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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Nepal

Nepal
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 60 Months
B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 60 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 2 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None One 3 Months
G-4 None Multiple 12 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months
H-1B None Multiple 36 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 36 Months 3
H-2A None N/A N/A 3
H-2B None N/A N/A 3
H-2R None Multiple 36 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 36 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 36 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 36 Months
L-2 None Multiple 36 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 12 Months
N-9 None Multiple 12 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 36 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 36 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 36 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 36 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 36 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 36 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 36 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 36 Months
R-2 None Multiple 36 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian or Yemeni nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

General Document Information

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development does not require a fee for general document registration within 30 days of the registration.  If it exceeds 30 days, there is a fee.

Effective from 24 Nov 2015, one can register a birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration ONLINE at docr.gov.np.

Process: Complete the online form and the Metropolitan City Office (Local Registrar’s Office) will provide a TOKEN number by SMS.  The applicant may use the token number to collect the certificate from the office within 30 days.

Birth, marriage and death certificates contain:

  1. The name of the person,
  2. The name of the person’s father,
  3. The name of the person’s grandfather,
  4. The person’s place of birth,
  5. The person’s date of birth, and
  6. The date the certificate was issued.

Effective March 2013, documents such as birth, death, marriage, and divorce registration certificates are issued in both Nepali and English.  In most cases, the top half of the document will be in Nepali and the bottom half will be in English. Police certificates will be printed in English.

 

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees:  The ward office, municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, and the metropolitan city office charge fees at their discretion.

Document Name:  Birth Certificate; also referred to as a Birth Registration Certificate / Recommendation Certificate / Birth Verification Certificate.

Issuing Authority:

A person born before 1973 can present his/her citizenship card in order to obtain a birth certificate from the ward office or municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, or metropolitan city office of each district.  They will only receive a “recommendation of birth”.

A person born in or after 1973 can obtain a birth certificate from the ward office where the person is residing or was residing at the time of his/her birth or death. 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are several valid formats of typewritten, handwritten, or hybrid (typewritten and handwritten) birth certificates.  Generally, these are marked with the black-and-white rubber seal or color self–ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats diverge widely because four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 77 districts issue birth certificates.  Some birth certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  No uniform special seal, color, or format that exists across all Nepali birth certificates.

Registration Criteria: A concerned person or a concerned person’s family may request the issuance of birth registration certificates.  Nepali law requires birth registration.  Despite this requirement, very few parents register the birth of their children at the time of their children’s birth.  Birth registration certificates are often issued long after an individual’s actual birth.  Birth records issued by hospitals are not considered legal documents, but can be used to obtain a legal birth certificate.

Procedure for Obtaining: Registrants must print the required form using the link below and submit it to one of the appropriate offices or the ward office.  The certificate generally contains the parents’ and grandparents’ names, applicant’s name, date, and place of birth.  The forms are available online at kathmandu.gov.np.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: Nepali Citizenship Card

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees:   The ward office, municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, and the metropolitan city office charge fees at their discretion.

Document Name: Death Registration Certificate

Issuing Authority: The ward office, municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, or metropolitan city office of each district.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are several valid formats of typewritten, handwritten, or hybrid (typewritten and handwritten) death certificates, generally marked with the black rubber seal or self-ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats diverge widely because four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 77 districts issue death certificates.  Some death certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  No uniform special seal, color, or format exists across all Nepali death certificates.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The ward secretary, local registrar, or chief justice/judge

Registration Criteria: A concerned person’s family may request the issuance of death registration certificates.

Procedure for Obtaining: Registrants must print the required form using the link below and submit it to the appropriate office at the ward office municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, or metropolitan city office where the deceased person was born or resided. The certificate generally contains the parents’ and grandparents’ names, the deceased person’s name, and the date and place of death.  The forms are available online at kathmandu.gov.np.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: A Death certificate issued from a hospital.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Comments: None
Comments: None

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: The ward office, municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, and the metropolitan city office charge fees at their discretion.

Document Name: Marriage Registration Certificate

Issuing Authority: In the case of a social marriage, the ward officer of the municipality office produces a marriage certificate.  In the case of a civil marriage, the District Court produces a marriage certificate.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are several valid formats of typewritten, handwritten, or hybrid (typewritten and handwritten) marriage certificates, generally marked with the black rubber seal or self–ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats diverge widely because four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 77 districts issue marriage certificates.  Some marriage certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  No uniform special seal, color, or format exists across all Nepali marriage certificates.  Even the orientation of Nepali marriage certificates (landscape versus portrait) varies.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  The ward office secretary, local registrar, or chief administrator.

Registration Criteria: A man and woman seeking to obtain a marriage license prior to marriage must submit an application in the prescribed format at least fifteen days prior to their marriage.  At least one member of the couple must have resided in the registration area for at least fifteen days prior to submitting the application.  Marriages can be registered after the marriage ceremony as well.

Procedure for Obtaining: Registrants must print the required form using the link below and submit it to the appropriate municipality or ward office registrar’s office for processing.  The forms are available online at kathmandu.gov.np.

For a Nepali citizen to enter into a legal marriage in Nepal with a U.S. citizen, U.S. Local Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylee, the Nepali citizen must first obtain an Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry (also known as a “no objection letter”) from the U.S. Embassy in Nepal.  The Nepali citizen must submit the Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry with the Marriage Certificate Application Form to the District Court in his/her home district, or in the district where the marriage will occur.  An Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry is available at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu at the cost of 50 USD or the equivalent in Nepali rupees.  Please see the following site for additional details: np.usembassy.gov.  The District Judge/Chief Justice also requires witnesses to execute affidavits confirming that the parties are free to marry.  The District Judge/Chief Justice requires a minimum of 15 working days to process the application and issue a marriage certificate.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • Nepali law recognizes both marriages entered into after obtaining a marriage license AND marriages that comport with the custom, tradition, usage or practice under any religion, ethnicity or dynasty.
  • Marriage under a traditional/religious ceremony (social marriage):  Chapter 17 of the Civil Code contains provisions on marriage.  Section Number 1 of the Code states that,  "[s]ave within the relationship punishable under the Chapter on Incest, any marriage may be solemnized with one's consent according to one's own will and pleasure, subject to the provisions set forth in several Numbers of this Chapter."  There is no reference in the General Civil Code to a requirement to register a marriage.   However, applicants may register any marriage or marital relation that concluded with the custom, tradition, usage or practice under any religion, ethnicity or dynasty if the marriage complies with the appropriate provisions regarding marriage in Nepal’s Civil Code.  To be valid, social marriages must) be solemnized a marriage through a ceremony that accords with traditions/religion and does not violate the laws related to incest and age requirements. Marriage following receipt of a marriage license:  The Marriage Registration Act 2028 contains the requirements to obtain a marriage license (prior to marriage) and the steps that must be followed to register the marriage with the government.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: The ward office, municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, and the metropolitan city office charge fees at their discretion.

Document Name: Divorce Certificate/Decree

Issuing Authority: The District Court issues the divorce decree, signed by the district judge. The applicant will only get the photocopy of the divorce decree, the original copy remains in the district court.  On the basis of the divorce decree, the ward office or municipality will register the divorce and issue a divorce certificate.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The divorce decree from the District Court is only in the Nepali language.  It should be translated into English by a Notary Public.  The copy of divorce decree from the court is signed by the issuing authority with red ink.  Divorce certificates issued by the ward office are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The district court or ward office

Registration Criteria: Please follow this link: kathmandu.gov.np.

Procedure for Obtaining: To receive a divorce certificate, an individual must present a copy of a valid, court-issued divorce decree to the ward office, municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, or metropolitan city office of the district.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Applicants can still obtain a divorce certificate for social marriages solemnized through a ceremony that did not obtain a marriage certificate.

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: The adoption processing fee is 3,000 USD, payable to the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MOWCSW), plus a 5,000 USD, child care contribution to the orphanage.  After these fees are paid, the MOWCSW issues a Final Adoption Decree.

Document Name: Final Adoption Decree

Issuing Authority: The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The color of the decree is white, the title is printed in red, and the document bears the seal of MOWCSW.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The legal officer, MOWCSW

Registration Criteria: Please refer to icab.gov.np

Procedure for Obtaining: Formal, written request to Legal Officer, MOWCSW

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Comments:  On August 6, 2010, the U.S. Department of State and USCIS suspended processing new adoption cases from Nepal that involve children who are identified as abandoned.  In Nepal, evidence presented to support a claim of abandonment is overwhelmingly unreliable.  Cases involving relinquishment by known birth parent(s) are unaffected by the suspension.  For more information, please see travel.state.gov.

In November 2014, the U.S. Department of State and USCIS conducted a joint effort to reevaluate Nepal’s current child welfare system and adoption procedures.  The U.S. government still has concerns about the infrastructure of intercountry adoption process in Nepal.  The U.S. Department of State and USCIS strongly recommend that prospective adoptive parents refrain from adopting children from Nepal, and that service providers not accept new applications for adoption from Nepal.  For more information, please see uscis.gov/adoption.

Identity Card

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Citizenship Certificate (also sometimes referred to informally as “National ID”)

Issuing Authority: The district administration office

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten certificate with the black-rubber seal of the issuing authority.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The district administration office

Registration Criteria: An applicant may obtain a citizenship certificate from the district administration office after presenting the birth certificates and citizenship certificates of the applicant’s parents.  For more information, please see the following site moha.gov.np.  

Procedure for Obtaining: Please follow this link: moha.gov.np

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: All 77 district administration offices in Nepal issue Citizenship Certificates.

At the completion of age sixteen, a Nepalese citizen can apply to the Chief District Office (CDO) for a citizenship certificate.  This document contains the person's name, the father's name (or the husband’s name in the case of a married woman if the individual so chooses), the date of birth, and the district where the person resides.  The citizenship certificate is the most reliable proof of identity in Nepal.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Records

Available: Available to both foreign nationals and Nepali citizens.

Fees: There are no fees,

Document Name: Character Verification Certificate

Issuing Authority: The Nepal Police Headquarters, Character Verification Section, Naxal, Kathmandu, and the Nepal Police. For more information, see the Nepal Police official website at nepalpolice.gov.np.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten letter with office letterhead, hologram, and the black-and-white rubber seal of the issuing authority.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The deputy superintendent of police / inspector of police

Registration Criteria: See “Procedure for Obtaining”.  Please follow the link: cid.nepalpolice.gov.np.

Procedure for Obtaining: Follow this link for information and the application form to request a character verification certificate: cid.nepalpolice.gov.np.  Individuals in Nepal may submit their application at any of the Nepal Police Office listed below.  The application will be processed and forwarded to the Police Headquarters, Character Verification Section, Naxal, Kathmandu.


In Kathmandu:

° Sub Unit of Police HQ, Character Verification, Naxal
° Metro Police Commissioners Office, Ranipokhari
° Metro Police Circle Office, Maharajgunj
° Metro Police Range, Bhaktapur
° Metro Police Range, Lalitpur

Outside Kathmandu:

° Police Regional Office, Biratnagar
° Police Regional Office, Hetauda
° Police Regional Office, Pokhara
° Police Zonal Office, Nepalgunj
° Police Zonal Office, Dhangadi

For individuals residing abroad, a family member or relative in Nepal may apply on their behalf at the Police Headquarters, Character Verification Section, Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Prison Records

Unavailable: Generally unavailable.

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Prison Record

Issuing Authority: The Department of Prison Management (DOPM) / Individual Prison Centers

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Office Stamp

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The director general, director, or jailer

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must issue a formal request for official purpose

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Military Records

Available: Available for all current and former employees of the Nepal Army.

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Military Record

Issuing Authority: The adjutant general, army headquarters

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten or handwritten letter with black and white rubber seal of the issuing authority.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The adjutant general

Registration Criteria: Applicants may submit their applications at the Nepal Army Headquarters or at the Nepal Army Offices where the applicant served.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants can submit their applications at the Nepal Army Headquarters or at the Nepal Army Offices where the applicant served.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available: There are four types of Nepali Travel Documents.  The regular Nepali passport is green, the official passport is blue, the diplomatic passport is red, and the travel document is black. The validity of regular Nepali passports is ten years. The validity of diplomatic passports is five years. The maximum validity of an official passport is ten years; however, the passport expires on the date of the passport holder’s retirement from Nepali government service. A travel document’s validity is determined on a case-by-case basis, but generally is valid for one year and a single journey.

Fees: 5,000 Nepali rupees to obtain documents by regular handling from  the District Administration Office, and 10,000 Nepali rupees per document for expedited handling (generally within one week).

Document Name: Passport / Travel document

Issuing Authority: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Passports

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Green, red, blue, and black types (see above), all with various security features described below. The latest versions of machine-readable travel documents and Nepali passports share the same security features. These include:

Micro printing on the lines on page 2 (biometrics page) that form the data boxes, and on page 3 on the signature line and the three lines for "name and address of the next of kin." Visible under magnification, the micro printing reads in Nepali script “Nepal Passport.” This micro printing will smudge if photocopied or scanned.

The laminate covering on page 2 contains a row of five blue Nepalese coats of arms along the bottom border. Another row of five coats of arms along the top border of the page is visible only under ultraviolet (UV) light. If the laminate is lifted (as happens when a photograph is switched), this top row will be disturbed.

All pages feature four Nepalese coats of arms, one in each corner, visible under UV light, and each page's number is visible in the center of the page under UV light.

The thread holding the book together will also fluoresce under UV light.

Each page has a watermark with the letters “SN.”

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The district administration office

Registration Criteria: Please follow the link at: nepalpassport.gov.np  

Procedure for Obtaining: Information on obtaining a Nepali passport can be found at: nepalpassport.gov.np.

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Other Records

Citizenship Certificate

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Citizenship Certificate (also sometimes referred to informally as “National ID”)

Issuing Authority: The district administration office

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten or handwritten letter with the black-and-white rubber seal of the issuing authority.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The district administration office

Registration Criteria: An applicant may obtain a citizenship certificate from the district administration office after presenting the birth certificates and citizenship certificates of the applicant’s parents.  For more information, please see the following site: moha.gov.np.

Procedure for Obtaining: Please follow this link: nidmc.gov.np.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: All 77 district administration offices in Nepal issue Citizenship Certificates.


Relationship Verification Certificate

The Relationship Verification Certificate verifies the relationship with the deceased or verifies the relationship with immediate family members.  Although, the person may have his/her own citizenship proving his/her relation with the deceased or family, a Nepali citizen must provide this document if he/she wishes to transfer any movable or immovable property registered in the name of the deceased.

Available

Fees: The ward office, municipality, sub-metropolitan city office, and the metropolitan city office charge fees at their discretion.

Document Name: Relationship Verification Certificate

Issuing Authority:  The ward office

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are several valid formats of typewritten, handwritten, or hybrid (typewritten and handwritten) relationship verification certificates, generally marked with the black-and-white rubber seal or self-ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats diverge widely because four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 77 districts issue relationship verification certificates.  Some certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  No uniform special seal, color, or format exists across all Nepali relationship verification certificates.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The ward office secretary

Registration Criteria: A concerned person’s family may request the relationship verification certificate.

Procedure for Obtaining: Registrants must submit the appropriate documents to the appropriate office at the ward office, where the deceased person was born or resided.

Documents required:

Application with photo of the applicant,

A copy of citizenship certificate,

Document showing proof of relationship (the death certificate is one such document), and

Migration certificate if the person has migrated from another district

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies not available.

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Visa Issuing Posts

Visa Services

All visa categories.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.