Applying for Certification
Processing Time/Fee
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Certification Forms

The Consulate General issues different types of certificates to Bangladeshi nationals on the basis of information provided in documents which have prior certification/attestation by the Government of Bangladesh.

For any certification, documents as required by the Consulate should be submitted in original with a copy of the same. The original document will be returned with the certificate after issuance, while the photocopy will be retained by the Consulate General. Following are the types of certificates issued by the Consulate General:

Certification of Birth: The Consulate General issues certifications of birth to Bangladesh nationals on the basis of information provided in his/her Bangladesh passport. For such certificates the applicant has to submit the Bangladesh passport in original along with a photocopy of the same and the filled in Application Form for Attestation/Certification.

Alive Certificate: Senior citizens retiring from the services of the Government of Bangladesh, or their spouses, may obtain a certificate stating that he/she is alive on the day the certificate is given. Such certificates are issued only when the applicant comes to the Consulate General in person, with his or her Bangladesh passport and other relevant documents including similar certificates issued earlier. This service is provided free of charge.

If the senior citizen resides outside the five boroughs of Los Angeles and is unable to come in person to the Consulate General, he/she may apply by mail. In such cases the applicant has to fill in the application form along with an affidavit after notarization and authentication of the notary public by the City/County Clerk. A self addressed prepaid envelope should also be sent for the return service. The requirements are summarized below:

Other Certificates: The Consulate General also issues various other certificates on submission of supporting documents as required by the Consulate General.

Applying for Certification

To obtain a certificate, the applicant must submit the following:
  1. Completed Application Form for Attestation/Certification
  2. Original as well as photocopy of documents, as required by the Consulate General (the original document will be returned). In case of birth certificates, the Bangladesh passport of the applicant must be submitted with the application form.
  3. Processing Fees (US $ 44 for normal delivery, US $ 83.00 for urgent delivery)
Processing Time/Fee

The present rates and processing time for issuing a certificate are as follows:

Service Type Processing Time Processing Fee
Ordinary After 3 days within 14 days $44.00
Urgent Within 3 Days $83.00

All fees are payable through bank draft/certified or official check / money order in the name of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York. Personal checks or cash are not accepted.

Please note that separate processing fees will apply for each of the documents submitted for attestation.

Alive certificates to pension holders are issued free of charge.