Yes! In order to stay in the country of Nepal, you will need to apply for a tourist visa. Nepal does not grant study visas for Bible Colleges, therefore students must apply for a tourist visa.
An American and Nepali member of our team will be at the airport to greet you and will arrange for you to be transported with your luggage to the campus. We will also arrange for your transport to the airport when you depart.
Please email your confirmed flight schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can arrange flight pick-up for you and confirm the exact dates you will be in-country.
You will be able to get your visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
When you arrive at the immigrations and customs area at the airport:
There will be two lines for customs. Be sure to stand in the line for non-visa holders.
Bring 2 passport-sized photos for each person entering the country as they will attach this to your visa application in the airport.
You must pay the visa application fee in US dollars. Though you can pay in smaller US bills, they prefer newer $100 bills, even if your visa fee is $25.
The following information will be needed for the custom forms:
Passport Number / Issue Date of Passport / Expiration of Passport
Location where staying: Thasikhel, Lalitpur
Address where staying: Ward Number 5, Thasikhel, Lalitpur
Reason for stay: Tourist
Purpose of stay: Leisure / Travel
# of days: However many days you are staying
Occupation: Whatever your occupation is at home. If you are in ministry full-time, do not write pastor or the ministry title. We recommend you write Teacher or Student (since you are a teacher or student of the Word)
Be sure to bring with you in your carry on:
2 Copies of Passport (one for your records and one to be given to the Bible College office)
2 Passport Photos
Visa Payment - Cost of Visas: 15 day: $25 USD / 30 days: $40 USD / 90 days: $100 USD
Visa & Travel Information
Purchasing Plane Tickets
When you are going to purchase an airline ticket, you want to fly to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (KTM).
Health Insurance Although most doctor visits are inexpensive and do not take insurance, we highly recommend your have personal health insurance to cover any emergency or catastrophic medical needs during your stay in Nepal.
There is an international hospital called Norvic International Hospital that takes most types of insurance for any/all medical needs. For a list of the insurance companies that Norvic accepts, please click HERE.
It is important to make arrangements with your insurance provider prior to arriving in Nepal. Two insurance options are listed below. Keep in mind that emergency care can be very expensive if you do not have insurance. CCBC Nepal is not liable to pay any medical expenses.
To Obtain Health Insurance 1. Check with your existing insurance company: Your current coverage may extend to your time in Nepal. If so, ensure you bring the appropriate documentation that verifies your coverage is valid.
2. Purchase international coverage: You may purchase a separate private health insurance policy that will provide you with cover in Nepal.