e-Passport

Before arriving to the Embassy for e-Passport enrollment, you must first submit your details HERE. You will not be able to track your documents if you do not submit your details as mentioned.

The Embassy of Nepal, Washington, D.C. started e-Passport services from March 28, 2022. This requires Nepali nationals to be physically present at the Embassy for live enrolment. (Note: Applications by mail will no longer be accepted. Applicants without prior appointment will not be able to submit their application at the Embassy. Date and time slot of appointment for the Embassy visit should be selected while filling up the application form. No separate email or telephone call for appointment is needed. )

For Renewal 

  1. Printed application form
  2. Original passport and a photocopy
  3. Original Nepali citizenship card and a photocopy
  4. Revenue fee $ 150 (for 34 pages) and $ 200 (for 64 pages) (Please write “Embassy of Nepal, Washington, D.C.” on your money order or cashier’s check, otherwise your application will not be processed) SAMPLE.
  5. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking number. (Not required for Self Pickup)

(Applicants above 16 years without citizenship certificate due to not being able to travel to Nepal to obtain such certificate can apply for passport renewal with validity of 2 years. Such applicants should submit minor certificate in place of citizenship certificate. Rest of the requirement remains the same as above.)

Please complete the application form at https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/, get the print out of the filled up form and visit the Embassy in person with the above documents on the date of your appointment.

For Replacement (in case of lost/stolen/damaged)

  1. Printed application form
  2. Photocopy of lost/stolen/damaged passport
  3. Original Nepali citizenship card and a photocopy
  4. Revenue fee $ 300 (for 34 pages) and $400 (for 64 pages) (Please write “Embassy of Nepal, Washington, D.C.” on your money order or cashier’s check, otherwise your application will not be processed) SAMPLE.
  5. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking number (Not required for self pickup)

Please complete the application form at https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/, get the print out of the filled up form and visit the Embassy in person with the above documents on the date of your appointment.

For Minor/New Born

  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 Offices in Nepal.
  3. Photocopies of personal data page of passports and current immigration status of both the parents
  4. Photocopies of the citizenship certificate of both the parents
  5. Copy of marriage certificate of parents
  6. Revenue fee for
    • 34 pages passport $ 75 for minor under 10 years ($150 for minors aged above 10 years)
    • 64 pages passport $ 100 for minor under 10 years ($200 for minors aged above 10 years)
    • Fee will be doubled in case of lost/damaged

(Please write “Embassy of Nepal, Washington, D.C.” on your money order or cashier’s check, otherwise your application will not be processed) SAMPLE.

  1. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking number (Not required for Self Pickup)

Please complete the application form at https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/, get the print out of the filled up form and visit the Embassy in person with the above documents on the date of your appointment.

Instructions to Fill Out the Form

  1. Enter https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/ on your browser.
  2. Choose among First Issuance/Renewal/ Replacement (Lost/Stolen)/Replacement (Damaged). Hand written passport holders must chose First Issuance.
  3. Select Ordinary (34 pages) or one of the available options and then click on proceed.
  4. Select ‘ I agree ‘
  5. 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.
  6. Upload separate scanned copies of your Nepali citizenship card (front and back). Also, upload scanned copies of your MRP 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.
  7. Click on ‘Book Your Appointment’ and select NE, Washington, D.C. as your option and select your preferred date and time. (Please note that if you do not visit the Embassy on your scheduled date and time, the Embassy will no longer be able to receive your application. In that case, you are required to schedule a new appointment.)
  8. Then submit the form and download it.
  9. Please print a copy of the form as it should be submitted along with your application at the Embassy.

Currently we are having some technical issues on our e-Passport online application system (https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np) while filling out online form for passport renewal. Some applicants are complaining of getting an error message “Not Enough Capacity” while trying to submit their application. Unless otherwise notified, we advise applicants to adjust their computer/laptop date and time setting into “Kathmandu, Nepal” before filling out the e-passport online application. Normally, it should work doing so. If this doesn’t work, please email at consular@nepalembassyusa.org and request for appointment date and time.

Application processing time

 2/3 months

Delivery of New passport

Once the Embassy receives new passport from the Department of Passport, it will be shipped to your address. You will get notification in your email and mobile text.

Additional information on e-passport can also be found on the website of the Department of Passports, Kathmandu – https://nepalpassport.gov.np/