Passport fee for Nepali migrant workers reduced

Kathmandu, September 1

The government today reduced the fee for issuing new passports to Nepali migrant workers in various job destination countries from USD 80 to USD 50.

A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet today on the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to a press release issued by the MoFA, Nepalis working in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates , Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Israel, Syria, Jordan and Yemen would benefit from the new scheme.

Today’s decision of the government brings parity in the fee charged by the district administration offices while issuing passports, MoFA stated in its release.

The new decision will come into effect from the date appointed by the government.

Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat said the government took the decision keeping in mind the huge remittance contribution made by Nepali migrant labourers.