Work in Nepal: employment conditions and taxes



Work in Nepal: employment conditions and taxes

The small mountainous state of Nepal was located between two large countries - China and India. Not so long ago, this country was still a monarchy, and in 2006 it became the Federal Democratic Republic. The official language here is Nepali.


Nepal is considered a developing country, the laws on entry into this country are quite relaxed, and foreigners can apply for business visas (especially investors and exporters) and residence visas if they can be useful for the country: for its economic, social, or cultural growth of the country.

You can apply for a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu. For this you will need the following documents:

- questionnaire;

-      passport;

- a copy of the page of the foreign passport with the applicant's data;

- two photos measuring 3 x 4 cm;

- signed and completed the questionnaire in English.

A multiple-entry visa for the duration of your stay in Nepal will cost you $25, a multiple-entry visa for up to 30 days – $45, and a multiple-entry visa for up to 90 days – $100. Children under ten years old do not pay for visa services. It will be issued to you at the immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.


If you are a foreigner and have already found a job, you must first obtain a work permit. This can be done both in the country itself and abroad by first applying for a visa. You have the opportunity to do this together with your employer or at an employment agency. The agency can also prepare and receive your visa for entering Nepal on your behalf. In general, recruitment agencies are interested in selecting qualified employees for employers. If you have experience in the relevant position, you can get a job as a nurse, accountant, chef, construction worker, or truck driver. Such agencies can be staffing or temporary and help find work, in particular for unskilled workers or people with no work experience. You need to pay for such a service only after you find a suitable job.

You can also find a job in Nepal with the help of local media or by sending your resume to various companies. You can also submit an application to the relevant employment program to receive support in finding a suitable job. These programs are local or national and are also available to foreigners. At the same time, look for a program that matches your qualifications. You can also look for employment schemes in the local government or embassy.


In Nepal today, the poverty level is decreasing, but almost half of the citizens of this country of working age are unemployed. So many Nepalis often go to other countries for work - they usually choose India, Thailand, Japan and Qatar. Most Nepalis in their country work in agriculture and the service sector. Exports from the country include carpets, clothing, dried beans, tea, wheat, and fruit and vegetable juices.

In general, Nepal is not the best country to work in. The average salary in Kathmandu is 150-200 dollars. In another territory, employers can offer their employees $100 per month. If you, for example, want to get a job as a guide in the mountains, you can earn up to 7-8 thousand dollars for the climbing season, which is 3 months on Everest.

The highest paying jobs in Nepal are company CEO positions, aviation professionals, doctors, legal experts, bankers, engineers, IT specialists, and government officials.

The most common jobs in Nepal are farmer, teacher, engineer, builder, hotelier, civil servant, tourist guide, and salesman. You can also get a job in Nepal as an English teacher if you are a native speaker of this language. By the way, you can take out insurance on our website.


It is worth knowing that there are direct and indirect taxes in Nepal - such as income taxes (business and personal income), value-added tax, excise duty, customs duty, property tax (land registration tax, property transfer tax), etc. In general, life in Nepal is not easy, but more and more foreigners come and stay in this country every year.