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Nepal e-passports: Here are fee details

Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka handing over the first e-passport to Satya Mohan Joshi.
Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka handing over the first e-passport to Satya Mohan Joshi.

Kathmandu, November 18

The government of Nepal has begun issuing e-passports from Wednesday, November 17.

Amid a special function in Kathmandu, Foreign Affairs Minister Narayan Khadka handed over the first e-passport of the country to centenarian culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi.

Meanwhile, the Department of Passport also made public fees required to obtain e-passports from Nepal and Nepali missions abroad.

Below are the details:

SNPlace to receive the passport34-page passport66-page passport
1District administration offices/Department of Passport (Regular process)Rs 5,000Rs 10,000
2Department of Passport (Fast track)Rs 12,000Rs 20,000
3USA, Australia, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong$150$200
4Russia and Cyprus€80€130
5All other European nations€120€170
6Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Iran, Kuwait, Syria, Yemen, Israel and Oman$50$100
7All other Asian and African countries$80$130

The government had selected a French company to print e-passports (electronic machine-readable travel documents).

The IDEMIA Identity and Security France SAS had been chosen as it had bid the lowest amount (USD 21.1 million) for the procurement of security printing, supply and delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of equipment and personalisation of the passports.

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