E-passport service introduced in Washington for Bangladeshi diaspora
Published: 03:04 PM, 18 September 2021 Updated: 03:09 PM, 18 September 2021
Bangladesh embassy in Washington DC has introduced the electronic passport (e-passport) services today for catering to the needs of the Bangladeshi diaspora in the USA.
Ambassador of Bangladesh M Shahidul Islam and Secretary of Security Services Division of the Home Ministry Md. Mokabbir Hossain jointly inaugurated the services at the Embassy in Washington, a press release said on Saturday.
Shahidul Islam expressed hope that the introduction of e-passports, in the year of 50th anniversary of our independence and Birth Centenary of our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, would reduce the sufferings of Bangladeshi diaspora living all over the world.
He emphasized the effective coordination between the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) and the missions abroad for rendering optimum services to the Bangladesh diaspora.
The e-passport system was earlier inaugurated in the New York Consulate on 10 September and the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington is the fourth in line after introducing it in Berlin and Athens.