Consular Camp in Melbourne: March 2009

Consular Camp in Melbourne: March 2009

Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra

27 January 2009; Press Release

This is to inform that the High Commission will organize the fourth Consular Camp in Melbourne on 28 and 29 March 2009 (Saturday and Sunday) at the following address:

Ashburton Library Meeting Room
154 High Street
VIC 3147 (Melway Ref. 60C10)

Consular services will be rendered from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs on Saturday, 28 March 2009, and from 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs on Sunday, 29 March 2009. Urgent fee, as mentioned in the following table, is charged for rendering different types of consular services at the consular camp as these are rendered the same day.

The following consular services are available from the consular camp:

Type of Consular Service

Fee (in Australian Dollar)

Renewal of Bangladesh Passport

80.00 for each year i.e. 400.00 for five years.

Endorsement in Bangladesh Passport (inclusion of children / change of name / profession etc.)


‘No Visa Required….’ seal in Australian / New Zealand Passport (first time or transfer)


Visa (tourist, business etc.) for Australian nationals (Tourist Visa is issued with single entry or double entries).

150.00 (single / double / multiple-entry).

Attestation (power of attorney)

11.00 (for first page)

6.00 (for each subsequent page)

General attestation of documents like photocopy of Bangladesh passport, photograph, application for police clearance certificate, applications for opening a bank account in Bangladesh etc.


All are requested to kindly visit the ‘Passport / Visa / Consular Matters’ Section of the website of the High Commission for detailed information regarding different types of consular services mentioned above.

The following consular services are NOT available at 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 posted to the High Commission in Canberra fulfilling all the requirements and enclosing a self-addressed registered envelope.

All payments must be paid in the mode of Postal Money Order or Bank Cheque in favour of “Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra” as we DO NOT accept cash, credit card, eftpos or personal cheque. All consular service seekers are requested to kindly 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 types (e.g. application for ‘No visa Required…’ seal and Renewal of Passport by separate applicants) must be paid in different money orders / bank cheques but of similar type may be combined in one money order / bank cheque. The High Commission would like to repeat that cash will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.

The High Commission would like to request all concerned, who intend to get their consular works done at the consular camp, to have all their queries cleared by visiting the website of the High Commission (particularly the ‘Passport / Visa / Consular Matters’ Section) or sending e-mails to ( or calling the High Commission at Canberra (02-62900511, 62900522, 62900533) on week days.

Md. Nazrul Islam | Counsellor & Head of Chancery
Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra
Tel. 02 6290 0511; Fax. 02 6290 0544

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