Sunday , 8 December 2019

Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

A Bangladesh passport is a travel document issued by the Government of Bangladesh only to its citizens for the purpose of international travel. It must be either in the custody of the bearer or of a person duly authorized by its bearer. If lost or destroyed, the fact and circumstances must be immediately reported to the nearest Bangladesh Mission and to the local police authorities.

Documents required for MRP:

Duly filled in MRP application form.

  1.  Bangladeshi national ID card or 17- digit Birth Certificate including photocopy. Those 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 High Commission 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. Please click here to find the process of Birth Registration by this High Commission.
  2. Existing Bangladesh passport along with photocopy (page1-7).
  3. One recent passport-size photograph (55X45 mm). If the applicant is a child under the age of 15, parents’ photographs should be affixed on the application form. One extra photograph is also required for the child up to the age of 6 for photo scanning.
MRP fee (non-refundable):

Please pay by Debit/Credit card at the counter. No cheque or cash is acceptable. MRP fee for regular applicant is £65.00. This High Commission can only provide‘Normal MRP delivery service’ (takes 40-45 days) and there is no provision of ‘Express delivery service’.Students are entitled to get MRP at a concession rate. i.e. £20.00. Student must present a valid student’s ID (original) and submit a copy of the same along with the application for concession.

Steps to be followed for MRP:
  • Step-1: Online MRP Application:
    Please fill in the online MRP Application Form (click here for online MRP Application Form) and submit it (when prompted). You need to check the spelling and accuracy of the information while filling in your application. Any distortion of facts may lead to cancellation of MRP at point of time.Please take a print out 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 Form printed without barcode will not be accepted.A guide line to fill in the MRP form is available here. Although MRP website guideline indicates that the data of a filled in form will be removed from the system after 15 days but it is possible for us to retrieve the data even after 15 days.
  • Step-2:Booking online appointment:
    Without prior appointment, no application will be accepted. Please click here for MRP appointment and ignore any auto generated appointment that may appear on your application form. Also take a print out of the appointment schedule required at the High Commission counter.
  • Step-3:Submission of MRP related documents:
    The applicant should come to the High Commission in person along with required documents on the scheduled date and time specified in the online appointment. You 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 consular wing reserves the right to request for any additional documents at any stage for necessary scrutiny.
  • Step-4:Biometric Enrolment:
    The applicant should keep in mind that actual time for biometric may vary depending upon various factors. Normally you should plan for 1-2 hours to complete the biometric procedure. Applicant’s finger prints, 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 to collect the MRP.
  • Step-5:MRP processing time and Delivery of passport:
    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. An auto generated delivery date appears on the delivery slip. Please ignore this date of delivery. Once the passport is received by this High Commission from the DIP/Dhaka, a text message will be sent to applicant to collect the passport. Upon receiving the text, the applicant should come to the High Commission in person between 2:30pm – 4:00pm (Monday-Friday) 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).
Additional Requirements for MRP

Requirement against lost /Home Office retained handwritten passport:

  1. The applicant needs to face an interview at the High Commission.
  2. Police certificate from local police station against the lost passport( if possible).
  3. Photocopy of old passport (page 1-7).
  4. An original Home Office letter mentioning the name and passport number of the applicant /copy of  passport certified by the Home Office (in case the passport is retained by the Home office).
  5. Digital Bangladeshi Birth Certificate.
Requirement for MRP against new born child:
  1.  Presence of the child at the High Commission.
  2. Parents’ Bangladeshi original passports and marriage certificate with photocopy.
  3. Child’s detailed Birth Certificate (where parents’ names and details are shown).
  4. An extra photo (not glued, not stapled) for photo scanning (below 6 years).
Requirement for MRP against Bangladeshi origin(2nd /3rd Generation) British nationals who do not have Bangladeshi passport:
  1.  The applicant needs to face an interview at the High Commission.
  2. Parents’ Bangladeshi passports.
  3. Applicant’s Birth Certificate (where parents’ names are included).
  4. Applicant’s UK Police Clearance Certificate (CRB/DBS check) duly attested by Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO, UK.
  5. Applicant’s British passport.
Requirement for MPR against invalid/disabled/extremely elderly persons:

If the applicant is physically disabled and cannot come to the High Commission, a letter mentioning disability of the applicant should be obtained from the NHS/Hospital. An extra photo (not stapled, not glued) is also required for photo scanning.

Note-1: Please note that MRP is processed and printed from Dhaka. From this High Commission, all data and MRP related documents are electronically sent to the Department of Immigration & Passport (DIP) in Dhaka. After necessary verification, MRP is printed by the DIP. Then it is sent to this High Commission through Diplomatic Bag for onward delivery to the applicant. Therefore, the whole process generally takes around 40-45 days.

Note-2: Any child who was earlier endorsed in mother’s passport should apply for a separate MRP.

Source: Bangladesh High Commission , London

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