In Picture:Â Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa hands over a passport to Chandrakali Budathoki of Dang that was made in 10 minutes at the Department of Passport in Kathmandu, on Sunday, July 3, 2016.
Kathmandu, July 3, 2016:Â Good news for those applying to procure machine readable passport (MRP)! Now a client can get an MRP within a day of submission of the application by paying a fee of Rs 15,000.
To begin the service expected to give a sigh of relief to the service seekers, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa on Sunday handed an MRP to Chandrakali Budathoki of Dhanauri, Dang within 10 minutes from the time she filed an application.
Operation of the service follows the governmentâ€™s decision on June 5 in this regard.
Likewise, for those who want to procure MRP within two days, one has to pay Rs 12,000 each. Likewise, if one is ready to wait for three days, s/he can pay Rs 10,000.
Earlier, it would take a week to procure an MRP by paying Rs 10,000.
The Department of Passport under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that service seekers can get MRPs from their respective District Administration Offices within five to 15 days by paying Rs 5,000 for the same.
Earlier, it would take one month to get an MRP through the normal process by paying Rs 5,000.