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Mobile App launched to make passport application process easier

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The ‘Nepal Passport’ app launched by Department of Passport seeks to save one’s time on passport application and help ease the process

Kathmandu, January 4, 2017: The Department of Passport (DoP) on Tuesday launched a mobile application to make the process of applying for passport easier.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat officially launched the app amidst a programme organized at the office of DoP. The mobile app would not only save one’s time, but also help ease the passport application process.

The service would currently be available at the DoP office in Narayanhiti, Kathmandu as well as 10 Nepali embassies and diplomatic missions abroad.

DoP informed that users can download the mobile app ‘Nepal Passport’ on their mobile phones and fill up the passport application form before directly submitting it to the passport personalisation system of the department.

Once the form is submitted, the system automatically provides a bar code to the concerned applicants. The applicants should then contact the DoP or any other passport application centres where live enrollment system has already been introduced, along with the bar code number for further processing.

Giving five-star ratings for the app, Sudip Baskota from Kavre writes on Google Play that it’s a praiseworthy work by the Department of Passport. “The small act of the government has brought smiles on the faces of its citizens as they are now relieved from the boringly long queues from the midnight in the heart-shivering cold of winter and the scorching hot summer days. It has also freed us from the middlemen and brokers. Thank you very much for coming up with the app,” he acknowledged the department.

The app works on Android smartphones with version 4.2 or up.

The app has already been downloaded between 1000-5000 times.

Want to experience the app? Download it from Google Play here.

By Basanta Kumar Dhakal