Yes, you read the title right. You can now apply for MRP Passport with an app!
Department of Passport, Nepal launched a mobile application called Nepal Passport yesterday. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prakash Sharan Mahat, officially inaugurated the app yesterday at DoP office in Narayanhiti. You can download the app from Google Play Store or iOS store.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the app will not only save the time of the applicants but also will ease the process of applying for the passport. However, for now, the online application service will only be available in certain passport application centres where the live enrollment system exists– DoP Office Narayanhiti and some Nepali Diplomatic Missions abroad. If you live elsewhere, you will have to wait for this service according to the Secretary of DoP, Sankar Das Bairagi.
How does the online process work?
After you complete filling the passport form in the app, you will have to submit the online application. And once the form is submitted, the applicant will receive a personalized bar code. Then, the applicants should contact the DoP or other live enrollment centers with the bar-code for further process.
However, you will still need a recommendation letter from your concerned District. And also will need to visit the DoP physically to pay the fee, to click the photo and to submit your fingerprint.
Even if the online application service is not available in your district, I think, you should still install the app. Because the app has a lot of information regarding the passport application process.
In conclusion, the app is very useful because this app will surely answer all the questions you have regarding the MRP.