How to apply for Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

There are Two ways to apply for a MRP or convert to MRP or renew Passport.

1. Download Regular form (from passport gov website[Hard%20Copy].pdf ) and print it (OR May be you can collect the hardcopy from RPO. Then fill it up and submit to RPO (Regional Passport Office) with necessary document(s).

2. Apply online through passport gov website (

Personally I suggest, go for option 2. As per policy of authority, online applicants have the privilege not to wait in regular line. If there are many online applicants, that’s the different case. One more thing if you have GO or NOC then you can also get the same privilege as online applicants whether you apply online or not. (Oh I must mention online applicants/applicants with GO or NOC have different line than regular applicants, except two or three steps. Therefore, when you are merged with regular applicant just skip the line, go forward and inform them that you are online applicant/or you have GO or NOC).

In this writing I am going to elaborate the online application process only. 

First, Go to and then follow…
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Auto generated Printable Application Form have 4 pages as following …
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1. Required documents...
i)  One copy passport size Photo
ii)  Attested copy of Birth Registration Certificate OR
iii) Attested copy of National ID Card
iv) Attested copy of TIN Certificate (if applicable)
v)  Attested copy of GO (if applicable)
vi) Attested copy of NOC (if applicable)
vii) Attested copy of Previous passport (if applicable)
viii) Attested copy of Student ID (if you put your occupation as student sometimes they wants to see the ID card, it’s not mandatory but just to be cautious keep it with you)
ix) Attested copy of Employment ID (Just to be cautious)

2. Photo must be attested after affixed it on application form. And attestation should like this …
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Half portion of the signature and seal should put on photo and another half on page. More or less similar to SSC or HSC registration card attestation. And signature or seal must not cover face of the photo. It is said that all attested documents & forms should be attested from same Gazetted Officer to avoid further problems.

3. In instruction they have advised to write "Mohammad" instead of "Md." Keep in mind, it is just a gentle advice, not a mandatory instruction. Therefore, if it is written "Md" in your academic documents, then it is Strongly suggested to write "Md" in MRP application form to avoid future probable confusion.

4. Make total two sets of Complete Application Form.

5. Now submit two sets of Complete Application Form to the RPO. If you are a govt. service holder, then you need only one set of application form because your verification has been done already when you enetered into the service. Otherwise, you will have to submit both of them. One will be in the passport office to produce the passport and another will be patch through Passport Verification Officer.

6. Process/Steps on the RPO
i) Notify your presence (here the duty officer will put a seal on your form) [merged with regular applicants]
ii) Verify your form and documents
iii) Collect a seal from duty officer for biometric capture [merged with regular applicants]
iv) Collect your biometric capture serial number
v) In the biometric capture session they will take your thumb print, signature and photo. After completing this session they will give you a delivery slip. Here you will find delivery date, your police verification is needed or not. Through this step your submission process is completed.

7. For biometric capture, one must not go wearing a solid white colored dress & glassess.

8. Now wait if it is not emergency, otherwise contact your RPO.

9. After submitting your passport application form, you will get a call from Passport Verification Officer of Special Branch of Bangladesh Police within 2/3 working days. He will tell you to meet him at your house or local police branch. For that, you need to show & give him your attested copy of Birth Certificate, National ID, Student ID (If Applicable). I shouldnot say this, but true fact is that, you need to satisfy him by giving 100tk -500tk as far as anyone can. It depends on your convincing power.

10. If your Present & Permanent addresses are not same, then your passport application form will be verified once again. Needless to say, you have to bribe there also. To Avoid further difficulties, you will have to notify your people of permanent address 2/3 days ago. They must have your original copy & photocopy of Nationality/Character Certificate issued by Chairman/Ward Commissioner. It is not necessary but I suggest that after completing both verification, You will call both Passport Verification Officers to confirm that your application has been sent back to passport office already. It is very important because without their verifications, you will never get your passport however your application is fully OK.    

11. You’ll get both messages and email when your passport is ready. Sometimes the delivery of passport delays. If the delivery delays then contact to RPO. You will get it in the very next day or within three working days.

12. When you are going for the passport collection, take your Delivery slip and old passport (if applicable) with you. Submit your delivery slip and wait for your call. They will call you within 2 and half hour. If you have old passport, then they will send you to emboss it. And that’s it. Happy Passporting !!!

13. For more details about Passporting visit

Writer: Mahbubul Islam Sujon
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