Applying for a Bangladesh Passport for the First Time

Bangladeshi dependent persons living in the following areas may apply for Bangladesh Passport to the Assistant High Commission for Bangladesh in Birmingham:

Midlands: Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, West Midlands, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Hereford and Worchester, Salop, Gloucestershire. 

South Wales: Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Powys, Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Dyfed, Gwent. 

Who can Apply

  • Children of a Bangladeshi Citizen who was born in the UK/ abroad
  • Who has never applied for a machine-readable passport (MRP) or never received an MRP.

Documents Required:

  • Presence of the child at the High Commission.
  • Parents’ Bangladeshi original passports and marriage certificate with a photocopy.
  • Child's detailed Birth Certificate (issued by the competent authority from both UK & Bangladesh)‍
  • DBS certificate (if the applicant is over 18 years)
  • An extra photo (not glued, not stapled) for photo scanning (below 6 years).

How to Apply

Step-1: Online MRP Application:

  • Fill in the online MRP Application Form and submit it. (Please check the spelling and accuracy of the information while filling in your application. Any distortion of facts may lead to the cancellation of MRP at that point of time.) CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM
  • Take a printout of the duly filled-in and properly submitted MRP Application Form (printed with barcode) and bring it during MRP enrolment at a pre-scheduled appointment time. Application forms printed without a barcode will not be accepted.

Step-2: Booking Online Appointment:

  • Without a prior appointment, no application will be accepted.
  • Please CLICK HERE for an MRP appointment.

Step-3: Submission of MRP-related documents:

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

Step-4: Biometric Enrolment:

The applicant should keep in mind that the actual time for biometrics may vary depending on 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 High Commission 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-5: MRP processing time and delivery of passport:

MRP Processing Time

  • Normally an MRP is ready for delivery within 8 weeks from the date of enrolment (Subject to police verification / Central Investigation)
  • An auto-generated delivery date appears on the delivery slip. Please ignore this date of delivery.

How to Collect:

  • Once the passport is received by this Assistant High Commission 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 High Commission in person on any working day between 02:00 pm am to 4:30 pm (Monday-Friday)
  • Applicants are requested to come along with the collection slip and any other documents if specified by the enrolment official. MRP will be handed over together with the old passport (with the 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 a proper signature, no passport will not be delivered.