BagBazar, Ktm

Opposite to PK Campus


24/7 SMS support

Sun - Fri: 9:00 - 17:30

Saturdays: 10am-2pm

FDI Support by BizSewa

Foreign Direct Investment, Nepal

We help you invest in Nepal, undertaking the legal and other aspects regarding FDI. We help you in document preparation, proxy services, get approval from Department of Industry, comply environmental regulations, company updates, submissions and all other services before. Furthermore, we will be with you before, during and after registering your business in Nepal.

Market Research

If you are willing to invest in any allowed sectors and industries of Nepal or want to expand your business here in Nepal, our team can provide in-depth market research for your product and services.


We carry out all types of registration and affiliation for foreign companies and individuals willing to start a business in Nepal. The team of our expert professionals will craft the documents with top precision and help you apply in the related departments.

Post Registration services

We provide all services needed by businesses. You don't need to visit different agencies and service providers like HR management, IT, marketing and so one. Get the luxury of getting all business related services under one roof.

Minimum Threshold for Foreign Investment Approval:  200,000 USD (~Nrs. 2 Crore) per investor

Forms of Foreign Investment

Investment in share (Equity) (a)

Reinvestment of the earnings derived from the clause (a) above

An investment made in the form of loan or loan facilities

Foreign Equity Investment in a New Industry

(Documents required for investment in one of the allowed industry)

Foreign Investment in an Existing Industry by Share Transfer

(Documents required for transfer of share)

Technology Transfer

Technology transfer is possible even in areas where foreign investment is not allowed.

Forms of “Technology Transfer”

Use of any technological right, specialization, formula, process, patent or technical know-how of foreign origin

Use of any trademark of foreign ownership

Acquiring any foreign technical consultancy, management and marketing service

Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA)

(Documents required for transfer of Technology)

Provisions under Income Tax Act

Entity: If incorporated in Nepal the entity is Resident Entity.

Foreign Permanent Establishment:  the place from where services are being performed by installing machinery, equipment or providing consultancy for more than 90 days either continuously or intermittently in Nepal. The term also includes agency business except independent agent. 

Double Tax Avoidance Treaty is done with various countries which helps for avoidance of double taxation on global income.

Areas Not Allowed for Foreign Investment

(Please check whether your core service/product falls in either of the categories or not)

Government Agencies related to FDI process



Major Functions


Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies

Formulate policies and laws regarding FDI


Industry and Investment Promotion Board

Provide consent to industries that require permission


Investment Board of Nepal

Approve the foreign investment exceeding NRs. 6 billion and provide other facilitation


Department of Industry (One Stop Service Center)

Approve the foreign investment not exceeding NRs. 6 billion and provide industry administration related services


Office of Company Registrar

Register company and provide administration related services


Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank of Nepal

Provide approval for bringing in foreign currency against approved investment, recording and repatriation

Business Visa after FDI in Nepal

Foreign investors or his/her authorized representative and family members shall receive business visa after they obtain approval for foreign investment as long as their investment exists. They should apply for visa extension to Department of Industry 1 month prior to expiry of their Visa. And, they have to attend in person when they apply for the first time for Visa.

Documents Required for the Business Visa along with the Application

  1. Notarized copy of passport with the latest Visa
  2. Letter of Foreign Investment Approval from the Department of Industry
  3. Copy of Industry/Company Registration Certificate
  4. In case of Industry in operation, report of industry inspection
  5. Notarized copies of Letter of Authorization as a Representative of foreign investor and passport
  6. Notarized document of the relation with the dependents
  7. Contact address and telephone number of the investor/representative

Documents Required for the Non-Tourists Visa for Foreign Workers along with the Application

    1. Notarized copy of Agreement between labourer and industry
    2. Copy of the notice published in the national daily newspaper
    3. Progress Report of the industry
    4. Labourer’s Bio-Data (showing his/her experience in the industry) and Certificate of Academic Qualification
    5. Notarized copy of passport with latest Visa
    6. List of Nepali labourers to be trained by the foreign labourers
    7. Working Approval and Work Permit
    8. Copy of Industry Registration
    9. Copies of current Audit Report and Tax Clearance Certificate of the company

*Note: Incase of Non-tourist Visa, the application should be submitted sixty days ahead of Visa expiry date

Residential Visa:

In case of foreign investment equivalent or above 1 million US dollar at a time, a foreign investor or his/her representative and family members shall be recommended for the Residential Visa.

  1. Notarized copy of passport with latest Visa
  2. Evidence of Realized Investment equivalent or above 1 million US dollar at a time
  3. Copy of the Industry Registration Certificate
  4. Physical and Financial Progress Report of the industry
  5. Document of the relation with the dependent

Compliance with Envirnomental regulations for FDI approval

For establishing an industry, the extension and diversification of existing industry, Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) should be approved prior to the operation of the industry as per the existing environment laws

Government Fees For FDI approval and related registrations


Approval of Foreign Investment

Free (Deposit Rs.20,000/-)


Company Registration

As per Company Act (Company Registration Fees)


Industry Registration



Capital Currency against Foreign Investment



Visa Fees

Fees as per immigration Act

General Tax Rates

1 %
Corporate Income TAX
1 %
Manufacturing Industries
1 %
Payment of Interest (TDS)
1 %
Payment of Dividend (TDS)

Quick Support