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Nepal - Convert or Exchange Foreign Driver License

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Go to the embassy of the country which issued you the license.
  2. After informing the office that you want to convert your license, you will be required to present, your passport with visa and the foreign drivers license.
  3. After verifying the documents, the embassy will then issue you:
    • Foreign citizen:
      • A letter or recommendation letter sent from the embassy or consulate or other diplomatic agency of the country that issued your drivers license.
      • A certified copy of your passport and visa.
      • The certified copy of your foreign driver's license.
    • Nepalese citizen:
      • A letter confirming that the foreign driver's license has been issued by the country's official body
      • a certified copy of of the foreign driver's license.
  4. After acquirng the documents mentioned above, you have to approach the Department of Transport Management, to convert a foreign driver license to Nepali Driver License.
  5. Choose your nearest office location from the information provided under the Office Locations & Contacts heading of this page.
  6. Make sure you have the basic documents mentioned under the Required Documents section of this page.
  7. If you documents are approved, you will take a health checkup.
  8. After you pass health checkup, you need to pay the required fee.
  9. After completing these all steps, you will be now ready to receive smart driving license from Nepal.
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Required Documents[edit]

Foreign citizen:

  • A letter or recommendation letter sent from the embassy or consulate or other diplomatic agency of the country that issued your drivers license.
  • A certified copy of your passport and visa from the embassy or consulate of the same country that issued your drivers license.
  • Passport or official ID in case of an Indian citizen from the Indian Embassy or Consulate or Diplomatic Bureau and a certified copy.
  • The driver's license issued from a foreign country and its certified copy from a diplomatic agency.

Nepalese citizen:

  • A Nepali citizenship certificate.
  • A letter from the embassy or consulate of the country from which the driver's license is issued confirming that the driver's license has been issued by the country's official body
  • The driver's license issued from a foreign country and its certified copy from a diplomatic agency.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Transport Management
Minbhawan, Kathmandu
Phone : 01-4474921
Fax : 01-4474922
Email : [email protected]
Website : http://www.dotm.gov.np

Office locations
Mechi Office : Address Location
Koshi Office : Address Location
Sagarmatha Office : Address Location
Janakpur Office : Address Location
Narayani Office : Address Location
Bagmati Office : Address Location
Motorcycle (Bagmati) Office : Address Location
Lumbini Office : Address Location
Gandaki Office : Address Location
Rapti Office : Address Location
Bheri Office : Address Location
Seti Office : Address Location
Mahakali Office : Address Location
Dhaulagiri Office : Address Location

Eligibility[edit]

  • You should possess unexpired Drivers License from foreign country.

Fees[edit]

For applying for drivers license at Department of Transport Management (DOTM), fee will be as quoted by DOTM depending upon the category/size of the vehicle.

Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Instructions[edit]

  • There are two scenarios for converting a foreign drivers license to Nepali drivers license:
  • Either you are a Nepalese citizen who obtained a drivers license abroad or you are a non citizen who moved to Nepal.
  • In both cases you need to contact the embassy or consulate of the country that issued you a drivers license and obtain a confirmation or recommendation letter as well as certified copies of the documents required.
  • Consult with the consular officer to determine how fees will be calculated with respect to your specific document.


Required Information[edit]

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



Need for the Document[edit]

To drive in Nepal, you must hold either a valid Nepali drivers licence in order to legally operate a motor vehicle.

This procedure provides you information about how to convert or exchange your valid foreign driver license to Nepali driver license.


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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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External Links[edit]

License Nepalikaran



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