KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepalis living in Portugal can now get a passport and other consular services from the nearest Nepali Embassy in Madrid, Brussels, Berlin and Copenhagen, in addition to the Nepali Embassy in Paris, France.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: As many as 10,000 people have acquired passports from Nawalparasi (Bardghat-Susta West) during the seven months of the current fiscal year 2022/23. According to the District Administration Office, around 10,000 people have taken passports till mid-February of the current year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Kathmandu Police have detained three persons with 731 passports from Gongabu in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-26. A team from Gongabu Police Sector acting on a tip off made the arrest from two hotels in Gongabu, and confiscated the passports from them, according to the police headquarters.

RASUWA, Jan 19: District Administration Office (DAO), Rasuwa, has made an arrangement for the service seekers to submit online applications to obtain passports.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Amid complaints of unnecessary hassles from service seekers, the Ministry of Home Affairs has taken the initiative to ease the distribution of passports and national identity cards.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Mahesh Kumar Mahara, a member of the National Assembly, has said that the situation wherein the people have to bribe middlemen to get passports from the passport department should be promptly addressed.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Department of Passport (DoP) has requested the people not to come to Kathmandu to get a passport except in case of an emergency. Issuing a notice today, the department said that it has made arrangements to print and send the passports to the districts that people apply for from the district administration offices every week.

Hazards of beauty

January 29, 2020 11:38 am

Nepal is a very liberal country in terms of recognizing and providing rights to sexual and gender minorities. While many countries around the world are on denial on the existence of these populations in their countries, constitution of Nepal has impressively recognized the rights of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) as fundamental rights. Nepal currently acknowledges its transgender community by allowing a third category of ‘others’ (meaning gender other than male or female) on passports, citizenship certificates, electoral rolls and immigration forms. Despite being liberal in recognizing and providing rights to this population, there are many issues that are being overlooked.

BHOJPUR, Jan 5: Locals have been elated after they started receiving passports from their own vicinity, Dingla of the district.

One held with 100 sets passports

December 11, 2018 21:31 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Metropolitan Police has arrested a person with 100 sets of passports.

According to the Passport Index, holders of a passport issued in the United Arab Emirates can visit 167 countries without needing to obtain a prior visa.

Some passports afford their bearers more freedom than others and this week, Japan was named the country with the world's most powerful passport by the Henley Passport Index.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Bringing amendment to the existing Passport Regulations, the government has decided to provide diplomatic passports (red passports) to all provincial governors, chief ministers, ministers and members of the provincial assemblies.

Passports that won't get you far

CANBERRA, Jan 22: Australia on Sunday announced an overhaul of security at all its international airports, with technology set to replace passports as means of identifying passengers by 2020.

Costly passports

July 11, 2016 00:25 am

The Nepalis working in Gulf countries still face great difficulties in obtaining passports via Nepali missions