Applying for Passport

The following sections provide guidelines on how to apply for a passport. Please note that the guidelines provided in this page are indicative. The Consulate General reserves the right to request for any additional documents at any stage for scrutiny by the Consular Officer before rendering any service.

Issuance of a passport against expired (Hand Written Passport/ Machine Readable Passport ) /page exhausted /damaged passport

The holder of a passport may apply for issuance of a new passport in case of the following:

  • The existing passport will complete 5 years in the next six months, or

  • The pages of the passport have been exhausted due to use, or

  • The passport has only 3 pages left, or

  • The passport has been damaged partially or fully.

The following documents are required to be submitted:

  1. Filled-in Passport Application Form : Application forms must be filled in fully, legibly and accurately (preferably typed or filled in with a computer). The form must be signed at all requested places. Incomplete application form will not be processed.

  2. 2 (two)  passport size photographs.

  3. Passport Processing Fees in one of the accepted methods of payment.

  4. Existing passport (in original) [Please note that the existing passport will be attached (stapled) with the newly issued passport, which will have reference of the existing passport. The holder should not separate the booklets]

  5. In case of a female applicant, who wishes to replace father's name with husband's name (mentioned at Sl. 9 in the application form), the applicant should provide a copy of her marriage certificate.

Please note the following:

  1. Validity: The new passport will be valid 05(five) years.

  2. Issuance of a passport against a passport which has lost its validity long time back: If the passport has not been renewed for more than five years, it has to be renewed to the present times before issuance of a new passport. In such a case the applicant has to pay renewal fees for the entire elapsed period i.e. from date of expiry to the present. In addition, the applicant has to pay fees for issuance of a new booklet. For example, let us consider that a passport was issued on 16 December 1989 and was valid until 15 December 1999. The holder now wants to apply for a new passport against this existing (expired) passport. In this particular case, the applicant has to submit two applications: a) application for renewal with payment of renewal fees for the elapsed period (i.e. from the date of expiry to the date of application); and b) application for a new passport with payment of fees (see below) for a new passport. Please note that in such cases, the renewal fees and passport application fees are to be paid in separate money orders. On receipt of such applications, the old passport will be renewed (upto the present times) and a new passport will be issued for five years (from the new expiry date of the old passport). Both the passports will be stapled together and returned to the holder. The new passport will have reference of the old passport.

  3. Interview: Personal appearance at the Consulate for interview is not obligatory in such cases.

  4. Service by mail: Application for new passport booklet against an expired / page exhausted /damaged passport may be RECEIVED and DELIVERED by mail. Please read instructions for Mail-in-Service for details.

Issuance of a passport against a lost / stolen /destroyed passport

In case a passport is lost, stolen or destroyed, the applicant must come in person and submit the following documents:

  1. Three copies of the completed Passport Application Form. Application forms must be filled in fully, legibly and accurately (preferably typed or filled in with a computer). The form must be signed at all requested places. Incomplete application form will not be processed];

  2. 4 (four)  passport size photographs. (two photographs on each of the application forms);

  3. Passport Processing Fees in one of the accepted methods of payment;

  4. Photocopy of the lost passport;

  5. Original birth certificate / nationality certificate issued by the local Municipal Corporation or the Union Parishad (where the applicant used to live while in Bangladesh) or by a Class-I Gazetted Officer of the Government of Bangladesh;

  6. Photocopies of valid Bangladesh passports of two attesters (pages 1-7 and the page where the validity is mentioned (if any). The attesters must sign the application form.

  7. Proof of remittance of foreign currency to Bangladesh;

  8. In case of a female applicant, who wishes to insert husband's name, the applicant should provide a copy of marriage certificate.

Please note the following:

  1. Interview:  While applying for a passport against a lost/stolen/ destroyed passport, If required, the applicant may be required to come in person for an interview with the consular officer.

  2. Validity: Validity of the new passport (issued against a lost passport) is two years from the date of issuance. On expiry of validity, this passport can be renewed for any period upto 5 years from the date of issuance. See renewal section for more information.

Issuance of passport to children who were endorsed earlier in their mother's passport

Children endorsed earlier in their mother's passport may also apply for a new passport. But, in such a case the applicant has to appear in person at the Consulate General with his/her guardians and submit the following:

  1. Completed Passport Application Form in duplicate. Application forms must be filled in fully, legibly and accurately (preferably typed or filled in with a computer). The form must be signed at all requested places. Incomplete application form will not be processed.

  2. 4 (four) passport size photographs. (two photographs on each of the application forms)

  3. Passport Processing Fees in one of the accepted methods of payment.

  4. Mother's passport (valid or expired);

  5. Photocopy of the first nine pages of mother's passport

Please note that :

  1. Interview: The applicant must come in person for an interview with the consular officer at the time of submission of application along with his/her guardian.

  2. Validity: Validity of the new passport will be five years from the date of issuance

  3. Service by mail: Applications for a separate passport for children, endorsed earlier to mother's passport, are not accepted by mail.


Applications received by mail are processed within the stipulated time (please note that the processing time does not include the time taken which is spent for mail delivery). Also this time schedule does not apply for those cases where identification/verification/advise are sort TO COMPETENT AUTHORITIES IN BANGLADESH. In such cases the applicant will be informed by the Consulate General.

Fees are payable to the Consulate General of Bangladesh, Los Angeles in the form of a Money Order/Bank Draft/Certified Check. For details, please click Method of Payment.

Validity of a Passport

Validity of the new passport (issued against an existing passport on expiry of 10 years validity) will be for five years from the date of expiry of existing passport or from the date of issuance of the new passport, whichever is earlier. In case, the passport is issued against a damaged/page exhausted passport, the validity of the (new) passport (usually termed as DUPLICATE passport) will be that of the existing passport. In case the passport is issued against a lost/ stolen /destroyed passport, the validity of the new passport will be for two years from the date of issue. Validity of passport issued to children after separation from mother's passport is five years from the date of issuance.