Some Nepali embassies abroad have informed the Ministry for Foreign Affairs that they have planned to visit the places, where Nepali people are working, on public holiday in order to collect the application forms for Machine Readable Passport (MRP).
The embassies took such decision in the wake of government’s preparations to send team to four countries in order to collect the forms for MRP.
Nepali embassies in Bahrain, Oman and Malaysia have initiated the step to collect MRP forms by reaching the places where Nepali people reside. Nepali embassy in Malaysia informed that it has already taken up the task. Embassy at Bahrain has issued a statement informing about their visit to the places where Nepali people live, especially during public holidays.
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has set November 24, 2015 as the deadline for the elimination of handwritten passports. The Ministry has already formulated a strategy in this regard.
The employees of Nepali mission abroad are planning to visit the places where Nepali workers reside in order to collect their MRP forms as the Ministry’s strategy has not be approved.