Getting Migration Governance Right

Photo of Sheikh HasinaThe Embassy of Bangladesh in Paris is proud to share with you an article titled " Getting Migration Governance Right", authored by H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh. In her article, Hon'ble Prime Minister has called upon the international community to give a closer look at the issue of migration, one of the most serious challenges facing the world today. The article has been published in the Project Syndicate, a prestigious forum that provides original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience by featuring exclusive contributions by prominent political leaders, policymakers, scholars, business leaders, and civic activists from around the world.Link: Getting Migration Governance Right

Passport Info & Procedure

Please read the following information carefully. You are then requested to apply online for the MRP in the following website:

 Applying for a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) 

The following sections provide guidelines on how to apply for a Machine Readable Passport (MRP). Please note that the guidelines provided in this page are indicative. The Embassy reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage for scrutiny by the Consular Officer before rendering any service.

Requirement for MRP Application:

1)    A photo copy of National ID card


Birth Registration Certificate containing 17-digit Birth Registration Number (BRN)


Interim Birth Registration Certificate containing 17-digit IBRN issued by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Paris


2)   Copies of pages 1 through 5 of applicant’s existing Bangladesh Passport (valid or expired) along with the original passport itself (If Applicable);


- Two copies of recent photograph (45 mm x35 mm);

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) fee is 100€: payements have to be made in the form of  Mandat  Compte through the France Post Office (La Poste) to the Embassy of Bangladesh as a beneficiary and to the Account number:   57 57 11 0 J 020



To apply for Machine Readable Passport (MRP), applicant must follow the following steps: 

Step-1: Making Appointment by click  link below


Step-2: To Collect and fill up of MRP Application form

We prefer online application from the applicant. Please browse the following weblink for online application. Select, Paris,  if you want to apply in this Mission.

The applicant must submit the following to get enrolled for MRP:

- Duly filled-in 04(four) pages Machine Readable Passport (MRP) Application Form in English (capital letters) or print out; 

Applicant has to report to the Embassy on the date of appointment for providing biometric data along with a printed version of the Online Application form and other necessary documents.

Step-3: Submission of MRP application form 

The applicant shall come to the Embassy in person on the date and time confirmed with the Embassy for submission of MRP application. 

Step-4- Biometric Enrolment Process: 

At the MRP enrolment booth applicant’s Finger Prints, Signature in Electronic Pad and Photograph will be taken.  After the Bio-enrolment, all data and scanned application form will be sent electronically to the Department of Immigration & Passport in Dhaka where, after due police verification, Machine Readable Passport (MRP) will be issued and printed. It will then be sent to the Embassy for delivery to the applicant.

Step-5: Delivery of the passport

After completion of the enrolment process, the applicant will be given a tentative date of delivery of Machine Readable Passport. The passport is printed in Dhaka and later sent to the Mission. The whole procedure may take at least 30 days. 

Applicants need to contact the Embassy preferably over telephone for confirmation of arrival of passports from Dhaka. Upon confirmation from the Embassy the applicant shall come to the Embassy in person along with his or her old Bangladesh Passport and delivery slip, and present the delivery slip and the old passport to the counter. New MRP will be handed over along with the old passport (with observation or cancellation seal) after taking signature on the acknowledgement of receipt.