List of Services Provided by consular Wing of MOFA
Consular and Welfare Wing
The consular and Welfare Wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Consular Sections of Bangladesh Embassies/ High Commissions abroad provide multipurpose consular service. If you need any consular service while residing in abroad, please contact to the nearest Bangladesh Embassy/ High Commission.
List of Service provided by consular Wing of MOFA
Consular and Welfare wing of MOFA provides the following attestation service:
1. Police Clearance:
After the Police clearance certificate has been counter-signed (with named seal) by the officer in charge of the police station, it needs to be sent by Home Ministry or concerned Police Super or Appropriate authority through a forwarding letter to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for consular attestation.
2. Power of Attorney:
Power of Attorney sent from abroad needs to be attested by the Embassy of Bangladesh in that country and then two set of photocopies needs to be submitted for attestation. If the passport along with photocopies is submitted by the concerned person or by the authorized person, Ministry of Foreign Affairs will do the attestation of the seal and sign of that certificate (Power of Attorney).
3. Unmarried Certificate:
Unmarried certificate has to be submitted in the Foreign Ministry after collecting it from the office of District Commissioner (DC) and a prior attestation from Notary Public.
4. Marriage Certificate:
The copy of Marriage Certificate has to be collected from the office of Marriage Registrar and then has to be submitted in MOFA with a prior attestation from Notary Public and Law Ministry.
5. Commercial Document/Export-Import Document:
All Insurance and Commercial Document/Export-Import Document has to be submitted in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for attestation after a prior attestation from the Ministry of Commerce, local Chamber of Commerce, By Registrar (if appropriate), and Joint Stock Company or by concerned Insurance office.
6. Medical Certificate:
Medical Certificate has to be submitted in MOFA for attestation after a prior attestation from the Ministry of Health.
7. Education Certificate:
Educational Certificate given by Government Educational Board/ University needs to have verification and attestation by the Registrar of that Board/ University before sending it to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for attestation. Regarding certificates from private Institution/ University, it has to be verified and attested by that concerned institution/University and then it has be attested by the University wing of Education Ministry and Notary Public. After fulfilling aforementioned pre-requisites, educational certificates could be sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for attestation.
8. Birth Certificate:
A Birth Certificate has to be collected from the office of Local Chairman or Ward Commissioner. Then it has to be submitted in MOFA for attestation after a prior attestation from Notary Public.
9. Recruitment Agreement:
All Recruitment Agreement has to be submitted in MOFA for attestation after a prior attestation from B.M.E.T.
Miscellaneous Service of Consular Wing :
A. Bringing back the dead bodies:
If any Bangladeshi national dies in abroad to bring back the dead body in Bangladesh, or do the burial according to the will of deceased person's relatives/legal guardians Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment and / or the Bureau of Manpower Export and Training takes necessary measures in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In that case the relatives or legal guardians of the deceased person need to submit an application to the Ministry of EW&OE/ BMET with a copy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with the following information:
- Bangladeshi citizenship certificate
- Photocopy of the passport (first five pages)/Photocopy of travel permit
- Employment related documents (such as, employment place along with the name, address, contact details and other relevant information).
After receiving the application having the above mentioned information generally the MEW&OE/ BMET send the application to the concerned Bangladesh Embassy/ High Commission immediately. Once the dead body is returned back other necessary functions are conducted by the Bureau of Manpower Export and Training (89/2 Kakrail, Dhaka, Phone: 9339705/01819262173/ 9349925/ 9350848, fax: 8319948). Director (welfare), BMET may be contacted in this regard.
On the other hand, if any close relative/ well-wisher who have been living in the place where the person dies, please contact with nearest Bangladeshi High Commission/ Embassy, the Mission extends complete cooperation in bringing back the dead body.
N.B: For bringing back the dead body BMET plays the major role while MOFA provides all-out cooperation with the help of the Embassy/ High Commission.
B. Bringing back the Bangladeshi citizen from Abroad:
When any information found that the Bangladeshi nationals are held or imprisoned in abroad, the Consular and Welfare Wing of the Ministry directs the Bangladeshi Embassy or Mission of the respective country for taking the necessary measures. In the case, for a convenient communication the details of the held/ imprisoned person (name, address, passport number, place of imprisonment, telephone number etc.) and name, address, contact details of the applicant needs to be provided. It is requested to send this type of application to the Director, Consular and Welfare Wing of the Ministry or Labor Wing of the Bangladesh High Commission/ Embassy abroad.
* If any Bangladeshi citizen faces problem on his/ her repatriation please apply to Bangladesh High Commission/ Embassy or to the Director (Consular and Welfare). Measures are taken at the earliest possible time. When any expatriate applies to the Consular and Welfare Wing seeking help for overcoming any sort of problem facing in abroad, the wing address the issue at earliest possible time.
C. The following services are provided by the Consular and Welfare Wing:
a. Through the Embassy/ High Commission coordinates different welfare activities of the expatriate Bangladeshis residing in abroad.
b. Deliver emergency consular and other services to the Bangladeshi citizens residing in abroad.
c. As per law the attestation of the seal and signature of different documents.
D. Regarding Compensation:
When any Bangladeshi citizen dies during work time, according to employment conditions regarding compensation, the Ministry with association to the BMET and concerned Bangladeshi Embassy/ High Commission takes necessary measures. Upon receiving the application from the legal heirs of the deceased person, BMET works on providing the compensation. But in the concerned application the following things are needed to be included:
- Passport/ Identity Card of the deceased person.
- Address of the employer/institution where the person have been working.
- Place, date and the reason of death.
- Complete address of the applicant.
- Certificate regarding the legal inheritance.
Despite these, the Ministry coordinates with other government institutions in the compensation management for the Bangladeshi citizens who suffer from economic or physical loss in abroad.
E. The Bangladesh Missions abroad provides the following consular services:
- Passport issue and renewal
- Visa issue
- No Visa Required Seal, and