TRANSITION TO MACHINE READABLE PASSPORT (MRP)
Under a deadline set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), all passports have been required to meet machine-readable standards by 25 November 2015. Hand-written passports are no longer accepted for international travel. Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka has stopped issuing hand-written passports.
Holders of Bangladesh passports may replace their existing hand-written passports with Machine Readable Passports (MRPs). Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka has been issuing MRP since January 2014.
If any Bangladesh national is still holding a hand-written passport, he or she is being strongly advised to replace his/her hand-written passport with Machine Readable Passport (MRP) immediately.
The applicants are requested to read the following instructions to obtain MRP:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MACHINE READABLE PASSPORT (MRP)
Application form for MRP:
Documents to be attached with application for MRP:
Process for MRP: