Passport seekers would be able to get electronic passports (e-passport) within three days by paying emergency service fees.
The vailidity of the e-passport will be 10 years. Attestation process will not be required for getting such passport. Customers will receive passports in their hands after police verifications.The Home Ministry issued a gazette notification regarding the duration, application form and fees of the passport.
An official concened of the Directorate of Immigration and Passport said all-out preparations are being taken to introduce e-passports soon.
According to the gazette notiofication, the e-passport will consist of 48 pages and 64 pages respectively.
The fee for the e-passport (48-pages) with 5-year vaildity has been fixed at Tk 3,500 while Tk 5,000 for the passport with 10-year vailidty.
The emergency fee for the passport with 5-year vailidity has been fixed at Tk 5,500 and passport with 10-year vaildity fixed at Tk 7,000.