What is No Objection Letter (NOC)?
You must be familiar with the term NOC (No Objection Certificate) if you are planning to study abroad. If not, this blog will help you understand what NOC is, and some frequently asked questions associated with it.
An NOC is a consent or authorization document that is issued by Government of Nepal stating that they have no problems with your plan to study abroad. It is also commonly known as No Objection Letter. It is solely issued by Ministry of Education (MoE). You can only study abroad once you get this letter from MoE.
Why do you need NOC?
Obtaining an NOC in means you have a legal consent from Government of Nepal to study in foreign countries and can make a payment to the intended institutions abroad. Students must submit NOC to bank while making any payment to the institution mentioned in NOC. You can only make a payment to the particular institution mentioned in the NOC. If you want to pay for more than one institution or for more than one country, you need separate NOCs for each institution. NOC is also required while you want to exchange NPR to any other foreign currencies.
Who can apply for NOC?
Anybody who wishes to study in foreign countries can apply for NOC. However, a student should have a valid offer from the school they intend to study. Student’s guardian can also apply for NOC on their behalf. Guardian of students includes parents, grandparents, elder brother or sister and spouse. If a guardian is applying for NOC on behalf of the student, they should include their citizenship along with other required documents.
What are the documents required to apply for NOC?
Students should provide some documents while applying for NOC. They are as follows:
- Passport (Original and Notarized Photocopy)
- Citizenship (Original and Notarized Photocopy)
- Academic Transcripts of the last Academic Degree (Original and Notarized Photocopy)
- A valid Offer Letter or I-20 from the University/College
- Eligibility and Registration Certificate from the Council if studying medical or nursing (Original and Notarized Photocopy)
- Marriage Registration Certificate if your last name has been changed because of marriage
Can I apply online for NOC in Nepal?
You can also apply for NOC in Nepal online. Go to http://noc.moest.gov.np and create your account. Fill the online application form following the instruction as well as upload the documents asked for. You will get a notice of your document verification usually within 2-3 business days. If your application is approved, you will have to pay the revenue of Rs. 2000.00 for each NOC payable to MOE at Rastriya Banijya Bank. You may be sometimes asked for extra documents or information for verification. You may pick up your NOC as instructed in the portal once you made a payment at Rastriya Banijya Bank.
What is the process to apply a NOC physically?
The first step to apply for a NOC is to gather all the required documents which are already mentioned above. Fill the application form with all the details asked for. If you need an NOC for more than one subject, level or institutions, you should fill the separate application form for each of them. You are also required to pay a certain fee for NOC applied for each subject, level, or institution. Make sure that you submit your application by 12 noon Sunday to Thursday and by 11:30 am Friday. Here is the stepwise process of applying a NOC physically:
- Fill up application form available at Window 2 (1)
- Application form and document verification at Window 2 (2)
- Pay the fees at Window 1
- Register your application at Window 3
- Collect your NOC at Window 6
What is the cost of obtaining NOC in Nepal?
The MOE charges Rs. 2000.00 for each NOC as revenue. You will have to pay an additional Rs. 2000 if you want a NOC for another course, school or level.
Where can I get NOC from?
NOC in Nepal is issued by Ministry of Education (MOE), Scholarship Wing located at Keshar Mahal.
The details are as follows:
Ministry of Education
Keshar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
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