The tourist visa application for Nepal includes questions about the purpose of the visit, dates of previous visits, the traveler's contact information, occupation and source of spending money. People requesting nontourist, residential or student visas must submit additional details about their stay to the government of Nepal.
Travelers can obtain visas in advance from the Embassy of Nepal in Washington, D.C., the Consulate General of Nepal in New York City, or the Honorary Consulate of Nepal in Chicago, Illinois. The Nepalese government also issues visas upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Travelers who cross into Nepal via land can request visa entry at Kakarvitta, Jhapa District, in eastern Nepal; Birgunj, Parsa District, in central Nepal; Belahia, Bhairahawa, in western Nepal; Jamunaha, Nepalgunj, in midwestern Nepal and Mohana, Dhangadhi, in far western Nepal.
Visa requests must be accompanied by a recent photo and the appropriate fee payment, as of May 2015. Travel must take place within six months after a visa has been issued.
The U.S. Department of State warns that Americans can stay in Nepal for up to 150 days out of each calendar year. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the date of entry.