Nepal for all seasons
November 28 , 2013
The Department of Immigration (DoI) has started accepting online application for visa.
According to officials, foreigners can fill-up visa application form at the DoI’s new website – www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np. The service has been currently launched on trial basis. The department will make the complete system online once the new website starts full-fledged operation.
The department will also accept online application for trekking permits to different controlled areas in the country once the site starts full-fledged operation.
The department issues 12 types of visas -- marriage, study, business, residential, tourist, transit, NRN, relation, working, diplomatic, official and dependent. Similarly, it issues special trekking permits to different controlled areas in the country where group trekking is allowed.
To apply for visa online, applicants need to fill up the application form available at the website. After submitting their details, applicants will get a receipt which they will have to submit to the immigration authority in Nepal along with necessary documents and visa fee to get visa.
According to DoI officials, application submitted online will remain in the system only for 15 days. This means the applicants will have to contact the immigration authority within the given time.