Press Release on Consular Camp in Sydney: Schedule for January – June 2009

Press Release on Consular Camp in Sydney: Schedule for January – June 2009

Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra

23 December 2008: Press Release

This is to inform that the Consular Camp in Sydney (5/9 Rochester Street, Homebush, NSW 2140) for the period of January – June 2009 will be held according to the following schedule:

Month Dates
January 2009 17-18
February 2009 14-15
March 2009 14-15
April 2009 18-19
May 2009 16-17
June 2009 13-14

Consular services will be provided from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs on Saturdays and from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs on Sundays. The High Commission may amend the schedule, if necessary. 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:

Name 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.) 141.00
‘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. Nil

Following services are NOT 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 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 as we DO NOT accept cash, credit card, eftpos or personal cheque. Applicants are highly advised to have their money order or bank cheque prepared during week days as most post offices and banks are closed on weekends. However, Homebush Post Office which is situated near the camp office remains open till 1200 hrs on Saturday but is not open on Sundays. Fee for consular services of multiple applicants (for e.g. members of a family) of different natures (for e.g. application of ‘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 the advice that cash will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.

This Mission 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 calling the High Commission at Canberra (02-62900511, 62900522, 62900533) on week days.

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

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