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Bangladesh National & Voter ID Card

posted Sep 13, 2010, 10:39 PM by Nobiul Ahasan
Bangladeshi government has passed an ordinance making national ID cards mandatory for citizens. ID cards has, however, be issued only for voting purposes in the beginning to encourage eligible people to register their names on the electoral roll at the registration centers. Now this ID card is mandatory for all kind of verifications such as Bank loan or Account, Buying assets etc. in near future it will be an essential element for any valid transition.

Prerequisites to register for National ID card:

1)    Applicants must be adult (18 years)
2)    Citizen of Bangladesh
3)    Applicants should apply in prescribed Application form
4)    Submit application to Election commission office or concern District/ Thana Election Commission office
5)    Application addressing  the Project Director, PERP,  Election Commission Office

What will I do if I lost my National ID card (NID)?

  1.  Make a General Dairy in the local police station including the NID number
  2.  Collect the free application form from Election Commission Office
  3.  Fill-up the form with Name, Address, issued NID or Voter ID number and signature along with the GD copy.
  4.  The Voter number can be collected from the local Election commission office
  5. Submit  the filled application to Election commission office or concern District/ Thana Election Commission office by addressing  the Project Director, PERP,  Election Commission Office
  6.  After submitting the form, a received memo will be provided with a delivery date
  7. Collect the NID within five days from the issued delivery date. (Note that, after five days it will be difficult to collect the NID)
  8. The full process is free of cost and will take 39 days from application submission date.   


If need correction of NID -

     Two types of correction can be made in the National Identity card. One is printing mistake and two, Information change. Correction of printing mistake is much easier than the information correction.  In both cases, following steps are necessary;
  1. Submit application by addressing Project Director
  2. Free from can be collected from Election Commission office.
  3. Fill-up the concern fields with name, address, NID no and phone number
  4. Include the error and correct information in the addressed fields.
  5. Attach all relevant and valid documents and incorrect NID with form and submit
  6. Collect the NID within five days from the issued delivery date. (Note that, after five days it will be difficult to collect the NID)
  7. The full process is free of cost and will take 15 days from application submission date

  
Required Attachments:

Date of Birth correction: Attested copy of SSC or equivalent certificate. If not SSC qualified than Passport, Birth Certificate, or Marriage Certificate.

Name correction: Name Avid copy from court, Newspaper circulation. The circulation must include the incorrect name, address and the correct name along with other documents

Place Husband’s name instead of place of Father’s name: Marriage certificate and attested copy of Husband’s NID.

Place Father’s name instead of Husband’s name: Divorce certificate and attested copy of Father’s NID.

Incorrect Mother’s name: Attested NID copy of Father and Mother


Address: Election Commission Office, Agargaon, Dhaka. Phone – 8150846

By: Md. Nobiul Ahasan
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