Nepalese passport

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The front cover of a machine readable Nepalese passport.
Issued by    Nepal
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Nepalese citizenship

Nepalese passports are issued to the citizens of Nepal for international travel.

Physical appearance[edit]

Passport holder information page

Ordinary Nepalese passports are green, with the Coat of arms of Nepal emblazoned in the center of the front cover. The words Nepali: "राहदानी" and "नेपाल " are inscribed above the coat of arms and words English: "PASSPORT" and "NEPAL" are inscribed below the coat of arms. The ordinary passport contains 60 pages. Note: Nepal has now introduced machine readable passports from 26 December 2010.

Front/Identity information page[edit]

Current Machine Readable Nepalese passport contains the following data:

  • Type nepali passport
  • Passport Number 05770877
  • Surname manohar kumar
  • Nationality
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Citizenship Number
  • Issuing Authority
  • Holder's Signature
  • Signature of the Issuing Authority

Passport note[edit]

Each passport contains a note in English from the foreign ministry that is addressed to the authorities of all other states, identifying the bearer as a citizen of that state and requesting that he or she be allowed to pass and be treated according to international norms. The note inside Nepalese passport says:

Types of passports[edit]

There are 3 different types of passports issued by the government of Nepal:

  • Ordinary (Green)
  • Official (Blue)
  • Diplomatic (Red)
Diplomatic Passport


Applicants for Nepalese passports are required to pay the authorised passport issuing office a sum of NPR 10,000.00 (approx.US $100 at an exchange rate of around Rs 100 as of 24 November, 2014) as fees for an Ordinary passport for urgent processing and NRP 5,000 for normal processing. Urgent processing is done by the ministry of foreign affairs and takes 7 days. Normal processing takes around 5 to 6 weeks but sometime it may take 3 to 4 months and is done from the Chief District officer's office. However, the Official and the Diplomatic passports are exempted from fees.[1][2]

Period of validity and Issuing[edit]

The passports are valid for 10 years from the date of issue and are issused by the District Administration Office in all 75 district headquarters as well as Nepalese Embassy's and Consulates abroad.

Machine Readable Passport (MRP)[edit]


As a member of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Nepal is obliged to issue machine-readable passports (MRP) after 2010. Nepal stopped issuing hand-written passports on March 31, 2010.

All traditional hand written passports will be honoured as a bona fide travel document issued by the Nepalese Government until 24 November 2015. All traditional passports must be withdrawn from circulation by November 2015.


Passports are not needed by citizens of India and Nepal to travel within each other's country by land or by air, but some identification may be required for border crossing or at the airport.

Gallery of historic images[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Department of Passport, MOFA, Nepal". 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Requirements to apply for a new passport". Embassy of Nepal - Washington DC. 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.