Frequently Asked Questions

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Appointment (1)

Any in-person visit to the Embassy will require an appointment. Book the appointment via BOOK APPOINTMENT button on the menu bar of Embassy’s website.

ePassport (11)

Most probable reason could be due to booking the date which is not available and need to select the later dates. Or, it could be due to spending longer time to complete the process. Or, it could be due to server down in Nepal, please try it later.

Yes, if you have saved the pre-enrollment form (Draft) and received the request number. Please be mindful that unfinished/unsaved application will be deleted from the system after a while and cannot be retrieved. 

No, the pre-enrollment must be completed by the applicant online via https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/

A: No. you cannot pay online for e-Passport. You should pay it in the Embassy.

No, this is not a mandatory field.

You can fill it with the mobile number of your relative in Nepal where a notification is sent once the passport is ready for collection.

You can fill it with the Birth Registration Number. Please be advised that you must make Minor Citizenship Certificate from Nepal within the validity of passport. Otherwise, you may face problem while renewing it.

In Place of Birth section, scroll down until you see ‘O’ letter, click on ‘Other (Countries)’ and select country name

The processing time for e-Passport is approximately 2 months after completing biomatrices at the Embassy.

Once the passport is ready for collection, you’ll receive a text message in Nepal’s mobile number and then you can book the passport collection appointment via Embassy’s website except for postal collection.

Options for collection
1) Visiting to the Embassy oneself carrying old/current passport
2) Sending old passport and return envelope to the postal address of the Embassy through post
3) Authorizing someone and sending him/her the old passport.

It is due to using the punctuation marks such as dash (-), slash (/) etc. Type continuous numbers without using such symbols.

Miscellaneous (1)

Visit to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia and authenticate it. After that send it to the Embassy of Nepal for attestation along with required documents and attestation fee. Or visit to the Embassy with all these documents.

MRP (1)

MRP continues to work, as usual, till its validity. So, it is not mandatory to replace it by e-Passport. However, you can apply for e-Passport if its validity is less than a year.

Passport Collection (3)

Embassy does not dispatch passports without confirming your present postal address due to risk of loss. So, you must confirm your present postal address by sending an email to consular.canberra@mofa.gov.np.

Once the passport is ready for collection, you’ll receive a text message in Nepal’s mobile number and then you can book the passport collection appointment via Embassy’s website except for postal collection.

Options for collection
1) Visiting to the Embassy oneself carrying old/current passport
2) Sending old passport and return envelope to the postal address of the Embassy through post
3) Authorizing someone and sending him/her the old passport.

If you find your name in the MRP status in the Embassy’s website, book your passport collection appointment online and collect your passport.

Options for collection
1) Visiting to the Embassy oneself carrying old/current passport
2) Sending old passport and return envelope to the postal address of the Embassy through post
3) Authorizing someone and sending him/her the old passport.

Power Of Attorney (2)

No, all your fingerprint and signatures must be done in front of the representative of the Embassy.

If you need to authorize someone in Nepal to work on your behalf for the purpose of selling house/land, selling motor vehicle (except motorcycle) or registering divorce in the authorities concerned of Nepal, you’ll need the Power of Attorney to be signed in the Embassy.