Passport


General Information on Passport

Nepali passport (Machine Readable Passport or MRP) is valid for ten years from the date of issue. It is non-renewable; thereafter passport holders are required to apply for a new passport well within time before its expiry. However, in case of accidental damage or tampering of the passport or use of all pages meant for visa, one can apply for new passport any time.

As per the provision of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), all hand-written passports must be replaced with MRP by 24 November 2015 no matter how long it is valid. Therefore, all Nepali nationals who hold hand-written passport should apply for MRP in the Embassy at the earliest convenience. The hand-written passport holders may apply for and obtain MRP in Nepal also while on vacation.

  1.   Application Form for MRP

The application form for MRP may be downloaded Here or in the websites of the Department of Passport (DOP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Nepal (http://www.dopmofa.gov.np).

  1.   Fees for issuance of Passport/Temporary Passport/Travel Document

Passport fee                                                                                   QR 185/-

Passport fee in case of lost/damaged of old passport            QR 370/-

Temporary Passport Fee                                                              QR  80/-

One-way Travel Document (Valid for return to Nepal)         QR 150/-

  1. Required documents to apply for new passport (MRP) in lieu of old passport:
  • The original Nepali Citizenship Certificate and its photocopy
  • Old passport and its photocopy
  • Duly filled in prescribed application form -two copies
  • Prescribed photographs- two pieces
  • Photocopy of Qatari ID Card
  1.  Required documents to apply for new passport (MRP) for the minor (under 16)
  • The original Certificate of Birth Registration and its photocopy, if the child is born in foreign land. The original Nabalak Parichaya Patra, if the child is born in Nepal.
  • Photocopies of Nepali Citizenship Certificates of the child’s father and mother
  • Photocopies of passports of the child’s father and mother
  • Photocopy of marriage certificate of the child’s father and mother
  • Old passport and its photocopy
  • Duly filled in prescribed application form -two copies
  • Prescribed photographs- two copies
  • Photocopies of Qatari ID Card of the Child’s father and mother
  • Passport Fee QR 93/-
  1. Required Documents to apply for new passport in lieu of lost/damaged passport
  • Police report confirming about the loss of passport.
  • A request letter addressed to the Embassy from the concerned company about the issuance of new passport in lieu of lost passport.
  • The original Nepali Citizenship Certificate and its photocopy.
  • Old passport and its photocopy
  • Duly filled in prescribed application form -two copies
  • Prescribed photographs- two copies
  • Photocopy of Qatari ID Card or visa

Note: Applicant must be physically present in the Embassy while submitting application form and collecting the passport.

  1. Time for submission of application forms and collection of passport:

The application forms for MRP can be submitted in the Embassy from Sunday to Thursday during the following hours

Submission of MRP applications forms:   

Sunday – Thursday                                           09:00 am – 12:00 pm

Collection of MRP passports:

Sunday – Thursday                                           12:00 pm – 14:00 pm