Australian Embassy
Nepal

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not taking public appointments at this time. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.

To Remaining Australians in Nepal

Nepal authorities continue their efforts to contain the potential spread of COVID-19. Nepal eased its national lock down on people movement  but continues to enforce some restrictions across the country and localised controls to prevent and control COVID-19. Australians should abide by the instructions of local authorities.

The Nepal government resumed limited international commercial flights from 1 September. Domestic flights and long-haul transport within Nepal resumed with conditions. The Nepal Government has announced that foreign tourists will be permitted to enter Nepal from 17 October for mountain treks. Australians wishing to avail themselves of flights and domestic transport should contact their airlines and travel providers for details.

Australians planning to return home should review the Smartraveller website https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ for updates on State and Territory restrictions, quarantine requirements, and international arriving passenger caps.

Australians currently in Nepal should visit  http://covid19.dfat.gov.au if they wish to register their presence with the Embassy. 

Australians should also monitor the Australian Embassy’s social media platforms, both Twitter AusAmbNP and Facebook AustralianembassyNepal for local updates.

We are a small team. The welfare of Australians remains our priority. We thank you all for your patience.

Australian Ambassador

 

Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) Regional Call for Partnerships

 Business Partnerships Platform Regional COVID-19 Recovery Call for Partnerships is now open. The BPP will support partnerships between the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and inclusive businesses that deliver both development impacts and sustainable commercial outcomes to support COVID-19 economic recovery. The BPP COVID-19 Recovery round will be open to businesses wishing to undertake ventures in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and Tonga. The BPP provides grant funding from AUD100,000 to AUD500,000, to be matched by businesses.

More information on the Business Partnerships Platform Regional COVID-19 Recovery Call for Partnerships can be found here: https://thebpp.com.au/call-for-partnerships/regional-call-for-partnerships/Applications close on 4 November 2020.

Online information session for prospective applicants will be held on the following dates and time mentioned below and we would encourage interested businesses to register for the session.

  • 30 September 2020: Online Information Session 2 from 11:45 am – 12:45pm (Kathmandu time) register here.
  • 01 October 2020: Online Information Session 3 from 7:45 am – 8:45 am (Kathmandu time) register here

Student visa program - July 2020

On July 20, the Australian Government announced changes to the student visa program to support international students. For details, please follow the link here

Lodge your Australian visa application online

Lodging online is the fastest way to get your visa. Please note you may not have your visa decided in time if you lodge by paper.

Click here for information on how to lodge a complete Visitor visa online for Nepalese nationals.

Smartraveller

Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.

Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

You should also review the Travel Advice for Nepal and subscribe to automatically receive email updates each time we update our travel advice.

23 Nepalis to pursue post graduate studies in 2020 through Australia Awards Scholarships program

The Australian Government is pleased to announce it will offer 23 Australia Awards Scholarships to emerging leaders from Nepal to study at Australia’s world-class educational institutions in 2020. Of the 23 awardees for 2020, 14 are from the public sector and 11 are female recipients. One applicant with disability has also been selected for the scholarship. 
Media Release

Notice

Department of Home Affairs has a web based enquiry form for written communication at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/forms/online/australian-immigration-enquiry

Pre-lodgement enquiries are still routed to our Service Delivery Partner (VFS) but post-lodgement are being sent directly to the High Commission through the web form.

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Information for Australian Travellers

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Opening hours

The Embassy is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed on some Australian and Nepali public holidays.

Embassy Public Holidays

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