Mail-in Service

Some consular services, as listed below, can also be obtained by application through mail. In such cases, the applicant must send a self addressed, postage paid envelope for return service. Documents sent without a pre-paid self-addressed envelope will not be processed.

Please keep a photocopy of your passport in a safe place. Without details of the previous passport, issuance of a passport may significantly be delayed.

Consular Services Offered by Mail

Application forms for the following consular services are received and delivered by mail:

  • Issuance of a new passport against expired (10 years)/damaged/page exhausted passport ;

  • Renewal of passport ;

  • Issuance of Visa (after consultation with the consular officer);

  • Endorsement of "No Visa Required (NVR) seal;

  • Attestation/Legalization of documents (which have prior authentication of the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry or the US Department of State);

  • Issuance of alive certificates to retired government servants (residing outside City of Los Angeles).

However, on receipt of an application, the Consular Officer may ask for an interview of the applicant.

Consular Services NOT offered by Mail

The following services are not offered by mail:

  • Issuance of new passport against a lost/stolen/destroyed passport;  

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

  • Issuance of birth and other certificates;

  • Attestation/Legalization of documents, which do not have the prior authentication of either the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the US Department of State.

How to use the Mail-in Services

In case the applicant chooses to apply by mail, he/she must send a self addressed, postage paid envelop for return service. The applicants are advised to send pre-paid envelopes from USPS, UPS, DHL, FedEx etc. for efficient and secured service and
(Letter of Authorization).

In case of using USPS (United States Postal Service, operated by the US government), the applicants are advised to go for mailing services which have confirmation tracking number or bar code. These include Express mail, Priority mail (with signature confirmation or delivery confirmation tracking number) or Certified mail services. The tracking number or bar code should be preserved for information on the status of delivery/receipt of the mail.

Applicants may also choose the services from private postal operators like UPS, FedEx, DHL for sending and receiving mails. In all cases, the tracking number or bar code should be preserved carefully for reference in case of misplacement/delay in delivery or receipt.

If the return envelope does not reach the applicant within a week after the expected time, please send an email with a brief description at   for further information on the matter.

The Consulate General does not take any responsibility for any document lost or delayed in mail.

Sample of a postage-paid return envelope


All request for consular services must be addressed to:

Consulate General of Bangladesh
501 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036