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EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Kathmandu

Bishalnagar, G.P.O. Box 2126
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. +977-1-4417 221, 4416 636
E-mail sanomat.kat@formin.fi
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Notary Public and Legalisation Issues

Embassy of Finland can, as authorised by the Finnish law, act as notary public with limited rights. Examples of most common notary pubic services:

  • Verification of signatures, valid personal identity card to be shown
  • Legalisation of certificates first legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal
  • Other notary public certificates

Service fees

Please note that the European Union Embassies in Nepal do not write No Objection- letters for European Union citizens for opening a bank account, purchasing a motor vechicle, studying or getting a sim card in Nepal. The aforementioned activities can be done without the letter.

Marriage and population register updates

Finnish citizen getting married to a Nepali citizen in Nepal

In order to marry abroad, Finnish citizen needs a certificate of capacity under Finnish law to contract marriage infront of a foreign authority. Certificates can be applied from the local Register Office in Finland. Certificate needs to be legalized in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland and after that also in the Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen. Nepalese citizens are required to have an unmarried certificate from their Local Registrar's Office.

Marriages take place in the Chief District Office (CDO); marriages cannot be conducted at the Embassy. It is advisable to check the required documents from the CDO. The process takes about two weeks.

The marriage certificate issued by the CDO must first be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, after which the Embassy legalises it so that the marriage can be registered in the Population Information System in Finland. Both parties also need to show a proof of identity.

Two Finnish citizens getting married in Nepal

Both persons need a certificate of capacity under Finnish law to contract marriage before a foreign authority. Certificates can be applied from the Local Register Office in Finland. Certificates need to be legalized in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland and after that also in the Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen.

Marriages take place in the Chief District Office (CDO); marriages cannot be conducted at the Embassy. It is advisable to check the required documents from the CDO. The process takes about two weeks.

At one point of the process, a CDO officer will visit the residence (or hotel) of the foreigners in order to see if they are a real couple, therefore trips outside Kathmandu are not adviced.

The marriage certificate issued by the CDO must first be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, after which the Embassy legalises it so that the marriage can be registered in the Population Information System in Finland. Both parties also need to show a proof of identity.

Registrations  in the Population Information System of Finland

All marriages, divorces, births and deaths of Finnish citizens and foreigners permanently living in Finland must be registered in the Finnish Population Information System.

When a citizen of Nepal  permanently living in Finland wishes to register in Finland e.g. his/her marriage in Nepal or the birth of a child in Nepal,  the original certificate in Nepali and English languages must be legalised first by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  of Nepal and then by the  Embassy of Finland in Nepal. After the legalisations the certificate is valid to be registered in Finland.

For the registration, go to the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, where you find instructions related to Population Information updates.

The forms to be used in different cases can be found on the website of Local Register Offices. Please fill up the form in question and send the print to the Local Register Office indicated in the form. You may also submit the form to the Embassy for further delivery.

Registration in Nepal of a marriage contracted in Finland

If a citizen of Nepal wishes to enter into marriage in Finland, he/she must at first get an unmarried certificate in English from the municipality in Nepal. After this, the certificate needs to be legalised in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and then in the Embassy of Finland (see service fees).

In order to register the marriage in Nepal, the marriage certificate must be either issued in English or translated into English by an authorized translator.  After this, the certificate needs to be legalised first by  the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland and then by the Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen.  With the legalisations completed, the marriage can be registered in the Local Registrar's Office in Nepal.

Contact information, Finland

Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Population Information Updates

Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Legalisation of documents for use abroad

Local Register Offices, services

Local Register Offices, forms

Population Register Centre, services

Contact information, Nepal

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Consular Services
Tripureswor, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-01-4260121,+977-01-4260121
Fax: 01-4260114
Email: consularlegal2@gmail.com


Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen, Denmark
 

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