If you are a Nepalese citizen, you must know about all the National IDs of Nepal. Some of them are mandatory, while some of them are not. This article is going to help you in near future by assisting and providing information about all the national IDs you should make. National IDs are the identity cards that you need to present as an official citizen of the country, issued by the law and government.
Why is a National ID needed?
Each and Every citizen requires National IDs to access the basic services and facilities that are provided by the government. National IDs might include your Citizenship, Driving Licence, Voter Card, National Identity Card, and Disability Card in case you are disabled. Student ID cards and aged cards are some other ID cards that are not national ID but Private or Community ID.
Who issues the National IDs in Nepal?
All the National IDs of Nepal are issued by the government of Nepal. The government of Nepal implements the officials for National IDs in Nepal as the District Administration Office or Local Level government.
What do National IDs include?
All the national IDs include a person’s detail and his/her family details. Along with Personal details, address and authentic verification are provided while making the National IDs. National IDs such as citizenship includes the detail about your date of birth, place of birth, father’s name, grandfather’s name, and permanent as well as temporary address of the person. A driving Licence includes your details with your eligibility of driving the vehicle.
What is a National ID used for?
The government uses the National IDs to recognize its citizens and provides service to them. Government IDs are used to authenticate the candidates whether they are from respective countries or outsiders. A legal government ID is required everywhere over the country for any transactions or legal and official government works. Some of the National IDs are used for specific purposes, such as Voter Card is only used for giving votes in elections.
What are the requirements for making a National ID??
The government has issued certain rules and criteria for making National IDs. The criteria for making the National IDs should be fulfilled in order to make a National ID. Here are some of the Criteria or requirements for making a National ID.
- The most needed thing is you have to be a citizen of Nepal. Either you should have been born here or your Parents should have a valid national ID or Citizenship card.
- For making the Citizenship Card, You must have to be completed 16 years old.
- For making a Voter ID, you must complete 18 years of old and should have made National Citizenship Card.
- For making a driving licence, You must complete 18 years of old and pass the license trail taken by the Nepal government, ministry of transportation department of license.
- For making the national ID card, it is mandatory to have a Nepali Citizenship Card and a candidate must be 16 years old.
What happens if you don’t have a National ID?
A national ID is a representation of an official Citizen of a nation. Without a National ID, a lot of problems can occur during government work, and Here are some of the disadvantages of not having a National ID.
- Not the official citizen of a nation.
- You can not get the basic services provided by the government to its citizens.
- Cannot apply for foreign studies or working purposes.
- You are not allowed to take part in government events such as elections.
- You are not allowed to apply for government jobs as well as study in government Universities.
- You are restricted from the transactions or doing any legal work.
- No business can be run without a National ID.
Some National IDs of Nepal
Here are a few insights on some national IDs of Nepal. They are:
1. Citizenship Card
A citizenship Card is the most important National ID that is the most mandatory. Each and every legal document inside Nepal requires the Citizenship Card that is issued by the government of Nepal under the home ministry. A person can apply for a citizenship card after completion of 16 years old and visit the district administration office of the respective district providing valid and authentic information and verified by the officials.
2. Voter Card
A voter card is another important national ID in Nepal, required to vote for candidates in the elections. To vote is one of the biggest responsibilities of the citizen and a Voter ID is required for that. Nowadays voter Card registration is done at the same time as Citizenship Card registration but for getting Voter Card one must complete 18 years old.
National Election Commission is the department working for making, issuing Voter Card, and conducting elections.
3. Driving License
A driving license is not a mandatory ID but for a person to drive or ride vehicles, a driving license is a must need. A driving license is given after the completion of 18 years old and passing the trial and exam conducted by the department of licence.
4. National ID card
A National ID card is another that is given to all the federal democratic Nepali citizens who are eligible. A candidate must complete 16 years old and should have a Nepali citizenship card. For National ID, a separate department is working. A national ID is an advanced ID that has biometrics and comes with an embedded chip. You can apply for the National ID card online in the official Portal of the National ID department or simply by clicking here.
5. Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card
A permanent Account Number is another ID that is useful and needed for running a business inside the country. It is like legal permission to open Hotels, Shops, and other businesses. You can also apply for a PAN card online. Click here to get more information.
6. Student IDs
Students’ IDs are given to the students reading in a particular university or college. Student IDs are used to represent the students of a certain institution. It is not mandatory yet useful in many places.
7. Aged IDs
Aged IDs are provided to an aged person of the nation so they can get service faster and easier. Aged Ids are issued by some of the local governments for the safety of aged people.
8. Disability ID
Disability IDs are given to disabled persons to help them in public places and special services and allowances for them.
9. Civil Servant ID
Civil Servant IDs are given to those who work in government offices and provide services to the citizens.
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