NRN ID

Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) ID

NRN ID

WHO ARE NRNS ?

“Non-resident Nepali” means a foreign citizen of Nepali origin; and this term also includes a Nepali citizen residing abroad. “Foreign citizen of Nepali origin” means a person who him/herself or whose father, mother grandfather or grandmother was a citizen of Nepal at any time and has subsequently acquired the citizenship of any other foreign country other than a member country of the South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation (SAARC). “Nepali citizen residing abroad” means a Nepali citizen who has been residing in any foreign country for at least two years engaged in any profession, occupation, business and employment except a Nepali citizen residing in a member country of SAARC or serving in a diplomatic mission or consulate situated in a foreign country under the assignment of the Government of Nepal and pursuing studies in an academic institution in a foreign country. Family members of NRN can also register as NRN and obtain their ID cards.

 

WHY ARE NRNS RECOGNIZED BY NEPAL?

The affairs of NRNs are governed by Non-Resident Nepali Act, 2008 and Non-Resident Nepali Rules, 2009. The Government of Nepal has recognized NRNs and sought their participation for the following reasons:

  1. To motivate Non-Resident Nepalis to take part in all round advancement of Nepal and enhance their deep-rooted attachment towards Nepal; and
  2. To encourage their investment and technology transfer in Nepal.

 

FACILITIES EXTENDED TO NRNS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF NEPAL:

The Government of Nepal has extended, among others, the following facilities to NRNs:

  1. Issuance of Identity Card upon their application with necessary documents and fees;
  2. Right to open an account in convertible foreign currency;
  3. Investment can be made in convertible foreign currency;
  4. Repatriation of investment and profit earned out of investment;
  5. Right to run an industry or business;
  6. Purchase of land for residential purpose;
  7. Free visa (10 years) to Nepal so long as the NRN card remains valid.

 

NRN ID Card Application Process:

I. FOREIGN NATIONALS OF NEPALI ORIGIN

Required Documents for New, Renewal and Lost/Damage:     

  1. A duly filled in application form.
  2. S. Naturalization Certificate and its copy.
  3. S. Passport and Copy of Valid Passport Biographic Data Page.
  4. Proof of Renunciation of Nepali citizenship (if applicable)
  5. Citizenship certificate and a copy as a proof of Nepali Origin or Copy of Citizenship Certificate of father/mother/grandfather/grandmother or any other document that proves their Nepali nationality.
  6. Document/proof of any profession/ business/occupation in the country of current nationality.
  7. Two recently taken auto size (3cm X 2.5cm)
  8. Two recent Auto size photographs.
  9. Fees of US Dollars 520 Money Order in the name of “Consulate General of Nepal, New York” (US $ 500 for NRN ID and US $ 20 for registration).
  10. Copy of Lost NRN ID (For Lost only).
  11. Processing time for in-person application: same day; postal application will take 2-3 working days (Please remember to enclose a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope with tracking number).

 

II. NEPALI CITIZENS CURRENTLY LIVING ABROAD

Required Documents for New, Renewal and Lost/Damage:  

  1. A duly filled in application form.
  2. Nepali Citizenship Certificate and its copy.
  3. Nepali Passport and Copy of Valid Passport Biographic Data Page.
  4. Documents related to business in the current country of residence.
  5. Document/proof of employment in the current country of residence.
  6. Two recently taken auto size (3cm X 2.5cm)
  7. Revenue Fees of US Dollars 70 as Money Order for New, Renewal and Lost/Damage (US $ 50 for NRN ID and US $ 20 for registration).
  8. Expired or Damage NRN ID (For Renewal or New against Damage only).
  9. Copy of Lost NRN ID (For Lost only).
  10. Processing time for in-person application: same day; postal application will take 2-3 working days (Please remember to enclose a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope with tracking number).

Note: The NRN Card fee can be paid through Money Order made payable to ‘Consulate General of Nepal, New York’. (*Please note that personal cheques and Debit/Credit Cards are not accepted)

 

NRN ID CARD: REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGE, TORN OR LOST OF CARD:

  1. A duly filled in application form
  2. Expired or Damage NRN ID (For Renewal or New card against Damage only).
  3. Application stating reasons of lost, stolen or damage
  4. Photocopy of the previous card (in case of loss)
  5. Nepali citizenship certificate and Passport and their copies (for Nepali citizens in the US)
  6. Copy of previous Nepali Passport and Citizenship certificate
  7. Passport of current nationality, or US Naturalization certificate and their copies
  8. Proof of Nepali citizenship renouncement (where applicable).
  9. Copy of Citizenship Certificate of father/mother/grandfather/grandmother or any other document that proves their Nepalese nationality
  10. Documents showing proof of business, occupation or employment
  11. Proof of address (Current address)
  12. Four copies of recently taken auto size (3cm X 2.5cm) photographs
  13. Application Fees: USD 520/- (US Citizen of Nepali origin), USD 70/- (Nepali citizen in US).
  14. Processing time the same day for in-person visit, postal application will take 2-3 working days (Please remember to enclose a self-addressed return envelope).

Note: The NRN Card fee can be paid through Money Order made payable to ‘Consulate General of Nepal, New York’.

 

(*Please note: Cash, personal cheques, and Debit/Credit Cards are not accepted)

 For more information, please contact us on +1 917-675-6783 or email: cgnnewyork@mofa.gov.np

For further information on NRN, please visit Non Resident Nepali Act, 2064 and Non Resident Nepali Regulations, 2066

 

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