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 Drawback for applying NRN card
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Posted on 07-08-22 10:27 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hi, I think NRN card is a very good deal for someone who plans to stay Nepal for longer period since it lets you own property, open bank account and also it gives you like 10 years of Nepal visa for just $520. But I dont see many people appying for it, are there any drawbacks of having it that I am not able to see.
 
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i wonder if it lets you own a real state house /land with card . virtually a NRN card has no legal recognition other than opening a bank account that may be reason that many people are not interested . its only good for politics , nothing real good for common people
 
Posted on 07-08-22 3:45 PM     [Snapshot: 129]     Reply [Subscribe]
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First, NRN card is costly and hassle to apply (I know it is only one shot to apply and pay). You can't buy properties or own them. Even your ancestral ones! It will only help you to travel and stay in Nepal without having any visa issue. You can make a big investment in some sectors though but it won't be easy and fair, if you are not familiar with political and bureaucratic loop holes.
 
Posted on 07-14-22 4:34 PM     [Snapshot: 526]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I dont where you guys are getting this idea that NRN are not allowed to own property in Nepal. Is not that another reason people get NRN card? There is some ceiling on how much you can own though:
(a) Maximum 2 Ropani, in Kathmandu Valley,
(b) Maximum 8 Kattha, in municipalities of the terai
district,
(c) Maximum 4 Ropani, in other municipalities except
mentioned in (a) and (b),
(d) One Bigaha, in village development committees of
the terai district, except mentioned in part (b), or
(e) 10 Ropani, in other areas except mentioned in (a),
(b), (c) and (d)

@Kevin, I do hear something about not being able to get ancestoral property after getting NRN card though, which does not make sense and cannot find any source on it.

Source: https://au.nepalembassy.gov.np/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/NRN-Rules.pdf
 
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I am not expert and still trying to find more info. Nepal politics and PR card will keep changing. I heard you cannot own ancestral property but you can buy new one within limits. If U visit Nepal quite often, it will make sense.
 
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@kevin, why do you say things just for the sake for saying it? if you don't know, ask! don't post nonsense.


 
Posted on 07-14-22 11:49 PM     [Snapshot: 666]     Reply [Subscribe]
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The nrn rule says the limit of 2 ropabis land etc not applicable to inheritence. It is applicable if u are buying using nrn card.
Read these faqs guys : https://nrna.org/faq/
 
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Can NRN inherit property from their parents/relatives?
Yes as per provisions stated in the NRNA Bylaws 2066, their right to inheritance as per Nepali law is allowed. The new civil code of Nepal allows the holders of NRN Citizenship the right to inherit own and maintain property at par with other Nepali citizens.
Is there any restriction in the amount of property to be owned and inherited by persons of Nepali origin?
Yes, There is a limit on buying property by foreign nationals of Nepali origin(NRN card holders). As stated in Clause No. 11 of NRN Bylaws 2066 which states NRN and their family members can purchase and own land and other fixed assest as specified below:
Maximum of Two Ropanis in Kathmandu Valley
Maximum of 8 Kathha in Metropolitan Cities of Terai
Maximum of 4 Ropanis in Metropolitan Cities of Other Districts Except Clause
A and B

Maximum of 1 Biggha in other areas of Terai Except Clause B
Maximu of 10 Ropanis in other areas except Clause A, B, C and D.
What will happen to the property which was owned by NRN when he was a resident of Nepal?
As per the NRN Act and Rules, the NRN cardholders can keep the property owned by them when they were citizens of Nepal.
Can Persons of Nepali origin sell their property and take back their money to foreign land?
Yes they can do that following the process as prescribed in the prevailing law.
What if NRN over stay in Nepal?
The foreign nationals have to abide by the laws relating to immigration. If somebody whether he or she is an NRN or not, is found to have breached the law, they will be penalised as per the law. .
Can NRN reacquire Nepali Citizenship?
Nepal Citizenship Act 2006 Clause No. 11 states: If any Citizen of Nepal who has acquired foreign citizenship returns to reside in Nepal and submits a notification to the designated authority the evidence he or she has renounced his or her foreign citizenship shall be reinstated the Nepalese citizenship from the date of registering such evidence. In other words, the person concerned shall have to prove his/ her previous Nepali Nationality and the evidence that his/her foreign nationality has been annulled.
Will persons who reacquire Nepali Citizenship be treated as the common citizens of Nepal and have access to all the rights provided to Nepali Citizens?
Yes, the citizenship when reinstated is to the same category as his /her previous citizenship category.
Is it necessary to have an NRN card to be member of NRNA?
No, it is not necessary to have an NRN card to be a member of NRNA. It is only the eligibility criteria to acquire the NRN card and the NRNA membership (registered membership) are the same.


How many types of membership is available in NRNA?
There are four types of membership described under NRNA Constitution:
General Member
Registered Member
Associate Member
Honorary Member
What is the highest decision making body of the NRNA?
The highest decision making body of NRNA is its International General Assembly (IGA) which meets every two years. The IGA elects the NRNA leadership and also provides the direction to the NRN movement.
What is International Coordination Council (ICC)?
ICC is an executive body of NRNA elected by the IGA. It is the body that leads the NRN movement under the guidance of the decisions of the IGA.
What is the Structure of NRNA ICC?
The ICC comprises of following members elected at the International General Assembly.
President- 1
Vice President – 6 (including one Women)
General Secretary – 1
Secretary –6
Treasurer – 1
Joint Treasurer – 2
Nominated Spokesperson – 1
Women Coordinator – 1
Youth Coordinator – 1
Regional Coordinators – 6 (Representing Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Oceania)
Deputy Regional Coordinators – 6
Regional Women Coordinator – 6
Regional Youth Coordinator – 6
Members – elected from each National Coordination Councils on the basis of their membership strength


What is International Executive Secretariat (IES)?
IES is the core body of NRNA formed to execute the activities of the ICC efficiently and effectively. It comprises of President, Vice Presidents, General Secretary, Secretaries, Treasurer, Joint Treasurer, Spokesperson, Women and Youth Coordinator of NRNA.
What is Office Bearers (OB)?
OB is the executive committee of NRNA which comprising of President, Vice Presidents, General Secretary, Secretaries, Treasurer, Joint Treasurer, Spokesperson, Women and Youth Coordinator, Regional Coordinators, Deputy Regional Coordinators, Regional Women and Youth Coordinators of NRNA.
What is National Coordination Council (NCC)?
NCC is the officially recognized committee of NRNA formed in different countries and territories where NRNs reside, NCC can be registered according to the local laws of the respective country.
How can the NCC be formed?
A minimum number of 10 NRNs residing in one country can form NCC by submitting application to NRNA ICC.
How many Countries have NCCs?
Till date NRNA NCC has been formed in 80 Countries and territories.
What is the structure of NCC?
NCCs generally comprise of President, Vice President, General Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer, Spokesperson, Women Coordinator, Youth Coordinator and committee members NCCs. The individual NCC may decide on their specific structure under the broad guidance of NRNA statute.
What is Local Coordination Council?
LCC is committee representing local states / provinces of the NCC established in respective country. Depending upon the requirements, NCC can form required numbers of LCCs representing states and regions within the respective country. NCC can assign or elect Coordinator for each LCC. The LCC Coordinators are responsible to report to NCC President in time bound manner. LCCs are generally formed in countries with diverse geography and a large number of NRNs in the country concerned.
How can one be member of NRNA?
Any adult NRN can be the member of NRNA. Membership to NRNA is through application to the NCCs of respective country by filling up the form and submitting stipulated fee.
What are the benefits of becoming members of NRNA?
The member will have status of registered member of NRNA.
Identity card as NRNA member
Access to different meeting, conference and programs of NCCs and ICC
Participation in General Assembly of NCC and NRNA
Opportunity to become official delegate of IGA and NGA
Networking with the wider group of NRNs residing in different part of the world.
Access to discounts and privileges accorded to NRNA member by various enterprises/insitutions
What is NRNA Id Card?
NRNA identity card is the card provided to the registered members of NRNA. . This card is being provided by NRNA ICC. This card can be utilized for privileges and discounts provided by many national and multinational companies to NRNA members.
What is difference between NRN Card and NRNA identity card?
NRN Card is an identity card provided by Nepal Government which is valid for 10 years where as NRNA identity card is card provided by NRNA ICC to the NRNA registered members through NCC verifying their position and involvement in the association, with the validity of two years.
What is NRNA National General Assembly (NGA)?
NGA is supreme body of the NCCs which provides directives to the Executive Committee of NCCs and elects the Executive Committee of NCCs. NGA is held every two years in respective countries, not more than months prior the IGA. NGA elects the NCC, ICC member/members representing the NCC and the delegates to participate at the IGA.
What is difference between IGA & NGA?
IGA is assembly of entire NRNA where delegates from various countries participate whereas the NGA is the assembly of NRNs in the concerned country
What is NRNA Global Conference?
NRNA Global Conference is major event of NRNA. It is jointly organised by NRNA with Nepal government and FNCCI. IGA is held in conjunction with global conference every two years. The conference involves thematic discussions on issues concerning development of Nepal and the NRN movement.


Who can attend IGA?
IGA is a closed event of NRNA, which is open to the ICC members, Patron Council, Advisors, Honorary Council Members and registered delegates from NCCs.
Who can attend the Global Conference?
Global Conference is open for all the delegates of IGA and interested participants who register for the conference by submitting the form and paying the stipulated fee. It is open for anyone who is interested on the issues being discussed at the global conference.
What are the objectives of the Global Conference?
Each global conference has its own theme and the objective are also specific to that conference, but overall objectives of the Global Conference is to bring the NRNs and the policy makers together to dwell on issues concerning Nepal and the NRN community. The Global Conference provides platform for the NRNs to be in touch with decision makers in Nepal and also to link with Nepalese living in other parts of the world. It is also an occasion for the NRN community to show solidarity with Nepal.
How are the expenses of the Global Conference met?
Global Conference is a self-sustaining event, the major expenses are meet through sponsorship fee raised for the event as well as the registration fee raised from participants
What is NRNA Regional Meeting?
Regional Meeting is the regular event of NRNA which is organized in different regions. The NCCs of particular regions are given responsibility to host the regional meeting.
What is the objective of holding regional meeting?
The regional meeting is hold to discuss on the specific issues concerning of NRNs residing in the particular region. The regional coordinators in consultation with the NCCsdecide on the date as well as the agenda of the regional meeting.
What is Global Knowledge Convention?
NRN Global Knowledge Convention is a platform that aims to bring together experts of various disciplines from Nepal and Nepali diaspora and explore Nepal’s needs for expert assistance to help the country move towards knowledge-based economy.
What is the objective of holding Global Knowledge Convention?
The objective of organising the knowledge convention is to bring the diaspora knowledge pool and the local knowledge pool together for use in the interest of the nation and the national economy. It is also meant to identify the priority areas for knowledge investment in the country.
How many registered members NRNA has?
The number of registered members of NRNA is estimated at 70,000 in the term 2017-19.
What is the total number of NRNs at present 2018?
The rough estimate of NRNs at present is around 50 lakhs . This figure does not include Nepali speaking nationals of and Nepali citizens living in SAARC member countries.
What are the major projects and initiatives of NRNA in and outside Nepal?
The NRNA has undertaken many projects and initiatives since its establishment. These include:


Laprak Model Settlement Development Project
NRNA Shankhamul Garden Project
NRNA Headquater
Ujyalo Nepal Foundation
Nepal Open University
NRNA Foundation
Nepal House
Nepal Festivals
NRN Investment
NRNA Academy
Nepal Science Foundation
Continuation of Nepali Citizenship
NRN Investment Company
NRN Microfinance Limited
Human Resource Development and Training
Blood Transfusion System
Road Safety Program
Agriculture Promotion
Tourism Promotion
Sindhuligadhi Masterplan Development Project
Uterus Prolapse Project
Women Empowerment and Skill Enhancement Project
NRNA Bridhhasharam Galeshwor
Kriya Putri Bhaban
Janaki Temple Lightification
Support to Unprivileged Children
Support to disabled people
Nepal Library Foundation
Nepal Policy Institute (NPI)
And many more
What is the total amount of investment in Nepal done by NRNs?
The rough research done by NRNA regarding direct investment made by the NRNs in nine selected districts was Rs 29,855 million by the end of 2014. estimation of direct investment is around Rs. 60,000 million. As Many NRNs invest in enterprises of their families and friends, it is rather difficult to estimate the the volume of total investment.
What are the major sectors in Nepal where NRNs have invested?
The major sectors or fields of investment by the NRNs are:

Service –Hotel Sector
Hydro and Renewal Energy
Travel and Trekking
Information Technology
Agriculture & Farming
Health Sector
Education and Skill Training
Communication
Financial, Accounting and Banking
Aviation & Transportation
Migration Services and more.
Do NCCs help the Nepalese who fall victims in Foreign Country?

Yes,NRNA has, to the extent possible, extended helping hand and humanitarian support to rescue and support the Nepalese stranded in foreign land. Such support is rendered by mobilizing the resources from the Nepali community in the country concerned and outside. As the demand for such support is huge, the NRNA policy is to provide such support after due diligence (examination) and support community efforts. People requiring such support should contact NCCs of respective country and put forward their application to the ICC through NCCs.
What sort of activities NCCs perform in Foreign land?
The NCCs are involved in activities and functions like

Uniting all the Nepalese residing in respective country
Representing the Nepali community in the various civic bodies
Extending support to Nepalese and local communities
Promotion of Nepal, its products and services including tourism
Promoting investment in Nepal
Organising Nepali festivals, cultural programs
Supporting Skill and Technology Transfer from respective country to Nepal
Raising funds and contribute to relief and charities works in Nepal
Providing skill enhancement programs and trainings to Nepalis
Raising voice for the betterment of Nepalese community
Lobbying for the welfare and Safety of Nepalese with highest authority of Nepal Government in respective country
Supporting NRNA ICC in its efforts of pursing the interests of NRNs and Nepal


Is there any separate committee to look after Youth Activities in NRNA?
Yes, there is a separate youth forum led by Youth Coordinator. The youth coordinator is part of the IES
Is there any Separate committee to look after Women Activities?
Yes,NRNA has formed separate Women Forum to handle the issues related to Nepali Women. The Woman Forum is headed by a Woman coordinator, who is part of the IES. There is a position of a Vice President at ICC specially reserved for women.
Who was the First President of NRNA?
Upendra Mahato, is the founder President of NRNA. Currently he is Chief Patron of the organisation.
Who is the current President of NRNA?
Bhaban Bhatta is the current president of NRNA.
Who have been the Presidents of NRNA?
Dr. Upendra Mahato ICC 2003-2009

Dev Man Hirachan ICC 2009-2011

Jiba Lamichhane ICC 2011-2013

Dr. Shesh Ghale ICC 2013-2017

Bhaban Bhatta ICC 2017-2019

Kumar Panta ICC 2019-2021



Who was the first Women Coordinator of NRNA?
Ranjana Udas is the first woman coordinator of NRNA.


Where is the Secretariat of NRNA?
The NRNA Secretariat operates from its own Head Quarter building located at Baluwatar, Kathmandu adjacent to the official residence of the speaker of the lower house of Parliament (Sabhamukh Niwas) .
What kind of services the NRNA Secretariat provide?
The NRNA secretariat undertakes all activities which are generally undertaken by the secretariat of an association / organization. It is the contact point for the association in Nepal.
Following are the main activities undertaken by the NRNA Secretariat.

Organize different Events and conferences of the NRNA
Act as the focal contact point in Kathmandu Nepal
Disseminate relevant information to all the registered members as well as government and non-government agencies
Draft position papers of NRNA
Keep database of the registered members and NRNs residing abroad
Raise and manage funds for carrying out different tasks of NRNA
Facilitate executive members in lobbying major issues related to NRNA and NRNs
Provide secretarial and logistics support to the NRNA members
Maintain official records of activities and proceeding
Maintain and manage accounts and finances of NRNA
How does NRNA meet its expenses including running of the Secretariat?
NRNA runs its secretariat through membership fee collected from different registered members, proceeds of the sponsored events, fund raising events and contribution from members. The fund raised for specific purposes (e.g. Charity, HQ Building Construction, etc.) is spent only for that specific purpose, whereas the membership fee and other income are used for meeting the general expenses including the expenses of the Secretariat.

 


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