The Nepalese government has lately hastened the supply of National ID cards to eligible individuals. These smart digital cards are provided by the federal government and can contain user data on a chip. When completely implemented, these cards will replace citizenship and act as a one-stop shop for all of the country’s governmental services.
However, many people in Nepal are still unsure about the requirements, applications, and benefits, while citizenship remains vital to public services. It asks for a more in-depth examination of numerous questions individuals have concernings these cards.
National ID Card Registration Program In Nepal
In 2075/2076 BS(Bikram Sambat), the government of Nepal successfully piloted the National ID initiative in Nepal, issuing it to the people of Panchthar and the government officials working inside Singha Durbar.
The first-ever Nepalese National ID card was presented to Mrs Bhagwati Devi Bhandari of Panchthar 101 by then-MInister of Home Affairs, Hon. Ram Bahadur Thapa. The government now intends to issue these cards to all eligible citizens in three waves. Let’s take a closer look at National IDs in the sections below.
Live enrolment for the national identity card is available online at all 77 district administration offices around the country. In 25 districts, a campaign to gather details of national identity cards has been finished, while a data collection effort is now continuing in 13 districts. By the end of Poush(December-January) 20178, 54,25,000 citizens’ personal and biological information had been collected.
Since the 1st of Manghsir 2078, the National Identity Card Number(NN) has been required to manufacture electronic passports. The National Identity Information System has administered the process of gathering citizen information based on it.
Fast forward to 2022, and the DoNIDCR is distributing National IDs around the country at a rate of roughly 1,200 tokens each day. A total of 300 tokens are distributed within Kathmandu alone.
Rashtriya Parichaya Patra(National Id Card), Nepal
National Id Card, better known as Rashtra Parichaya Patra in the Nepalese tongue, are digital cards that contain a chip that stores a bearer’s personal and biometric data. These are provided by the federal government and will be used to authenticate citizens and provide public services in the future.
These cards will be used for all public services once they are distributed to all citizens. For instance:
- Name, surname
- Date of birth
- Caste, sex
- Name of the father/mother
- Type of citizenship
- Name of the husband/wife/grandfather
It also keeps track of one’s biometric information, such as:
- Fingerprints of all fingers
It also carries other significant pieces of information such as:
- A unique identity number
- A micro-chip
These cards will be helpful in all public services after they have been distributed to all citizens. For instance,
- These cards contain information such as birth migration, date, marriage, divorce, etc.
- It’ll come in handy to double-check your social security benefits.
- Organise citizens’ data and incorporate it into current and future government services.
Getting A National ID Card or Rashtriya Parichaya Patra?
Government entities for National IDs are currently collecting individual data from eligible persons. These cards are issued through the District Administration Office of the concerned district or from the venues approved by the DoNIDCR once they have been prepared.
Beneficiaries from the Bagmati Province, excluding Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, could apply for the Rashtra Parichaya Patra at Kathmandu’s District Administration Office. Beneficiaries of Madhesh Pradesh can also apply for a Nation ID card at the Kathmandu district office.
Beneficiaries from the Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province could apply for a National Id card at the Lalitpur District Administration Office for most essential services. In contrast, beneficiaries from Province 1, Gandaki Province, and Lumbini Province could apply at the Narayanhiti Palace’s Department of Passport.
How To Apply For Rashtra Parichaya Patra Via Online Platforms?
Step by step process required for filling up your application for a National ID Card through online platforms has been discussed below:
- Visit the official website of the Department of National ID and Civil Registration Portal
- Scroll down to the place where you find the National Identity Card online application and click it
- Here you’ll see the NID Pre-Enrollment System
- Login For Individuals
- Login For Service Providers
- Click on the 1st option if you are an individual or the second option if you belong to a service provider
- Enter your mobile number
- Click on New Enrollment
- Then you can see the form as shown in the figure
- Fill in all the required information like Application Data, Family Details, Contact Details, Appointments, etc
- You can visit this link to know about how to write the name in Nepali.
- Click on the Preview option and then review your application form, and then submit it
How To Apply For Rashtra Parichaya Patra vis SMS?
National Id cards are now required for e-passports, and the Nepalese government is expected
to link them to a variety of other state-related services in the near future. And if you’ve applied for a Rashtra Parichaya Patra, you’ll most likely get your own unique ID number. You can quickly obtain it if you haven’t already by sending an SMS. Follow the quick 3 steps below to receive your National ID Card’s unique number through SMS:
- On your phone, open the messaging app
- Type N, followed by a space and a 16-digit application number.
- Then send it to 30001
For example, if your application number is 1234567890000000, you must transmit it to 30001 as N 1234567890000000.
Following that, you will receive an email with your unique National ID number. If you still haven’t received it, you can reach out to the Department via WhatsApp, where you’ll find different contacts for different provinces.
If you live in the Bagmati or Gandaki province, call 9851316034; if you live in Lumbini, Karnali, or the Far West, call 9851316035. Keep in mind that you’ll need to transmit a snapshot of your confirmation page, voucher, and message response to your WhatsApp contact for the next step.
Applying For A National ID Card In Nepal
There are several major criteria that an applicant must fulfill before applying for a Rashtra Parichaya Patra. They are:
- Must be above the age of 18
- Must bear a Nepali citizenship
- Marriage certificate(in case of marriage)
- Migration Certificate(Basai Sarai) if you’ve changed your address permanently
Rastriya Parichaya Patra Form Download Pdf
Visit this link to download the Rashtriya Parichaya Patra form online.
Checking The Status Of Your National ID Card
Applicants can check the status of their National ID Card from donidcr.gov.np even if their Rashtra Parichaya Patra hasn’t been printed.
There, in the box named National Id Status, enter your National Identity Number. From there, you’ll get to know the status of your NID Card.