Department of Immigration & Passports

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Department of Immigration & Passports
Formation1973
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
WebsiteDepartment of Immigration & Passports

The Department of Immigration & Passports of the Ministry of Home Affairs is the government organisation responsible for passports, immigration and migration in general in Bangladesh. It is located in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.[1] At present the department is headed by the Director General of the Department, Major General Shohail Hossain Khan, psc.[2] The headquarters is located in Agargaon Passport office in Dhaka City.

History[edit]

The department was established in 1973 by the government of Bangladesh after the Bangladesh Liberation war in 1971.[3] In 2017 the department started making a bio-metric list of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Immigration and Passports". dip.gov.bd. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "9,000 logged in nine days". The Daily Star. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  3. ^ "সংক্ষিপ্ত ইতিহাস". dip.gov.bd. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Biometric screening of Rohingya refugees to be done in three months". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.