I am an Indian Citizen and I wish to drive to Nepal. I am aware of the fact that if you enter Nepal by air, even as an Indian Citizen, you will be required to present an ID.

According to Wikipedia, Nepal has open borders with India underneath the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. Thus, Indian citizens do not require a visa in order to enter Nepal, but while traveling by road, is an ID required?

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    You've asked multiple questions in one post. Fortunately the link I've found seems to mostly cover what you're asking anyway, but in future please try to keep them to one question per post, or they may get closed :/ – Mark Mayo Apr 15 '14 at 2:15
  • Ah! Indeed I have but they seem to be all pointing is the same direction. (Which is what I intended in the first place). Is it just that I have way too many question marks? :P – Aditya Somani Apr 15 '14 at 2:41

Yes, a form of ID is still required, otherwise how would you prove that you're an Indian citizen? A Kiwi could rock up and say 'hi I'm Indian, I don't need a visa'. However, it doesn't need to be a passport.

From the Department of Immigration of the Government of Nepal:

  1. Information for Indian Citizens

To allow Indian citizens to make travel on the basis of the following document:

- Passport, or
- Driving license with photograph, or
- Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body, or
- Ration card with photograph, or
- Voter identity card with photograph, or
- Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen staying in Nepal, or
- Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency, or
- Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above.
  • But this says specifically that these restrictions apply when travelling by air. What if I don't travel by air? – Aditya Somani Apr 15 '14 at 2:40
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    Yes, and your question said " Are there any situations where I do not require a passport?" - the answer is yes, by air. This is why you need to ask multiple questions separately, or clarify what you mean :/ – Mark Mayo Apr 15 '14 at 2:42
  • Edited! Take a look again. Sorry for the confusion. :( – Aditya Somani Apr 15 '14 at 2:46

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