Migrant workers can use their passports instead of NID cards for registration
The government has allowed expatriate workers to register for the Covid-19 vaccine through the government's "Surokkha" platform from now.
Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad formally announced the development on Monday afternoon during an online press conference.
The migrant workers can use their passports to complete the registration if they do not have their national identity cards.
Students studying abroad and foreigners in Bangladesh will also be able to register for vaccines through the "Surokkha" app and website upon approval by the embassies and high commissions concerned. They will be allowed to use their passports for registration.
On Friday, the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) launched registration for the expatriate workers through "Ami Probashi" app on a priority and age basis.
Registration is currently open for the migrant workers at 42 BMET offices, nine technical training centres, and one Marine Technology Institute.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will start inoculation of the expatriates, who are set to go abroad, with the Pfizer-BioNTech shots from Tuesday.