In Nepal

Visa Application Centre

In this page you will find the information with regard to the visa application centre. You may wish to use the quick links listed or you can scroll down to navigate this page.

Temporary Address

VFS Global Office,
Consular Gate, British Embassy,
Lainchour Marg,

Passport submission
Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 14:00

Passport collection
Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:00

From 01 June 2015, Nepalese customers will be able to apply for their UK visas and passports at the British Embassy in Kathmandu. 

This is a temporary solution further to the visa application centre in Naxal, receiving extensive damage from the earthquake. VFS Global are working to open permanent premises to, as soon as possible.


The new visa application centre address is:
VFS Office,
Consular Gate, British Embassy,
Lainchour Marg,


We apologise for any inconvenience the closure of the visa application centre has caused for Nepalese customers. Reopening in the British Embassy is the result of significant effort from the Embassy, UKVI and VFS Global.


Customers will be able to apply for visas on all routes and UKVI will continue to work to our 15 working day customer service standard for non-settlement cases.


The visa application centre will be open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 14:00 and customers can now book their appointments via the visa4uk website. Please note initially there may be a longer waiting time for an appointment, due to any backlog that might have developed in the last few weeks.


Customers requiring advice on their application should contact the International Enquiry Service -

Customers with disabilities

All visa application centres have step-free access for wheelchairs. Applicants who have a disability or who have accessibility requirements are encouraged to bring someone to assist them. Lifts are also accessible for use where necessary. Please note that VFS Global staff will be available to assist any applicant with special needs.

Security information

For security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the visa application centre or stored in the premises.

Please note: The visa application centre is unable to store prohibited items. Applicants should make other arrangements to store their belongings before they enter the visa application centre.

  • All battery operated or electronic gadgets such as cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3's, laptops, or portable music players.
  • All bags such as travel bags, back packs, briefcases, suitcases, leather, jute or cloth bags and zip folders. Only a plastic bag containing your application related papers would be permitted.
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Any inflammable item such as matchboxes/ lighters/ fuel.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail filers.
  • Weapon or weapon like objects or explosive material of any kind.

This list is not finite. Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion.

Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act prevents the UK visas and immigration and VFS Global from providing information about an application to anybody other than the individual visa applicant or their authorised representative.