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Nepal Visa and Money
This page will provide you with information on visa and money issues.
Nepal Visa Information
Visa can easily be obtained from the Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your region. If you have left your home country and/or you don't have time to visit the Embassy, you can obtain visa from the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.
Immigration Offices in Nepal
One can apply for tourist visa upon arrival in any of the following immigration offices located in the country. List of offices with telephone numbers:
Visa Fees and Requirements
Contact for Department of Immigration
Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, Nepal
About Nepali Money
Nepalese Rupees (in short Rs or NRS ), Traveler's Cheque, Visa Card , Master Card and other international cards are accepted in Nepal. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. Travelers' cheques are also accepted at banks, hotels and prominent shopping centers. Nepalese money notes have interesting sizes and colors, View Images of Nepali Currency
Your country's currency will not be accepted in business transactions in Nepal.
Exchange Rates as of March 3 2009 Source: Nepal Rastra Bank
Visit the website of Nepal Rastra Bank for latest exchange rates.
Foreign Currency can be exchanged at any bank or at exchange centers for a nominal service charge. Several dedicated exchange counters are located in Thamel streets, some of which are open till late mid-night. Remember, it is illegal to exchange currency with uncertified agent such as a person.
Denomination of Nepalese Rupees are 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 1000, the most popular is 1000 and 100. When traveling away from the cities keep the changes. Changing a 1000 note can be burden some in remote areas where business trading is minimal. So carry lots of notes of tens, and hundreds.
Banks and ATM
ATM machines are open 24 hours, accepting international as well as local cards are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Banks can also offer American Express Traveler's cheques and currency exchange services. Most banks are open from 9a.m. to 5p.m.
VAT and Tourism Tax
You will be required to pay value added tax (VAT) and Tourism tax on your invoice where applicable. (e.g. hotel bills, restaurants, etc. VAT is 10%, and Tourism Tax is 2% of the total bill
How much to carry for your trip ?
This greatly depends on what you wish to do in Nepal and on your choice for accommodation and dining. Use the following estimation to create your budget. Where you eat, shop, stay, and the level of comfort and luxury you choose will determine your final cost.
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