Notarial and documentary services guide for Nepal

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at the British Embassy in Kathmandu.


The British Embassy in Nepal issues a wide range of legal documents for British nationals.

If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the embassy, local notaries or lawyers can sometimes provide these services more conveniently, quickly and cheaply. Check with the relevant authority (eg Chief District Office /registry office/local authorities etc) either in the UK, Nepal or a third country that our consular certificate or service will be accepted.

The British Embassy in Kathmandu cannot confirm this information, only the relevant authority can provide this confirmation. You can get examples of the wording of the consular certificates to present to the relevant authority for advice.

Services we provide in Nepal

  • certifying copies of British passports

Please also see our additional information on marriage.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, below please refer to the list of services which may be provided elsewhere.

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees


Fees for consular certificates and documents can be paid by credit card, debit card or in cash when you visit the consular section at the embassy.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address.

We accept passports, residence cards, driving licences, etc. as proof of identity.

We accept residence cards, bank statements, utility bills, driving licenses, etc. as proof of your address.

Make a certified copy of a British passport

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports.

What you will need to bring with you:

Book an appointment to make a certified copy in Kathmandu

Services provided by other authorities

The British embassy no longer handles applications for renunciation and naturalisation or registration as a British citizen. All applications are now handled by the UK Border Agency.

Data protection

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK Government departments and public authorities.


This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the high commission by the relevant local authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCDO and the British High Commission will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. British nationals wishing to obtain any further information must contact the relevant local authority.

Published 31 August 2020
Last updated 20 February 2014 + show all updates
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