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.
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
Endorsement of "No Visa Required (NVR) seal;
Attestation/Legalization of documents (which have prior
authentication of the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry or the US Department
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
501 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036