E-Passport

Passport
The Consulate General of Nepal in New York has started e-passport services from March 25, 2022. This is a live-enrollment service, and therefore, requires the applicant to be physically present at the Consulate General office. (In order for the Consulate to manage the flow of service, applicants are requested to visit the Consulate with prior appointment to submit their application/live enrollment. After online appointment for e-Passport, separate call or email are not necessary.

Required documents and process for E-Passport application:

Before visiting to the Consulate,
Please visit the website of the Department of Passport at https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/. Click “Apply for Passport” and then choose one of the options that answers why you are applying for the passport. Complete the pre-enrollment application form, review it to make sure that the data-information in the form are correct, and get the printout of the filled-up form with QR. Please bring this printout and the following documents along with you prior to the visit to the Consulate Office on the date of your appointment:

Documents for Renewals
1. Printed application form
2. Original passport and a photocopy
3. Original Nepali citizenship certificate/card and a photocopy
4. Copy of Marriage certificate (where applicable such as changes in Surname/s)
5. In case of minor applicant, copies of passport and citizenship of parents
6. Revenue fee for:
• $ 150 (for 34-page e-Passport), OR $200 (for 66-page e-Passport), payable either in Money Order or Cashier check. Please write “Consulate General of Nepal, New York” on your money order or Cashier check. Without revenue fee, application will not be processed.
(Please note: Cash and debit/credit/Bank-issued personal check are NOT accepted.)
7. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking number if you wish to receive the Passport by mail. (For self-collect/pick up from the Consulate, return envelope not needed).
(Applicants 16 years and above without Nepali citizenship certificate can apply for the two (2) years validity duration passport renewal. Such applicants should submit minor certificate in place of citizenship certificate. Other requirements remain the same as above.)
For Replacement (in case of lost/stolen/damaged passport)
1. Printed application form
2. Photocopy of lost/stolen/damaged passport
3. Original Nepali citizenship certificate/card and a photocopy
4. Copy of Marriage certificate (where applicable such as changes in Surname/s)
5. Revenue fee:
o $ 300 (for 34-page e-Passport) and $400 (for 66-page e-Passport)
o (Please write “Consulate General of Nepal, New York” on your money order or Cashier check, without which application will not be processed)
(Please note: Cash and debit/credit/Bank-issued personal check are NOT accepted.)
6. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking number if you wish to receive the Passport by mail. (For self-collect/pick up, return envelope not needed).

For Minor/Newborn
1. Printed application form
2. Birth certificate (Registered in the competent authority of the country of birth) or Minor Identity Card issued from the District/Area Administration Office in Nepal.
3. Photocopies of personal data page of passports of both parents.
4. Photocopies of the citizenship certificate of both parents
5. Copy of marriage certificate of parents
6. Revenue fee for
o 34-page passport: $150 for minors aged 10 years & above ($ 75 for minor under 10 years)
o 66-page passport: $200 for minors 10 years & above, ($ 100 for minor under 10 years)
o Revenue fee is double of above in case of lost/damaged.
o (Please write “Consulate General of Nepal, New York.” on your money order or Cashier check, otherwise application will not be processed)
o (Please note: Cash and debit/credit/Bank-issued personal check are NOT accepted.)
7. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking number if you wish to receive the Passport by mail. (For self-collect/pick up, return envelope not needed).

How to Fill in the Form
1. Enter https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np on your browser.
2. Click “Apply for Passport” and then choose one of the options that answers why you are applying for the passport: First Issuance, Renewal, Replacement (Lost/Stolen) or Replacement (Damaged).
3. After reading the instructions, Select the size of the passport you want to apply for: Ordinary 34 pages or Ordinary 66 pages as per your need and click to “Proceed” & ‘I agree’
4. Fill up your required details under the different subheadings. Please note that applicants in USA are not mandatorily required to fill up their NIN (National ID Number). You can skip the field if you do not have National ID number. If you have taken NIN, enter its number.
5. Upload separate scanned copies of your Nepali citizenship card (front and back). Also, upload scanned copies of your MRP/previously issued e-passport’ s personal data page (Page 2 and Page 3) and back page (Page 30 and Page 31). You are also required to upload a scanned copy of your marriage certificate in case your current surname has changed because of your marriage. Similarly, you are required to upload a scanned copy of your migration certificate in case your permanent address is other than mentioned in your citizenship card.
6. Click on ‘Book Your Appointment’ and select NPL New York as your option and select your preferred date and time. (Please note that if you do not visit the Consulate on your scheduled date and time, the Consulate will no longer be able to receive your application. In that case, you need to reschedule your appointment.)
7. Then submit the form and download it.
8. Please print a copy of the form. It must be submitted with your application at the Consulate.

Application processing time: 6-8 weeks
Delivery of New passport
Once the Consulate receives new passport from the Department of Passport, it will be shipped to your address, if you have arranged a self-addressed pre-paid return envelope, or You can pick up from the Consulate Front Desk if you have opted to self-collect/pick up.
Additional information on e-passport can also be found on the website of the Department of Passports, Kathmanduhttps://nepalpassport.gov.np/