Passport (MRP)

 1. Bangladesh Passport 

All Bangladeshi nationals need valid Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) to travel abroad. The Bangladesh High Commission Ottawa issues and re-issues MRP to bonafide Bangladeshi nationals following due procedure of the Government of Bangladesh.

 1.1 How to Apply

 Category # 1 Applicants

Applicants under this category are for

* Hand written passport holders or

Applicants born outside Bangladesh but entitled to obtain a Bangladesh Passport by Descent, they have to Visit the High Commission Office in Ottawa in person for Picture and Biometrics update in addition to the  required documents as detailed   below. 

 Category # 2 Applicants

Applicants under this category are who have  MRP ( Machine Readable Computer written passport already) and want to,

* Get Reissue service for their passport,

* Make Correction on their Passport or

* Make Alteration on their passport such as Marital status/names , emergency contact or any other information deed to be altered , can apply in person or via postal mail by just submitting  application form and other required supporting documents as detailed below  without necessarily submitting their biometric data or visiting the High Commission. The High Commission strongly recommends mailers to use Canada Post mail.

Please note that the guidelines provided in this page are indicative. The High Commission reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage or call the applicant in person  for scrutiny by the Consular Officer before rendering any service

 1.2 Procedures, Guidelines  and Required Documents for Your Application

 Applying for a Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) and detail requirements

The following sections provide guidelines on how to apply for a Machine-Readable Passport (MRP). Please note that the guidelines provided in this page are indicative. The High Commission reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage for scrutiny by the Consular Officer before rendering any service.

 Step A: Requirement for MRP Application:

1)    If you are a Category # 1 applicant (follow steps 1 to 8 except 3),

  • you have to visit the High Commission Office in Ottawa and 
  • you are  required to give biometric data,
  • you have to fill and submit the duly online application form DIP Form 1  using the website http://www.passport.gov.bd and bring the print out to the High Commission, (see the note below about the form)

2)    Bring a copy of  Online Birth Registration Certificate containing 17-digit Birth Registration Number (BRN) or National ID card. If you don’t have both, you may apply for your Birth Certificate in the High commission during your passport application,

3) If you are a Category # 2 applicant (follow steps 3 to 8, do not follow steps 1 & 2),

  • Print the form and then fill the one page application form  DIP Form 2 from the website (see the note below how to fill the form)
  • you are not necessarily required to give biometric data or Come to high commission office unless you want to change your passport picture or unless you are an applicant under 12 years old. 
  • Minors  who were younger than 12 years old when they obtained  their existing  MRP, the have to necessarily visit the High commission office in Ottawa to upgrade Picture and biometrics.

4)    Provide  the original  Bangladesh passport  for both Categories (for both hand written or MRP holders), in the case of lost, police report lodged in local police station is mandatory,

5)    Provide  copy of your  passport  (pages containing personal information only),

6)    Two  recently taken  photographs of the applicant (size: 45 mm x 35 mm or any passport size),

7)    In Case of any Correction or Alteration on existing MRP, applicant must provide a legal supporting document. (For instance, if some one needs to make any change in his/her Marital status, he/she needs to provide copy of supporting Document of Marriage or Divorce Certificate). In case of applicant’s failure of submit proper supporting document will delay the processing time.

8)    At your convenient, you can pick up your new passport from the High Commission on the time schedule  suggested by the High Commission or provide paid express return envelope with applicant’s full and correct address well written  in case of service delivery through mail. The High Commission bears no responsibility for delay or failure of delivery if that mentioned address is wrong, invisible  or incomplete.  

Note: 1 For All Catagory Types

  • Please DO NOT forget to sign your application and write payment details on part provided on your application. 
  • Name of Division will be  Bangladesh High Commission, Ottawa,
  • USD and CAD are the same. Delete USD and Write CAD,
  • Bank/Mission is the Institution you may order a Bank Draft from, (TD Bank ,RBC, Canada Post,etc...)
  • Branch is the branch name or number where the draft is prepared,
  • All information to fill under payment of fee section of the form will be available on your Bank/postal Draft,
  • Write your current address and phone number on the top the application for further communication.

Note : 2 - For Category # 1, when you  fill the online form,

  • Fill the form correctly with all mandatory fields(*) and click the “Save” button.
  • You can put your Birth Id No. as your birth year following any fourteen number a total of seventeen digits (for example if you were born in 1992, put your numbers as 199200000000000000). As soon as you applied for BRN in our office during your Visit for passport application, we will do a data correction for your actual BRN number which will be generated later on.
  • On successful completion of first page, you will receive an email containing your Application ID and Password. Please preserve your Application ID and Password carefully for future print/view/modification of application.
  • To submit your application, click “submit” button. You are not allowed to modify anything after you click “submit”. You will also receive an “Online Application Form” in pdf format. You have to report to the Passport Office for providing biometric data along with a printed version of the Online Application form.
  • After submission, the system will assign you to your authorised Regional Passport Office. Your application shall remain valid for 15 days from the date of submission. Your record will be removed automatically by the system after 15 days.
Appointment, Submission and Delivery

 Step-B: Submission of MRP application

  • All applicants wishing to submit their applicant in person  must make prior appointment with the High Commission by calling the number 613-236-0138/39 and press 0 on any working day between 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • Applicants mailing their application by mail (Category # 2 applicants ) may opt to avail postal services meaning they can send their full application package as stated above directly to our office address  by mail. In this case,a  paid return express envelope with applicant’s full correct address should be sent as well. The High Commission bears no responsibility for delay or failure of delivery if that mentioned address is wrong or incomplete.  
  • Note that Catagory # 1  applicants can not mail their application because they have to present themselves in our office for biometrics process instead they have to bring their Online filled form and required documents as stated above.

 Payment and processing times

 Step C: MRP Fee, payment methods and processing Times

For all types of Passport services,

  • Regular Service fee CAN $150 (One hundred and Fifty Canadian Dollars only) - (processed in 6-8 weeks)*
  • Express Service fee CAN $300 (Three hundred Canadian Dollars only) - (processed in 4 weeks)*

*Subject to arrival of the passport from Dhaka 

 Mode of Payment

1)    The MRP fee has to be paid by Bank Draft/Pay Order/ Postal order in favour of Bangladesh High Commission, Ottawa, Canada.

2)    The applicant can also pay by Credit/ Debit Card in favour of Bangladesh High Commission by being present at the High Commission office in Ottawa.

3)    No personal check or cash is  accepted.

Processing time and fees for Reissue of Machine Readable Passport:

Sl. No.

Type

Processing Time

Fees

Remarks

1.

 

 

2.

Regular

 

 

Express

Within 6 to 8 weeks (minimum), depending on arrival of the passport from Dhaka.

Within 4 weeks (minimum), depending on arrival of the passport from Dhaka.

C$ 150.00

 

 

C$ 300.00

Subject to arrival of the passport from Dhaka 

Subject to arrival of the passport from Dhaka 

 

 

  Step-D- Biometric Enrolment Process: 

At the MRP enrolment booth, applicant’s Finger Prints, Electronic Signature and Photograph will be taken during the enrollment for Category # 1 applicants.   

After completion of the enrolment process, the High Commission electronically sends data and necessary documents to the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) in Dhaka. DIP then prints the new MRP after completion of necessary verification and sends it back to the High Commission by courier service. Following electronic authentication, the High Commission delivers the MRP in person or by post as desired by the applicant. The whole procedure may take approximately 30 Business days.

 Delivery of the passport

After completion of the enrolment process, the High Commission gives the applicant a tentative date of delivery of Machine-Readable Passport. The passport is printed in Dhaka and later sent to the Mission. The whole procedure may take at least 30 Business days. 

Checking status of MRP issuance:

Applicants can contact the High Commission if their application has been Eight weeks for Regular service  or  Four weeks for  Express service since it has been delivered to the High Commission office.

During your contact, you will be prompted to provide the following information.

Please make sure either of the  following info. is  with you  when  you contact to us.

* Enrollment ID number (CAN10000000XXXXX),

* Passport number,

* First and Last name,

* And for security purposes, you may be asked for Date of Birth,

We are experiencing higher volume of calls and to many  calls will affect our processing time for most of application to be delayed.

 For hand Pick,

The applicant may come to the High Commission in person, along with existing Bangladesh Passport /personal identification and/or delivery slip to receive New MRP from the counter. However, before visiting the High Commission counter, the applicant is strongly advised to obtain confirmation from the High Commission about arrival of the MRP from Bangladesh.

 Common delays of your application,

  • Forget to sign your application with mention of place and date,
  • Not providing documents listed above and  supporting documents,
  • All fees not be payable to “BANGLADESH HIGH COMMISSION, OTTAWA”.
  • Inappropriate fees /charges or none for the service requested. Please check processing fees above.
  • forget to send paid express return envelop having correct and full address.
  • During filling-up the form, please type or write by hand in block-letters; illegibility may cause delay or even nullify the process.
  • If you are willing to receive delivery by mail, please use the guaranteed or registered or express mail of Canada Post. Ordinary mail sometimes gets lost or causes unexpected delay. Please also enclose a self-addressed express return envelope of Canada Post. The High Commission bears no responsibility for delay or failure of delivery if that mentioned address is wrong or incomplete.  

 Please note: Incomplete form will not be processed and the High Commission will not be held responsible for such applications.