The process to get Passport is not as simple as used to be, these days process to obtain Nepalese e-Passport in Australia is quite different. You need to know before you initiate.
Handwritten passports are being replaced with machine-readable passports due to security concerns. More than 120 nations have now granted e-passports. Let’s examine the process for obtaining e-passports for Nepalese who reside in Australia.
What is an e-passport?
An E-passport is an international travel document with identity details that also have a chip to store a person’s biometric information. E-passport in Nepal, according to Passport Department, is the third generation of passport.
When would Nepalese in Australia need to apply for an e-passport?
Australia is one of the major educational destinations for Nepali students. The Australian Nepali population is growing in Australia. Not just for studies but for employment opportunities too, Australia is the most-preferred destination. But due to various circumstances, Nepalese living in Australia may have to renew their passport and coming back to Nepal and getting passport things done is a cumbersome and wallet-burning act. But Thanks to the Nepal government for launching E-passports, now Nepalese in Australia can get a passport from an online portal. This has eased both governments as well as the Nepalese in Australia.
Read Also: How to renew a Nepali passport in Australia?
What things do you need to consider?
- The Purpose
The sole purpose is to get the “Passport” but what issue got you to apply for it. You can apply for the e-passport for First Issuance( for newborns or renewal of a handwritten passport, Renewal(renewing the passport), Replacement (Lost/Stolen), or Replacement (Damaged).
- The sites
- The documents
- jpeg/png in a given format, and the size should not exceed 400kb
- original citizenship certificate or its copy (preferably a colour copy)
- A signed authorization letter addressed to the Embassy
- A copy of the applicant’s passport/birth registration certificate
- A copy of the authorized person’s ID
- The previous passport
- Money Order or Bank Check made in the name of ‘Embassy of Nepal, Canberra’
- Processing time
It can take approximately 2 months for application processing.
- Date of Appointment
- Visit the Embassy on your scheduled date and time. If you miss the date for any reason, you must reschedule a new appointment.
- Never date of appointment falls on a Weekend/Public holiday.
- For the appointment, visit the Embassy in person on the allocated date and time for live enrollment.
- Postal and address
You can send your required documents to the Embassy of Nepal, P O Box -1070, and Mawson, ACT 2607.
Steps to apply for an e-passport for adults
1) Go to the link https://emrtds.nepalpassport.gov.np/
2) Click on apply for passport option.
3) Select the type of application: First Issuance, Renewal, Replacement (Lost/Stolen), or Replacement (Damaged).
4) Select Ordinary 34 Pages and click on Proceed.
5) Click on I Agree.
6) Select Other for Appointment Country.
7) Select NE, Canberra, for the Appointment Location.
8) Select the suitable Date and time of the Appointment, then click on Next.
9) Provide accurate details on Demographic Information, Citizenship Information, Applicant’s Contact Details and Contact Details in Case of Emergency.
10) Click on Next and upload the required documents in a given format.
11) Click on Next/
12) Double-check all the details in the Application Summary and edit if necessary.
13) Click on Save.
14) Note your Request Number and click on Finish.
15) Click on Download PDF.
16) Print the downloaded form and bring it to the Embassy with you on the day of the appointment.
Here, the applicant has to go to the Embassy in Canberra and document their Finger Print, Photograph, and Signature.
Here, applicants must wait for 30 to 45 days to process in Nepal.
THE READY STATUS
You can check the status via Embassy’s website. If your name is on the website or you receive an SMS on your Nepali mobile number, then you can collect your passport personally or via your designated person. To get someone to collect your passport, you have to provide some important documents.
To know more about How to get a Nepalese e-Passport in Australia, you can visit https://au.nepalembassy.gov.np/passport/.
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