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Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu rolls out e-Passport

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 8th March, 2022 09:29:06 PM
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Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu has come under the network of e-Passport, one of the milestones for the implementation of the development visions of the Prime Minister, services from Tuesday (Mar 8).

Bangladesh Ambassador Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury and Ms. Nasrin Jahan, Joint Secretary, Security Services Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh jointly inaugurated the enrollment process at a simple ceremony held at the Embassy on Tuesday (Mar 8).

Two applicants from the Bangladesh community were handed over e-Passport enrollment slips on the first day.

While speaking on the occasion, Joint Secretary Nasrin Jahan briefed on the progress of roll out of e-Passport facilities at the district level and at the Bangladesh Missions abroad.

She highlighted that successful implementation of e-Passport project will help curb human trafficking and related crimes. Deputy Director of Project, Lt. Col. Mohammad Jamal Hossain mentioned that this e-Passport contains highly sophisticated features to ensure fool-proof security.  

In his remarks, Ambassador Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury mentioned that the e-Passport is one of the milestones for the implementation of the development visions of the Prime Minister.

Newly issued e-Passports with the validity of 10-years will ease and facilitate immigration and passport issuance processes for the expatriates. He thanked all the officials involved in the roll out of e-Passport facilities in Kathmandu.

It may be noted that after the launching of e-Passport services in January 2020, the facilities have been extended to all the district headquarters in the country.

It could not be installed in the Bangladesh Missions abroad due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu is the 13th Mission to complete the enrolment system. It is expected that this service will soon be extended to all the 80 Bangladesh Missions abroad in 60 countries.