Nepal deports 51 foreigners for overstaying

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PTI Kathmandu, Nepal Mar 15, 2019, 08.09 PM (IST)

The Nepal government has deported 51 foreign nationals, mostly Chinese and Bangladeshi citizens, on charges of overstaying in the country, officials said Friday. 

As per law, if a foreigner overstays without renewing tourist visa in excess of the period of 150 days, he or she will be expelled from the country. 

The offender will have to pay a fine of $3 per day and an additional fine of up to Rs 50,000, officials said.

As per the recommendation of the Department of Immigration, the Ministry of Home Affairs deported 51 foreign nationals, mostly citizens from China and Bangladesh, on charges of overstaying in Nepal over the last three months, they said.

The deported foreigners are nationals from over three dozen countries, according to the Department of Immigration. 

Some of those overstaying in Nepal were found to be working without a permit or converting Hindus to Christians, officials said.

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As per law, if a foreigner overstays without renewing tourist visa in excess of the period of 150 days, he or she will be expelled from the country.