I'm an Indian citizen and I want to travel to Nepal by air. Is a passport required?

  • Is a passport required to cross the land border? Does the Nepalese embassy in India have a web site? How about the Nepalese immigration service? – phoog Mar 20 '16 at 10:33
  • -1 because we are not a Google service. – Burhan Khalid Mar 20 '16 at 12:23
  • Indians do not require visa travelling to Nepal but only have today posses passport or driving license or election commission card.It is also advisable today have 2 - 3 Passport size photos in hand. – Alam Mar 15 '17 at 13:56
  • +1 as this is the top post that comes up when I search "do Indians need a passport to visit Nepal" on Google. – jmort253 May 17 '19 at 5:11

It seems it is not required; as stated at the airport's website:

Visas are required for all foreigners wishing to enter into Nepal except for Indian nationalities, who need to fish out their identity at the counter to identify themselves.

Further from the Nepal Tourism Board's welcomenepal.com website:

Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents:

  1. Passport
  2. Driving License with photo
  3. Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
  4. Ration Card with Photo
  5. Election Commission Card with Photo
  6. Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
  7. Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank

Also, please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.

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