The Immigration Department launched e-visa, automated system and online payment on Friday. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha inaugurated the services amidst a programme at Immigration Department Office, Kalikasthan.
Director General at the Department, Rudra Singh Tamang, informed that new services would be available at Department Office from 8:00am to 8:00pm from February 13.
The Department, for now, has enforced ‘electronic trial authorization’, a preparatory work to implement e-visa. Under the trial authorization, any foreigner willing to apply for Nepali visa can fill up the online form and submit fee accordingly.
Similarly, all sorts of service fees and fines can be submitted via mobile banking and wallet service providers.
The service seekers can track the status of their application and payment online. The Department also provides information on it via email and SMS. The employees will facilitate communications with the customers having low digital literacy.
Director General Tamang informed that automated and online services were being put in place to ensure transparency, accountability and frugality in the entire immigration administration.
He further shared that digital signature would be launched within this year. The Department also launched its new website on Friday.