Nepal tourist visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport for Philippine passport holders.
Upon arriving, I noticed that the airport is equipped with touch-screen machines where you can input your personal and passport details as well as additional information regarding your purpose of travel, accommodation, etc. You’ll have to ask around which machine is actually working (I had to do it twice as the first machine did not dispense a receipt).
After completing the questionnaire, a Visa Entry Receipt will be printed. Take this receipt with you to the desk where a fee of USD 25 or AED 100 should be paid. Make sure to bring the exact amount as they normally do not have change. About a minute later, the Visa valid for 15 days was stamped on my passport.
Right next to the Visa desk is a Money Changer where you can buy Rupees. I thought it was convenient to have the currency purchased right then and there. For 4 days, I spent AED 250 which is about NPR (Nepalese Rupees) 7,000 (except my pre-booked mountain flight).
When I got to passport control, they asked me to sign another form manually (don’t ask me why) so I had to fill the same details as the ones I entered into the machine, so make sure to bring a pen and a passport photo.
I was asked the following questions:
- What is my profession in Dubai?
- Where will I be staying?
- How long will I be staying?
Just a few standard questions and I was good to go!
To summarize, here is the list of requirements:
1. Passport with at least six months of validity
2. Filled out application form
3. One passport-sized photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
4. Payment of US $25 for a 15-day tourist visa, US $40 for a 30-day visa, and US $100 for a 90-day visa
Getting a visa is so easy provided that you have all the requirements. The airport is small so it is not difficult to find where the Visa desk is. Airport officers walk around the area so if you have questions, they can help.
For more details on my recent trip to Nepal, click here.