The passport of Nepal is definitely not the most powerful one in the world. But it is surprising to know that cost of getting a Nepali MRP passport is the most costly in south Asia. Nepal is ranked 97 in terms of powerful passport. Passport of Germany is the most powerful passport of the world whereas in South Asia Maldives is ranked most powerful. Nepali passport allows you to travel 38 different countries with or without visa.
The Nepali passport is also Machine readable passport (MRP passport) just like in many other countries. Most travel passports worldwide are Machine Readable ones.
In the article, we will be listing detailed procedure of getting MRP passport for Nepali citizens. Since Government has introduced E-Governance system you can fill your passport application from in your home online. But you will have to visit the Department of Passport office for further procedure.
You can fill your online form from home and use that print out for further procedure. Usually printer is not available in our home so you can also fill your online form from the consultancies outside the DOP office. You will require following documents to get your MRP passport.
Required Documents for MRP Passport Nepal
- Few (at least three) MRP sized photos
- Original and copy of your citizenship certificate
- Citizenship certificate of Your Parents
- Print of filled online passport application form (This will include your required details.)
- You need to visit the DOP office Baneshwor or AnamNagar with required materials.
- Then you need to verify your citizenship certificate. Submit your original and copy of citizenship certificate.
- You need to submit all the necessary documents and yes, it can be tedious work. You will even find arrogant officers. Usually you will have to stay in queue in every departments.
- Once all your documents are verified, you will have to make payment. Payment is made through the NMB bank right next to DOP office. Fill the voucher of your required amount and bring one voucher with you.
- You can get your passport same day if you are in a hurry and are willing to pay some extra charge. The payment details are:
- Rs 5000 for regular Collection period
- Rs 15000 to collect it on the same day you have submitted your application
- Rs 12000 to get it the next day
- Rs 10000 to get it after three days of your application
- Finally submit all documents with bank voucher and MRP sized photo.
- On the given date usually of 50 days, you can come and collect your passport. While you go to collect the passport make sure you take some reference as your identity either citizenship or you driving License.
The passport collection time is 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM but on Fridays it is open up to 12:30 PM only. Visit the DOP office on your day of collection and get your passport.
38 different countries Nepalese can travel without visa
- Bolivia: Visa on arrival for 90 days
- Burundi: iVisa on arrival for 30 days
- Cambodia: Visa on arrival for 30 days
- Cape Verde: Visa on arrival
- Comoros: Visa on arrival
- Djibouti: Visa on arrival
- Dominica: Visa not required for 21 days
- Gambia: Visa not required for 90 days
- GuineaBissau: Visa on arrival for 90 days
- Haiti: Visa not required for 3 months
- India: Freedom of movement
- Kenya: Visa on arrival for 90 days
- Laos: Visa on arrival for 30 days
- Madagascar: Visa on arrival for 90 days
- Malawi: Visa not required for 90 days
- Maldives: Visa on arrival for 30 days
- Mali: Visa on arrival
- Mauritania: Visa on arrival
- Micronesia: Visa not required for 30 days
- Mozambique: Visa on arrival for 30 days
- Myanmar: eVisa for 28 days.
- Pakistan: Visa not required for 1 month
- Palau: Visa on arrival for 30 days
- Philippines: Visa not required for 30 days
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Visa not required for 30 days
- Samoa: Entry Permit on arrival for 60 days
- Serbia: Visa required
- Seychelles: Visitor’s Permit on arrival for 1 month
- Singapore: Visa on arrival for 30 days
- Somalia: Visa required forVisa on arrival for 30 days
- Sri Lanka: Electronic Travel Authorization for 30 days
- Tanzania: Visa on arrival for 3 months
- TimorforLeste: Visa on arrival for 30 days
- Togo: Visa on arrival for 7 days
- Tuvalu: Visa on arrival for 1 month
- Uganda: Visa on arrival