Requirements and procedure for renewing a Bangladesh passport
To apply for an electronic passport, the process has changed. You will need to make an appointment with the nearest Bangladesh Embassy/ Consulate. These offices are located in the following American cities:
- Washington, DC
- New York
- Los Angeles.
Make an appointment to verify which authority has jurisdiction over the area where you live. Bangladeshi authorities will require that you provide the following information in order to apply for a passport renewal:
- A completed application form
- Your Bangladeshi NID card/Birth Certificate with 17 (seventeen), digits;
- Your current passport;
- Documentation proving lawful residence in the U.S.
- If applicable, marriage/divorce certificate
- 2 (two) passport photos;
- To pay the fees, money order/cashier’s check
- A self-addressed USPS return address envelope
Before applying for renewal, contact the Embassy if you do not have a NID or BRC card.
Your passport that is still valid will be returned to you at the conclusion of the application.
These are the fees to renew an e-passport:
- $110 (plus 10% tax) for 48 pages and a 5 year validity passport.
- $137.5 (125 plus 10% tax) for 48 pages and a 10 year validity passport.
- $165 (plus 10% tax) for 64 pages and a five-year validity passport.
- $192.5 (plus 10% tax) for 64 pages and a 10 year passport.
Once all documents have been submitted, it will take 60 days to process your passport and send it back. For $50 more, you can choose expedited processing which will send your passport back in 45 (forty five) days.
A tracking number will be provided by the consular clerk, which you can use for monitoring your application status. When the new passport arrives, your old passport will be cancelled.
You can mail it directly to the Embassy/Consulate if you don't have a return envelope. Their mailing address is listed on their website. They only accept envelopes from the USPS, so make sure you get it at the post office.
How to renew a Bangladesh passport for a child in the U.S.?
You will need additional documents if you want to renew your Bangladesh passport for a minor.
- Photographs of the parents' passports
- A photocopy (17 digits) of the child's Birth Certificate.
- A photocopy of the passport pages 1 and 2 of your parents;
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FAQ: Bangladeshi passport renewal in America
We will end this article by answering some questions you might have about renewing your Bangladesh passport in the U.S.
What is the earliest time you can renew your Bangladeshi passport?
Before your passport expires, you can apply for it 8 (eight!) months in advance.
Renew your Bangladesh passport from the U.S.
MRP reissue is no more an option. You will need to apply for an e-passport from Bangladesh. This type of document is only available in person. Mailing applications will not be accepted. You will need to schedule an appointment with the Embassy or Consulate of Bangladesh in your locality, either online or by phone, in order to renew the document.
What is the average time it takes to renew a Bangladeshi passport here in the U.S.?
Standard processing time for Bangladeshi E-Passports is 60 (sixty), express delivery takes 45 (forty five) days.
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