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Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
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His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Mujib Borsho : March 17, 2020 - December 16, 2021
  • Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
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  • His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
  • Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
  • National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
  • Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
  • National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh

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Endorsements, Attestations & Power of Attorney

Applicants for endorsements i.e. attestation of academic certificates, marriage or divorce certificate, statement of date of birth, certificate for transfer of dead body, alive certificate, driving license, renewal of driving license, transfer of residency certificate / power of attorney PLEASE KEEP A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR DOCUMENTS IN A SAFE PLACE before submitting to the Consular Wing of the Bangladesh Embassy. Please read the instruction thoroughly from top to bottom.

Requirements:

  • Please submit the following documents along with the application for attestation / Power of Attorney (in person or by mail):
  1. Filled in application form for attestation of document/ attestation of Power of Attorney (Form–C), 1 (one) copy
  2. Fees for each document, $ 44.00 (REGULAR – 2-5 working days), $ 82.50 (URGENT – one working day/ same day), in the form of money order/cashier check payable to Embassy of Bangladesh. Cash or personal check is not accepted.
  3. Original Document and photocopy of the original document
  4. In case of any property related document, Proof of property ownership (Copy of mutation, succession/deed- RS, CS & BS)
  5. 2 (two) photographs of principals and 2 (two) photographs of the attorney are to be attached for verification by the Embassy. Photographs (both i.e. principal and attorney) must be passport size, colour with white background, taken recently within the last six months.
  6. Photocopies of the valid / expired hand-written Bangladesh Passport (1–7 pages) OR Machine Readable Passport (1-3 pages)
  7. Any US photo ID such as Drivers License.
  8. Copy of court order in case of name change.

**Please keep in mind, Embassy doesn't produce any power of attorney papers. The applicants have to prepare the documents by themselves as per their requirement and attach the photos in proper place. They will sign in front of the consular officer which will be verified/ attested by the Embassy.

Procedures for obtaining Attestation of Documents/Power of Attorney from Bangladesh Embassy, Washington DC.

  • Appear in Person: Power of Attorney or Attestation of any document such as a power of attorney (relating to sale/purchase of land in Bangladesh, transfer/purchase/sale of shares, withdrawal of money/ pension from bank, etc) executed (signed) by any expatriate Bangladeshi national (in favor of a relative or a friend residing in Bangladesh), the executants is required to Appear In Person before the Consular Officer at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC to put signature in front of the officer. For multiple signatories of a document, the same rule applies for all, i.e. all signatories are required to appear in person at the Embassy to put signature.

  • Unable to appear in person: If the executants(s) /signatory(is) of a power of attorney is/are unable to appear in person the following three steps have to be followed with regard to the submission of the document to get it attested by this embassy:

First Step: Notarization by a Notary Public;

Second Step: Authentication of Commission of the Notary Public by the Office of the Secretary of the State of the executants’ local state. To know the procedure of getting attestation from Individual State's Office, the applicant may contact respective State Government.

Third Step: Authentication by the US Department of State When the documents are mailed to the US Department of State, the applicant is required to send the papers needed by the Embassy of Bangladesh (Duly filled in forms, money order and return postage) and provide an envelope addressed to Bangladesh Embassy. The applicant may write a note so that once the US Department of State completes its attestation; they can mail the document to Bangladesh Embassy. (For details on the procedure for authentication, please visit the web site of the US Department of State. The authentication Department of the US Department of State is located at 518 23rd Street NW, State Annex-1 Columbia Plaza, Washington DC 20520, Phone: 202-647-5002).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

a. Bangladesh Mission may endorse a document authenticated by Authentication Department of the US Department of State (Please see below for details).

b. Documents issued from Bangladesh have to be attested first by the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka, Bangladesh, before it can be attested / endorsed by the Mission.

Please Note: Consular endorsement with signature of the Consular Officer shall be affixed at the page of the document against the signature of the US Notary/Authentication Officer of the US Department of the State. However, Mission’s round seal shall be affixed on each page of the document provided they bear the emboss or endorsement of the US Notary.

  • Bangladesh Documents: For attestation, any document originating in Bangladesh (like marriage certificate, birth certificate, police clearance, etc.) must contain the attestation of the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.

  • US Documents: Likewise, any document originating in the USA (certificate of incorporation, tax return, etc.) must have the authentication by the US Department of State. For such authentication, please visit the website of the US Department of State. Please also see para-2 for details on authentication by the US State Department. Applicant should provide a cover-letter from the concerned company/organization in their letterhead pad in mentioning that what purpose of use, the document in Bangladesh and what kind of document is this.

  • Endorsement/Attestation of Educational Certificates (Form–C):

(a) Academic certificate submitted for Mission's endorsement without the Consular Attestation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Dhaka will be referred to the issuing authority in Bangladesh for verification.

(b) The Mission will not endorse unofficial English translation of academic certificates unless the consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka, duly attests it. English rendering of SSC, HSC and Graduation and Post-Graduation Certificates are made available by the issuing authority in Bangladesh.

  • Endorsement/Attestation of Translated Document (Form–C): Translated copies of Marriage Certificate (Nikah Nama), Court Order, Affidavit etc. must be duly attested by the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka if they are to be endorsed by the Mission.
  • Alive Certificate (Form–C): Alive Certificate required by Pensioners is issued free of charge. The pensioners are to produce a notarized affidavit to the effect that he/she is alive. May call the Embassy for Specimen copy.
  • Statement on Date of Birth (Form–C): The Mission may endorse birth Certificate issued by Municipal Corporation/ Union Parishad in Bangladesh provided the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka, duly attested it. Otherwise, we will issue a Statement on Date of Birth on the basis of Bangladesh Passport or school leaving certificate. Please enclose notarized copy of first seven pages of your Bangladesh Passport or copy of the school-leaving certificate duly attested by the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka.
  • Renewal of Driver's License (Form–C): Bangladesh driving license submitted for renewal will be referred to the issuing authority in Bangladesh before it can be renewed. A consular fee @ $22.00 for each year of renewal will be charged for this service.
  • Transfer of Residence (Form–C): When a Bangladeshi born US citizen/Bangladeshi citizen wishes to return permanently to Bangladesh after staying at least two years at a stretch in USA, he/she can request for a certificate on transfer of residence. However, to get the certificate the applicant must provide documents stating proof of his/her continuous stay of minimum two years in USA. The following would be accepted as proof of residence:
  1. Photocopies Bangladesh Machine Readable Passport’s 1-3 pages OR old hand-written Passport (page 1-7);
  2. Employment record and/or other proof of continuous stay (i.e., lease agreement of residence).
  • Certificate for Transfer of Dead Body to Bangladesh:

Please submit the following documents to Bangladesh Embassy through mail/e-mail (scan copy, PDF format):

1. Photocopies of Bangladesh Machine Readable Passport (1-3 pages) or old hand-written Passport (page 1-7), and in case of not holding Bangladeshi Passport, please provide copy of US passport with NVR/Bangladeshi NID/Bangladeshi Birth Certificate;

2. Death Certificate from the authority’s concerned;

3. Letter of non-communicable disease;

4. To get the urgent response, scanned copies (PDF format) of above-mentioned documents are requested to send to the following email address of the consular wing- consular.bdusa@gmail.com

5. For providing death certificate, consular service is open for 24 hours even in holiday. After office hours or during holidays, Embassy can be contacted with the following emergency number- +1 202-740-6305

6. To receive the original copy of death certificate within the USA please send the return envelope with address of the recipients through USPS prepaid certified/priority mail/express priority mail. In case of service from outside the USA, the self-addressed envelope should be preferably Prepaid DHL OR Prepaid FedEx.

Application Receiving Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Delivery time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

All persons wishing to submit applications for the consular services should visit the Embassy’s webpage (www.bdembassyusa.org) for checklists and application specific instructions/ requirements. All applications being mailed to the Embassy should be sent and addressed to:

For services related to Power of Attorney, any type of Attestation, Death/ Alive Certificate, Birth Certificate etc.:

Attention: Consular Wing
Embassy of Bangladesh
3510 International Drive NW
Washington, DC-20008

Service by mail

  • In case of services within USA, the self addressed return envelope must be a prepaid / Certified / Express mail / USPS Flat rate with tracking number.
  • In case of service from/to outside USA, the self addressed envelope should preferably be Prepaid DHL OR Prepaid FedEx.
  • For both instances, return envelope must be prepaid. No ‘Account Number’ OR ‘Credit Card Number’ shall be accepted.

বাংলাদেশে মৃতদেহ পরিবহনের সনদপত্র - নিম্নলিখিত নথিপত্রগুলি মেইল/ই-মেইলের (স্ক্যান কপি, পিডিএফ ফর্ম্যাট) মাধ্যমে বাংলাদেশ দূতাবাসে প্রেরণ করতে হবেঃ

০১. মৃতব্যক্তির বাংলাদেশ পাসপোর্টের ফটোকপি (মেশিন রিডেবল হলে ১-৩ পৃষ্ঠা এবং হাতে লিখিত পুরানো হলে ১-৭ পৃষ্ঠা), বাংলাদেশী পাসপোট না থাকলে এনভিআর পৃষ্ঠাসহ যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের পাসপোর্টের কপি/বাংলাদেশী এনআইডি/বাংলাদেশী জন্মসনদের কপি দিতে হবে;

০২. সংশ্লিষ্ট কর্তৃপক্ষ থেকে মৃত্যু সনদপত্র;

০৩. মৃতদেহ সংক্রমণমূক্ত এমর্মে প্রত্যয়নপত্র;

০৪. মৃতসনদ দ্রুত পেতে উপরোল্লেখিত সকল নথিপত্রের স্ক্যানকপি (পিডিএফ ফরম্যাট) দূতাবাসের কনস্যুলার শাখায় (consular.bdusa@gmail.com) ই-মেইলযোগে পাঠাতে হবে;

০৫. মৃত্যুসনদের ক্ষেত্রে সহায়তার নিমিত্তে বাংলাদেশ দূতাবাসের কনস্যুলার সার্ভিস ছুটির দিনসহ ২৪ ঘন্টা খোলা রয়েছে। অফিস সময়সূচীর পর জরুরী মোবাইল নাম্বার +১ ২০২-৭৪০-৬৩০৫-তে ফোন করে দূতাবাসের সাথে যোগাযোগ করা যাবে;

০৬. মৃত্যুসনদের মূল কপি পেতে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের ভিতরে স্ব-ঠিকানা সম্বলিত প্রয়োজনীয় ডাকটিকেট ও ট্র্যাকিং নম্বরসহ ইউএসপিএস প্রিপেইড সার্টিফাইড/প্রায়োরিটি মেইল/এক্সপ্রেস মেইলের ফেরত খাম পাঠাতে হবে। যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের বাহিরের ক্ষেত্রে স্ব-ঠিকানা সম্বলিত প্রিপেইড ডিএইচএল কিংবা প্রিপেইড ফেডেক্স গ্রহন করা হবে।

Incomplete application will not be processed.

For further enquiry:

Tel: 202-292-4907
Fax: 202-244-7248 / 202-244-2771 
Email:
consular.bdusa@gmail.com (Consular matters only)

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The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC
3510 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008
USA
+1-202-244-0183 mission.washington@mofa.gov.bd


For Passport, Visa, NVR, Dual Nationality, Travel Permit: pvwing.washdc@gmail.com

For Power of Attorney, Attestation, Birth Certificate, J1 Visa Waiver: consular.bdusa@gmail.com


Embassy Hours: 10 am - 4 pm


To track you Passport, VISA, NVR, Dual Nationality application status, please visit: https://bdembassyusatracking.org

In case of any life or death emergencies, please contact at the 'LIFE OR DEATH EMERGENCY ONLY' no. +1-202-740-6305



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