Applicants at Nepal can now pay the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee through electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment option using connectIPS e-Payment System. Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency (NPR). No debit/credit cards will be accepted in order to pay the MRV fee. For more information, please visit this link.

On Sunday, July 17, the U.S. Embassy is offering a special day of appointments for student and exchange visitor visas. Applicants who are able to schedule an appointment on Sunday, July 17 should plan to arrive at the Embassy for an interview at their scheduled time.

Effective April 16, 2022, the premium delivery charges have been revised to NPR. 500- per passport/document for all U.S. Visa applicants, payable in cash on the NIBL Cash counter of the Premium Delivery location. Please refer to our website for additional details.

Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

The United States Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal has expanded visa services. A limited number of immigrant visa appointments are being scheduled, including those for immediate relatives and fiancés of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), returning residents, and others as capacity allows. Nonimmigrant visa applications are being processed as follows: F, M, and J categories, petition-based work visas, C1/D appointments for air and sea crewmembers, limited B1/B2 appointments, certain visa categories that can be issued or renewed without an interview, diplomatic and official visas, and other nonimmigrant visas in emergency situations or as capacity allows. While the United States Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, increased wait times for completing such services are likely due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2023. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at to request an emergency appointment. Please note that we are not accepting or considering F-1 expedite requests at this time.

The U.S. Mission to Nepal understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.

No-Charge Delivery Services: Effective March 29, 2021, complimentary document pickup and submission services for U.S. visa applicants is only available at the Kathmandu location of Nepal Investment Bank on Durbar Marg.

Optional Premium Delivery Services: Effective April 15, 2021, the document delivery centers at Biratnagar, Birgunj, Pokhara, Bhairahawa and Narayangarh are available as an "Optional Premium Delivery Centers", for the submission and collection of documents at a cost of NPR. 400- per passport/document, payable in cash only. Payment for this service may be made at the cash counters of Nepal Investment Bank at these locations. This service is optional. Please refer to our website for additional details.

The Consular Exchange Rate is periodically revised based on the prevailing conversion rate. Before submitting your payment, please verify that the visa fee on your deposit slip matches the current consular exchange rate listed on the visa fee page.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Nepal. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Nepal.