Bangladeshi passport holders are highly encouraged to replace their existing hand-written passports with Machine Readable Passport (MRP) keeping in mind that hand-written passports phased out and is not accepting many countries in the world from 24 November of 2015.
An MRP contains 48 pages and shall remain valid for 5 (five) years.
MRP applicants are requested to read the following instructions very carefully.
To apply for MRP, an applicant needs to follow the steps stated below:
Step-1: Collect and duly fill in MRP application form Click Here.
Prior to coming to the Consulate General in person for biometric data, an applicant is strongly encouraged to duly fill in the application form following the instructions stated in page 4 of the Application Form.
A new applicant can also apply online. Please visit Online Application for Bangladesh Machine Readable Passport. //www.passport.gov.bd/
After submission of application online, an applicant needs to contact the Consulate General for making an appointment within 15 days of submission, failing to do so will cause automatic removal of the applicant’s record from the system. An applicant has to report to the Consulate on the date of appointment for providing biometric data along with a printed version of the Online Application Form and other necessary documents.
Step-2: Making Appointment
As an applicant has to provide biometric data in person, the applicant is advised to make a prior appointment with the Consulate General to obtain a date and time for the same (Telephone: +852 28274278, +852 28274279).
Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General through the below link.
Consular Service Application System
Step-3: Submission of MRP application form
The applicant shall come to the Consulate in person at least 20 minutes earlier on the confirmed date and time for submission as well as check out MRP application form and to provide biometric data.
The applicant must submit the following to get MRP:
– Duly filled-in MRP Application Form (UPPERCASE letters);
– A photo copy of his/her National ID card or Birth Registration Certificate containing 17-digit Birth Registration Number (BRN)
– Copies of applicant’s existing Bangladesh Passport database page (valid or expired) along with the original passport itself;
– Payment of applicable fees;
A passport-size white background photo (55mmx45mm) of the applicant must be affixed with the MRP 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 would be accepted.
Appended Photo on the application form needs to be attested by a competent attester. 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.
Certification/Attestation at page-4 of the MRP application form:
It requires that all applicants get certification/attestation from a competent attester 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 sheet of paper and obtain signature from the certifier and then submit it to the Consulate along with the application form.
Step-4: Biometric Enrolment Process
Applicant’s finger prints, signature in electronic pad and photograph will be taken at the bio-enrolment room of the Consulate. Once completed, existing Bangladesh Passport of the applicant will be returned along with the delivery slip.
After the bio-enrolment, all data and scanned application form along with other documents will be sent electronically to the Department of Immigration & Passport in Dhaka where, after due process, MRP will be issued and printed. It will then be sent to the Consulate for delivery to the applicant.
Step-5: Delivery of passport
After completion of the enrolment process, the applicant will be given a tentative date of delivery of MRP. Average processing time at the Department of Immigration & Passport in Dhaka for express delivery and regular delivery of passports is 15 days and 30 days respectively. However, it may take 21-28 days for express delivery and 40-45 days for regular delivery of MRP depending upon the schedule of Diplomatic Bag.
Applicants are advised to contact the Consulate General over telephone for confirmation of arrival of their passports from Dhaka. Upon confirmation from the Consulate, the applicant shall need to come to the Consulate in person along with his or her old Bangladesh Passport and delivery slip. New MRP will be handed over along with the old passport (with observation or cancellation seal) after taking signature on the acknowledgement of receipt, new MRP shall be handed over to the applicant only.
* Mission receives fees in equivalent Hong Kong dollars only.
Processing Time & Fees for Bangladesh Passport
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MRP for students
Following rates will be applicable for Bangladeshi students studying in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan:
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* Students are entitled to get MRP at a concession rate. To avail this opportunity, students must present a valid student’s ID and submit a copy of it along with the application form and other documents. In case a student does not have a valid student ID, a letter from his/her institution can also be accepted where the reference number on the letter can be used in the ID field of MRP programme / software. It is mandatory to provide Student ID for concessional rate else a student applicant will have to pay regular fees.