The government has
recently introduced new guidelines regarding the essential documentation for
individuals traveling abroad on visit visas and tourist visas. The decision,
issued on the 26th of Falgun, 2078, by the former Home Secretary Teknarayan
Paudel, which emphasized the simplification of travel on visit visas, has been
rescinded, bringing clarity to the required documents and conditions.
Tamang, the Director General of the Immigration Department, commented,
"The previous decision lacked clarity on various aspects, leading to
confusion. The current provision ensures that fundamental conditions are met
for those embarking on foreign travel with visit visas."
Effective from the 10th of Magh, the Immigration Department has mandated a minimum validity period of six months for visit visas. The Director General emphasized the need for possessing the appropriate visa for the destination country and, if on-arrival visa is not available, obtaining prior approval from the Department.
permission for foreign travel on a visit visa, round-trip (departure and
arrival) air tickets are mandatory. Additionally, proof of hotel booking for
the entire duration of the stay or evidence of staying with a relative must be
provided within three pages of the passport.
non-government invitation letters covering all travel expenses or, in their
absence, a cash equivalent of at least USD 500 or its equivalent in cash or
debit/credit card is also a mandatory requirement.
traveling on visit visas to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar,
Oman, and Saudi Arabia, a self-declaration form must be completed.
These revised guidelines aim to bring clarity and coherence to the process for individuals traveling on visit visas, ensuring adherence to necessary conditions.