Updated COVID-19 Related Consular Notice May 11 2021


Updated COVID-19 Related Consular Notice

May 11, 2021

In the context of increasing cases of COVID-19 infections in Nepal, all international flights have been suspended till May 31, 2021 midnight Nepal time.
The Embassy continues to provide its consular services in accordance to the following provisions:

1) Services by mail: In view of the current situation, the Embassy will continue to provide following consular services by post/mail until further notice: Visa, Travel Document, Attestation, NRN Card, Passport (for those who are already issued MRP).

2) In-person service by appointment only: Service seekers must visit the Embassy by making prior appointment for power of attorney, and passport live-enrollment (compulsory for the first time MRP applicants/those who currently hold handwritten passport). For these services no ‘by-mail’ services are available.

Before visiting the Embassy for in-person consular services, or before forwarding application by post/mail, service-seekers are advised to first visit the Embassy website https://us.nepalembassy.gov.np/, carefully read and follow the instructions/information contained inside the menu ‘Consular Services’, and enroll/register themselves for all consular services, including passport and visa, in the Embassy website by filling out their application details in the link ‘Submit Your Details HERE‘ before filling out relevant application forms.

Once application is received at the Embassy, depending on the completeness of the application, it may take minimum 4 – 5 working days, or more days, due to COVID-19 situation, for an application to be processed and documents to be posted through mail, except for passport applications. Since passports have to be printed in Nepal, it takes at least two months for the passports to be delivered to the applicants. However, it may take longer to receive the documents by the applicants depending on their location and the postal services they choose.

The Embassy strongly advises all service seekers to use email, rather than telephone to inquire about the consular services. All consular service related emails must be directed to the Embassy’s address: consular@nepalembassyusa.org. Consular services related emails directed to other addresses may not be responded.