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E-passport

E-passport


Please read carefully all the instructions in this page before going to fill-in and submit the online application form. The link of the E-passport Online Registration Portal is given at the end of this page.

You are also requested to check the following link in order to know which Bangladesh mission you can apply to:

https://washington.mofa.gov.bd/en/site/page/Jurisdiction-of-the-Consulate-Generals

Who can apply for e-passport?

To apply for e-passport, you must have either a Bangladeshi NID card or a Birth Registration Certificate (BRC) having a 17 digit number which is verifiable at everify.bdris.gov.bd. In case of BRC, please make sure that the webpage having your verified BRC contains the necessary data, e.g. names of the applicant and the parents in English and they match with the corresponding data in your application. If they do not match, please contact the office from which the BRC was issued to do the necessary correction. Additionally, if you have become a US citizen, you need to show the Dual Nationality Certificate issued by the Government of Bangladesh. Otherwise, you are required to have a proof of your legal status in the US, e.g. valid visa or permanent resident card, etc.

The applicants with Bangladeshi passport having more than one year validity can't apply unless proved by a supporting document justifying the legitimate necessity.

Submission of Application and Enrolment

While filling-in the online application, you need to choose Washington mission as your passport office and your present address must be an address in the USA.

It is mandatory to seek appointment and appear in-person for biometric enrolment after online submission of the application. Online appointment system at epassport.gov.bd resumed on 20 April 2022; hence we are no longer scheduling appointment by email. You can now schedule appointment during the process of applying online. If you have submitted the application earlier, please log into your account at epassport.gov.bd and schedule the appointment.

Please choose any available timeslot (either of regular or express delivery) to schedule your appointment. The appointment system is automatically operated within e-passport portal (epassport.gov.bd) which is maintained by the Department of Immigration and Passports in Dhaka. The Embassy has no access to the appointment system; so it is not possible for the Embassy to entertain requests for scheduling appointment.

Due to technical glitches of the appointment system, if you get an appointment on Saturday or Sunday or any other holiday, or if you miss the appointment date due to unavoidable circumstances, please come to the Embassy for enrolment any office day between 10 am to 1 pm after the scheduled date. No rescheduling is required in these cases.

After scheduling appointment, please carefully go through this entire webpage to make sure you are fully prepared for the biometric enrolment.

After submission of your online application, if you find that certain data need to be corrected, please do not worry. Please correct the printout with pen. The official of the Embassy will make necessary changes to your application during biometric enrolment at the Embassy. Before completing your enrolment, you will be shown the draft delivery slip. You can sign the delivery slip after checking all your information.

Please do not send your application package or any document related to e-passport application by mail as you are required to come in-person by scheduling appointment. After biometric enrolment, your existing original passport will be immediately given back to you.

Once you arrive at the Embassy on the day of your scheduled appointment and submit your application to the counter of Passport & Visa Wing, it may take up to 3 to 4 hours before getting your turn to do the biometrics as there are six steps in the process of enrolment prior to capturing biometrics and most of the applicants come without the required documents; hence the concerned officials need to spend a lot of time helping those applicants prepare their application package.

Payment of Fees

Please  make a money order or cashier check or official check (not older than 30 days) payable to the 'Embassy of Bangladesh'. Cash or personal check or online payment is not accepted. While filling-in online application, please select 'Offline Payment'. Every application must be submitted with a separate money order or cashier's check or official check even if the applications belong to one family or group. You are required to submit the money order or cashier check or official check in-person during biometric enrolment at the Embassy. If you want to upgrade delivery type from 'regular' to 'express', please bring the required amount for the 'express' delivery. On the contrary, those who have submitted online application for 'express' delivery are not allowed to change it to 'regular' option.

E-passport fees for Bangladesh Mission's General Applicants

Booklet Type

Delivery Type

Base Fee

Surcharge for Wage Earners' Welfare Fund

Total Fees

e-Passport with 48 pages and 5 years validity


Regular delivery

USD 100

10%

USD 110.00

Express delivery

USD 150

10%

USD 165.00

e-Passport with 48 pages and 10 years validity


Regular delivery

USD 125

10%

USD 137.50

Express delivery

USD 175

10%

USD 192.50

e-Passport with 64 pages and 5 years validity


Regular delivery

USD 150

10%

USD 165.00

Express delivery

USD 200

10%

USD 220.00

e-Passport with 64 pages and 10 years validity

Regular delivery

USD 175

10%

USD 192.50

Express delivery

USD 225


10%

USD 247.50


E-passport fees for Bangladesh Mission's Labours and Students

Booklet Type

Delivery Type

Base Fee

Surcharge for Wage Earners' Welfare Fund

Total Fees

e-Passport with 48 pages and 5 years validity


Regular delivery

USD 30

10%

USD 33.00

Express delivery

USD 45

10%

USD 49.50

e-Passport with 48 pages and 10 years validity


Regular delivery

USD 50

10%

USD 55.00

Express delivery

USD 75

10%

USD 82.50

e-Passport with 64 pages and 5 years validity


Regular delivery

USD 150

10%

USD 165.00

Express delivery

USD 200

10%

USD 220.00

e-Passport with 64 pages and 10 years validity

Regular delivery

USD 175

10%

USD 192.50

Express delivery

USD 225


10%

USD 247.50

The students must bring a copy of Student ID Card to submit during biometric enrolment. Only the full-time, active students are eligible to receive student discount. Those studying above Grade-12 must also show I-20 or other official document that proves the full-time, active studentship status of the applicant.

Please note that as per Section 14(e) of Wage Earners' Welfare Board Act, 2018, all consular fees of Bangladesh missions abroad must include 10% surcharge to contribute to the Wage Earners' Welfare Fund.

NO REFUNDS: Fees, once received by the Embassy, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service cannot be rendered.

Processing time for issuance of e-passport

Express delivery: 21 working days; Regular delivery: 45 working days

(NB: Processing time may vary depending on the merit of individual cases. The applications having data mismatch among their different documents often take longer than the stipulated time)

List of Required Documents:

While coming to the Embassy for biometric enrolment, please do not forget to bring all the required documents including

  1. Application Summary, i.e. confirmation page of the online submission having barcode,
  2. Complete application that has been submitted online,
  3. money order/cashier check/official check as per the table of fees shown above,
  4. most recent original Bangladeshi passport (if lost, GD/police report containing the number of the lost passport),
  5. copy of Bangladeshi NID or copy of the webpage having BRC verified at everify.bdris.gov.bd,
  6. copy of Dual Nationality Certificate issued by the Government of Bangladesh (if you are a US citizen),
  7. copy of legal status in the US, e.g. valid visa, permanent resident card, or a notarised affidavit that you are not a US citizen,
  8. copy of marriage/divorce registration certificate (if applicable),
  9. if there is any change in data from the most recent Bangladeshi MRP/E-passport, please submit relevant supporting documents as per this Circular: https://file.mofa.gov.bd/uploads/fc62c7e3-a682-44ed-bb28-99e741c6cd53//639/abe/4af/639abe4af3075360326896.pdf
  10. any other documents that might be applicable to you as per the following link: https://www.epassport.gov.bd/instructions/instructions

Delivery

By mail: The applicants are requested to provide at the the time of enrolment a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope (USPS only) with tracking number and a copy of Bangladeshi NID card of himself/herself or that of the authorized representative so that when the new passport is ready for issuance, it can be delivered by mail. Separate return envelope for each applicant is to be provided because the processing time varies on the basis of the merit of each application. When the new passport comes from Dhaka and is officially received through the e-passport software at the Embassy, a system generated email with common template goes to the applicant from the Department of Immigration & Passports in Dhaka requesting the applicant to pick-up the passport from the local passport office, i.e. the Embassy in this case. Please do not get confused by this 'pick-up' message because if you have already provided the return envelope and copy of NID, your new passport will be mailed to you.

In-person: The applicants who neither have NID of their own nor of anyone who agrees to send his/her NID to be used for issuance on their behalf may walk-in to the Embassy between 3 pm to 4 pm on business days after getting the update from epassport.gov.bd that the passport is ready for issuance at the local passport office.

Mailing Address (only for sending return envelope, not for sending application)

Embassy of Bangladesh
Attention: E-passport
3510 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tracking the Status

At every stage of the process, you can check the status of your application at https://www.epassport.gov.bd/authorization/application-status

Once the new passport is ready for issuance at the local passport office, i.e. the Embassy, you can check whether it has been issued and mailed out: https://bdembassyusatracking.org

For any queries or further information, please email to pvwing.washdc@gmail.com.

To fill-in and submit the online application form, please follow the E-passport Online Registration Portal maintained by the Department of Immigration & Passports, Dhaka in the link given below. In Step 1, you need to select 'No' in reply to the question: "Are you applying from Bangladesh?". 

https://www.epassport.gov.bd/onboarding


Re-issue of Machine Readable Passport (MRP)


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