NRN Association » Introduction

The term Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) refers to Nepalis irrespective of their nationality (citizenship) living outside of Nepal. The Non-Resident Nepali Association was instituted to represent the interests, concerns and commitment of all NRNs and to encourage their involvement in the economic and social life of Nepal. For practical purposes Nepalis citizens living outside of the SAARC member countries are considered NRNs and come under the told of NRNA.

The NRNA came into existence at the first Non- Resident Nepali Conference held on 11-14 October 2003 where the assembled delegates decided to join their hands together to create a common institution of Nepalis residing outside of Nepal. NRNA is a global network of Nepalis associations and is committed to streamline their energy and resources for the transformation of Nepali society. From the nationality pint of view both Nepali nationals and foreign nationals of Nepali origin are regarded as NRNs.

Motto: “For Nepali by Nepali”


  • Protection and promotion of the sights and interests of Nepalis residing outside of Nepal;
  • Coordination among Nepalese communities and their organization and establishment of global network of Nepalis;
  • Mobilization of knowledge, skills, capital and other resources in disposal of Non-Resident Nepalis in the socio-economic development of Nepal in cooperation with government and society of Nepal;
  • Promotion of Nepali culture and tourism abroad;
  • Facilitate the foreign investment in Nepal.


  • Organizes global conferences, regional conferences and meetings for members;
  • Facilitates strong networking among the NRNs worldwide and with Nepali and resident Nepalis;
  • Liaises with the National Coordination Councils, Nepali associations abroad, government and international organizations;
  • Lobbies for NRN friendly laws/procedures and rules;
  • Acts as a forum for the promotion and protection of the interests of the NRN community both in Nepal and abroad