Machine Readable Passport

How to Apply 

Step-1: Submission of MRP related documents:

  • The applicant should come to the Embassy and Permanent Mission in person along with required documents.
  • Need to submit the required documents and pay fee at the counter.
  • An interview may be required prior to the enrolment if any anomaly/anomalies found in the supporting documents.
  • The Passport and Visa wing reserves the right to request for any additional documents at any stage for necessary scrutiny.

Step-2: Biometric Enrolment:

The applicant should keep in mind that actual time for biometric enrollment may vary depending upon various factors. Normally you should plan for 1-2 hours to complete the biometric procedure.

  • Applicant’s fingerprints, signature on the electronic pad and photograph will be taken at the bio-enrolment booth.
  • During your enrolment, you will be provided with a proof copy of your passport information. Please check the accuracy of the information carefully since these will be reflected in your passport. The Embassy and Permanent Mission shall not be responsible for any such mistakes.
  • The original passport will be verified here and returned to the applicant along with a delivery slip.
  • The applicant should retain the delivery slip carefully without which MRP will not be delivered. If lost, a police report is mandatory to collect the MRP.

Step-3: MRP processing time and delivery of passport:

MRP Processing Time

  • Normally an MRP is ready for delivery within 40-45 days from the date of enrolment. However, due to police verification and inaccuracy of the information provided by the applicant, it may take a longer time than it is expected.

How to Collect:

  • Once the passport is received by this Embassy and Permanent Mission from the DIP/Dhaka, a text message will be sent to the applicant to collect the passport.
  • Upon receiving the text, the applicant should come to the Embassy and Permanent Mission in person in any working day between 09:30– 17:00 (Monday-Friday)
  • Applicants are requested to come along with old passport, delivery slip and any other documents if specified by the enrolment official.
  • MRP will be handed over together with the old passport (with necessary observation seal).
  • If the applicant doesn’t come and send anybody to collect the Passport in favour of the applicant, it is necessary to send an authorisation of the applicant. Without authorisation with the proper signature, no passport will not be delivered.

Documents Required

  • form and signed accordingly.
  • Bangladeshi national ID card or 17- digit Birth Certificate including a photocopy.
  • Existing Bangladesh passport along with photocopy (page1-7).
  • Photograph:

For every applicant

Recent passport-size photograph (55X45 mm) with white background

If the applicant is a child under the age of 15

Parents’ photographs should be affixed on the application form

Child up to the age of 6

One extra photograph is also required for photo scanning.

Who do not have a 17-digit Birth Certificate should obtain the same from their respective City Corporation, Municipality or Union Council in Bangladesh prior to initiating their MRP application. This Embassy and Permanent Mission may also process the Birth Registration for those who are not in a position to obtain the same from Bangladesh. This Birth Certificate would be delivered along with the MRP.

NB: Please click here to find the process of Birth Registration by this Embassy and Permanent Mission.