Revised Press Release on Consular Camp in Melbourne

Revised Press Release on Consular Camp in Melbourne

Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra, 12 March 2008

Press Release

There has been a change of venue for the consular camp in Melbourne on Sunday, 13 April 2008. The venue for the consular camp in Melbourne on Saturday, 12 April 2008 remains unchanged. The details are given below for the convenience of all concerned:

Day & Date: Saturday, 12 April 2008 Time: from 0900 hrs. to 1700 hrs. Venue: Ashburton Library Meeting Room 154 High Street Ashburton VIC 3147 Melway Ref. 60C10

Day & Date: Sunday, 13 April 2008 Time: from 0900 hrs. to 1200 hrs. Venue: Carwatha College Community Centre 43-81 Browns Road Noble Park North VIC 3174 Melway Ref. 80H7

The following consular services will be available from the consular camp:
(a) Passport Renewal; (b) Endorsement in Bangladesh Passport (inclusion of children/change of name/profession etc.); (c) ‘No Visa Required…’ seal in Australian/New Zealand passport; (d) Visa (tourist, business etc.); and (e) Attestation (power of attorney or other documents like photocopy of Bangladesh passport, photograph, application for police clearance certificate from Bangladesh etc.).

Following services will NOT be available from the consular camp:
(a) Issuance of new passport in place of 10 or more years old passport; (b) Issuance of new passport in place of lost passport. Such cases must be sent by post to the High Commission for Bangladesh in Canberra fulfilling all the requirements and enclosing a self-addressed registered envelope.

Urgent fee to be charged at the Consular Camp for the following services:
Fee to be paid in the Consular Camp (in A$)
01 Renewal of Passport (Five years) 285.00
02 Renewal of Passport (for one year or a part thereof) 57.00
03 Endorsement in BangladeshPassport (inclusion of children, change of name or date of birth etc.) 141.00

Fees for all other services (‘No visa required …’, visa, attestation) remain unchanged.

Mode of Payment
All payments must be made in the mode of Postal Money Order or Bank Cheque issued in favour of ‘Bangladesh High Commission’, as we DO NOT accept cash, credit card, eftpos or personal cheque. All consular service seekers are requested to have their money order or bank cheque prepared during week days as most of the post offices and banks are closed on weekends. Fee for consular services of multiple applicants (for e.g. members of a family) of different natures (for e.g. application for ‘No visa required …’ seal and visa by separate applicants) must be paid in different cheques/money orders but of similar natures may be combined in one cheque/money order. This Mission would Repeat that cash will not be accepted under any circumstances.

This Mission would like to request those who intend to have their consular works done from our camp to have all their queries cleared by sending e-mail ( or by calling Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra on week days or by visiting our website

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