Where to Apply?

 

Address:
28 Queens Gate, London SW7 5JA.

Please click here to view our location in a Map

Nearest Tube Station: (Gloucester Road/South Kensington)

Nearest Bus Station: (Queen's Gate/Royal Albert Hall)

Our Timetable:

 

Receiving applications:

Monday to Thursday:

10:00AM-01:00PM

Friday : 10:00AM-12:30 PM

Passport Delivery :Change collection for Ramadan time

14:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs (Monday to Friday)

Delivery of Visa : Change collection for Ramadan time

14:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs (Monday to Friday)

 

 
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Visa
'No Visa Required' Sticker
Power of Attorney
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Police Verification
Birth & Death Registration
 
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Passport

 

Please click below to obtain information on our Passport services:

  - New passport
  - Renewal of passports
  - Travel document
  - Download Passport Application Form
  - Online MRP Application
  - Payment Method : Please pay by Debit/Credit card at the counter of the consular of Bangladesh High Commission. ( No Cheque and cash acceptable )

 

New Passport:

 

Are you applying for a new Bangladeshi passport? Please read the followings very carefully.

  - Steps to follow to obtain a machine readable passport
  - Student concession
  - New passport against a lost passport
  - New passport against Home Office references
  - Passport for a new born child
  - Passport for 2nd/3rd generation British-Bangladeshis

 

Bangladeshi passport holders are encouraged to replace their existing hand-written passports with Machine Readable Passport (MRP) keeping in mind that hand-written passports will be gradually phased out and will not be acceptable to many countries in the world from the second-half of 2015.  

An MRP contains 48 pages and shall remain valid for 5 (five) years.

To obtain an MRP, applicants must possess a Bangladesh National ID card or 17 digits Birth Registration Certificate. Those who are not in possession of 17 digits Birth Registration Certificate may procure it by sending a copy of their valid Bangladesh passport to their respective City Corporation, Municipality, Union Parishad or by applying online at http://bris.lgd.gov.bd/pub. Alternatively, they can apply to the High Commission for Interim Birth Registration Certificate, even at the time of submitting MRP application. Applicants need to bring two photographs and copies of pages 1 through 7 of applicant's existing Bangladesh Passport  for Interim Birth Registration Certificate separately.  An additional amount of £3/- will be charged for Interim Birth Registration Certificate.

Steps to follow to obtain Machine Readable Passports

 

to obtain Machine Readable Passports

Step-1: The applicant will apply online and booking online appointment. Without prior appointment, no application will be accepted. More details....

Step-2: To Collect and filling in of MRP application form:

To apply for an MRP, applicant must fill out the downloaded MRP application form. Application forms could be downloaded from www.bhclondon.org.uk or www.dip.gov.bd; or it could be obtained from the High Commission's Consular Wing.

Application form should be filled in following the instructions set on page 4 of the application form.

 Along with the application, the applicant must attach-

 -  a photo copy of his/her National ID card or 17 digit Birth Registration Certificate or Interim Birth Registration Certificate

-  copies of pages 1 through 7 of applicants existing Bangladesh Passport along with the original passport itself,

  A passport-size photo should be appended on the application form- one with each application form. If the applicant is a child under the age of 15, parents’ photos are required to be appended on the application form. In certain cases, either of the parent’s photos will be accepted.

   Appended Photo on the application form needs to be attested by either a Councillor, GP, Teacher or Solicitor. Half of the signature and seal should be on the photo and the other half on the application form. Address and seal of the attester must be provided at page-4 of the form

 Step-3: Submission of MRP application form:

 The applicant shall come to the High Commission in person on the date and time confirmed with the High Commission.

-          Submit the application form and Pay fees at the counter.

Fees (Non-refundable): Regular- £65

You may submit your MRP Application online. Please click here to apply.

 Step-4:  Biometric Enrolment Process at the MRP enrolment booth

 Applicant’s Finger Prints, Signature in Electronic Pad and Photograph will be taken at the bio-enrolment booth. 

Then the existing Bangladesh Passport of the applicant will be returned along with a delivery slip.

 After the Bio-enrolment, all data and scanned application form will be sent electronically to the Department of Immigration & Passport in Dhaka where, after due police verification, Machine Readable Passport will be issued and printed. It will then be sent to the High Commission for delivery to the applicant.

 Sep-5: Delivery of passport

 Average Processing time at the Department of Passport in Dhaka for urgent and ordinary passports is 15 days and 30 days respectively. Therefore, it may take 40-45 days for regular delivery of MRP.

Applicants need to contact the High Commission over telephone for confirmation of arrival of passports from Dhaka. Upon confirmation from the High Commission the applicant shall come to the High Commission in person along with his or her old Bangladesh Passport, present the delivery slip and the old passport to the counter and sign the acknowledgement of receipt. New MRP will be handed over along with the old passport (with observation or cancellation seal). Applicant’s presence is required to check all entries made on the passport.

Student Concession: Students are entitled to get MRP at a decrease rate. To avail of this opportunity, students must present a valid student's ID and submit a copy of it along with the application.  In case a student does not have a valid student ID, then a letter from their school/institution can also be accepted where the reference number on the letter can be used in the ID field/button of MRP programme/software. It is mandatory to provide Student ID number for claiming concession; otherwise a student applicant will be paying regular fees.

Certification/Attestation at page-4 of the MRP application form: MRP rules require all applicants to get certification/attestation from Councillor/GP/Teacher or Solicitor about their identity. In case of difficulty in obtaining certification in Bangla, applicants may translate this part of the application form into English in a separate piece of paper and obtain signature from the certifier and then submit it to the High Commission along with the application form.

New Passport against a lost passport:

 

Requirements for Issue of New Passport Against Lost Passport:
a. Physical presence of the applicant in the High Commission for interview
b. Filled up passport application form.
c. Follow the steps for Machine Readable Passport.

 

New Passport against Home office reference :

 

Requirements for Issue of New Passport Against Home Office reference:

a. Physical presence of the applicant in the High Commission for interview
b. Original Home office letter along with photocopy.
c. Birth Certificate dully attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.

d. Photocopy of previous passport
f.  Follow the steps for Machine Readable Passport.


*    Birth Certificate has to be issued by the competent authority from Bangladesh  and should be attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka

Bangladeshi Passport for New Born Child :

 

Requirement of New Born Baby Bangladesh Passport:

a. Child's presence is necessary

b. Parent's Bangladesh passport (In case of Mother's passport : if husband's name, is not written in Mother's passport and applicant wants to write child's father's name in the child's new passport then the parent's original marriage certificate along with photocopy must be submitted with the application).

c. Child's detailed Birth Certificate (where parents name and details are included )

along with photocopy

d. Follow the steps for Machine Readable Passport.

* Birth Registration is mandatory before or when processing for Bangladesh passport.

Requirement for Birth Certificate

a. Child's Detailed Birth Certificate issued by local authorities (where parents name and details are included)

b. Parent's Bangladesh passport.

c. Filled up Birth Registration application Form.

d. 2(two) passport size photograph.

e. Fee (Non-refundable): £ 3.00

Bangladesh Passport for British Born 2nd/3rd Generation :

 

Requirement of British Born 2nd / 3rd Generation's Bangladesh Passport for British born 2nd/3rd Generation:
a. Applicant's presence is necessary

b. Parent's Bangladesh passport.

c. Applicant's Birth Certificate (Details).
d. Applicant's British Police Clearance (CRB), if the applicant is over 18 years.

e. Applicant's British Passport.
f. Follow the steps for Machine Readable Passport.

 

Passport Renewal:

Handwritten Bangladesh Passports can be renewed after completion of 5 years from the date of issue. However on completion of 10 years passports are needed to be replaced with MRP instead of renewal.

Documents Requirement for Renewal:
a. Existing Passport.
b. Filled up Passport application Form.
c. 2 x Passport Size Photographs.

Fees (Non-refundable): Following fees are taken to renew passport-
Urgent : £ 100 (48 page Passport).
Normal : £ 70 (48 page Passport)

Delivery Time:
a. Urgent : 02 Working Day (from 2:00 pm to 15:30 pm)
b. Normal : 05 Working days (from 2:00 pm to 15:30 pm)

5. Methods of Availing the service:

a. Direct Services by physically coming to the High Commission

b. Postal Service who are from outside of London.
c. Services by consular surgery at some approved place

 
Travel Document:

1. Travel Permit/Documents are issued to Bangladeshi nationals who for some reason are not in possession of their Bangladeshi Passport and want to return to Bangladesh.

2. Requirements of Travel Permit
(1) Applicant should present in the High Commission for interview
(2) Any of the following documents showing applicant's Bangladeshi identity
a. Copy of Previous Passport (if any). For the lost passport, police report is mandatory. or
b. Bangladeshi Birth Certificate duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.
(3) 4x Passport Size photographs (1 copy attested by councillor, Mosque Imam, GP, Solicitor)
(4) Filled up Passport application form

3 Fees (Non-refundable): Following fees are taken for Travel Permit.
Urgent £16

4 Delivery Time
Next Working day (from 2:00 pm to 15:30 pm)

5. Methods of Availing the service
a. Direct Services by physically coming to the High Commission
b. Services by consular surgery at some approved place