The Constitution of Nepal guarantees the right to citizenship to all the citizens of Nepal.
1 The 2006 Nepal Citizenship Act entitles Nepali citizens who reach the age of 16 to obtain citizenship certificates.
2 The citizenship certificate is considered the most important formal legal document, and is often required to obtain other identity documents in Nepal. Without citizenship certificates, individuals cannot register on the voters’ list,
3 register marriages or births, buy or sell land, appear in professional exams, open bank accounts or have access to credit for example.
4 The citizenship certificate allows a citizen to exercise his/her rights and claim State protection and social benefits.