UPI transactions now commences in Nepal

UPI is Now Accepted in Nepal and Indian citizens can seamlessly conduct QR-code-based UPI transactions in Nepal.

UPI transactions now commences in Nepal

New Delhi: NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the international arm of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and Fonepay Payment Service Ltd, Nepal’s largest payment network, have announced that Unified Payment Interface (UPI) is now live for cross-border transactions between India and Nepal. In its first phase, this partnership will enable Indian consumers to make instant, secure, and convenient UPI payments across various business stores in Nepal by using UPI-enabled Apps.

Merchants acquired by the participating members of Fonepay Network can seamlessly accept UPI payments from Indian customers. This digital connection serves to reinforce the deep-rooted people-to-people ties between the neighbouring nations – India and Nepal. The integration of payment systems by NIPL and Fonepay marks a revolutionary shift in cross-border transactions between citizens of both countries, ushering in a new era of convenience and efficiency.  


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 NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) was incorporated on April 3, 2020, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). As the international arm of NPCI, NIPL is devoted to the deployment of NPCI’s indigenous, successful Real-Time Payment System – Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Card Scheme – RuPay, outside of India.

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