Would You Pay $500 for a NRN ID Card?

The government has recently launched NRN ID Cards for Nepali people living abroad with foreign citizenship. This comes after the organisation of NRN held a week-long meet in Kathmandu few months ago. The cost of making this ID card is $500 dollars and the benefits which it brings are:
  • Visa Not Required
  • Allowed to acquire up to 2 Ropani’s of land in Kathmandu
  • Allowed to invest in Nepal
  • Allowed to acquire up to 8 Kattha of land in Tarai Nagarpalika 
  • Allowed to acquire up to 26 ropanis of land in the Pahad region
There are criteria’s to be met ie, which I am still sketchy about. If you want to get your ID card then it is available from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu or Embassy of Nepal.
 They should’ve just implemented the Dual-Citizenship like many other countries, this would’ve made it easier, less-hassle free and it woud’ve saved all the time. Oh Well, im sure the government has their own agenda and so does the NRN.  Many Gurkha families in the UK are giving up their Nepali citizenship for the British citizenship available to them for the brighter future it provides. At a crucial time such as this, it wouldve been better to introduce the Dual-Citizenship since many will find it a chore to fork out another $500 for a NRN ID card.
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  1. sure thing will do.. just trim the size of it as smart cards and would prefer plastic not paper for crying out loud $500 and paper??

  2. I am happy with NRN card. I paid like $100 something to stay in Nepal for 3 months. NRN is still a better option than not having anything at all. At least, I could buy any small amount of land on my own. I gave up my Nepalese citizen while I was in Hong Kong in 2011; in a hope to gain a free education and better career in UK. After coming to UK I studied Mental Health Nursing for free. If I were in Nepal or Hong Kong, it would have cost me a fortune to study. Study has become a business.
    Now I hope to work in UK, Saudi Arabia, Australia, etc, etc… then retire at an early age in Nepal.
    I wish by then renouncing my UK citizen to regain my Nepalese citizen would be a easy process.

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