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