Nepal to distribute machine readable passport

The Nepali Ministry of Foreign Affairs is all set to distribute the machine readable passport (MRP) from Sunday by distributing the diplomatic passports to the distinguished personalities first.

The ministry said the MRP will be first provided to President Ram Baran Yadav amidst a function Sunday morning. For the first round of the distribution, MRPs will be provided to the President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice and the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly.

After distributing the MRPs to the distinguished persons, it will be distributed to all commoners in need from the Central Passport Office, Narayanhiti in Kathmandu.

Chief of the Passport Office, Bharat Poudel said the MRP generally provided in six months after application can be provided in a week but with extra charge. The ministry is planning to distribute the MRPs from all three districts of the Kathmandu Valley after some days.