U.S. Visas

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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 $200.00 Multiple 60 Months
F-2 $200.00 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 $200.00 Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 $200.00 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 $55.00 Multiple 60 Months
L-2 $55.00 Multiple 60 Months
M-1 $200.00 Multiple 60 Months
M-2 $200.00 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
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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 or Libyan 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 Documents

As per the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, there is no fee for the registration.

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

Process: Complete the online form and the Metropolitan City Office (Local Registrar’s Office) will provide a TOKEN number. With the token number, the applicant may 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 mother
  4. the person’s place of birth
  5. the person’s date of birth
  6. the date the certificate was issued

A marriage certificate (in the case of social marriage) is produced by the regional Village Development Committee (VDC) or municipality.  A marriage certificate in the case of a civil marriage is produced by the Chief District Office (CDO).

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.

 

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates    

Also referred to as Birth Registration Certificate / Recommendation Certificate / Birth Verification Certificate

  • Available
  • Fees:  The VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office or metropolitan office charge fees at their discretion.
  • A person born before 1974 can present his/her citizenship card in order to obtain a birth certificate from the VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office, or metropolitan office of each district office.
  • A person born in or after 1974 can obtain a birth certificate from the birth and death registration office of the concerned municipality, sub-metropolitan office, metropolitan office, or VDC 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 marked with the black-and-white rubber seal or color self–ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats are widely divergent because birth certificates are issued by four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 75 districts.  Some birth certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  There is no single special seal, color, or format that is uniform across all Nepali birth certificates.
  • Registration Criteria: Birth registration certificates are issued at the request of the concerned person or the concerned person's family. Despite the legal 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 the one of the appropriate offices at the VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office, or metropolitan office where the applicant was born or is currently residing.  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: No
  • Alternate Documents: Nepali citizenship card
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments: N/A

Death, Burial Certificates

  • Available/Unavailable:  Available
  • Fees:  The VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office or metropolitan office charge fees at their discretion.
  • Document Name: Death Registration Certificate
  • Issuing Authority: VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office, or metropolitan office of each district office
  • 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-and-white rubber seal or color self–ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats are widely divergent because death certificates are issued by four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 75 districts.  Some death certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  There is no single special seal, color, or format that is uniform across all Nepali death certificates.
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: VDC secretary, local registrar, administrator, or chief administrator
  • Registration Criteria: Death Registration Certificates are issued at the request of the concerned person's family.
  • Procedure for Obtaining: Registrants need to print the required form using the link below and submit it to the appropriate office at the VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office, or metropolitan office where the deceased person was born or resided.  The certificate generally contains the parents’ and grandparents’ names, deceased person’s name, date, and place of birth. The forms are available online at kathmandu.gov.np.
  • Certified Copies Available: No
  • Alternate Documents: Death certificate issued from hospital
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments: N/A

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates        

  • Available/Unavailable: Available
  • Fees: The VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office or metropolitan office charge fees at their discretion.
  • Document Name: Marriage Registration Certificate
  • Issuing Authority:  Marriage Certificates (in case of social marriage) should be obtained from the concerned VDC or municipality. A marriage certificate in the case of civil marriage can be obtained only at the Chief District Office (CDO).
  • 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-and-white rubber seal or color self–ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats are widely divergent because marriage certificates are issued by four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 75 districts.  Some marriage certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  There is no single special seal, color, or format that is uniform across all Nepali marriage certificates.  Even the orientation of Nepali marriage certificates (landscape versus portrait) varies.
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: VDC secretary, local registrar, administrator, or chief administrator.
  • Registration Criteria: A man and woman seeking to marry 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.
  • Procedure for Obtaining: Registrants must print the required form using the link below and submit it to the appropriate municipality or VDC registrar’s office for processing.  The forms are available online at kathmandu.gov.np.
  • In order 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”), which the applicant must submit with the Marriage Certificate Application Form to the CDO in his/her home district, or in the district where the marriage will occur.  An Affidavit of Eligibility is available at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu at the cost of 50 United States dollars or the equivalent in Nepali rupees.  Please see the following site for additional details: https://np.usembassy.gov/.  The CDO will also require witnesses to execute affidavits confirming that the parties are free to marry.  It takes a minimum of 15 working days for the CDO to process the application and issue a marriage certificate.
  • Certified Copies Available: No
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments: N/A

 

Divorce Certificates

  • Available/Unavailable:  Available
  • Fees: The VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office or metropolitan office charge fees at their discretion.
  • Document Name: Divorce Certificate
  • Issuing Authority: VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office, or metropolitan office of each district office
  • Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are several valid formats of typewritten, handwritten, or hybrid (typewritten and handwritten) divorce certificates, generally marked with the black-and-white rubber seal or color self–ink stamp of the issuing authority.  The different formats are widely divergent because divorce certificates are issued by four different types of offices in each of Nepal’s 75 districts.  Some divorce certificates are in English, some are in Nepali, and some are in both languages.  There is no single special seal, color, or format that is uniform across all Nepali divorce certificates.
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: VDC secretary, local registrar, administrator, or chief administrator
  • Registration Criteria: Please follow this link: kathmandu.gov.np.
  • Procedure for Obtaining: In order to receive a divorce certificate, an individual must present a copy of a valid, court-issued divorce decree to the VDC, municipality, sub-metropolitan office, or metropolitan office of the district office.
  • Certified Copies Available: No
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments:  N/A

 

Adoption Certificates
  • Available/Unavailable: Available
  • Fees:  The Adoption Processing Fee is US$3,000, payable to the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MOWCSW), plus a US $5,000 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: 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:  Legal Officer, MOWCSW
  • Registration Criteria:  Please refer to icab.gov.np 
  • Procedure for Obtaining:  Formal, written request to Legal Officer, MOWCSW
  • Certified Copies Available:  No
  • Alternate Documents:  N/A
  • Exceptions: In the rare case when an adoption is legally formalized between Nepali citizens, the Land Revenue Registrar can issue documentation.
  • Comments:   On August 6, 2010, the U.S. Department of State and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended processing of new adoption cases from Nepal which involve children who are claimed to have been found abandoned.  Evidence presented in support of the claim that these children are abandoned in Nepal is overwhelmingly unreliable.  Cases involving relinquishment by known birth parent(s) are not affected by the suspension.  For more information, please see travel.state.gov

 

Identity Card
  • Available/Unavailable: Available
  • Fees:  No Fee
  • Document Name:  Citizenship Certificate (also sometimes referred to informally as “National ID”)
  • Issuing Authority: 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: 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: daokathmandu.moha.gov 
  • Certified Copies Available: No
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments:  Citizenship certificates are issued by all 75 District Administration Offices in Nepal.
Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Records

  • Available/Unavailable: Available to both foreign nationals and Nepali citizens
  • Fees:  No Fee
  • Document Name:  Character Verification Certificate
  • Issuing Authority:  The Nepal Police Headquarters, Character Verification Section, Naxal, Kathmandu
  • 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: Deputy Superintendent of Police / Inspector of Police
  • Registration Criteria: See “Procedure for Obtaining”
  • 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 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: No
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments: N/A

 

Prison Records

  • Available/Unavailable: Generally unavailable.
  • Fees: No Fee
  • Document Name:  Prison Record
  • Issuing Authority: Department of Prison Management (DOPM) / Individual Prison Centers
  • Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Office Stamp
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director General, Director, or Jailer
  • Registration Criteria: N/A
  • Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must issue a formal request for official purpose
  • Certified Copies Available: No
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments:  N/A

 

Military Records
Military Records
  • Available/Unavailable: Available for all current and former employees of the Nepal Army.
  • Fees: No fee
  • Document Name:  Military Record
  • Issuing Authority:  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:  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: No
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments: N/A

 

Passports & Other Travel Documents
  • Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): There are four types of Nepali Travel Documents.  The regular Nepali passport is green, official passport is blue, diplomatic passport is red, and 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.  The validity of a travel document is determined on a case-by-case basis but generally will be for one year, and only for a single journey.
  • Fees: 5,000 Nepali rupees to obtain documents on the regular time frame of 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:  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 microprinting will smudge if photocopied or scanned.
    • The laminate covering 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 ultraviolet 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: District Administration Office
  • Registration Criteria:  Please follow the link at: daokathmandu.moha.gov 
  • Procedure for Obtaining:  Information on obtaining a Nepali passport can be found at: nepalpassport.gov.np 
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments: N/A

 

Other Records

Identity Card

  • Available/Unavailable: Available
  • Fees:  No Fee
  • Document Name:  Citizenship Certificate (also sometimes referred to informally as “National ID”)
  • Issuing Authority: 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: 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: daokathmandu.moha.gov 
  • Certified Copies Available: No
  • Alternate Documents: N/A
  • Exceptions: N/A
  • Comments:  Citizenship certificates are issued by all 75 District Administration Offices in Nepal.

 

Citizenship Certificate

At the completion of age sixteen, a Nepalese subject can apply to the CDO for a citizenship certificate. This document contains the person's name, the father's name (husband’s name in the case of a married woman if the subject 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. 

 

Visa Issuing Posts
  • Post Title:  Embassy of the United States of America, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Address:  Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Phone Number:  +977-1-423-4000
  • Visa Services: All visa categories
  • Comments / Additional Information: N/A

 

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.