This step will reduce the sufferings of Bangladeshi diaspora living all over the world
The Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC has introduced electronic passport (e-passport) services on Saturday for catering to the needs of the Bangladeshi diaspora in the United States.
Ambassador of Bangladesh M Shahidul Islam and Secretary of Security Services Division of the Home Ministry Md Mokabbir Hossain jointly inaugurated the services at the Embassy in Washington, a press release said on Saturday.
Islam hoped that the introduction of e-passports, in the year of the 50th anniversary of independence and the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, would reduce the sufferings of Bangladeshi diaspora living all over the world.
He emphasized the effective coordination between the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) and the missions abroad for rendering optimum services to the Bangladesh diaspora.
The e-passport system was earlier inaugurated in the New York Consulate on September 10 and the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington is the fourth in line after introducing it in Berlin and Athens.