Benoit PréfontaineHigh Commissioner of Canada in Bangladesh, in Dhaka
United Nations Road, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
P.O. Box 569, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Refer to International adoption.
Refer to Birth abroad.
Birth registration is compulsory for children born in Bangladesh, regardless of age, race, religion or nationality. Register newborn babies within 45 days of birth. Penalties are applicable for parents who do not register their children within 2 years of birth.
Complete your citizenship application before presenting your documents in person. Citizenship certificates are not mailed out. Photocopies of original documents accompanying the originals need to be brought in at the time of submission.
Refer to Marriage abroad.
The Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929, as amended in 1984, sets the minimum age for marriage as twenty-one for men and eighteen for women. The legislation provides penal sanctions, including potential imprisonment for up to one month, a fine of up to one thousand Taka, or both, for those who knowingly participate in the contracting or solemnizing of an under-age marriage, but the Act does not invalidate such marriages. However, the codification of these age limitations has done little to prevent underage brides.
The office provides the following notarial services to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada. Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.
Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):
Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):
Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):
Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.
Refer to our Service fees section to pay online before completing your passport application.
Present your documents in person. Mailed in applications are not accepted.
Passports are not mailed out.
Bangladesh does not recognize same-sex marriage or civil unions.
Refer to Elections Canada: Canadians abroad
Telephone: +880 2 5566 8444
Fax: +880 2 5566 8423
Fax: +8802 55668423-4