KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Citizenship certificates will be distributed to Non-Resident Nepalis with the publication of Nepal Citizenship (Third Amendment) Regulation, 2080, in the Nepal Gazette.
At a program organized by the Forum for Women, Law and Development here today, Chief of Citizenship and Identity Card Management Section at the Home Ministry, Krishna Bahadur Katuwal, shared that this provision has come into implementation after the Regulations were published in Nepal Gazette on September 21.
An arrangement has been made where non-resident Nepali citizenship certificates will be mentioned in the citizenship provided to non-resident Nepalis. He clarified that those acquiring such citizenship certificates would have no political rights.
As per the Regulations, those acquiring non-resident Nepali citizenship certificates would have social, cultural and financial rights but arrangement of oath has also been made for them, mentioned Katuwal.
The Regulations also have provision that citizenship could be granted to the citizens above 16 years of age on the basis of the recommendations of the people's representative if the applicants' father or family refuse to sign for the citizenship certificate.
Similarly, citizenship certificates could be provided to children brought up at government certified orphanages based on the recommendation of local governments.
Likewise, the Regulations have a provision that citizenship certificates could be granted to those who have already acquired citizenship but are willing to change their gender status in the citizenship certificate after making a decision from Cabinet on the basis of a certificate from the Ministry of Health and Population.