Non Resident Nepali

Under the Non-Resident Nepali Act of 2007, Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) (Nepali: गैर आवासीय नेपाली, Gair Aawasiya Nepali) means the following:

Non Resident Nepali
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Regions with significant populations
 Indiaestimated 1,247,168 (2011 Census of India)[1]
 Saudi Arabia334,451[2]
 United Statesaround 200,385
 United Kingdom164,000 (2018)[3]
 Australia131,830 (2020) [4]
 United Arab Emirates224,905[2]
 South Korea60,000 (2017)[5]
 Hong Kong25,472[2]
 Canada14,385 (2016)
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(a) A person who currently holds citizenship of Nepal, who may or may not have acquired a citizenship of another country or countries, who currently does not reside in Nepal for any reason.

(b) A former Nepali citizen (भूतपूर्व नेपाली नागरिक/"Bhutpurba Nepali Nāgarik") means a person who once held Nepali citizenship (By birth, ancestry blood rights or by other means) and has denounced (legally) his/her Nepali citizenship.

(c) Foreign citizen of Nepali origin (नेपाली मूलको विदेशी नागरिक/"Nepali Mulko Bideshi Nāgarik") means a person who him/herself or whose father, mother, grandfather or grandmother was/were a citizen of Nepal at any time and has subsequently acquired the citizenship of any other foreign country other than a member country of the South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation (SAARC).

(d) Nepali citizen residing abroad (आप्रवासी नेपाली/"Aaprabashi Nepali") means a Nepali citizen who has been residing in any foreign country for at least two years by doing any profession, occupation, business and employment except a Nepali citizen residing in a member country of SAARC or serving in a diplomatic mission or consulate situated in a foreign country under the assignment of the Government of Nepal.

(e) Person of Nepali origin is a person of Nepali origin or ancestry who was or whose ancestors were born in Nepal or other nations with Nepali ancestry but is not a citizen of Nepal and is the citizen of another country. A person of Nepali origin might have been a citizen of Nepal and subsequently taken the citizenship of another country.

Other terms with vaguely the same meaning are overseas Nepali and Nepali expatriate. In common usage, this often includes Nepali-born individuals (and also people of other nations with Nepali ancestry) who have taken the citizenship of other countries. The majority of non-resident Nepalis reside in India.

The Non Resident Nepali Association was established by the conference held by 11–14 October 2003 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The seventh NRNA global conference was held in 14–17 October 2017 in Kathmandu.

The mother tongue languages of Non Resident Nepalis are Nepali (Khas/ Gorkhali), Nepal Bhasa (Newar), Kirat and Limbuwan languages, Tamuwan (Gurung) and Magar language, Maithili Tharu bhasa, Sudurpaschimeli Khas, and Bhojpuri.


NRN are opening business opportunities in Nepal by investing in various sectors such as banking, tourism, hotel, hydropower and many more.

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  1. ^ Thapa, Deepak (28 January 2018). "Counting heads". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Migration in Nepal: A COUNTRY PROFILE 2019". 2019-12-18. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Table 1.3: Overseas-born population in the United Kingdom, excluding some residents in communal establishments, by sex, by country of birth, January 2018 to December 2018". Office for National Statistics. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2020. Figure given is the central estimate. See the source for 95% confidence intervals.
  4. ^ "Migration, Australia Statistics onAustralia's international migration". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  5. ^ "All empty everywhere: Nepali workers describe life in South Korea under Covid-19". Retrieved 27 April 2021.

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