*** The Consulate General will remain CLOSED on Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18 on the occasion of EID-ul ADHA *** UPDATED Instructions for NVR Endorsement (click here) *** This Mission's jurisdiction area is limited to Eight (08) US States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee *** NVR endorsement is now available by mail service. For details, click here *** *** List of holidays 2024 ***



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Issuance of Passports

Q1: When can I apply for the issuance/renewal of Bangladesh passports from this Mission?

A1: The Mission started e-Passport issuance from November 1, 2023. Instructions regarding e-passport issuance can be accessed at https://florida.mofa.gov.bd/en/site/page/E-Passport-Requirements



Endorsement of NVR (No Visa Required for Travel to Bangladesh)

Q1: Can I apply for an NVR endorsement at the Consulate?

A1: If any US citizen has any one of the following documents, he/she can apply for NVR endorsements:

  • Valid/expired Bangladesh Machine Readable or Handwritten passport;
  • 17-digit Bangladesh Birth Registration Certificate verifiable online at https://everify.bdris.gov.bd;
  • Bangladesh National ID Card; or
  • Dual Nationality Certificate.


Q2: What should I bring when I come for the NVR endorsement?

A2: You need to fill up an application form available at https://florida.mofa.gov.bd/ which is an editable PDF that you can type and print. You will also need to bring one copy of a recently taken (within the last 6 months) photo, the original US passport (in which NVR will be endorsed), photocopy of bio page of the US passport, and any photocopy of any of the above document (proof of Bangladesh origin). In case of Machine-Readable Bangladesh Passport, photocopy of the bio page and in case of Handwritten Bangladesh Passport, photocopy of first 5 pages is required.


Q3: I had NVR endorsement in my expired US passport. Do I need to bring any Bangladeshi documents?

A3: Every time you applu for a NVR, you have to submit a document as proof of Bangladesh origin.


Q4: I do not have a copy of any Bangladeshi documents. How can I get NVR endorsement?

A4: If you do not have any of the Bangladeshi documents mentioned at A1, you cannot apply for NVR endorsement. We recommend you apply for a multiple entry visa for travel to Bangladesh.


Q5: My child is born in the US. Can I apply for an NVR endorsement for my child?

A5: Yes. You will have to submit a copy of his/her birth certificate issued in the US and any one of the Bangladeshi documents of father/mother as mentioned at A1. The name and date of birth of father/mother in that Bangladeshi document must match with the name and date of birth mentioned in your child’s US birth certificate.


Q6: Previously I was a Bangladesh citizen, but I married someone who was not. How can I get NVR for my spouse?

A6: If you have any of the Bangladeshi documents mentioned at A1 and marriage certificate issued in any of the US States, you can apply for NVR endorsement for your spouse. Your name and date of birth on the marriage certificate must match the name and date of birth mentioned in your Bangladeshi document. In addition, you will have to submit a notarized copy of your marital status with your application.


Q7: I changed my name during my naturalization. Will that be a problem if I apply for NVR?

A7: If you have a court order/affidavit for the name change, you can apply for NVR endorsement. Without any documents regarding your name change, you cannot apply for NVR endorsement for your children and spouse as well (if Q6 & Q7 are applicable). We recommend you apply for a multiple entry visa for travel to Bangladesh.


Q8: What is the fee and how can we pay the fee?

A8: Each NVR endorsement will cost $50 which you can pay by a postal order or money order or bank-certified cheque in favor of ‘Consulate General of Bangladesh Miami. We also accept credit cards (3% merchant fee applicable). Please note that you cannot make payments by debit card or cash.


Q9: Can I send the application package by post?

A9: Yes, you can. The process of availing of postal services may be found on the website at https://florida.mofa.gov.bd/en/site/files/NVR-Endorsement-by-Mail-Service. Please note that, if the filled-in application package does not fulfill the necessary requirements (i.e., not duly filled in or without attachments or payment not made, etc.), we will be constrained to return the application without NVR endorsement. 


Q10: Can I send my application by someone else?

A10: Only immediate family members (limited to parents, children, and siblings) can bring other members’ applications. Please refrain from bringing other persons’ passports as carrying other persons’ passports by someone else is illegal.



Travel Permit

Q1: What is Travel Permit?

A1: It is a 1-page 1-way travel document (valid for 90 days from the date of issuance) issued to a Bangladesh national who does not have a valid Bangladesh passport or lost a valid Bangladesh passport.


Q2: My passport has expired. I need to go to Bangladesh immediately. Can I apply for a travel permit?

A2: Yes, but you need to justify the reason for not renewing your Bangladesh passport in time and that this travel is immediate in nature.


Q3: What are the requirements for applying for a travel permit?

A3: You need to fill up an application form available at https://florida.mofa.gov.bd/ and submit it at the Consulate with two copies of a recently taken (within the last 6 months) photo, original copy of expired Bangladesh passport, photocopy of bio page of the expired passport, proof of residency in the US (valid US visa or permanent residency card; if permanent residency card is expired, proof of applying for renewal; driving license not accepted).


Q4: How can I justify my necessity for a travel permit?

A4: While applying, you need to submit an application to ‘Consul General, Consulate General of Bangladesh, Miami’ explaining the reason for not renewing your Bangladesh passport in time and that the impending travel is urgent in nature. You will need to submit a copy of the flight booking as well.


Q5: My passport has expired and my US visa has expired as well. I need to go back to Bangladesh urgently. Can I apply for a travel permit?

A5: We issue travel permits for those who are legally staying in the US during the submission of the application. All other cases will be referred to the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington D.C. for necessary action. You may also submit an application to our Embassy in Washington D.C.


Q9: What is the fee and how can we pay the fee?

A9: The fee for a travel permit is $14.30 (regular, 3-day service) or $27.50 (urgent, same-day service). You can pay by money order or bank-certified cheque in favor of ‘Consulate General of Bangladesh Miami’. We also accept credit cards (3.5% merchant fee applicable). Please note that payment by debit card or cash is not accepted.


Q10: Can I send someone to submit my application or collect the travel permit?

A10: To verify your identity, you must come in person to submit the application and collect the travel permit once issued. You also need to sign in front of the Consular Officer.


Q11. I lost my Bangladesh passport and I need to travel out of the US. How can I do so?

A11. With a travel permit, you can only go to Bangladesh without leaving the airport(s) during the transit. If you need to travel to any place other than Bangladesh, you must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity. If you want to go to Bangladesh, you can apply for a travel permit with the necessary documents mentioned in Q3 and Q4 along with a police report from the local police station regarding your lost passport.



Power of Attorney and other document endorsements

Q1: I need to endorse a power of attorney and submit it in Bangladesh. What documents do I need to bring?

A1: To endorse a power of attorney document, the principal (power giver) must come in person along with the following documents:

  • The original power of attorney document;
  • Photocopy of valid Bangladesh passport or 17-digit Bangladesh Birth Registration Certificate verifiable online at https://everify.bdris.gov.bd or Bangladesh NID or Dual Nationality Certificate of the Principal (power giver);
  • Photocopy of valid Bangladesh passport or 17-digit Bangladesh Birth Registration Certificate verifiable online at https://everify.bdris.gov.bd or Bangladesh NID or Dual Nationality Certificate of the Attorney (power receiver);
  • One copy of recently taken (within the last 6 months) color photo (white background) of the Principal as well as the Attorney;
  • Proof of residency in the US (passport, visa, permanent residency card, driving license, etc.)


Q2: I am a US citizen and I do not have any valid Bangladeshi documents, but I have an expired Bangladesh passport. How can I endorse a power of attorney document?

A2: As per the Power of Attorney Act 2012 and Power of Attorney Rules 2015 of the Government of Bangladesh, the Principal (power giver) and the Attorney (power receiver) must submit a VALID Bangladesh document as mentioned in A1. Without it, we can not endorse a power of attorney document.


Q3: How can we prepare a power of attorney document?

A3: It is the applicant’s responsibility to prepare the document. The Consulate will only verify the identity of the Principal and provide necessary endorsements and will not be responsible for the contents of the document.


Q4: We are going to give power to someone else in Bangladesh, but we live in different States. How can we sign the document? Can I bring the power of attorney document after getting their signature?

A4: No. All the Principals MUST come in person on the same day with the power of attorney document and relevant other documents as mentioned in A1 for necessary endorsements. Please note that Power of Attorney is a very sensitive legal document.


Q5: The power giver is very sick and unable to travel. How can he/she sign the document?

A5: If the signatory(ies) of a power of attorney is/are unable to appear in person due to physical infirmity/extreme illness, the following three steps have to be followed with regard to the submission of the document. A separate signed declaration (available at https://florida.mofa.gov.bd/en/site/files/Power-of-Attorney-and-Endorsements-Instructions) by the signatory(ies) must also be affixed with the document which will be verified with the signatory(ies) as part of due diligence by the Consulate General.

  • First Step: Notarization by a Notary Public;
  • Second Step: Authentication of Commission of the Notary Public by the Office of the Secretary of State of the executants’ local state;
  • Third Step: Authentication by the authentication department of US Department of State (for details on the procedure for authentication, please visit the website of the US Department of State).


Q6: I need endorsement of the Consulate in a document to be submitted in Bangladesh. What is the procedure?

A6: You need to come to the Consulate in person and submit the document. If the document needs photo affixation and signature, you need to bring a recently taken (within last 6 months) color photo (with white background) and sign the document in front of the Consular Officer. You will also need to bring any US or Bangladesh-issued valid ID card to verify your identity.


Q7: What is the fee and how can we pay the fee?

A7: The fee for endorsement of the power of attorney or any other document is $44 (regular, 3-day service) or $82.50 (urgent, same-day service). You can pay by money order or bank-certified cheque in favor of ‘Consulate General of Bangladesh Miami’. We also accept credit cards (3.5% merchant fee applicable). Please note that payment by debit card or cash is not accepted.



Dual Nationality Certificate (DNC)

Q1: Can I apply for a dual nationality certificate at the Consulate?

A1: Yes you can. Please visit our website for the application form (editable PDF) and other instructions.


Q2: What are the primary requirements to apply for a dual nationality certificate?

A2: You need to bring the following documents when you submit the printed copy of duly typed-in and signed application at the Consulate:


a) Copy of valid/expired Bangladesh Passport of the applicant (pages 1-2 of MRP and/or pages 1-5 of handwritten passport);

b), copy of Bangladesh Birth Registration Certificate (verifiable online) if you submit copy of handwritten Bangladesh passport;

c) Copy of valid US Passport of the applicant (bio-page); 

d) Copy of Naturalization or Citizenship Certificate (applicant not born in the US);

d) 4-copies of passport-size color photographs taken within the last 6 (six) months with white background with the applicant’s name on the back of the photos. Staple two copies with the first set and one copy each with the second and third set on the right-side box of the first page of the form. Do not use glue;

e) If the applicant is born in the US, photocopy of Birth Certificate of the applicant as well as photocopy of father’s/mother’s existing/expired Bangladesh Passport (pages 1-2 of MRP and/or pages 1-5 of handwritten passport) or Dual Nationality Certificate or Bangladesh Birth Registration Certificate (verifiable online);

f) If the applicant is a foreign spouse of an individual of Bangladesh origin, photocopy of marriage certificate with notarized affidavit/declaration on the present status of the marriage as well as photocopy of his/her spouse's existing/expired Bangladesh Passport (pages 1-2 of MRP and/or pages 1-5 of handwritten passport) or Dual Nationality Certificate or Bangladesh Birth Registration Certificate (verifiable online) (in case the spouse does not have Bangladesh MRP) ;


Q3: Do I need to provide any other documents?

A3: You may add any other documents to prove your tie to Bangladesh. For example, you may add any documentary evidence regarding remittance(s) sent to Bangladesh in the last three years, details of bank account in Bangladesh, details of movable/immovable assets in Bangladesh, any other information/comments/ documents in support of the application using extra sheets;


Q4: What is the fee and when will I get the application?

A4: The application fee for each applicant is $77.00 and you may make payment through Credit Card (with 3.5% merchant fees) or Money Order/Postal Order/Bank Certified Cheque in favor of ‘Consulate General of Bangladesh Miami’. Payment through debit card/personal cheque/cash will not be accepted. The Consulate does not issue dual nationality certificates. Your application will be forwarded to the relevant authorities in Bangladesh. After necessary verification, your certificate will be issued (if approved) in Bangladesh and sent to us. Generally, it takes at least a year to complete this process. We will notify you once we receive the certificate.



General Questions

Q1: When can I come to submit an application to get a service at the Consulate?

A1: You can submit an application from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm (except US Federal holidays and Bangladesh holidays). If you apply for a same-day delivery service, it will be delivered after 3 pm. Please check our website and official Facebook page to reconfirm if we are open on your intended day of arrival.


Q2: I live far from the Consulate, and it is very difficult for me to reach before 1 pm. Can I submit an application after 1 pm?

A2: We encourage you to follow our official submission time to get a timely and quality service. However, if you come after 1 pm, we cannot guarantee that the service will be delivered the same day. It depends on the number of service seekers at the Consulate at that day.


Q3: Can I get a photocopy service at the Consulate?

A3: We do not have any photocopy service available at the Mission. You MUST bring all the photocopies needed to get any service.