National Identity Card | Rastriya Parichaya Patra Pre Enrollment 2023

You can apply for National Identity Card in Nepal through the online NID Pre-Enrollment System or fill out and submit a registration form for Rastriya Parichaya Patra at DAO.

Rastriya Parichaya Patra in Nepal is a digital Identity card that holds all the personal and biometric data of Nepali citizens. Every card has its unique identification number known as “NIN” or National identification number. It is like your citizenship number, and all the citizens of Nepal can get this card. The government’s Department of National ID and Civil Registration (DONIDCR) collects these data.

ApplicationNID Card
Who can apply?Nepali Citizens
Application ModeOnline
Application Site
Application FeeFree
Biometrics77 DAO
41 AAO
ReportThrough SMS
Office Opening Time10:00 am
NID Card Pre Enrollment Details

Pre Enrollment of National Identity Card | Online Apply

National Identity Card
Nepal’s National Identity Card Sample Image

You can apply for NID Card by filling out an online pre enrollment application form, choosing the desired date to submit Biometrics and documents, then receiving your National ID Card and Identification Number.

Application for the National Identity Card Nepal can be submitted using 2 methods,

  1. Online Registration at or,
  2. Submit the Application Form at District Administrative Office.

Process to apply for NID Card Nepal

You can submit your application either way mentioned above, and after successful registration, you will get appointment dates for Biometrics and documents submission.

Visit the office you selected at 10 am (during opening hours), and within an hour, they will register your Biometrics and complete the application process.

If you fail to provide the necessary documents or information, then they will not accept your application. Check for the documents listed below.

If your application is approved, you will receive your National Identification Number from SMS.

Documents are required for National Identity Card

The documents required to apply for National Identity Card in Nepal are

  1. Application form
  2. Passport size Photo
  3. Citizenship for Identity verification
  4. Parent’s citizenship
  5. Marriage certificate (Couples only)
  6. Migration certificate or “Basai Sarai” (If changed state permanently)
  7. Death certificate (If your partner is no more)

Any Nepalese who has citizenship and is 16 years or above can apply for Rastriya Parichaya Patra.

Steps to apply for National Identity Card in Nepal | Rastriya Parichaya Patra Online

To apply for National Identity Card online in Nepal, follow the steps below:

  • Visit
  • Click on Login for Individual. (Enter your mobile & submit OTP)
  • Click on New Enrollment.
  • Add your personal details.
  • Add contact details. (NID Card Number will be sent here)
  • Add family details. (Parents and Grandparents Details)
  • Select desired appointment dates. (For Biometrics)
  • After confirming, submit it.

National Identity Card Nepal Online Registration (Image Guide)

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Step 1 – Visit
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Step 2 – Click on New Enrollment
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Step 3 – Enter appicant details
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Step 4 – Enter contact details (NID Card number will be sent here)
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Step 5 – Enter family details (Parent’s and Grandparents Name)
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Step 6 – Choose the Appointment Date, Office and Time.
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Step 6 – Check the details you have entered before submitting
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Step 7 – Submit your NID Card Nepal’s application form

Suggestion: If you are applying from Computer, Download Google Input Tool to type Nepali in NID Pre-Enrollment System.

When will I receive my National Identity Card?

You will receive your national identification number within a few days through SMS after successfully submitting your application form. But to receive your National Identity Card, you will have to wait.

These cards are prepared by the Department of National Identity Card and Registration at Singha Durbar. After printing these NID cards, they will distribute them to the District Administration Office of respective states.

As this is a nationwide operation, the wait is over a year. Once the card is ready, you will be notified by phone for a pick-up request.

Receiving National Identity Number NIN sample
National Identity Number Nepal

How to get National Identification Number from Mobile SMS?

After submitting the online application form, you will receive a confirmation number. Follow the steps below to request your National Identification Number or NIN.

  1. Going to the Message app,
  2. Then, Type N <space> Number and then Send it,
  3. You will receive your NIN Number.

If your confirmation number is 1234567890, type N 1234567890 and send it to 30001.

Get National Identity Number in Nepal from SMS
Receive National Identification Number from SMS

What Details are on National Identity Card in Nepal?

It will have your basic personal plus biometric details such as

  • Personal details (Includes everything about you and your family)
  • Digital Signature
  • Nationality
  • Iris (Eye scan)
  • Fingerprint (10 fingers)
  • Unique identification number
  • Photo (They will take it)
  • Scannable Card

Rastriya Parichaya Patra Form

राष्ट्रिय परिचय पत्र कसरी बनाउने? Video

If you are still confused about how to fill out the online application form, then you can watch this Youtube video by Swagat Gyawali. He has explained everything step by step in his video.

Video Credit: Swagat Gyawali

If you are unable to fill out the online form, then you can download the rastriya parichaya patra form pdf file.

How to fill Rastriya Parichaya Patra Form?

The form asks a question related to you and your family only, so it is easy, but still, here is a sample of how to fill the form.

NID Card PDF file
National Identity Card Nepal 2023 application sample form
Rastriya Parichaya Patra form 2080
Sample of Rastriya Parichaya Patra form 2080

Rastriya Parichaya Patra form download pdf

You can download the form from Nepal Nerd by clicking on the button below.

How to submit Rastriya Parichaya Patra Form Offline?

First, Download the form from above and check the sample on how to fill out rastriya parichaya patra.

Visit your state’s District Administration Office. They have set up a separate section for NID cards only.

Request them for an appointment date, and visit on the date given by the parichaya patra section employee. (You might get the date of 2 or 3 days later)

I suggest you visit the office before 10 am and submit your application form as soon as the office opens.

As it is on a first-come, first-served basis, submit as fast as possible.

Personal Experience

In Pokhara, they are taking these forms in District Administration Office, Lakeside. I applied for the NID Card in Nepal offline, and it took me a few days to fully submit my application.

Because their system was not working the day before, they delayed my application to serve previous applicants.

Visited the office around 10:00 am, and my work was done around 11:10 and received my Rastraya parichaya number a few minutes later.

What is Rastriya Parichaya Patra Used for?

This card will collect your data, including births, deaths, migrations, marriages, divorces, etc., and also verify identification for other government services like.

  • Voter ID Card or Matdata Parichay Patra
  • Social Security Card
  • Person’s National Identify Card
  • Record for Security Management
  • To receive all Public Service

Update on Where to apply for NID Card Nepal

The District Administration Offices in all 77 districts and 41 area administration offices of Nepal facilitate applying for the National ID Card.

  • District Administration Office, Kathmandu: Citizens from Parsa and Dhanusha in Madhesh Province can apply except for Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
  • District Administration Office, Lalitpur: Karnali and Sudur Paschim provinces and from Saptari and Sarlahi in Madhesh are eligible.
  • Narayanhiti Durbar Premises: All states from Koshi, Lumbini, Gandaki provinces and Siraha, Mahottari, Bara, and Rautahat.
  • National City Hall: Nepal government employees, former employees, and distinguished people while families of civil service employees. 

This content is based on Personal Experience (Self Registration) and Online Research, and I will keep updating this article on a timely basis for better results.


How can I check and apply for a national identity card in Nepal?

Visit DONIDCR’s official website, “”, sign up, fill up the form, and then go for the biometric submission.

Can I get my National ID card online?

Yes, you can apply for a NID card online, but to submit or give Biometrics, you must visit the district office or where they are accepting it in your area.

What documents are needed for national ID?

Documents needed for Rastriya Parichaya Patra are the Application form, citizenship, marriage certificate (If married) & death certificate (If other half is no more).

Where can I get a National ID card in Kathmandu?

You can apply online and then visit the office accepting Biometrics.

How can I type Nepali in the NID Pre enrollment system

To type in Nepali, download Google Input Tool Nepali to type in the NID pre-enrollment system.

How can I get the NID or Rashtriya Parichaya Patra number from my Mobile?

After submitting the form and successfully getting approved. SMS your confirmation number to 30001.
For Eg: N <space> 1234567890 send it to 30001

Can I register for NID twice?

If you’ve been mistaken while filling out the form, you can edit and make a correction or request while giving your Biometrics.

What if I lost or broke the card? Can I get a new NID Card?

You can apply to District Administration Office with a reason; after verifying, they will provide it as a copy.

31 thoughts on “National Identity Card | Rastriya Parichaya Patra Pre Enrollment 2023”

  1. Online application submit garda otp aune mobile number afnai namma registration vako number dina parne ho ra?? Ani apply gareko kati dinma appointment painxa hola? Apply garna parne manxe bahira hunu hunxa tei vayera yo prasana gareko. Thorai din ko chutti ma auna parne vayera aaile online apply gardai garum vanera bt sim yeta xaina . So maile afnai mobile number use garera online submit garna khojdai xu. Is it possible??

    • You can choose an appointment date online (Available Date) if you do not get the desired date then visit District Office (Biometrics center in your area) and request them to give you your desired date with reason.

      And I don’t see any rule for mobile phones, also I think you can request them to change your phone number during biometrics.

  2. Namaste,
    Hi! Is the registration for NIC currently only available in Nepal, or is it also available outside of Nepal, for Nepalese working/residing overseas?
    Thank you.

    • Personal experience,
      Mero parents lai, marriage certificate liyera aunu vannu vako theyo.
      and grandfather lai death certificate.

      I think it is compulsory to have those documents, you can contact them (the number is in the image above)

  3. Can we get NID card from Kathmandu, if we are not permanent resident of Kathmandu but currently living in there?

    • If you are submitting an offline form then it depends. Usually, they accept.
      But my friend’s application was denied by the Pokhara office saying Currently we are not accepting applications from other states (7 months ago).

  4. Thanks you, parichaya patra ko form kasri varne vanera confuse thiye sample payo and parichaya patra ko pdf form pani.


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