For A Strong Nepali Passport

February 26, 2024 07:30 am

Recently, the Henley Passport Index announced the global ranking of passports for the year 2024. According to the Index, the Nepali passport continues to fare very poorly in the global ranking of passports.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The Henley Passport Index has announced the global ranking of passports for the year 2024. France has topped the list, becoming the country with the most powerful passport.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Nepali passport has significantly lost its strength as compared to the passports of various other countries.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal's passport has been listed as the 7th weakest in the world. According to a survey conducted by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm based in London, Nepal's passport ranks 7th among the weakest passports in the world.

DENVER, Oct 28: The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female, and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department said Wednesday.

The workers who arrive in South Korea under the EPS have a three-year contract under the E9 VISA, and can extend it by one year ten months after the end of the contract. But as per the new rule, if the passport has expired, the person does not get a visa extension.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The mandatory provision of the Diversity Visa of the United States to include the applicants' passport number from this year has resulted in a dramatic surge in the number of persons seeking passport.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The House of Representatives (HoR) has planned to revise the Passport Bill one and a half months after President Bidya Bhandari returned the bill to parliament for revision, citing the lack of clarity at various places in the legislation.

KATHMANDU, May 25: After President Bidya Bhandari sent the Passport Bill back to the lower house of parliament without authenticating it, the upper house is likely to revise the bill.

BARCELONA, Nov 7: A Brazilian judge has ordered the seizure of national football icon Ronaldinho’s passport as part of a case involving a $2 million unpaid fine after investigators found just $7 in the star's bank account, according to reports.

HoR passes 'Passport Bill'

September 26, 2018 21:08 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives has unanimously passed the 'Passport Bill-2075'.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Upendra Yadav threw tantrums at the Tribhuvan International Airport yesterday.

LHASA, June 22: Nepalis residing in Tibet, the autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, have urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take initiations to address problems concerning citizenship and passport they have been facing.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Police have arrested four Pakistani nationals from Thamel for entering Nepal with fake United Kingdom’s passport.  A team of police from Tribhuvan International Airport had arrested the Pakistani nationals after they were notified by the Interpol.

KATHMANDU, September 11: Government has decided to provide passport to the children of Non-Resident Nepali who are born in foreign land.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Department of Passport under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has become the first government agency to be accredited with the ISO standards.

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 31:  The White House had assured Australia that its passport holders won't be affected by President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Australian prime minister said Tuesday as he resisted pressure to join other Western leaders in publicly denouncing the travel ban.

Passport renewal fee to be reduced: PM

January 15, 2017 17:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the experience and the capital earned by Nepalis working abroad is the foundation for the country's development.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat launched a mobile phone application named 'Nepal Passport' that allows service seekers to file passport application Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Are you fed up staying in queue for hours simply to submit your applications at different government offices? And, do you also have a wild wish that your application could be submitted through your cell phone without having to visit those offices early morning, and staying in serpentine queue?

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Effective November 1, applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their eyeglasses for U.S. passport and visa photos.

URLABARI, Sept 18: The Area Administration Office at Urlabari of eastern Morang will start distribution of passports from today.

KATHMANDU, July 4: With the Department of Passport on Sunday launching pre-live enrolment system to provide passport, any Nepali citizen can get a machine-readable passport (MRP) within a day of submitting an application at the department. All that the service-seeker needs to do is fill an online-form and pay some extra to the department.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Good news for those applying to procure machine readable passport (MRP). Now a client can get MRP within a day of submission of the application along with a fee of Rs 15,000.