This article was originally published on January 29, 2019, and last updated on July 20, 2020
Are you looking for reliable information on how to make a NOC letter in Nepal?
or are you confused about how to apply online?
You have landed on the right page!
Yes, I have updated every information you need to know about getting a No Objection Letter in Nepal starting from documents required to some helpful tips!
Also, at the end of this blog post you’ll find frequently asked questions and comment forum where people like you have shared their insights on their experience of the very process.
Let’s start with what NOC is and why it is needed.
note: This post contains information about NOC letter – No Objection Certificate issued by MOE, Nepal. If you were looking for Nepal Oil Corporation, please visit noc.org.np
Ministry of Education, Scholarship Wing in Kaiser Mahal, Kathmandu issues No Objection Certificate popularly known as NOC Letter in Nepal.
It is issued for all Nepali applicants who have studied in any educational organizations in Nepal or have taken equivalency degree of Nepal if studied in foreign countries or educational service provider affiliated to foreign boards.
Ministry of Education has recently made slight changes and updates to the mechanism of NOC application in response to the effect of Coronavirus covid-19. Please see Latest Updates.
Quick Facts about NOC Letter
- issued by the Ministry of Education, Nepal Government
- required by banks to pay application/ tuition fees to foreign educational institutions
- written consent from Nepal Government that MOE has no objection to NOC holder in studying in foreign nations
- can be obtained on the same day of application
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Why do I need a NOC letter?
Basically, when you possess a NOC letter, it means that
- The Ministry of Education, Nepal Government has no problem with you in studying in a foreign nation, or you haven’t received a scholarship from Nepal Government or the final reason is
- You have legal permission to send/ pay/ get fees in foreign currency to a foreign nation for educational purposes.
Let me make this clear, so you have received your offer letter or i20 from your desired foreign institution in Australia Canada, Japan or anywhere and now you need to pay your admission fees from Nepal.
You can pay your fees in different ways, one genuine way is to do SWIFT Bank Transfer to your college/university through licensed Banks in Nepal.
To send money on your behalf, Banks in Nepal will require you to present NOC issued from the Education Ministry.
What is the process to obtain No Objection Letter in Nepal?
Listed below are the major steps involved in obtaining the NOC certificate.
- You can download the application form online from the Education Ministry’s official site at moe.gov.np or can get one in counter or in the shops outside.
- What are the Documents required?:
Following documents are essential for you to obtain the certificate:
– passport original & copy,
– citizenship original & copy
– offer/ i20 letter from university,
– academic transcript original and copy of last academic degree, if no original all notarized
- submit filled form and documents at counter 3 for ruju/ verification
- after an officer at counter 3 has approved your documents and application go to counter 2 for voucher and payment of NPR 2000 for each degree
- once you have made a deposit, go to counter no. 4 for submitting documents and take the token number they provide you
- be back to counter 6 after the time they advise 1hr with token no.
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Where to go to get NOC letter?
This is the general process, some steps and fees might differ with time.
You will receive your NOC letter within the same day.
Incase, the officer asks you to get permission/ letter from Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC), you need to visit NHPC office at Bansbari, Kathmandu and follow these steps:
Documents required at NHPC:
- passport (original & copy),
- citizenship (original & copy),
- offer letter,
- and all documents as mentioned in 2
- handwritten application for agreement form that you won’t come back to NHPC seeking for registration/ license
- filled form
- deposit voucher slip of NPR 1500 in NHPC SBI Bank account
- directly go to room number 3 and submit there and come to room 1 and wait until they call your name
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Latest Updates regarding No Objection Letter
|Ministry of Education, Nepal initiates receiving an online application for NOC letter||July 15, 2020|
|Government stops issuing no-objection certificates for study in countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Singapore) hard hit by Covid-19||The Kathmandu Post|
Mar 30, 2020
|The government announced that it will not issue any No Objection Letter (NOC) to the students going for abroad studies.||myRepublica|
Mar 03, 2020
|Nepalese Government clarification on No Objection Certificates for education abroad||Australian Government, International Education|
NOC letter Nepal – online application
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST), the governing body for issuing No Objection Certificate (NOC letter) to applicants intending to pursue their higher education in foreign countries have recently changed the way of the application procedure.
This change is in response to the Coronavirus – covid19 effect.
Following are the major things to be remembered:
- applicable from 2077/03/21 BS, July 15, 2020, applicant don’t need to visit MOEST’s Kaeser Mahal office to obtain NOC letter
- all applications can be submitted online at noc.moest.gov.np
- after submitting the application online, the outcome of the application will be notified online
- successful applicants need to deposit the application fees by bank transfer
- date and time of collecting certificate will be notified by email and needs to be collected from Kaeser Mahal
for more information please see the official press release
Important Update about online application
Even though the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) published an official press release and online website for applying NOC Certificate, MOEST has commented recently that the online application isn’t fully active yet as they are waiting Government of Nepal’s permission to resume providing the NOC letter.
Unable to lodge your application for No Objection Letter online?
Its not open due to GoN restriction, as soon as GoN makes decision the online platform will be available.
Check details on MOE’s official facebook post here.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You can obtain a No Objection Letter (NOC) in Nepal by submitting filling and submitting an application form in person at the Ministry of Education, Scholarship Wing, Kathmandu. You will receive your letter on the same day.
Documents like passport, citizenship certificate, academic documents, offer letter are required for obtaining NOC letter. Check Documents required for detailed information.
No Objection Certificate is required by banks in Nepal to do your payment of tuition/ application fees to your university in foreign countries in foreign currency. Also, immigration officers at the departure terminal in Nepal’s airport might ask for the NOC letter to make sure you are a genuine student leaving Nepal.
If you are going abroad for your further study under scholarship, you mightn’t have the necessity of paying fees from Nepal. In this context, you don’t need a NOC. However, the officials at Nepal’s international airport might ask you for your NOC certificate. So it is best to get one or contact the Ministry of Education in advance.
You will get your letter on the same day, within a few hours of submitting your application.
It costs you NPR 2000 (Twelve thousand only) to get your No Objection Certificate.
Please reach the Ministry of Education by visiting moe.gov.np or contacting them.
MOEST has started accepting online applications for NOC letter from July 15, 2020.
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