The U.S. Embassy Kathmandu is closed for all but emergency services through March 31st. Please continue to check this website for additional updates and information. For American citizens in Nepal with emergencies please call: 01-423-4000.
The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu can assist when a U.S. citizen in Nepal is arrested, missing, a victim of violent crime, becomes ill or dies, or when there is otherwise a need for immediate help. We can assist with information on local resources and by contacting family members in the United States apprised of the circumstances, so that they can make necessary decisions and provide financial and logistical support. Lost or stolen passports can only be replaced during normal office hours.
Appointments for non-emergency services can be made online by clicking here. Once you have made an appointment with the Consular Section, please bring the appointment confirmation printout to the Embassy on the day of the appointment. Appointments cannot be made over the telephone.
The Consular Section will accept payment for U.S. citizen services fees in U.S. or Nepali currency as well as internationally recognized credit cards. Credit cards may not be used to pay for visa services.
Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:
Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone their appointments by at least 14 days. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. For questions about rescheduling a pending visa appointment, please send an email to email@example.com for specific guidance. Information concerning rescheduling a pending consular visa appointment is also available at 1-800-091-0114 or 1-703-988-3428 (from the US). For questions about rescheduling a pending American Citizen Services appointment, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific guidance.