Passport Related Services

 

A Bangladesh passport is a travel document issued by the Government of Bangladesh only to its citizens for the purpose of international travel. It must be either in the custody of the bearer or of a person duly authorized by its bearer. If lost or destroyed, the fact and circumstances must be immediately reported to the nearest Bangladesh Mission and to the local police authorities.

Passport related services are rendered in the following categories:

¤  Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

¤  Data correction in MRP

¤  Change of information in MRP

¤  MRP re-issue

¤  Travel Permit

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    1. Documents required for MRP: 

    a) Duly filled in MRP application form.

    b) Bangladeshi national ID card or 17- digit Birth Certificate including photocopy. Those who do not have a 17-digit Birth Certificate should obtain the same from their respective City Corporation, Municipality or Union Council in Bangladesh prior to initiating their MRP application. This High Commission may also process the Birth Registration for those who are not in a position to obtain the same from Bangladesh. This Birth Certificate would be delivered along with the MRP. Please click here to find the process of Birth Registration by this High Commission.

    c)  Existing Bangladesh passport along with photocopy (page1-7).

    d)  One recent passport-size photograph (55X45 mm). If the applicant is a child under the age of 15, parents’ photographs should be affixed on the application form. One extra photograph is also required for the child up to the age of 6 for photo scanning.

    2. MRP fee (non-refundable): Please pay by Debit/Credit card at the counter. No cheque or cash is acceptable. MRP fee for regular applicant is £65.00.  This High Commission can only provide ‘Normal MRP delivery service’ (takes 40-45 days) and there is no provision of ‘Express delivery service’. Students are entitled to get MRP at a concession rate. i.e. £20.00. Student must present a valid student's ID (original) and submit a copy of the same along with the application for concession.  

    3.    Steps to be followed for MRP:

    a) Step-1: Online MRP Application:   Please fill in the online MRP Application Form (click here for online MRP Application Form) and submit it (when prompted). You need to check the spelling and accuracy of the information while filling in your application. Any distortion of facts may lead to cancellation of MRP at point of time. Please take a print out of the duly filled in and properly submitted MRP Application Form (printed with barcode) and bring it during MRP enrolment at a pre-scheduled appointment time. Application Form printed without barcode will not be accepted. A guide line to fill in the MRP form is available here. Although MRP website guideline indicates that the data of a filled in form will be removed from the system after 15 days but it is possible for us to retrieve the data even after 15 days.

    b) Step-2: Booking online appointment: Without prior appointment, no application will be accepted. Please click here for MRP appointment and ignore any auto generated appointment that may appear on your application form. Also take a print out of the appointment schedule required at the High Commission counter.

    c) Step-3: Submission of MRP related documents: The applicant should come to the High Commission in person along with required documents on the scheduled date and time specified in the online appointment. You need to submit the required documents and pay fee at the counter. An interview may be required prior to the enrolment if any anomaly/anomalies found in the supporting documents. The consular wing reserves the right to request for any additional documents at any stage for necessary scrutiny.

    d) Step-4:  Biometric Enrolment: The applicant should keep in mind that actual time for biometric may vary depending upon various factors. Normally you should plan for 1-2 hours to complete the biometric procedure. Applicant’s finger prints, signature on the electronic pad and photograph will be taken at the bio-enrolment booth.  During your enrolment you will be provided with a proof copy of your passport information. Please check the accuracy of the information carefully since these will be reflected in your passport. The High Commission shall not be responsible for any such mistakes. The original passport will be verified here and returned to the applicant along with a delivery slip. The applicant should retain the delivery slip carefully without which MRP will not be delivered. If lost, a police report is mandatory to collect the MRP.

    e) Step-5: MRP processing time and Delivery of passport: Normally an MRP is ready for delivery within 40-45 days from the date of enrolment. However, due to police verification and inaccuracy of the information provided by the applicant, it may take a longer time than it is expected. An auto generated delivery date appears on the delivery slip. Please ignore this date of delivery. Once the passport is received by this High Commission from the DIP/Dhaka, a text message will be sent to applicant to collect the passport. Upon receiving the text, the applicant should come to the High Commission in person between 2:30pm - 4:00pm (Monday-Friday) along with old passport, delivery slip and any other documents if specified by the enrolment official. MRP will be handed over together with the old passport (with necessary observation seal).

    Additional Requirements for MRP

    4. Requirement against lost /Home Office retained handwritten passport:

    a) The applicant needs to face an interview at the High Commission.

    b) Police certificate from local police station against the lost passport( if possible).

    c) Photocopy of old passport (page 1-7).

         d) An original Home Office letter mentioning the name and passport number of the applicant /copy of                    passport certified by the Home Office (in case the passport is retained by the Home office).  

    e) Digital Bangladeshi Birth Certificate.

    5. Requirement for MRP against new born child:

    a) Presence of the child at the High Commission.

    b) Parents’ Bangladeshi original passports and marriage certificate with photocopy.

    c) Child's detailed Birth Certificate (where parents’ names and details are shown).

    d) An extra photo (not glued, not stapled) for photo scanning (below 6 years).

    6. Requirement for MRP against Bangladeshi origin(2nd /3rd Generation) British nationals who do not have Bangladeshi passport:

          a) The applicant needs to face an interview at the High Commission.

     b) Parents’ Bangladeshi passports.

     c) Applicant’s Birth Certificate (where parents’ names are included).

     d) Applicant's UK Police Clearance Certificate (CRB/DBS check) duly attested by Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO, UK.

     e) Applicant’s British passport.

    7. Requirement for MPR against invalid/disabled/extremely elderly persons:

    If the applicant is physically disabled and cannot come to the High Commission, a letter mentioning disability of the applicant should be obtained from the NHS/Hospital. An extra photo (not stapled, not glued) is also required for photo scanning.

    Note-1: Please note that MRP is processed and printed from Dhaka. From this High Commission, all data and MRP related documents are electronically sent to the Department of Immigration & Passport (DIP) in Dhaka. After necessary verification, MRP is printed by the DIP. Then it is sent to this High Commission through Diplomatic Bag for onward delivery to the applicant. Therefore, the whole process generally takes around 40-45 days.

    Note-2: Any child who was earlier endorsed in mother’s passport should apply for a separate MRP.

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    Data Correction in MRP

    1. Data correction is required when an MRP has been inadvertently printed with wrong data. Mentionable, data correction should not be mingled with changing of information which requires proper document to do so.

    2. Requirements for data correction in MRP:

    a)  Manually filled in Data Correction Form (please find the Data Correction form here).

    b) A photo copy of the previous MRP.

    3. Online appointment:  You need to have an appointment for this process. Please click here for online appointment and insert 0A0000000000000 as ‘Online Application No’ to book an appointment.

    4. Data correction fee(non-refundable): Please pay by Debit/Credit card at the counter. No cheque or cash is acceptable. MRP data correction fee for regular applicant is £65.  Students are entitled to get MRP at a concession rate. i.e. £20.00. Student must present a valid student's ID (original) for concession.  

    5. Processing time and delivery of passport: Normally corrected MRP is ready for delivery within 25-30 days from the date of submission. Once the passport is received by this High Commission from the DIP/Dhaka, a text message will be sent to applicant to collect the passport. Upon receiving the text, the applicant should come to the High Commission in person along with old MRP and delivery slip. The delivery time is between 2:30-4:00 pm (Monday-Friday).

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    Change of Information in MRP

    1. Due to some personal circumstances an applicant may like to change some of the information in the MRP. But it is not possible to change such information manually in MRP rather a new MRP will be required. To change information like changing of names, permanent address, profession, age, marital status, the following supporting documents must be provided:

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    Subject

    Document Required

    Remarks

    1.

    Change of name (partial) 

    1)    NID (National Identity Card)

    2)    Birth certificate

    3)    Educational certificate (PSC/JSC/SSC/HSC/Hons/Masters)

    Minimum one original document is required

    2.

    Change of name (full)

    1)    NID  (National Identity Card)

    2) Affidavit from 1st class magistrate in Bangladesh (only for illiterate or not attained the age to prepare NID)

    3)    Educational certificate (PSC/JSC/SSC/HSC/Hons/Masters)

    Minimum one original document is required

    3.

    Change of parents name (full or partial)

    1)    NID  (National Identity Card)

    2) Affidavit from 1st class magistrate in Bangladesh (only for illiterate or not attained the age to prepare NID)

    3)    Educational certificate      

    (PSC/JSC/SSC/HSC/Hons/Masters)

    Minimum one original document is required

    4.

    Change of address (permanent)

    Police verification certificate

    Police verification certificate is a must

    5.

    Change of age

    1)    NID (National Identity Card)

    2) Affidavit from 1st class magistrate in Bangladesh (only for illiterate or not attained the age to prepare NID)

    3)    Educational certificate (PSC/JSC/SSC/HSC/Hons/Masters)

    Minimum one original document is required

    6.

    Change of passport type 

     

    1) Retirement/dismissed certificate (from Official to Ordinary)

    2)  NOC/GO/Letter from concerned Ministry (from Ordinary to Official)

    3)   Letter from concerned Ministry/Office (for Ordinary to Diplomatic or vice versa)

    Minimum one original document is required

    7

    Change of profession

    1) For technical personnel like Doctor, Engineer etc: appropriate certificate

    2)  For other professions:  appropriate letter from the competent authority.

     

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    Change of marital status

    Marriage/divorce certificate

     

     

    2. Requirements for changing of information in MRP:

    a)  Manually filled in Information Alteration Form (please click here to find the form).

    b)  One passport-size photograph (55X45 mm).

    c)  Original MRP along with a photocopy (page 2-3).

    d)  Requisite supporting documents as mention above.

    3. Online appointment:  You need to have an appointment for the new MRP. Please click here for online appointment and insert 0A0000000000000 as ‘Online Application No’ to book an appointment.

    4. MRP fee(non-refundable): Please pay by Debit/Credit card at the counter. No cheque or cash is acceptable. MRP fee for regular applicant is £65.00.  Students are entitled to get MRP at a concession rate. i.e. £20.00. Student must present a valid student's ID (original) for concession.  

    6. Processing time and delivery of passport: Normally such MRP is ready for delivery within 25-30 days from the date of submission. Once the passport is received by this High Commission from the DIP/Dhaka, a text message will be sent to applicant to collect the passport. Upon receiving the text, the applicant should come to the High Commission in person along with old MRP and delivery slip. The delivery time is between 2:30-4:00 pm (Monday-Friday).

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    MRP Re-issue

    1. Currently, the MPR is valid for 5 years and it is not renewable like the hand-written passport. As such, MRP should be reissued once the validity is about to expire. More so, MRP needs to be re-issued when someone has lost his/her present MRP. In all such cases, the information of the previous MRP must remain unchanged. Please note that any change of information in the new MRP will require proper documentation as mentioned before.

    2. Requirements for MRP reissue against an expired MRP:

    a)  Manually filled in MRP Application Form (please click here to find the form).

    b)  One recent passport-size photograph (55X45 mm).

    c)  Original MRP along with a photocopy (page 2-3).

     

    3. Requirements of MRP re-issue against a lost/ Home Office retained MRP:

    a)  Manually filled in MRP Application Form (please click here to find the form).

    b)  A police certificate from the local police station against a lost MRP (if possible).

    c)  Duly filled in Declaration form (please find the declaration form here).

    d)  A photocopy of the previous MRP.

    e)  If the MRP is retained by the UK Home Office, a copy of the same duly certified by Home Office should be provided along with the new MRP application.

     

    4. Online appointment:  You need to have an appointment for the MRP re-issue. Please click here for online appointment and insert 0A0000000000000 as ‘Online Application No’ to book an appointment.

    5. MRP re-issue fee(non-refundable): Please pay by Debit/Credit card at the counter. No cheque or cash is acceptable. MRP re-issue fee for regular applicant is £65.00.  Students are entitled to get MRP at a concession rate. i.e. £20.00. Student must present a valid student's ID (original) for concession.  

    6. Processing time and delivery of passport: MRP re-issue processing time is within 25-30 days from the date of submission. Once the passport is received by this High Commission from the DIP/Dhaka, a text message will be sent to applicant to collect the passport. Upon receiving the text, the applicant should come to the High Commission in person along with old MRP and delivery slip along with any other documents if specified by the enrolment official. The delivery time is between 2:30-4:00 pm (Monday-Friday).

    Note-1:  An applicant who has attained more that 6 years of age but his/her biometric information was not recorded being a minor in the previous MRP, must have the biometric enrolment during the MRP re-issue.

    Note-2:  If you want to change your photograph/signature in your reissued MRP, you need to have a fresh biometric enrolment in the High Commission.

    Note-3: If you want to change some personal information, you need to provide supporting documents as stated before ( Change of Information in MRP)

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Travel Permit

1. A Travel Permit is issued to a Bangladeshi citizen who does not possess a valid Bangladeshi Passport but    intends to return to Bangladesh.


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Requirements for Travel Permit:

 a)  Duly filled in Travel Permit application form (please click here to find the form).

 b)  Copy of previous passport (if available).

 c)  Digital Birth Certificate.

 d) Three passport size photographs.

 e)  Physical presence of the applicant at the High Commission for an interview.

3. Fee (non-refundable): £16.00. Please pay by Debit/Credit card at the counter. No Cheque or cash is  acceptable.

4.
 Receiving of application: The application is received at the counter between 10:00 am -1:00 pm  (Monday-Thursday) and between 10:00 am -12:30 pm (Friday). 

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Processing Time: At least 2-3 working days.

6.
Delivery time: Between 2:30-4:00 pm (Monday –Friday).


Note: A Travel Permit is valid for 3 months only.

 

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