Hand written passports will not be valid from Nov
All travelers have to carry only Machine Readable Passports (MRP) from 24 November 2015.
An inter-ministerial meeting on Wednesday took the decision with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon in the chair as manual passport (Hand written) will not be acceptable to any airport from November 24 according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
The meeting was addressed, among others, by Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office M Abul Kalam Azad, Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Khorshed Alam Chowdhury and officials of foreign ministry and department of passport and immigration.
The meeting advised all expatriates Bangladeshi nationals to collect Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) while travelling because they will face trouble with the hand written passport.