General Information on Passport

Nepali passport (Machine Readable Passport or MRP) is valid for ten years from the date of issue. It is non-renewable; thereafter passport holders are required to apply for a new passport well within time before its expiry. However, in case of accidental damage or tampering of the passport or use of all pages meant for visa, one can apply for new passport any time.

As per the provision of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), all hand-written passports must be replaced with MRP by 24 November 2015 no matter how long it is valid. Therefore, all Nepalese nationals who hold hand-written passport should apply for MRP in the Embassy at the earliest convenience. The hand-written passport holders may apply for and obtain MRP in Nepal also while on vacation.

The Embassy of Nepal in Doha has recently started live-enrollment system for MRP applications. Hence, the applicants are not required to bring photo, MRP application form, and photocopies of documents. They can visit the Embassy within specified time along with his old Passport and Nepali Citizenship Card for applying for a new MRP. Nevertheless, MRP application form and photocopies of other documents are required as specified below in the case of minors.

  1.   Application Form for MRP

The  pre-enrollment form for MRP may be filled up in the website of the Department of Passport (

  1.   Fees for issuance of Passport/Temporary Passport/Travel Document

Passport fee                                                                           QR   185/-

Passport fee for minor under 10                                              QR  93/-

Passport fee in case of lost/damaged of old passport            QR   370/-

Temporary Passport Fee                                                         QR   80/-

One-way Travel Document (Valid for return to Nepal)            QR    185/-

  1. Required documents to apply for new passport (MRP) in lieu of old passport:

1.     Duly filled up  pre-enrollment form.

2.     Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate.

3.      Original  and Photocopy of Old Passport.

  1.  Required documents to apply for new/renew passport (MRP) for the minor (under 16)

1.      Duly filled up  pre-enrollment form.

2.      MRP Standard Size Photograph with white background.

3.      Original and Photocopy of Minor’s Identity Card in Case of Baby Born in Nepal & Birth Certificate in Case of New Born Baby in Foreign Land

4.      Original and Photocopy of Old Passport, if for renewal.

5.       Photocopy of Parent’s Citizenship Certificate. (One Copy Of Each)

6.       Photocopy of Parent’s Passport. (One Copy of Each)

7.       Photocopy of Parent’s Marriage Certificate.

  1. Required Documents to apply for new passport in lieu of lost/damaged passport
  • Police report confirming about the loss of passport. (In case of damaged passport, police report is not required)
  • Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate.
  • Photocopy of old passport .
  • Duly filled up  pre-enrollment form.
  • Photocopy of Qatari ID Card.

Note: Applicant must be physically present in the Embassy while submitting application form and collecting the passport.

  1. Time for submission of application forms and collection of passport:

The application forms for MRP can be submitted in the Embassy during the following hours

Submission of MRP applications forms:  

Sunday – Thursday                                           09:00 am – 12:30 pm

Collection of MRP passports:

Sunday – Thursday                                           10:00 pm – 15:00 pm