E-Passports are more secure, convenient, and efficient than traditional passports. Checking the status of your epassport application is easy and can be done online. In this article, we will walk you through the steps on how to check your epassport application status. We will also provide some tips on how to track your application and what to do if there are any problems.
Requirements to check your e-passport application
To check your e-passport, you will need a smartphone or computer with an internet connection. You will also need:
- Online Registration ID (OID) or Application ID
- Date of birth as mentioned in your passport application
- Date of Birth
How to check your e-passport status
To check your e-passport status, visit the Status Check page of the Bangladesh e-Passport Portal and enter your passport application’s Online Registration ID or Application ID and date of birth in the input fields. Then, check the “I am human” box and you will be able to see your passport status.
After visiting the page at https://www.epassport.gov.bd/authorization/application-status, you will see a few input fields or blank spaces to check your passport status.
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To check your e-passport online, follow these steps:
- Enter your Online Registration ID. This is a 10-digit ID that starts with “OID” and can be found on your Application Summary page. You can also use your Application ID.
- Enter your date of birth as it is written on your passport application.
- Check the box next to “I am human” and enter the captcha.
- Click the “Check” button.
After clicking the “Check” button, you will be able to see the status of your passport. If there are any problems with your passport, they will also be shown here. Your status will be displayed according to the different stages of your passport application, from application to delivery. Since I have already received my passport, when I checked the status, it showed “Issued.” You can see it in the screenshot below. However, if you have a new application, you will see different statuses.
Check your e-passport status by SMS
To check your e-passport status using SMS, open the messaging app on your phone and type START [ Space] EPP [ Space] Application-ID and send it to 16445.
You will receive a reply message with the status of your passport application, any problems with your application, and the date when you will receive your passport.
For example, if your application ID is 1234-56789548, your SMS message should be formatted as follows:
START EPP 1234-56789548
Once you send this message to 16445, you will receive a reply message from 16445 with the status of your application.
Meaning and explanation of different passport status
You can check the status of your passport application online, including whether your passport has been printed or if there are any errors in your application.
1. Pending for Police Approval
Your application is currently pending for police verification and report receipt. If the applicant’s current address and permanent address are different, it takes more time to investigate at different addresses.
2. Pending for Backend Verification
Pending for Backend Verification means that the information you provided in your passport application is being checked at the central level. To send the passport application to the printing branch in Dhaka, all the information is checked again to make sure it is correct. This is usually not a problem. It usually takes 2-3 days to complete.
3. Payment Verification Result- Name Mismatch
A discrepancy has been found in the spelling of the name submitted with the payment and the name on the passport application. For this issue, please contact the passport office immediately with your passport receipt, copy of national identity card or birth registration certificate.
4. Your application is pending on payment investigation (Amount mismatch or Reference number mismatch)
A discrepancy has been found in the amount of money deposited in your challan or the amount of money in the challan copy and the amount of passport application fee. For this issue, please contact the passport office immediately with your passport receipt and challan copy.
5. Pending of Assistant Director/ Deputy Director Approval
A passport application will be checked by an Assistant Director/Deputy Director. It will remain in this status until the officer approves it. This step can take up to 5/6 days to complete. If more than 3 weeks have passed, it means that the police verification report has not yet reached the passport office. This is why the approval by the Assistant Director/Deputy Director is taking longer.
6. Pending for Passport Personalization
In this step, the following tasks are completed: Laser Engraving, HD DOD Color Inject Printing, Security Lamination, Inline Quality Control (Optical and Electronic), RFID Encoding.
7. In Printer Queue
Your passport is pending for printing at the printing branch.
8. Printing Succeeded
Your passport has been successfully printed. It is now being sent to the Quality Control department for inspection.
9. PQC Succeed, Ready for Dispatch
Once the Quality Control department has approved your passport, it will be sent to the passport office where you applied. You will be notified when your passport is ready for pickup.
10. Passport is Ready, Pending for Issuance
It usually takes 4-5 days for a passport to be sent from Dhaka to the passport office where you applied. Once it arrives at the passport office, it is ready to be distributed. You will then receive an SMS notification on your mobile phone informing you that your passport is ready for pickup. If you do not receive an SMS notification, please wait for 2 working days.
You can collect your passport from any nearest passport offices from your location.
The time for passport collection in Bangladesh is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Applicant himself/herself has to come to collect the e-Passport.
Yes, you can collect your passport directly from the passport office. However, you will need to bring your passport application receipt and a valid photo ID with you. The passport office will be open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may be required to pay a small fee to pick up your passport.
The processing time for a passport in Bangladesh can take up to 30 days. However, the actual processing time may vary depending on a number of factors, such as the time of year you apply, the workload of the passport office, and the completeness of your application.
Checking the status of your epassport application is quick and easy. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily track the progress of your application and ensure that it is processed smoothly. The status of your application can change at any time, so it is important to check it regularly. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact the Bangladesh Passport Office for assistance.