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Do Indian passport holders have to have six-month validity left on their passport to enter Nepal?

I am an Indian passport holder wanting to travel to Nepal soon and do not have enough time to be able to renew my passport which is expiring before 6 months.

So, will I be able to go to Nepal?

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  • You can travel to Nepal with your Voter ID instead of a passport, if your flight goes directly to/from India and not to any third country. – Michael Hampton Oct 31 '19 at 18:56
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According to Timatic, the resource used by airport staff, yes you need to have a minimum of 6 months.

Passport required.

Document validity rules: Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

The Tatkaal Passport Service can be used to get passports urgently out-of-turn. They dispatch within one working day if police verification is not required, if it is then on the third working day.

You can apply through e-Form Submission or apply in person, the linked page has a fee calculator as well as the forms needed to use this service.

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Your passport needs to be valid 6 months from the arrival date.

As mentioned by TIMATIC (the database used by airlines):

Passport required.

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

This doesn't apply if you have a passport exception as follows:

Passport Exemptions:

Nationals of India with a Voter's Registration Card if arriving directly from India.

As you travel soon and need the passport urgently you can apply for renewal under the Tatkaal scheme.

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