Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney

e-Passport

The e-Passport service is now available at the Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney. Bangladeshi expatriates residing in New South Wales and Queensland can now apply for an e-Passport at the Bangladesh Consulate General in Sydney. This page is meticulously designed to provide you with all the essential information required to ensure a seamless application process. We strongly encourage applicants to thoroughly read and adhere to all the provided instructions and guidelines. Please be advised that deviation from any specific instruction may lead to the cancellation of your application. Thank you for choosing the Bangladesh Consulate General, Sydney, for your e-Passport services. We look forward to serving you!

  • Bangladeshi nationals living only in NSW & Queensland.
  • Applicants from all other states and territories are advised to submit e-Passport applications to the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra.

Please read: Please refrain from hiding any information (NID, 17 Digit BRC, MRP) under any circumstance. Such act will be considered an instance of fraud.

  1. Applicants must lodge their applications online. Please apply online via Bangladesh e-Passport portal.
  2. You will need a valid email ID to lodge the application.
  3. During application, keep your NID, MRP Passport, and 17-digit online verifiable birth certificate (in English) at hand.
  4. You must make sure that you hold all original copies of the required documents (e.g. NID/Digital birth certificate/MRP). Original documents will be required on the day of biometric appointment.
  5. Please do not hide/conceal any information (NID, 17 Digit BRC, MRP) under any circumstance. Such act will be considered an instance of fraud. E-Passport system is highly capable of detecting these documents, so any concealment could lead to delay, immediate cancellation and rejection of your e-passport application.
  6. Provide all information as per your National ID/ Smart ID. If you never had a National ID Card, provide information as per your 17 digit digital birth certificate.
  7. Select ‘Sydney’ as your application processing office. Please provide your Australian address as your ‘present address’ and a Bangladeshi address as the ‘permanent address’.
  8. Ensure your present address is in NSW/QLD, and the permanent address matches that on your NID/MRP/Bangladesh Birth Certificate.
  9. Please choose ‘offline payment’ during the application. Fees is payable at the consular counter using a debit/ credit card.
  10. The e-passport portal will prompt you to book an appointment. But remember this appointment will not be valid for biometric enrolment at the Sydney office. Read “Book Biometric appointment Here” section for detail.
  11. After successful submission, please check your email for the pdf copy of the application summary and 3 page registration detail.
  12. Avoid using prefixes like Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. with your first name. Write your middle name (if any) with your first name, unless your existing documents specify otherwise.
  13. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
  14. Application will be cancelled if discrepancies are found in the application against the information of NID/BRC (except for those mentioned in clause 8).
  15. Machine-Readable Passports (MRPs) may still be used as long as they are valid, so there’s no need to apply for an e-Passport if your MRP’s validity extends beyond a year.
  16. If any discrepancies arise between your NID/BRC & MRP, NID/BRC will be considered primary reference and NID/BRC must be corrected before proceeding with the e-Passport application.
  17. If your marriage/divorce is registered in Bangladesh, please ensure your marriage/divorce certificate is attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh. For marriage/divorce registered in Australia, have the marriage/divorce certificate attested by DFAT. If your marriage/divorce is registered in a country other than Bangladesh or Australia, first get the certificate attested by the embassy of the respective country, followed by attestation from DFAT. Please note that any document attestation older than 6 months will not be accepted. You may continue using your current valid passport, as changes in marital status do not impact your immigration status.
  18. Except for those under 6 years old, all applicants are required to be physically present at the Consulate for biometric enrollment.
  19. For children under 18 years, e-Passports will be issued with a validity period of 5 years.

Please read: Appointments taken from the e-Passport portal (which pops up during the online e-Passport application) are NOT accepted.

All e-Passport applicants are requested to book biometric appointment by sending an email to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd. The email should include scanned copies of the following documents:

  1. Application summary with barcode (pdf) [CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SAMPLE]
  2. E-Passport registration detail (pdf) with QR code [CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SAMPLE]
  3. Information page of recent E-passport/ Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or first five pages of handwritten Bangladesh Passport [Read No. 7 of the list if the passport is lost]
  4. Bangladeshi National ID (NID)/Smart ID Card [Go to No. 5 if you do not possess any NID/Smart ID]
  5. 17 digit online verifiable Bangladeshi birth Certificate (only required if the applicant do not possess any NID). You can verify your BRC here.
  6. Australian Immigration Grant Notice/ Proof of Australian citizenship/ Australian Passport. (VEVO report not accepted)
  7. Passport lost report from police. Police report must mention the lost passport number (only required if your last Bangladesh passport is lost.)
  8. In your email body, mention type of passport application (Express/ Regular), present address and contact number.

After receiving the documents, the Consulate will check your eligibility and send a booking link to your email for booking biometric appointment.

Please book separate time-slots (appointment) for each applicant from the link provided.

* Appointment booked other than the above process is NOT accepted.

** NO appointments are provided over the phone.

For children under the age of six, please post all necessary documents to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney. Check out ‘Required Documents‘ section on this webpage for further details.

Important: If you fail to visit the Consulate on your scheduled date and time, the Consulate will not be able to process your application on that day. In such cases, you must reschedule a new appointment from the link provided during your first appointment or notify the consulate in advance.

Lodge e-passport application online and send the scanned copies of the following document to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd for biometric appointment. You must bring original hard copies of all documents on the day of appointment.

    1. One page application summary with barcode & three page detail application form [pdf]. You should receive these documents to your email after submitting the online application.
    2. Australian Birth Certificate [if born in Australia]
    3. 17 digit online verifiable Bangladeshi birth certificate [English]
    4. Parents’ NID/MRP/e-Passport
    5. ‘Marriage Certificate’ of parents (must be attested by a JP)
    6. Valid immigration grant notification/Australian passport of parents/applicant

Mention your residence address, contact detail and type of passport application [express/ordinary] in the email.

Please see “Getting an Appointment” section for appointment procedure.

Lodge e-passport application online and send the scanned copies of the following document to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd for biometric appointment. You must bring original hard copies of all documents on the day of appointment.

    1. One page application summary & three page detail application form [pdf]. You should receive these documents to your email after submitting your application.
    2. 17 Digit online verifiable birth certificate [English]
    3. Current Bangladeshi Passport (MRP)
    4. Parents’ NID/MRP/e-Passport
    5. ‘Marriage Registration Certificate’ of parents (must be JP attested)
    6. Valid immigration grant notification/ Australian passport of the applicant or parents

Please mention residence address, contact detail and type of passport application [express/ordinary] in the email.

Please see “Getting Appointment” section for detail appointment procedure.

Lodge e-passport application online and send the following documents by post to the Consulate’s address.

    1. One page application summary & three page detail application [pdf]. You should receive theses documents to your email after submitting the application online.
    2. Three page application must be signed by the parents. Make necessary corrections manually for any error(s) in the application. The Consulate will correct the information during enrolment.
    3. Complete ‘Mail-in Service’ registration from here and attach the printed copy with the application.
    4. Australian Birth Certificate attested by a JP [If born in Australia]
    5. 17 Digit Online verifiable Bangladesh birth certificate [English] attested by a JP
    6. Parents’ Marriage Registration Certificate (must be attested by a JP)
    7. Parents’ NID/MRP/E-Passport
    8. Valid Visas of the parents/Parents’ Australian Passport
    9. 4R size (4 x 6 inches) lab printed grey background colour photo [not older than 3 months] (2 copies). In the photo, forehead and neck must be clear and visible. Any artificial facial marks on the forehead will not be accepted.
    10. Recently expired MRP/e-Passport [If any] of the applicant. Not required if applying for the first time.
    11. Printed Payment receipt
    12. A self-addressed registered postage paid return envelope. Write your full name & address in the recipient side of the envelope.

** Applicants are requested to send registered postage-paid return envelope only after receiving notification that your passport is ready collection.

Postal Address:

Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney
Suite 2, Level 1
189 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia

N.B.: The Consulate General is not responsible for documents lost or delayed by Australian post/Courier. It is the responsibility of the applicant to track the post and contact the respective postal service in case of delivery of the parcel.

Lodge e-passport application online and send the scanned copies of the following document to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd for biometric appointment. You must bring original hard copies of all documents on the day of appointment.

    1. One page application summary & three page detail application form [pdf]. You should receive these documents to your email after submitting your application online.
    2. Print the online completed form with barcode and bring the following documents.

    3. National ID Card/Smart ID [Please go to No. 2 if you never had any NID]
    4. 17 Digit online verifiable birth certificate [English Version]
    5. Original Bangladeshi Passport
    6. Valid Student ID. Dependent must show the valid student ID of the main applicant.
    7. Copy of valid visa (must be subclass 500) including dependent(s)
    8. Additional documents may be requested for further proof by the enrolment officer.

Please mention residence address, contact detail and type of passport application [express/ordinary] in the email.

Please see “Getting Appointment” section for detail appointment procedure.

Lodge your e-passport application online and send the scanned copies of the following document to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd for biometric appointment. You must bring original hard copies of all documents on the day of appointment.

    1. One page application summary & three page detail application form [pdf]. You should receive these documents to your email after submitting your application.
    2. National ID Card/Smart ID card. 17 Digit Online Verifiable Birth Certificate [English], if applicant does not have any NID/Smart card. 
    3. Machine Readable Passport (MRP)/E-Passport
    4. Valid Immigration grant notification/Australian Passport as a proof of Australian citizenship. VEVO report not accepted.

Mention your residence address, contact detail & type of passport application [express/ordinary] in the email body.

Please see “Getting Appointment” section for detail appointment procedure.

Lodge your e-passport application online and submit the scanned copy of the following documents to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd for biometric appointment.

    1. One page summary application with barcode & three page detail application [pdf]. You should receive these documents to your email after submitting the application.
    2. Original lost report from police mentioning the lost passport number (if reported overseas)/ original GD copy if reported in Bangladesh
    3. Copy of the lost passport
    4. A signed application addressed to the Consul General with details of lost passport.
    5. National ID card/Smart ID. 17 Digit Online Verifiable Birth Certificate (English) [if the applicant does not have any NID]

Mention your residence address, contact detail and type of application [express/ordinary] in the email body.

Please see “Getting Appointment” section for appointment procedure.

Lodge e-passport application online and send the scanned copies of the following document to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd for biometric appointment. You must bring original hard copies of all documents on the day of appointment.

    1. One page application summary and three page detail application [pdf]. You should receive these documents to your email after submitting application.
    2. National ID Card/Smart ID card. 17 Digit Online Verifiable Birth Certificate [English] if you do not have any NID.
    3. Machine Readable Passport (MRP)/E-Passport
    4. GO/NOC for official passport from the respective Ministry/Department [Only for the Bangladesh government service holders] and it has to be circulated in the Ministry/Department’s website.
    5. Valid visa/immigration grant notification. VEVO report not accepted.

Please mention residence address, contact detail and type of passport application [express/ordinary] in the email.

Please see “Getting Appointment” section for detail appointment procedure.

Lodge e-passport application online and send the scanned copies of the following document to epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd for biometric appointment. You must bring original hard copies of all documents on the day of appointment.

    1. One page application summary and three page detail application form [pdf]. You should receive these documents to your email after submitting the application.
    2. Clear, readable copy of the lost/damaged MRP/e-Passport
    3. National ID card/Smart ID. 17 Digit Online Verifiable Bangladeshi  Birth Certificate [English] if you do not have any NID
    4. Valid Visa/immigration grant notification/Australian Passport

Mention your residence address, contact detail & type of passport application [express/ordinary] in the email.

Please see “Getting Appointment” section for appointment procedure.

  • Step 1: Pre-Enrolment Applicants must lodge their application online. Please apply online at https://epassport.gov.bd/landing.

    Step 2: Biometric Enrolment All e-Passport applicants, with the exception of those under six years old, require to be physically present at the Consulate for biometric enrolment. This step is only by appointment. Please read “Book Biometric Appointment” section of this webpage to know how to book biometric appointment for e-Passport.

    Step 3: Payment During application, please choose ‘offline payment’ and continue. Fees can be paid at the consular counter using a debit/credit card (EFTPOS). A surcharge is applicable for EFTPOS payments. If you pay to the Consulate’s Bank Account (Electronic Fund Transfer), please ensure the EFT payment is completed at least three working days before submitting the biometric information at the consulate. Additionally, a printed copy of the payment transaction will be required during biometric enrollment.

Important note:

  1. Passport fees are non-refundable even if an application is rejected or withdrawn.
  2. Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra and the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney are two separate offices. Hence any payments made to the High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra cannot be used for services provided by the Consulate General in Sydney.
  3. Cash/personal cheque/Direct Deposit is NOT accepted.

 

e-Passport Fee Chart (Fees are in A$)

Pages

Term (yr)

Ordinary

Express

Tentative Processing Time Ordinary

Tentative Processing Time Express

48

10

$ 220

$ 300

30-35 working days

20-25 working days

64 (Currently not available)

10

$ 300

$ 375

* For children below 18 years, e-passport validity is five years (48 pages) and the fees are A$170  for ordinary and A$250  for express.

  • Step 4: Ready Notification will be sent to the applicant once the passport is ready for collection.

    Step 5: Collection E-passport may be collected in one of following ways: (a) In person, (b) Through an authorized representative (c) By post. Please see the ‘Collecting the Passport’ section for more details.

    Passport pick up  hour is 3-4 PM on business days.

The processing time for an e-Passport, ordinary or express, may vary due to the rigorous security and information validation procedures. These checks are carried out to confirm the authenticity of the information provided during the application. Hence, e-passport issuance, may take longer than usual depending on police verification and other processing protocols. 

Approximate time for Express delivery: 3-4 weeks

Approximate time for Regular delivery: 4-6 weeks

Time is estimated only.

Note:

  • Any changes to the information provided, or undisclosed/fraudulent information, can result in cancellation or delays, extending the usual processing time.
  • The Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any such delays.

Consequently, the Consulate cannot be held accountable for any delays in the application process.

Applicants can track the status of their application by visiting https://epassport.gov.bd/authorization/application-status or by contacting the ePassport 24/7 hotline number at +8809666716445 (Bangladesh).

Passport fees are payable through debit/credit card over the consular counter at the Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney.

Please read carefully before you pay the fees:

  1. Passport fees are non-refundable regardless of whether the application is rejected or withdrawn.
  2. The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra and the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney are two separate offices. Hence any payments made to the High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra cannot be used for services provided by the Consulate General in Sydney.
  3. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  4. The EFT payment of the fees shall be made at least 03 working days prior to submitting the biometric enrolment. A printed copy of the payment transaction shall be provided during biometric enrollment.
  5. Cash/personal cheque/Direct Deposit is NOT accepted.
  6. Payments can be made using a credit card/debit card at the consulate office, although a surcharge will be applied on top of the consular fees for EFTPOS payments.

e-Passport Fee Chart (in AUD)

Children’s Passport Fee: Children below 18 years of age will get e-Passport with 5 years validity with a payment of A$ 170 for regular delivery & A$ 250 for express delivery.

International Bangladeshi Student Studying in Australia: Students along with their dependents will get e-Passport for 5 years validity with a payment of A$ 100 for regular delivery & A$ 150 for express delivery* (Effective from 1 January 2024). Terms & conditions applied.

Payment Method

Mode of payment

The fees may be paid in ONE of the following ways:

  1. Credit Card/EFTPOS payment at the Consulate’s service counter. [transaction surcharge applicable];
  2. Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT);

Bank Account for EFT

Account Name: Consulate General of Bangladesh
BSB: 062 000
Account No: 1927 4083
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Reference: [e-Passport] [Applicant’s Full Name]. For example: e-Passport Sydney Philip Walker

*Please attach payment receipt with the application.

Surcharge is applied per transaction for EFTPOS payment. Cash is NOT accepted under any circumstance.

Applicants can choose ONE of the following options to collect new e-passport:

  1. In-Person: Visit the Consulate in person and bring the original hard copy  of the following documents during collection of new e-Passport:
    • Delivery slip

    • Recently expired/ last expired Bangladesh passport (birth certificate in the case of a minors/adults who do not  not possess any Bangladeshi passport).

  2. Through an Authorized Representative:

    • Nominate a representative and send an authorization to the consulate’s email epassport.sydney@mofa.gov.bd mentioning nominee’s name and a photo ID number. During collection, nominee must bring the original passport delivery slip, the applicant’s recently expired/last Bangladesh passport (original) and nominee’s photo ID to the Consulate. Nominee’s photo ID must match the ID mentioned in the applicant’s email.

  3. By Post: When you receive the notification that your passport is ready to pick up, post the following items and include the original hard copy:

    • Passport Delivery Slip
    • Recently expired/ last Bangladeshi passport (birth certificate for minors or adults who do not possess any Bangladesh passport). Send lost report if the previous passport is lost.
    • Prepaid express return envelope with tracking number. Write your name, address and contact detail on the recipient side.

** Please send the pre-paid return envelope only after you receive an email notifying that your passport is ready to pick up.

Postal Address:

The Consulate General of Bangladesh

Suite- 2, Level- 1

189 Kent Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia

Important: Consulate General will not be responsible for any lost/undelivered post. It is the responsibility of the applicants to track the delivery and contact the postal service for any queries regarding parcel.

Track your ePassport application for updates from the following link: https://epassport.gov.bd/authorization/application-status

For any updates on the status of your ePassport application, please kindly contact at +8809666716445 (Bangladesh). 

Our FAQ answers are brief and addresses basic concepts only. For a seamless application process, please read all the information provided on our webpage.

Can I apply for E-passport at the Consulate General in Sydney?

E-Passport service is now available at the Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney. Please see the e-Passport page of our website for detail information (cgbdsydney.gov.bd). Bangladeshi origin nationals living only in NSW & Queensland can apply for e-Passport to the Consulate General office in Sydney.

Where shall I lodge my e-passport application?

Please lodge your e-passport application from the following e-passport portal. https://www.epassport.gov.bd/landing

Where can I find information on applying for a new e-passport at the Consulate?

For information related to passport applications, please visit the website: cgbdsydney.gov.bd.

What is the difference between e-Passport and MRP?

The E-passport is a more secure, official, and internationally recognized passport than MRP. A biometric e-passport (also known as an electronic passport) is a passport booklet that has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip which contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of the passport holder.  On the other hand, the MRP has a machine-readable zone (rather than an electronic chip) in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) format.

How do I know if my passport is MRP/E-Passport/Handwritten passport?

Please read “Know your E-passport Documents” from the passport page of the Consulate’s website (https://cgbdsydney.gov.bd/consular-services/passport/

Can I reissue/apply for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) at the Consulate General office in Sydney?

Unfortunately, Consulate does not issue/reissue Machine Readable Passport (MRP). Please contact Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra in this regard.

What documents do I need to apply for an e-Passport?

An applicant must obtain NID (National ID)/Smart ID or English version of the digital Bangladesh birth certificate (17 digit online verifiable) to be eligible to apply for e-Passport. Besides, other documents are required. Please visit the passport page of the Consulate’s website (cgbdsydney.gov.bd) for detail   information.

I have old handwritten passport. Am I eligible for an e-Passport?

You can replace your old handwritten passport with an e-passport if you have NID. If you do not have any NID, you must possess an English version of the digital Bangladeshi birth certificate (17 digit online verifiable). Other documents are also required. Please visit the consulate’s website for more information.

** If you have both an NID and a digital birth certificate, you must declare both. Note that the NID and birth certificate are not interchangeable: the birth certificate is only a substitute if you don’t have an NID.

How can I check if my birth certificate is online verifiable?

Please click on the link to verify your birth certificate: https://everify.bdris.gov.bd/

My NID has errors, such as incorrect spellings of my name or my parents’ names, or a wrong date of birth. Can I use this NID to apply for an e-Passport?

No, to apply for an e-Passport, the information must match with what’s on your NID. You’ll need to correct any errors on the NID first before proceeding with the e-Passport application.

I have an NID with incorrect details, but my digital birth certificate has the right information. Can I apply for an e-Passport using just the birth certificate, without referencing the NID?

Yes, you can. In that case, during application, do not declare your NID. Only use birth certificate information to lodge your application online.

I have an MRP which was expired long before. Can I apply for e-passport now?

Yes, you can. But you must obtain NID. If you do not have an NID, you can apply for e-passport with your 17 digit online verifiable birth certificate. If you have none, you must obtain one of the primary documents first and then apply for e-passport.

I don’t possess an NID/Smart ID. While I have a 17-digit online-verifiable digital birth certificate, it has errors (in my name, my parents’ names, and address). However, my MRP has the correct details. Can I apply for an e-Passport with this?

Even if your MRP has correct details, if there are discrepancies in your name, your parents’ names, or your date of birth on your primary documents, you are ineligible to apply for an e-passport. You must first rectify these details in your primary documents before proceeding with the e-passport application.

I possess an NID with accurate details, but my birth certificate contains some errors. Can I still apply for an e-passport?

Yes, you can. The NID is the primary document required for the e-passport application. If the information on your NID is accurate, you are eligible to apply for an e-passport. However, you should rectify the errors of your birth certificate to get rid of any discrepancy between the identity documents.

The name on my NID is incorrect. Is it possible to modify my name during the e-passport application process?

No, you can’t. You must submit details consistent with your NID. Any deviation from the information on your NID will lead to the rejection of your application.

There’s a minor spelling mistake in my name on my NID. Can I apply for an e-passport with these small errors and correct them during the application process?

No, you can’t. You need to correct any errors on your NID/Smart ID before applying for an e-passport.

I don’t have an NID/smart ID or a digital birth certificate. I only have an old handwritten Bangladeshi passport. Am I eligible to apply for an e-Passport?

No, to be eligible to apply for an e-Passport, you must have at least one of the primary documents.

I am born in Australia/overseas and I never had a Bangladeshi passport. My parents (both or one) are from Bangladesh and hold Bangladeshi NID/digital birth certificate. Can I apply for Bangladesh e-passport?

Yes, children born to Bangladeshi parents qualify for an e-Passport. For this, applicants need to obtain a Bangladeshi digital birth certificate and submit the proof of their parents’ Bangladeshi identity. It’s essential to fulfill other criteria for obtaining an e-passport. For detailed requirements, please visit to the Consulate’s website.

I have the validity of MRP passports for more than 1 year. Can I apply for e-Passport now?

We strongly discourage new passport application if you bear a passport which have more than 12 month validity. We prioritize those who is in urgent need of passport. If you have a passport with less than one year validity, please apply for a new e-passport.

Do I need to provide biometric information (biometric enrolment) for e-Passport?

Yes, each time you apply for e-Passport, you must provide biometric appearing in person at the Consulate.

I have a valid/expired MRP? Can I apply for e-passport now?

Yes, you can apply for e-Passport if you possess an MRP (expired/with less than a year validity). Please check out the Consulate’s website for detail requirements.

How long is the e-passport’s validity?

a. For adult (over 18 years): 10 years (48 pages); b. For children (0-17 yrs): 5 years (48 pages)

How much is the fee for e-passport?

Please see the ‘fees and payment‘ section of the passport page of the Consulate’s website.

Can I pay the fee by card?

Yes, you can pay the passport fee using your debit/credit card at the Consulate. Cash payment is not accepted under any circumstance. Please check “Fees and Payment” section of the passport page of the Consulate’s website.

Shall I get refund if my passport application is denied/cancelled/rejected/withdrawn?

No, Consular fees are non-refundable even if the application is denied/cancelled/rejected/withdrawn. Please see ‘Fees & Payment’ section of the webpage for terms & conditions.

I have just paid my passport fees and came to know that I am not eligible for e-passport. Can I get refund?

No, consular fees are non-refundable under any circumstance. Please see “Fees & Payment” section of the webpage for detail information.

I’ve already paid my passport fees at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney. Can I transfer this payment to utilize services at the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra?

The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra and the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney are two separate offices. Hence any payments made to the High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra cannot be used for services provided by the Consulate General in Sydney.

I accidentally paid the fees to the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra. Is it possible to receive the service from the Sydney Consulate using that payment?

The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra and Bangladesh Consulate General in Sydney are two separate offices. Service can’t be provided by the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney against a payment made to the High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra.

Is there any separate fee for the international students?

No. Same fees are applicable to all applicants.

Is it necessary to book an appointment with the Consulate office for submitting my e-passport application and biometric information?

Yes, it is mandatory to book an appointment with the Consulate office for submitting documents and providing biometric information. Please visit cgbdsydney.gov.bd to learn how to get an appointment from the Consulate.

I secured an appointment through the e-Passport website for my e-passport application. Is this appointment valid?

No. Consulate does not accept appointment taken from the e-Passport portal (which pops up during the online e-Passport application). Please visit the consulate’s website to learn how to get an appointment from the Consulate for biometric (fingerprint/iris scan) enrolment.

Do I have to come in-person for collecting my e-Passport?

E-Passport, once issued, may be collected in person or through nominated representative or by post. Please check “Collecting the Passport” section of the webpage for detail information.

What documents do I need to carry when I will come collect my new passport?

You must carry the following documents during the collection of your new passport:

  1. Passport delivery slip
  2. Your last Bangladeshi passport (valid or expired)
  3. Authorization letter (only required if collected through a nominated representative). Mention photo ID number of the nominated person on the authorization letter.

Please see “collecting the Passport” section of the webpage for detail information.

My Bangladeshi passport is lost. What should I do?

If you’ve lost your last Bangladeshi passport, you must obtain a police report documenting the loss. This report should clearly state the number of your lost passport. You’ll need to submit the original police report, along with any other necessary documents, during the biometric enrollment process. For detailed information, please visit our passport page.

I have got married recently. I need to update my spouse detail on my passport. Can I apply for a new passport despite the long validity of my passport?

Due to the high number of e-passport applications, we prioritize applications based on immediate necessity, such as those with expiring passports. We advise newlyweds not to apply for a new passport solely based on marital status, as it does not influence the applicant’s immigration status or application.

Do I need to attest my marriage certificate for e-passport application?

Marriage certificate issued in Bangladesh needs to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the marriage is registered in Australia, certificate must be authenticated by DFAT. For marriages registered outside of these two countries, the certificate should first be attested by the embassy of the respective country, followed by authentication from DFAT. All attestations should not be older than 6 months.

I understand that e-passport requires the applicant to be physically present for biometric enrolment. I currently have an MRP that needs urgent reissuance, but I can’t travel at the moment. How can I go about reissuing my MRP? 

The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra offers the service to reissue MRPs. You can apply for an MRP reissuance there, and unlike the e-passport, the MRP doesn’t require the applicant to be physically present. You can post the necessary documents to the High Commission. For detailed procedures, please refer to their website or contact the High Commission directly.

Can I reissue my MRP without having an e-passport?

Yes, you can. The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra offers the service to reissue MRPs. You can apply for an MRP reissuance there, and unlike the e-passport, the MRP doesn’t require the applicant to be physically present. You can post the necessary documents to the High Commission. For detailed procedures, please refer to their website or contact the High Commission directly.

How can I track my application after providing my biometric enrolment at the Consulate General’s office?

Please do not email or call tot he Consulate general office for any updates after submitting your documents and biometric information.

Please Track your ePassport application here: https://epassport.gov.bd/authorization/application-status

you may also call at +8809666716445 (Bangladesh) to know the latest status of your ePassport application.

How long is the processing time for e-passport?

The processing time for an e-Passport, ordinary or express, may vary due to the rigorous security and information validation procedures. These checks are carried out to confirm the authenticity of the information provided during the application. Hence, e-passport issuance, may take longer than usual depending on police verification and other processing protocols. 

Approximate time for Express delivery: 3-4 weeks

Approximate time for Regular delivery: 4-6 weeks

Time is estimated only.

Note:

  • Any changes to the information provided, or undisclosed/fraudulent information, can result in cancellation or delays, extending the usual processing time.
  • The Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any such delays.

Consequently, the Consulate cannot be held accountable for any delays in the application process.

I have checked my e-passport application status which says the application is pending for SB verification. What shall I do?

Th Consulate General does not have any action at this stage. Please contact the nearby police station of your permanent address.

How fast can I get my passport if I apply for express?

The issuance of e-Passports follows strict security and data verification protocols set by both the e-Passport system and the Department of Immigration and Passport Office in Dhaka. Under normal circumstances, the standard processing time for an e-Passport application is approximately three to four weeks if submitted via the Express service. This is merely an estimate, so applicants should plan accordingly and allow sufficient time for any unexpected delays. If you require expedited processing or have pressing travel plans, it’s advisable to submit your application well ahead of time.

How do I know when my passport will be ready for collection?

A notification message will be sent to your email once your passport is ready for collection. Please bring your last passport (valid/expired) and delivery slip during collection of your passport. Passport delivery hour is between 3-4 pm on business days.

The applicant shall accomplish the following steps to obtain passport:

1.1 Submission of Application
1.2 Fees and payment
1.3 Appointment
1.4 Visiting the Consulate General for Biometric Enrolment
1.5 Delivery of Passport

1.1 Submission of Application

Please check whether you are applying for

1.1.1 New Passport
1.1.2 Renewal/ Reissue/Correction/Alteration of Information of Passport
1.1.3 New Passport against Lost Passport

1.1.1 New Passport 

The applicant has to submit the following documents for a new passport:

a. Submit online application at passport.gov.bd and take a printed copy of it

Copy of the filled-in MRP Application Form (4 pages with bar-code) shall be duly attested by approved attester. Address and seal of the attester must be provided at page-4 of the form.

b. Attach the following documents while submitting to the Consulate

i. Photocopy of National ID card, or, Birth Registration Certificate/Interim Birth Registration Certificate containing 17-digit number

ii. Original copy of the old Bangladesh passport along with photocopy of its pages from 1 to 5

iii. 02 copies of recent passport size colour photographs [passport-size (55×45 mm)], one of the photographs shall be affixed on the top of the 1st page.

iv. If the applicant is a child under the age of 15 years, parents’ photos [30X25mm] shall be appended on the application form. In certain cases [i.e. if parents are divorced/ either parent is not alive etc.], either of the parent’s photos will be accepted.

v. Other relevant documents i.e. copy of marriage certificate for including spouse`s name in the MRP etc.

vi. Copy of the Receipt of Payment transaction

vii. If applicant is a student (graduate and undergraduate), a photocopy of the valid student ID card and admission letter, the original ID shall have to be shown during the enrolment.

If the applicant is a new born/child (below 5 years), in addition to the above, the following documents shall be required:

a. Attested Birth Certificate or IBRN (contains 17-digit number) of the child and
b. Copies of Bangladesh passport of parents

Mentionable, a new-born baby/child (below 5 years) does not require to come to the High Commission for biometrics.

N.B: Certification at page 4 will be taken care of by the Consulate at the time of submission of the document.

1.1.2 Renewal/ Reissue/Correction/Alteration of Information of Passport

MRP or e-passport cannot be renewed but be reissued. In addition to those in section 1.1.1, the following shall be required:

i. If the applicant does not need to correct/alter any information of the existing passport, the following shall be submitted:

a. Original MRP or its attested copy for cross-reference with the New Passport; and

b. A copy of 17-digit birth certificate/National ID which was submitted during issuance of existing MRP.

ii. If the applicant needs to correct/alter any information of the old MRP, the following shall be required:

a. Proof of correction/alteration for any change in information such as present address, emergency contact address, marital status, Profession etc.,

b. The forms for correction of information(DIP form 1 & DIP form 2) shall be filled out and submitted. The form is available at

http://www.dip.gov.bd/site/page/17da3dd2-2bb4-4c58-bbc0-0efbfc6ba478/Re-Issue/Information-Alteration/Correction-Application-Form

c. For change of profession, certified/attested copy of Educational/Professional certificate shall be submitted;

d. For having current photograph in the new passport, the applicant shall seek appointment and visit the Consulate on the date of appointment for capturing digital photograph;

The re-issue applicant (above 16 years of age), may retain previous biometrics.

1.1.3 New Passport against Lost Passport

An applicant, who wishes to apply for new Bangladesh Passport against the lost Bangladesh passport, is requested to follow the entire procedure mentioned in Section 1.1.1.

In addition to the above, he/she is further requested to bring a detailed police report.

1.1.4 Travel permit

1.2 Fees and Payment

Fees for Passport

Regular fee: A$ 145.00, Urgent fee A$ 290.00
Fee for students: Regular Fee A$ 45.00, Urgent Fee A$ 145.00.

A student should arrive in the country of current residence from Bangladesh with valid student visa as well as should hold valid student ID to be eligible for concessional fees. However, following categories will not be considered for concessional student fees:

a. University Teachers/Researchers who are pursuing studies through Government scholarship, or, through funding support from the host Government, or, any other bilateral/multilateral sources; and
b. Students gainfully employed in Bangladesh or abroad and/ or sponsored by his/her own employer will not be considered for concessional fees.

Fees for Travel Permit

Mode of Payment

Please read the following carefully prior to making the payment:

  • The payment of the fee shall be made at least 03 working days before appointment.
  • A copy of the payment transaction has to be attached with the application form.
  • Separate transaction must be made for each applicant.
  • Cash/credit card/EFTPOS/personal cheque/Direct Deposit are not accepted.
  • The consular fees are non-refundable even if the application is denied or withdrawn.

The fees may be paid in one of the following ways:

a. Postal money order/bank cheque payable to Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney or
b. Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT ):

Details for EFT are as follows:

Account Name: Consulate General of Bangladesh
BSB: 062000
Account No: 1927 4083
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

1.3 Appointment

To submit the application alongwith the enlisted documents, the applicant shall seek an appointment by email to the following:

consular.sydney@mofa.gov.bd

Walk-in submission will also be accepted but waiting time may be long since persons with prior appointment will have priority. Mentionable, if all the slots are fully booked, the Consulate may not be able to facilitate walk-in submission.

1.4 Visiting the Consulate General for bio-metric enrolment

The applicant has to appear in person at the Consulate on the appointed date to submit the application alongwith the enlisted documents mentioned above.

On this day, applicant’s fingerprints, signature on electronic pad and a photograph will be captured at the enrolment booth of the Consulate.

After enrolment, the existing Bangladesh Passport of the applicant will be returned along with a delivery slip. The applicant will be provided a tentative date of delivery of Passport.

Child applicant (below 5 years old) does not require visiting the Consulate for bio-metric enrolment.

1.5 Delivery of Passport

The Passport is printed in Dhaka after the antecedents of the applicant is verified by the concerned authorities.

Delivery time: 25-28 working days

The following shall be required for collecting the passport or seeking delivery of the passport:

a. Delivery slip and
b. Old passport.

Alongwith the new passport, the old one will be returned with a cancellation seal.

Once the applicant receives a notification from the Consulate, he/she may collect the passport in one of the following ways:

a. In person by the applicant;
b. By authorized person. In this case, a letter of authorization issued by the applicant as well as proof of identity of the authorized person (such as driving license, passport etc.) shall be required in addition to the delivery slip and old passport of the applicant.
c. By postal service. In this case, self-addressed pre-paid Express envelope/Courier (signature on delivery) along with the delivery slip and old passport have to be sent to the Consulate.