The Liaison Office in Birgunj – the only in-house branch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – has been in operation since 2005. The main objective of this office is to strengthen Nepal-India relations by coordinating with the Consulate General of India in Birgunj in implementing the development projects under the assistance of the Government of India and providing it consular facilities on behalf of the Government of Nepal. The Liaison Office also provides consultation and cooperation, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the district level agencies in matters concerning bilateral relations between India and Nepal.
The eight districts in which the Consulate General carries out its activities are the jurisdiction of this office. They are Dhanusha, Mahottari and Sarlahi of Janakpur Zone, and Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Makwanpur and Chitawan of Narayani Zone.
SERVICES DELIVERED TO THE PUBLIC:
Exporters: Nepalese export entrepreneurs are welcome at this office to discuss their overall business situation, existing export procedures and any pertinent issues. This office will coordinate where necessary to facilitate their businesses. We would also like to encourage exporters to visit Industry and Trade offices in Birgunj or in other district headquarters, and to utilize respective chamber of commerce and industries and their commodity organizations for their business promotion.
Foreign investors: The Government of Nepal has pursued a consistent policy of encouraging foreign investment. To this end facilities and infrastructure are in place, and domestic environment is investment-friendly. We welcome all potential investors, and we will happily provide basic consultation and coordination facilities. They may also wish to visit the websites of the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Commerce and Supplies, Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Trade Promotion and Export Centre to find out business opportunities, be informed of laws and policies, and obtain any specific information.
Complaints relating to the police: Nepalese nationals seeking help of the Indian Police in relation to their complaints against an Indian national or institution are first required to lodge an application to the concerned District Police Office, which will then write to us to coordinate with the Indian Police through the Consulate General.
Tourists: Tourists who require a visa to enter Nepal via Birgunj immigration checkpoint can do so with a valid entry visa. Visas are also granted on-arrival, with an exception of nationals of the countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Ghana, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Liberia, Ethiopia, Cameroon and Somalia. For detail and updated information on immigration please contact Birgunj Immigration Office at (977- 51) 527447. For more information about touring in Nepal please contact Birgunj Tourism Office at (977-51) 522083, or visit Nepal Tourism Board’s website www.welcomenepal.com.
Students: Students wishing to obtain scholarships offered by the Government of India should apply directly at the Indian Consulate General’s Office in Birgunj. Selected candidates who require recommendation letter of this office should apply in person with original citizenship and academic certificates.
Applicants for Passport: Nepalese nationals seeking a passport should contact concerned District Administration Office or Department of Passport, Kathmandu. Telephone Exchange: (977 1) 4416011/12/13/14/15 Fax: 4411028, 4424366. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Details on the passport information are available at www.nepalpassport.gov.np.
Mr. Vijaya Kumar Raut ( Section Officer/Officiating Chief Liaison Officer)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Birgunj-12, Murali Bagaicha
Parsa District, Nepal
Telephone: 533306, 533307
Fax: (977 51) 533306