A friend and I just spent 48 hours in KTM renewing her tourist visa for another 6 weeks! We vaguely new the Nepal Immigration office had moved, so as I was searching for the new location a very important notice popped up: Notice To Foreigners…all visa extensions are now online…as of February 1, 2014. We then applied online and waited to see what would happen next. We promptly received an email and were told to go to the immigration office with cash : ).
With our confirmation number in hand, we went to the new streamlined immigration department. Seamless. We quickly had a new stamp in her passport and were on our way.
As for the other 25 tourists that had not stumbled on is notice…flustered each had to find a way online (the department does have a machine, but it also had a long line) and start the whole process over. A little bit of research goes a long way! But I am also not sure how well it is publicized that Nepal has finally entered the 21 century and with their new online visa applications. So here I am to spread the good news! Come one and all, fill out your online application today and enjoy your stay!