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Birth Registration


Birth Registration Certificate or National ID is necessary for application for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) of Bangladesh. It is not enough to submit the old passport to have a new Machine Readable Passport. Without Birth Registration Number or National ID Number entered in the machine, it is technically not possible to process a Machine Readable Passport.

Birth Registration Number becomes particularly important for an expatriate Bangladesh national who does not yet have a National ID.

Birth Registration Certificate is normally issued by the local government  in Bangladesh, that is, City Corporation or Municipality or Union Parishad, where his/her permanent address is situated. The High Commission can help a Bangladesh citizen living in Sri Lanka in obtaining Birth Registration Certificate for himself/herself or for his/her newborn baby from the central birth registration authority in Bangladesh.


Application form:

  • The online application form is available from the web site of Online Birth Registration Information System of Bangladesh, which can be found by clicking the button ?BR Registration? at the web site of জন্ম ও মৃত্যু নিবন্ধন প্রকল্প at


Documents to be submitted for IBRN:

i) For Bangladesh nationals holding a Bangladesh passport

  • Duly filled-in and signed application form
  • Passport ? original and photocopy
  • Two copies of recent photographs

ii) Children of Bangladesh nationals, born in Sri Lanka

  • Duly filled-in and signed application form
  • Parent?s passport ? original and photocopy
  • Birth certificate issued by local Sri Lankan authorities
  • Two copies of recent photographs

Process for having IBRN:

  • The applicants are requested to find application form online by clicking the button ?BR Registration? at the web site of জন্ম ও মৃত্যু নিবন্ধন প্রকল্প at
  • On the application form, the applicants should first select বাংলাদেশ দূতাবাসমূহ  > শ্রীলংকা > কলম্বো > Embassy from drop-down menus and then proceed to submit birth-related information online in a step-by-step manner
  • A printed and signed copy of the completed birth registration application form along with supporting documents and fee will have to be submitted to the consular counter of Bangladesh High Commission within 15 days of online submission
  • A fee of Sri Lankan Rupees 750 has to be paid during submission of application
  • The High Commission will issue Birth Registration Certificate usually in 10 days from submission of printed copy

Contact Us

Bangladesh High Commission
03, Srimath R. G. Senanayake Mawatha (Old Gregory's Road)
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94-11-269-5744/8
Fax: +94-11-269-5556

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