Non-resident Nepalis (NRN) Buying Property in Nepal: A Complete Guide (2023)

In this article, we will discuss how NRN (Non Resident Nepali) can purchase land, where and how to apply for land, which documents are required, and questions to consider when purchasing land. We discuss the costs, taxes, process, and some legal issues.

Nepali citizens living abroad should consider the following factors when purchasing land in Nepal.

You must not own land in Nepal

To begin with, a Nepali who wishes to purchase land in Nepal should not own land in both his own and his family’s names.

As a Nepali, I must declare in the application for land purchase that I and my family do not own any real estate in Nepal. If you and your family own real estate in Nepal and have purchased real estate, the state has the authority to seize the land.

Where should NRNs apply for land purchase?

To purchase land in Nepal, NRNs (Non Resident Nepalis) must apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The following information should be included in the application: The following documents must be submitted when a non-resident Nepali applies to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to purchase land.

  • a photocopy of the non-resident Nepali identification card
  •  One copy of each foreign citizenship certificate and passport
  •  Lalpurja/landlord land registration certificate and one photocopy thereof
  • Copy of the landowner’s citizenship (seller).
  •  A copy/blueprint of the trash map (including house map in case of home buyer)
  • House/Land Receipt of tax payment for fiscal year.
  •  A copy of the house completion certificate
  • Duly filled form for purchase of land

Which NRN (Non Resident Nepali) details should be filled out when purchasing land?

  • Personal information about the applicant, such as name and surname: 
  • Year of birth:
  •  Nationality: 
  • Foreign citizenship information, 
  • as well as the name and address of the country currently residing in Nepal 
  • Full address in Nepal of applicant or immediate family members: Non-Resident Nepali Identity Card No.-
  •  Issuing Office/Deputy Name: 
  • The identity card is still valid. Duration:-
  • Non-Resident Nepali Identity Card Specifications:
  •  Purchase Information
  • Name and surname of the landowner:-
  •  Citizenship number and district

 Land Specifics

  •  State:
  • District:
  • Municipalities/Village Municipalities:
  • Ward number-
  • Sheet No.
  • Kitta No. 
  • Area (Roponi/Vigaha/Sqm):
  • Purchase Price of Land:-

House Specifics

  • House type (rough/paved)
  • House size (number of floors) 3
  • The house’s surface area:
  • Construction year:

Prior to this, please provide the following information about the land in Nepal in your or your family’s name:

  • Name of Landlord, Surname
  • Non-Resident Nepali Identity Card Specifications
  • Land to be purchased description
  • Landlord’s surname, citizenship number, and district-

House Specifics

  • House Style (Curved/Paved)
  •  House Sizes (how many floors)
  •  House area:
  • Construction completion year:

Prior to this, please provide the following information about the land in Nepal in your or your family’s name:

  • Name of Landlord, Surname:-
  • Non-resident Nepali identity card/citizenship number of a family member and district:

 What documents are required when submitting an application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purchase of residential land?

When a non-resident Nepali applies for land purchase at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the following documents are required.

  •  One copy/photocopy of the non-resident Nepali identity card
  •  One copy of the foreign citizenship certificate and one copy of the passport
  • Lalpurja/landlord land registration certificate and one photocopy
  • A copy of the landowner’s citizenship (seller).
  •  A copy/blueprint of the trace map (including house map in case of home buyer)
  •  Payment for a home or land Tax receipt
  •  A copy of the house completion certificate
  •  Duly filled land purchase form

How much land can a non-resident Nepali buy in Nepal for personal use?

There is a legal provision that allows foreign citizens of Nepali origin to purchase land or other immovable property in any of the following areas for the purpose of relocating to Nepal, subject to the following limitations:

  • No more than two Ropanis within the Kathmandu Valley,
  • A maximum of eight katthas within the Terai district municipal area,
  • Other than clauses (a) and (b), a maximum of four Ropanis within the municipal area of districts (b),
  • Except as provided in clause (b), no more than one farm within the Terai district’s rural municipality area, or
  • No more than ten plantations in areas other than clauses (a), (b), (c), and (d) (d).

How long does it take for the land ownership to be transferred into your name after you submit an application to buy the land/house?

After the application is submitted to the Ministry of Real Estate, the Ministry will make a decision within a week.

Things to know before buying a property

  •  Consider the property’s physical and legal condition.
  • Determine what type of land will be purchased. Because Guthi’s land is only a right to buy, the price is half that of the current Rakier.

How far away is the road from the land? Whether or not it is a motorable road and whether or not vehicles can enter. It must be considered before purchasing the land.

Evaluate the plot register

Check to see if the land field and the map of the land at the survey office are consistent in their measurements. Take a measurement in front of the sandh sandhiyar and construct a concrete structure on the land’s boundary.

Overview of land status 

When purchasing land, keep in mind whether the land has been frozen by anyone or entity by issuing a court order. To learn about the condition of the land, you must go to the Land Revenue office. Also, after seeing the land papers/shresta, check the status.

Following the purchase of land in Nepal, other joint members’ shareholders may file a lawsuit to claim the property. As a result, prior to purchasing the land, it is necessary to obtain the approval of all joint members ( inheritances).Make the right owner witness the deed to determine whether the owner wishes to sell the seller’s share or not.

You must pay your taxes.

Make certain that you pay the applicable taxes (Thaili rakam). Do not pay less. Do not become stingy in order to pay your taxes.

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