A Comprehensive Guide to NOCs

What is NOC?

If you are planning to study abroad, NOC is considered an important document for the application. NOC stands for No Objection Certificate, and this document is issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE), confirming that the student is allowed to study at the desired university and in the desired country. NOC serves as proof that the student has fulfilled the requirements for studying overseas. The NOC is required primarily at the airport in Nepal and during the exchange of foreign currency. It can also be used for administrative purposes in Nepal if necessary. The application is submitted after receiving the offer letter from overseas universities, and it takes 7-10 working days.

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What are the required documents for NOC?

To apply for NOC in Nepal, the following documents are required:

  1. Passport
  2. Offer letter/I-20/LOA/ Acceptance Letter
  3. Scholarship documents (if applicable)
  4. Recent Academic Certificates and transcripts
  5. Passport sized photograph
  6. IELTS/PTE certificate
    English Test Sample
  7. Citizenship Certificate

The documents must be original, but if the originals are unavailable, notarized copies are required for the photocopy.

How to get the NOC?

To collect the No Objection Certificate(NOC), follow these procedures:

  1. Gather the listed documents above.
  2. Download the form from the https://noc.moest.gov.np/ or obtain it by visiting the MOEST office, in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur. Alternatively, fill out the form with the required information.
  3. Verify the documents by checking Windows number 3 at the MOEST office.
  4. Submit the documents to window 4 and receive a token number.
  5. Finally, to collect the NOC from Windows 6.
    The document can be collected in one day physically.

NOC Online

The process for applying the NOC online form is as follows:

1. First, visit https://noc.moest.gov.np/ and enter your number then you will receive the OTP.

NOC Step 1

2. Enter the OTP

NOC Step 2

3. Enter the password

NOC Step 3

4. Verify your email

NOC Step 4

5. Enter the details of Citizenship after completing the email verification and complete the process.

NOC Step 5

6. Now enter the passport detail

NOC Step 6

7. Now you have to complete the following process

NOC Step 7

8. Application form should be filled out as required

NOC Step 8

9. After completing process 8 you will receive the application number.

NOC Step 9

Sample of NOC

NOC Sample


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