Machine Readable Passports

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.

Issuance of a passport can be denied on grounds of suppression of facts or submission of incorrect information. Any willful damage to passport or unauthorized changes/corrections on a passport will render it invalid.

MRP Service Types and Processes

  • Children of Bangladeshi nationals born in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda;
  • Who has never applied for machine readable passport (MRP) or never receive an MRP; and
  • Who has applied for and received a Birth Certificate issued through the Government of Bangladesh’s Online Birth Registration Information System.
  1. Filled in online MRP Application Form.
  2. Presence of the child at the High Commission.
  3. Parents’ Bangladeshi original passports and marriage certificate with photocopy.
  4. Photocopy of parents’ National ID Card.
  5. Child’s detailed Birth Certificate issued in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda (where parents’ names and details are shown).
  6. Child’s detailed Birth Certificate issued online in Bangladesh
  7. A photo (3R size; not glued; not stapled) for photo scanning (below 6 years).

Please also refer to the updated Office Order for required identity documentation.

Step 1: complete the Application
  • Fill in the online MRP Application form.
  • Please 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.
Step 2: Pay the fees

MRP fees equivalent to US$ 200 for express service or US$ 100 for regular service must be deposited in the High Commission’s Bank account, the details of which are provided below.

  • Account Name: Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi
  • Account Number: 127 508 2904
  • Currency: USD
  • Bank Name: KCB Bank K. Ltd
  • Branch: Two Rivers Mall
  • Bank Code: 01
  • SWIFT Code: KCBLKENX
  • Bank Address: Two Rivers Mall, 2192-00621, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Intermediary Institution: Bankers Trust

Once payment is complete, please append the receipt of deposit into the account with your application.

Step 3: Submission of MRP related documents:

Applications must be submitted in person at the Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi, by the applicant or by an authorized person holding a signed authorization letter.

Applications are accepted at the High Commission at the following times: 0930 to 1230 hours (Monday-Friday).

Before coming to the High Commission, please ensure the application form and all required documents highlighted above are complete.

Step 4: Passport 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 in any working day between 1430 to 1630 hours (Monday-Friday)
  • Applicants are requested to come along with old passport, delivery slip and any other documents if specified by the enrollment official.
  • Applicants who cannot collect the passport in person must send an authorization of the applicantWithout authorization with proper signature, no passport will be delivered.
  • An auto generated delivery date appears on the delivery slip.
  • Normally an MRP is ready for delivery within 45 days from the date of enrollment. However, it may take a longer time than it is expected.
  • The High Commission will contact the applicant if the MRP is ready prior to the date of delivery.
  • Currently, the MRP is valid for 5 years and it is not renewable like the hand-written passport. As such, MRP should be re-issued once the validity is about to expire
  • Please note that a new MRP will be issued in case of MRP reissue.
  1. Filled in MRP Re-issue Application Form.
  2. Original MRP along with a photocopy (page 2-3).
  3. Photocopy of National ID card for adults above the age of 18, or photocopy of birth certificate for children below the age of 18.
  4. Photocopy of proof of residence in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda.
  5. 1 copy of passport size photo with white background.

Please also refer to the updated Office Order for required identity documentation.

Step 1: complete the Application
  • Fill in the MRP Reissue Application form.
  • Please 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 attach all required documents stated above.
Step 2: Pay the fees

MRP fees equivalent to US$ 200 (for express service) or US$ 100 (for regular service) must be deposited in the High Commission’s Bank account, the details of which are provided below.

  • Account Name: Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi
  • Account Number: 127 508 2904
  • Currency: USD
  • Bank Name: KCB Bank K. Ltd
  • Branch: Two Rivers Mall
  • Bank Code: 01
  • SWIFT Code: KCBLKENX
  • Bank Address: Two Rivers Mall, 2192-00621, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Intermediary Institution: Bankers Trust

Once payment is complete, please append the receipt of deposit into the account with your application.

STEP 3: SUBMISSION OF MRP RELATED DOCUMENTS:

Applications must be submitted in person at the Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi, by the applicant or by an authorized person holding a signed authorization letter.

Applications are accepted at the High Commission at the following times: 0930 to 1230 hours (Monday-Thursday).

Before coming to the High Commission, please ensure the application form and all required documents highlighted above are complete.

Step 4: Passport 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 on any working day between 1430 to 1630 hours (Monday-Thursday)
  • Applicants are requested to come along with old passport, delivery slip and any other documents if specified by the enrollment official.
  • MRP will be handed over together with the old passport (with necessary observation seal).
  • Applicants who cannot collect the passport in person must send an authorization of the applicantWithout authorization with proper signature, no passport will be delivered.
  • An auto generated delivery date appears on the delivery slip after submission of all documents to the Bangladesh High Commission in Nairobi.
  • Normally an MRP is ready for delivery within 45 days from the date of enrollment. However, it may take longer.
  • The High Commission will contact the applicant if the MRP is ready prior to the stated date of delivery.