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)?
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;
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