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Re-issue of Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

Re-issue of Machine Readable Passport (MRP)


Considering the problems faced by the expatriate Bangladeshis living within the jurisdiction of the Bangladesh missions in the USA, the Government of Bangladesh has decided to reintroduce the re-issue of MRP for the sick, the elderly, students and working people, particularly the applicants residing in the areas distant from the concerned missions. As per this decision expressed vide memo no. 58.00.0000.043.36.001.22.170, dated 20 September 2022 of Immigration-4 Section of Security Services Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the enrolment of MRP re-issue will be operated till 15 September 2023.

The operation of e-passport service will continue as before. As e-passport has the option of having 10 (ten) years’ validity, the applicants are encouraged to apply for e-passport unless they are unable to come to the Embassy due to unavoidable reasons.

The service of MRP re-issue from the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC will be provided only by mail. The applicants are not required to come to the Embassy for MRP re-issue. Therefore, no walk-in is allowed. Those who are able to come in-person to the Embassy are advised to apply for e-passport.

Who can apply to the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC for MRP re-issue:

1. Any Bangladeshi citizen residing in the following countries: Columbia, Guyana, Belize, Haiti, Dominican Republic.

2. Any Bangladeshi citizen residing in the following US territories: Northern Mariana Island, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands.

2. Any Bangladeshi citizen residing in the following US States: West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Alaska, Hawaii.

3. Only those Bangladeshi citizens (residing in the following US States) who are certified by doctors as unable to come in-person to the Embassy: DC, Maryland, Virginia.

4. The applicants residing within the jurisdiction of Bangladesh Consulate General in Miami (until the introduction of passport services in that consulate general): Florida, Georgia, Albama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina.

  • The applicants residing within the jurisdiction of the Bangladesh consulate generals in New York and Los Angeles are requested to contact the concerned consulate general for their MRP re-issue.

Who are not eligible to apply for MRP re-issue:

Those who have only handwritten passport (no MRP) cannot apply for MRP re-issue. They can apply only for e-passport because they are required to come in-person to the Embassy to submit their biometrics: https://washington.mofa.gov.bd/en/site/page/E-passport

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

Validity of MRP: 5 (five) years

Those who have already applied for e-passport, but yet to do enrolment at the Embassy and are now willing to apply for MRP reissue are requested to email their Application Summary with the request for cancellation of their e-passport application to pvwing.washdc@gmail.com so that their appointment slots could be available for other applicants.

Required Documents:

1. Duly filled-in MRP Re-issue Application Form (any change from previous passport must be clearly written in the table of correction in the Form).

2. Most recent Bangladeshi Machine Readable (MRP) passport (original passport) and its photocopy (Photo and Information Pages only). If the most recent MRP is lost, you are required to attach GD/police report containing the number of the lost passport. Original passport will be returned along with the reissued passport. If you want to get it back after the enrolment without waiting till the reissue of passport, please provide an additional prepaid, self-addressed return envelope of USPS with a brief note of request.

3. Recent one copy passport-sized photo of the applicant (please attach with glue on the top left corner of the Form). Applicant under 15 years of old must add his/her father’s and mother’s one copy passport-sized photo (please attach with glue on the top right corner of the Form).

4. Copy of Bangladeshi NID or Birth Registration Certificate.

5. Copy of Dual Nationality Certificate issued by the Government of Bangladesh (if you are a US citizen);

6. Copy of legal status, e.g. valid visa, permanent resident card, or a notarised affidavit that you are not a US citizen;

7. Copy of marriage/divorce certificate (if you want to add or change marital status/spouse name);

8. if there is any change in data from the most recent Bangladeshi MRP, please submit relevant supporting documents as per this Circular: https://file.mofa.gov.bd/uploads/fc62c7e3-a682-44ed-bb28-99e741c6cd53//639/abf/5f8/639abf5f8608c234910613.pdf

9. Fee: Payable to the “Embassy of Bangladesh’’: 

(a) Express: US$ 220 (inclusive of surcharge) Money Order/Cashier’s Check/Official Check (Expected processing time 21 working days)

(b) Regular: US$ 110 (inclusive of surcharge) Money Order/Cashier’s Check/Official Check (Expected processing time 45 working days);

Cash or Personal check or Credit card is not accepted. 

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. 

(NB: Processing time may vary depending on the merit of individual cases. The applications having data correction from the previous passport often take longer than the stipulated time)

Service by Mail only:

Applicants are required to send their applications by mail only. They must provide a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope or with appropriate postage stamps and tracking number for Priority/ Express Mail of the United States Postal Service (USPS) only. Applicants living outside the US territory may send their application by non-USPS mail except FedEX. There must be a separate return envelope for each application because the processing time of each application depends on the merit of each case.

Mailing Address:

Embassy of Bangladesh
Attention: MRP
3510 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tracking the Status:

https://bdembassyusatracking.org

Once you get the Enrolment ID from the above link, you can check status at http://passport.gov.bd/OnlineStatus.aspx. However, immediately after the enrolment, if you don't find the update at passport.gov.bd; it means the process at the Embassy end of the MRP software has yet to be completed. Please be noted that it usually takes around two weeks to complete the process in the software at the Embassy end and then it goes to DIP, Dhaka's end when the update at passport.gov.bd becomes available. When the printed passport comes to the Embassy and the process is completed by activating it, please check the status at the Embassy's tracking page (https://bdembassyusatracking.org)  to see whether the status has changed to 'Issued and Handed Over to Mail Delivery Desk'.

For further information or query: pvwing.washdc@gmail.com


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