e-Passport

Who can apply for e-passport?

If you have a previous or existing MRP, you can either apply for reissue of MRP (with or without correction) or for e-passport. On the other hand, if you have a previous handwritten passport without having an MRP or you are applying for getting a Bangladeshi passport for the first time, you can no longer get an MRP. In that case, you need to apply for e-passport.

To apply for e-passport, you must have either a Bangladeshi NID card or a Birth Registration Certificate (BRC) having 17digit number which is verifiable at everify.bdris.gov.bd.

Please follow the instructions in https://www.epassport.gov.bd.

Submission of Application and Enrolment

You need to fill-in the form online in the link above, then make a printout and come to the Consulate in-person with the required documents for enrolment with biometric details. It is mandatory to appear in-person for application submission and enrolment.

Payment of Fees

Please visit https://www.epassport.gov.bd/instructions/passport-fees, add 10% welfare fund charge to the fees mentioned in this link and make a money order or cashier check or official check payable to the 'Consulate General of Bangladesh, Los Angeles'. Cash or personal check or online payment is not accepted.

e-Passport fees for Bangladesh Mission's General Applicants

Booklet Type

Delivery Type

Base Fee

Welfare Fund fee

Total Fees

e-Passport with 48 pages and 5 years validity

Regular delivery

USD 100

10%

USD 110

Express delivery

USD 150

10%

USD 165

e-Passport with 48 pages and 10 years validity

Regular delivery

USD 125

10%

USD 137.5

Express delivery

USD 175

10%

USD 192.5

e-Passport with 64 pages and 5 years validity

Regular delivery

USD 150

10%

USD 165

Express delivery

USD 200

10%

USD 220

e-Passport with 64 pages and 10 years validity

Regular delivery

USD 175

10%

USD 192.5

Express delivery

USD 225


10%

USD 247.5


e-Passport fees for Bangladesh Mission’s 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 Consulate, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service cannot be rendered.

Processing Time for issuance of e-passportExpress: 45 working days; Regular: 60 working days

List of Required Documents:

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

2. Application Summary, i.e. confirmation page of the online submission having barcode,

3. Complete application that has been submitted,

4. Money order/cashier check/official check as per the table of fees shown above,

5.most recent original Bangladeshi passport (if lost, GD/police report containing the number of the lost passport),

copy of Bangladeshi NID or copy of the webpage having BRC verified at everify.bdris.gov.bd,

copy of Dual Nationality Certificate issued by the Government of Bangladesh (if you are a US citizen),

copy of legal status in the US, e.g. valid visa, permanent resident card, or a notarized affidavit that you are not a US citizen,

copy of marriage/divorce registration certificate (if applicable),

relevant supporting document (PR Card/Job ID/Student ID/Driving License, etc. of the country of current residence or Bangladeshi academic certificate, if there is any change in data from the most recent Bangladeshi passport, and

any other documents that might be applicable to you as per the following link: https://www.epassport.gov.bd/instructions/instructions

Tracking the Status

 You can check the status of your application at https://www.epassport.gov.bd/authorization/application-status  

Delivery

 In-person: Once the e-passport is ready for pick-up, either the applicant or the authorized representative having a Bangladeshi NID card may come to the Consulate to receive it in-person. Delivery time is between 2pm to 3 pm.  

By mail: The applicant can provide, preferably at the time of enrolment, a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage stamp and a copy of Bangladeshi NID card of himself/herself or that of the authorized representative so that when the printed passport comes from Dhaka, it can be delivered by mail. In case of providing the NID copy of the authorized individual, the authorization letter must contain the signatures of both the applicant and the authorized person.

   

Please keep in mind that it is not possible to activate and issue e-passport without the fingerprint of the applicant or the copy of Bangladeshi NID of the authorized representative.

    

For any queries or further information, please email; bcgla2018@gmail.com.