Our Moto: Quality, Transparency and Citizen-Friendly Service
 TOTAL NUMBER OF e-PASSPORTS PRODUCED AS OF 21st Sep, 2023 : 2,220,826
The person should not travel on lost, or stolen passport even if the lost passport is found. 
राहदानी विभागले २०७९ माघ १६ गतेदेखि लागू हुने गरी एक महिनाको लागि प्रत्येक दिन १५०० का दरले अग्रिम अनलाइन आवेदन (Pre-enrollment) फाराम खोल्ने छ। प्रत्येक दिन एक महिनापछिको थप एक दिनका लागि आवेदन फाराम क्रमशः खोल्दै जाने। अनलाइन फाराम सिद्धिन लागेको देखिएमा पुनः एक महिनाका लागि फाराम खोल्ने र यस व्यवस्थालाई निरन्तरता दिने छ। यसरी अग्रिम अनलाइन फाराम खोल्दा सेवाग्राहीले समयमा नै योजना गरी राहदानी सेवा लिने अपेक्षा गरिएको छ।
Additional Appointment Opening Time for Department of Passports : 03:30 PM (During Office Days). For District Administration Office/Area Administration Office and abroad Missions, kindly contact respective enrollment centers for appointment information.

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Introduction to DOP

About Us


The Department of Passports (DoP), a Department under Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Nepal, issues passports to Nepalese citizens and Travel Documents to legally eligible persons in accordance with the Passport Act 2076, Passport Regulations 2077, Passport Directives 2071 (First Amendment), Passport Procedures 2078, ICAO standard and other related government rules and regulations. The Department was established on 26 January 2012 (2068/10/12 B.S.). Prior to that, Passport Section under the Protocol Division of the Ministry was assigned with the passport and travel document related functions until the establishment of Central Passport Office (CPO) on 25 May 2010 (2067/02/11 B.S). As per the Rules of Business Allocation of the Government of Nepal, MoFA has been assigned with the responsibilities of issuing Passports to Nepalese citizens and Travel Documents to legally eligible persons. As the demand for passports began to soar rapidly along with the requirement to migrate to machine readable passports, a separate Department was deemed necessary to effectively deliver passport services to the public. This led to the establishment of Department of Passports as a separate organization under MOFA. Department of Passports is committed to providing transparent, efficient, responsive, prompt, predictable and secure service to its service-seekers.


  • सूचना प्रविधिको अधिकतम प्रयोग गरी राहदानी जारी गर्ने प्रक्रियालाई सहज बनाउने
  • राहदानी वितरण र वितरणलाई थप व्यवस्थित र पूर्वानुमानयोग्य बनाउन
  • राहदानीको अक्षुण्ण सुरक्षा, उचित प्रयोग र गुणस्तर सुनिश्चित गर्न
  • दीर्घकालमा ई-पासपोर्ट/बायोमेट्रिक राहदानी जारी गर्ने


Department of Passports has been assigned with the following responsibilities as per the Passport Rules (First and Second Amendment, 2067)

  • To issue the Machine Readable Passport, Electronic Passport, Biometric Passport and Emergency Passports pursuant to the standard specified by the Document 9303 of International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO),
  • To prepare and submit the appropriate passport specifications to the Government of Nepal for approval and to distribute the passport pursuant to approved specifications,
  • To distribute the passport following due process of examining the required documents.
  • To receive application for travel document and issue travel document.


Issue internationally recognized passport and travel documents pursuant to standards specified by ICAO making passport services more agile and effective.


Delivery of passport related services in a timely, predictable, trustworthy, transparent and accountable manner in accordance with public interest and prevailing laws; and issuance of passport and travel documents pursuant to the specifications and standards determined by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from time to time.

Other Documents

Apply for ePassport
विद्युतीय राहदानीको लागि आवेदन
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Online Payment
Welcome to Department of Passports payment portal
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Application Form
Sample of online application form.
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