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Birth Registration

According to the Births and Deaths Registration Act of 2004 of Bangladesh, the birth of any Bangladesh national has to be registered with a designated birth registrar (Bangladesh Missions abroad if born outside Bangladesh) within 45 (forty-five) days of the birth of the child. Registration of birth is free of charge if done within 45 days of birth, after which a fee has to be paid.

Requirements:

Step 1: 

For all applicants, a birth registration application has to be completed ONLINE. Please click on the link http://bdris.gov.bd/br/application  to apply for BDRIS application form. If the above link does not work please COPY AND PASTE the link into your browser. Once the online registration is completed, please print a copy of the application and enclose the following documents:

Step 2:

For Adult Bangladesh Nationals:

  1. Duly filled in cover page (please download from the link download here) with mobile number and email address;

  2. One passport size photograph of the applicant;

  3. Certified copy of Bangladesh passport;

  4. Certified copy of birth certificate;

  5. Payment receipt;

For a child of Bangladeshi nationals born overseas:

  1. Parents’ digital Birth Certificate (for children born after 2001);

  2. One passport size photograph of the child;

  3. Child’s overseas birth certificate (original) OR, A photocopy of overseas birth certificate attested by a JP/GP/Police/Pharmacists;

  4. Original Bangladesh passport (valid or expired) of either of the parents along with a photocopy; OR, A photocopy of the information page of the passport attested by a JP/GP/Police/Pharmacists;

  5. Mobile number and email address of either of the parents.

[Self-addressed trackable pre-paid envelope in case of mail-in-service]

N.B.: Birth registration will be processed after receiving the complete set of documents. In the case of the application form in Bangla, essential information has to be filled in English using BLOCK letters.

Processing time:

15 days after fulfilling all the requirements 

Fees:

  1. Within 45 days of birth: Free of charge

  2. After 45 days of birth: A$ 2.00

Payment:

Please note that the High Commission does not accept payments by cash, credit card, personal cheque or direct deposit. The High Commission requests to make the payments by any of the following methods: 

  1. By postal money order / bank cheque payable to Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra / EFTPOS (at the High Commission, Canberra premises only) or
  2. Through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT):

    Account Name: Bangladesh High Commission 
    BSB: 032719 
    Account No: 145274
    Bank Name: Westpac
    Swift Code: WPACAU2S (applicable for overseas transaction only)

     

  3. The overseas applicants from New Zealand & Fiji are requested to make their payment by Bank Cheque (International Bank Draft). 
  4. Make separate payment for each service.  
  5. Please transfer the fees at least 03 working days before appointment at the High Commission or of receipt of documents by the High Commission (in case of sending documents by mail) as banks in Australia require three working days to clear the transaction. 

Where to Submit:

The applications along with other necessary documents may be sent to the following address by registered mail/courier, or may be submitted in person:

Address:

Bangladesh High Commission
57, Culgoa Circuit, O'Malley, ACT 2606
Canberra, Australia

(Submission in person: On working days from 0930-1300 hrs & 1400-1700 hrs.)
N.B.: Bangladesh High Commission is not responsible for documents lost or delayed in mail / Courier

Delivery:

The delivery of the documents may be obtained in the following ways:

  1. By the applicant in person; or,

  2. By authorized person. In this case, a letter of authorization issued by the applicant as well as proof of identity of the authorized person (photo IDs such as driving license, passport etc.) shall be required in addition to the delivery slip; or,

  3. By postal mail. In this case, a self-addressed pre-paid Express envelope/Courier (signature on delivery) shall be sent to the High Commission while sending/submitting the application.