How to Get a No Objection Letter in Nepal?

March 11, 2022

If you wish to study abroad, you should be familiar with the phrase N.O.C. (No Objection Certificate). If not, this blog will explain what N.O.C. is and answer some often asked questions. A NOC is a consent or authorization document provided by the Nepalese government saying they have no objections to your study abroad plans.

It's also known as a "No Objection Letter." It is issued only by the Ministry of Education (MoE). You can only get a student visa and study abroad once you have this letter from the Ministry of Education.

What is the Purpose of a No Objection Letter?

Obtaining a NOC signifies that you have received legal permission from the Nepalese government to study in foreign nations and that you can make payments to the institutions you choose to attend. Students must submit the NOC to the bank when making any payment to the institution listed on the NOC. 

You can only pay the specific institution listed on the NOC. You'll need different NOCs for each university or country if you want to pay for several institutions or countries. If you want to swap NPR for any foreign currency, you'll need a NOC.

If you want to study in Australia and have already gotten an offer letter, you will be required to pay the tuition to apply for a visa, and the most frequent method is to use a bank. To make a payment in a foreign country on your behalf, your bank will need a NOC.

Who is Eligible to Apply for a NOC?

Anyone wishing to study in another country can apply for a NOC. However, a student should have a legitimate offer from the school where they plan to study. A student's guardian can also apply for a NOC on their behalf. 

Parents, grandparents, older brothers or sisters, and spouses are among the students' guardians. If a guardian is applying for a NOC on behalf of a student, they should provide their citizenship and the other documents required.

What Documents Do I Need to Apply for a NOC in Nepal?

When applying for a NOC, students must submit certain documentation. 

The following are the details:

  1. Obtaining a passport (Original and Notarized Photocopy)

  2. Citizenship is a term that refers to the (Original and Notarized Photocopy)

  3. Transcripts of the most recent academic degree (Original and Notarized Photocopy)

  4. If you're studying medicine or nursing, you'll need a valid Offer Letter or I-20 from the University/College Eligibility Office, as well as a Registration Certificate from the Council (Original and Notarized Photocopy)

  5. If your last name has changed due to your marriage, you will need a Marriage Registration Certificate.

Is It Possible to Apply for a NOC Online?

You can also submit an online application for a NOC. Since July 15, 2020, the Nepalese government has made it possible to apply for an online NOC.

Application for a NOC:

  1. Create a user account at To begin the NOC application, you must first sign up with your email address or phone number.

  2. Fill out the online application form according to the instructions and upload the required papers. Check that all of the papers you've uploaded are legible.

  3. Within 2-3 business days, you will receive notification of your document verification.

  4. If your application is approved, you must pay revenue of Rs. 2000.00 to the Ministry of Environment at Rastriya Banijya Bank for each NOC. You may be asked to provide further papers or information for verification purposes.

  5. When applying for a NOC, you may not identify the subjects or schools you want to attend through the portal. You'll need to submit a subject request in this scenario.

  6. When submitting a subject request, make sure you include all of the requested information. The subject may take 1 to 2 business days to be approved, or you may be asked for additional information if it is lacking.

  7. Once your subject has been accepted, continue with your application. Once you log in, the approval notice will appear in the notification tab of the portal.

  8. Even if you applied online, you must pick up a hard copy at the Ministry of Education's Scholarship department at Keshar Mahal.

What Is the Procedure for Physically Obtaining a NOC?

Until the government implemented an online application process for NOC in July 2020, the only way to get a NOC was to apply and get it in person. Many students, however, still favor physical application today. 

The following is a step-by-step guide on applying the NOC physically:

  1. To apply for a NOC, the first step is to acquire all of the required documents listed above.

  2. Complete the application form with all of the requested information. The application form can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education's website,, or picked up at the Ministry of Education, Keshar Mahal, Kathmandu. If you require a NOC for more than one subject, level, or institution, you must complete a separate application for each.

  3. Window 3 is where you fill out the application form and get your documents verified.

  4. Window 2 is where you pay your fees.

  5. Once you've made your payment, go to Window 4 and submit your documents. A token number will be assigned to you.

  6. Window 6 is where you'll get your NOC.

You must also pay a fee for each NOC you apply for, regardless of the subject, level, or institution. Please submit your application by 12 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The line is usually long, and it may take some time to get through each window. If you have all of the required paperwork and visit on schedule, you may usually acquire a NOC within a day (physically). 

How Much Does It Cost to Get a NOC in Nepal?

As revenue, the MOE charges Rs. 2000.00 for each NOC. If you want a NOC for a different course, school, or level, you'll have to pay an extra Rs. 2000. If you're applying in person, you can pay this cost at Window 2; if you're applying online, you can pay it by bank transfer. RBB is the beneficiary bank if you apply online.

Where Can I Receive a Letter NOC in Nepal?

The Ministry of Education (MOE), Scholarship Wing, in Keshar Mahal, issues the NOC.

The following are the specifics:

  1. Wing for Scholarships

  2. Education Ministry

  3. Kathmandu's Keshar Mahal

Phone: 01-4418169 

Consult with a counselor at Prasana International Education about your educational options and other requirements you need while going abroad. We will provide you with all essential information about studying abroad and assist you during the visa application process once you arrive in Australia.