According to the letter written by the Immigration Department of the Home Ministry, well known journalist Rabi Lamicchane is living in Nepal as a foreigner on a non-tourist, family visa. According to the terms of the visa, he is not allowed to work and being paid for the work. The letter has quoted the Immigration By-Law that prohibits the bearer of the visa to work in a paid job. And, the bearer of the visa is not allowed to do jobs that are not permitted by the by-law.
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The letter is dated, June 19,2018 (Ashad 5, 2075) and is signed by Kuleshowr Aryal, an Immigration Officer.