NRN Card

NRN Card

NRN Card

Any NRN citizen or family intends to register their names as NRN citizens, they may register themselves as NRN citizen. Upon the registration they are eligible for the NRN citizen and can obtain NRN Card.

Application Process

To obtain NRN ID Card, a prescribed application has to be submitted. Any NRN or his/her family if intends to register his/her name as in the status of NRN, shall submit the application before the Chief of Mission if abroad and before the Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) if in Nepal. To obtain NRN ID Card, a prescribed application is submitted with following attached documents.

For Nepalese Citizen residing aboard:

    • Copy of Nepalese Citizenship Certificate
    • Copy of Nepalese Passport
  • If residing abroad engaging in any business, the documents related to the registration of that business.
  • If residing aboard engaging in an occupation or employment, the documents verifying it.
  • If working in any International Organization, the appointment letter of the organization the documents explaining present work status
  • Two Copies of recently taken passport size photos 1

 

For the foreign citizen of Nepalese origin:

  • Documents verifying the citizenship of country of residence,
  • If the citizenship of Nepal has been renounced the evidence of such renunciation,
  • Citizenship certificate No. of father/mother/ grandfather/grandmother, District or the documents showing (verifying) that he/she has been the citizen of Nepal,
  • If engaged in any occupation or business out of Nepal in any country, the documents related to the registration of the business,
  • If engaged in any employment out of Nepal in any country, the documents verifying such,
  • Two copies of recently taken passport size photos.
    Validity of NRN Identity Card

 

The NRN identity card is valid for 10 years in case of foreign citizen of Nepalese origin subject to visa acquired by him or her. Whereas, the NRN Identity Card of Nepalese citizen residing abroad shall be valid for up to two years. Provided, an identity card may be issued, to a Nepalese citizen who is permitted to reside abroad for more than 2 years by respective foreign state, for such period. A Nepalese citizen residing abroad shall not loose his/her status of nonresident Nepali when he/she has made an investment in Nepal pursuant the Act and in the course of the operation of such industry or business he/she has resided in Nepal in a capacity of a director or high ranking official of management. If a Nepalese citizen residing abroad acquires the citizenship of a foreign country, the identity card obtained by him /her pursuant to the Act shall, ipso facto, be cancelled. If the identity card is cancelled then the concerned Nepalese citizen residing abroad will not be entitled to get any facility and concession in that status pursuant to this Act.

Renewal of NRN Card

Application for renewal of NRN Identity Card is to be made with the attached document.

In case of Nepali citizen residing abroad:

  • Copy of certificate of Nepali citizenship.
  • Copy of Nepali Passport.
  • If engaged in any occupation or business aboard, documents related to registration of such occupation or business.
  • If employed aboard documents related to it.
  • If employed (working) in an international organization or Agency, the appointment letter of the organization and documents, verifying such employment.
  • Copy of old identity card.

 

In case of foreign citizen of Nepali origin:

  • Documents showing the citizenship of the country of residence.
  • If Nepali citizenship has been renounced, the evidence of renunciation of that citizenship.
  • Father/mother/grandfather/grandmothers citizenship certificate No, District or the documents showing that he/she is Nepali citizen.
  • If engaged in any occupation or business in any country out of Nepal, documents related to registration of such business.
  • If engaged in any occupation or employment in any country out of Nepal the documents related to it.
  • Copy of the old Identity Card.

 

Fees for NRN Card and Renewal

The applicant for NRN Identity shall pay specific fees required to register the name as a non resident Nepalese (NRN) citizen. The fee is determined based on the location of the agency of the application. If the application is made to Nepal, the fee is 1500/- NPR whereas if the application is made to an abroad agency the fee is USD 20.00 Once the application is approved, the foreign citizens of Nepalese origin for Europe, North America, South America, Countries in the Australian Continent, New Zealand, Japan and Korea of Asian Continent shall pay USD 500 for the NRN identity card. Countries other than those mentioned above shall pay USD 250. However, the Nepalese citizen residing abroad shall pay USD 50.00 for the NRN identity card.

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