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Attestation

The Consulate General attests documents which have prior authentication by concerned authorities.

Bangladesh Documents: For attestation, any document originating in Bangladesh (like marriage certificate, birth certificate, police clearance, etc.) must contain the attestation of the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.

US documents: Likewise, any document originating in the USA (certificate of incorporation, tax return, etc. ) must have the authentication by the US Department of State. For such authentication, please visit the website of the US Department of State. Please also see below for details on authentication by the US State Department.

Education Certificate: Any educational certificate issued by a Board or University in Bangladesh, must have prior attestation by the respective Board or the University as well as that of the Consular Section of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.

Power of Attorney: For attestation of any document such as a power of attorney (relating to sale /purchase of land in Bangladesh, transfer/ purchase/ sale of shares, withdrawal of money/pension from bank, etc.) executed (signed) by any expatriate Bangladesh national (in favor of a relative or a friend residing in Bangladesh), the executants are required to appear in person before the Consular Officer at the Bangladesh Consulate General in Los Angeles along with his/her original Bangladesh passport (valid or expired) or original dual nationality certificate. For multiple signatories of a document, the same rule applies for all, i.e. all signatories are required to appear in person at the Consulate General.

Documents required at the time of submission of application are:

  1. Filled in Application Form for attestation/certification;
  2. Processing Fees (US $44 for normal delivery and US $83 for urgent delivery) payable through a bank draft/certified or official check /money order in favor of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Los Angeles;
  3. Original document after notarization by a notary public;
  4. A photocopy of the original document after notarization;
  5. Copy of valid/expired Bangladesh Passport (first 7 pages), or Dual Citizenship Certificate.
  6. 2 copy Photo of the principal (s)/ executant (s)/ signatory (ies).
  7. 2 copy Photo of the attorney (ies).
    [Note: 1 copy Photo of each principal (s) and attorney (ies) must permanently be attached (pasted) to the document. The photo of the attorney (ies) has to be attested by the principal (s)] See how

 

Please Note: If the principal (s)/ executant (s)/ signatory (ies) of a power of attorney is/are unable to appear in person, or are unable to produce their Bangladeshi passport (s) or original copy of the Dual Nationality Certificate, birth certificate or any educational certificate issued by a Board or University in Bangladesh, the following procedure has to be followed with regard to the submission of the document:

  • Notarization by a Notary Public;
  • Authentication of commission of the Notary Public by the City/County Clerk;
  • Authentication of the City/County Clerk by the Office of the Secretary of the State in which the document has been notarized;
  • Authentication by the US Department of State (for details on the procedure for authentication, please visit the web site of the US Department of State. The Authentication Department of the US Department of State is located at 518 23rd Street NW, State Annex-1 Columbia Plaza, Washington DC 20520, Phone: 202-647-5002

After obtaining such authentication, the document may be submitted along with a photocopy and filled-in application form and prescribed fee. Such documents which have prior authentication of the US Department of State may be sent to the Consulate General by mail also. Please visit our Mail-in service for details.

Opening bank account: For attestation of forms required for opening a bank account, the applicant has to appear in person at the Consulate General with his/her Bangladesh passport.

Documents required at the time of submission of application are:

  1. Filled in Application Form for attestation/certification;
  2. Processing Fees (US $ 44 for normal delivery and US $ 83 for urgent delivery) payable through a bank draft/certified or official check /money order in the name of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Los Angeles;
  3. Filled in account opening form (to be obtained from the bank);
  4. Specimen Signature (SS) card (to be obtained from the bank);
  5. Photocopy of account opening form and SS card;
  6. Three copies of photograph with name printed on the back; and
  7. Photocopies of first nine pages of the original Bangladesh passport of the applicant.

Documents regarding transportation of dead bodies to Bangladesh: The Consulate General attests all necessary documents for transportation of dead bodies of expatriate Bangladeshi nationals to Bangladesh for burial/last rituals. The following documents issued by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are usually required:

  • Death Certificate / transcript;
  • Certificate that there was no communicable disease;
  • Permit to dispose of or transport human remains; and
  • Exemplification of birth or death record

In addition, the Bangladesh passport of the deceased should also be sent to the Consulate for cancellation. This service is provided on the same day on an urgent basis without any fees.

Please note that after legalization/attestation, the original document will be returned to the applicant, while the photocopy will be retained by the Consulate General for record.

 
Applying for Attestation

 
To attest a document (originating in the United States and signed by Bangladeshi national(s) or foreign national(s) of Bangladesh origin), the applicant(s) must submit the following (after appearing in person to the Consular Officer):
  1. Filled in Application Form for attestation/certification
  2. Processing Fees (payable through a bank draft/certified or official check/ money order in the name of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Los Angeles;
  3. Original document after notarization by a notary public
  4. A photocopy of the original document after notarization
  5. Two passport sized photographs of each of the executants/signatories
  6. Copy of valid/expired Bangladesh Passport (first 7 pages), or Dual Citizenship Certificate.

* Attestation of document which have prior authentication of the US State Department are serviced by mail. For details, please click Mail-in service.

 
 
Processing Time/Fee

The present rates for attestation of a single document are as follows:

Service Type Processing Time Processing Fee
Ordinary 15 Business Days $44.00
Urgent 3 Business Days $83.00

All fees are payable through bank draft/certified or official check / money order in the name of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Los Angeles. Personal checks or cash are not accepted.

Please note that separate processing fees will apply for each of the documents submitted for attestation.

Documents required for sending dead bodies to Bangladesh are attested by the Consulate General on the same day without any fees.