathmandu, July 13: Known for its scenic beauty through mountains, Nepal has garnered quite a lot of tourists attracting them by its exquisite attractions. But for all those planning a trip to Nepal, the government has some information for you! Apparently, the travellers planning to visit the neighbouring country will have to shell out more money as the authorities have decided to hike the visa fees for foreign tourists. The officials informed that Nepal will raise visa fees for foreign tourists from July 17 this year.

 

The Department of Immigration (DoI) of Nepal has hiked visa fee for tourists in a range between USD 5 and USD 35. Meanwhile, the tourist visa fee for 15 days (multiple entries) has been raised by USD 5 to USD 30; the tourist visa fee for 30 days (multiple entries) has been raised to USD 50 from USD 40. The DoI has also raised the visa extension fee for foreign tourists.

The officials also informed that the change in visa fee structure was minor and the fee structure would be revised again after the completion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020. The Department of Immigration (DoI) quoted saying that the decision to increase the foreign tourist visa fees was taken in May this year as the government here had not raised the charges for almost a decade.

The DoI has also raised the visa extension fee for foreign tourists. The visa extension fee (within the valid visa period) has been raised to USD 3 per day from USD 2 per day. Similarly, visa extension fee (with multiple entries) has been raised to an additional USD 25 from an additional USD 20. Similarly, the late fee on visa extension (after visa expiration) has been raised to USD 5 per day from USD 3 per day.