Frequently Asked Questions

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ePassport (14)

It could be either due to high traffic in the server or server down/crash in Nepal. Please try it later.

Yes, if you have saved the pre-enrollment form (Draft) and received the request number. It can be retrieved through ‘Edit/View Application’ from https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/. Please be advised that it can be only downloaded in PDF form but it cannot be edited.

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

Don’t worry, it can be corrected at the Embassy on the day of your biometrics. In case of babies under 5 years old, you may do correction by hand and send it to the Embassy along with other required documents.

If you don’t see the appointment dates available, it is due to fully booked. The appointments are opened every office days at 5:00pm Australia time, for the date of one month later.

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

Babies under 5 years age do not require to come to Embassy in person for biometrics. However, pre-enrolment form cannot be completed without taking any appointment date. So, for the purpose of printing pre-enrolment form, you need to choose any available appointment date.

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 email from the official email of the Embassy and also a text message in Nepal’s mobile number. And you may choose any one of the following options for passport 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 (sending email to Embassy at consular.canberra@mofa.gov.np) 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 (2)

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.

Yes, you need visa of Nepal to visit Nepal though you hold NRN ID. NRN ID just exempts visa fee.

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 email from the official email of the Embassy and also a text message in Nepal’s mobile number. And you may choose any one of the following options for passport 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 (sending email to Embassy at consular.canberra@mofa.gov.np) 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 original old passport (birth certificate in case of minor).
2) Sending original old passport (birth certificate in case of minor) and a self-addressed (write your full address in the recipient side of the envelope) postage paid return envelope to the following postal address of the Embassy through post.
3) Authorizing someone (sending email to Embassy at consular.canberra@mofa.gov.np) and sending him/her the original old passport (birth certificate in case of minor).

Postal address:
Embassy of Nepal
P O Box -1070
Mawson, ACT 2607

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.