Attestation of Power of Attorney


Documents required at the time of submission of application are:

  1. Filled in Application Form for attestation/certification;
  2. Prescribed Fees in an appropriate method of payment
  3. Original document after notarization by a notary public
  4. A photocopy of the original document after notarization
  5. Two photographs 2″x2″ of each of the executants/signatories and attorney; (one photo of the executant(s) and attorney will be attached with the document by the Consulate General)
  6. A photocopy (of the first seven pages) of Bangladesh passport

Note that. if the executant(s)/signatory(ies) of a power of attorney is/are unable to appear in person, or are unable to produce their Bangladesh passport(s) or original copy of the Dual Nationality Certificate, 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
  • Authentication Officer, Department of State, New York Office is located at 123 William Street (19th Floor), NY-10038 (website: www.dos.state.ny.us, Tel: 212-417-5684).

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. Prescribed Fees per document {US $ 44.00 for normal delivery on the next working day and US $ 82.50 for urgent delivery on the same day between 03:00-05:00 p.m.} payable through a bank draft/certified or official check /money order in the name of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York;
  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 seven/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.

Attestaion of “Application for Police Clearance Certificate”: In order to obatin Police clearance certificate the applicant should follow the following procedure:

  1. Filled in Application Form for attestation/certification
  2. Prescribed Fees (payable through a bank draft/certified or official check/ money order in the name of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York;
  3. Written application ” To the Officer-in-charge” of the respective police station in Bangladesh requesting for Police Clerance Certificate
  4. Two photographs (passport sized)
  5. Copy of the Bangladeshi Passport (first 7 seven pages)
  6. Original Bangladesh passport has to be submitted to the Consulate with the application.

After obtaining the attestion from the Mission the applicant should sent the application along with the attested copy of the Bangladesh passport to the respective Police Station through any relative living in Bangladesh

If the applicant is unable to appear in person, the following procedure has to be followed with regard to the submission of the document:

  • Notarization of the application 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)
  • Authentication Officer, Department of State, New York Office is located at 123 William Street (19th Floor), NY-10038 (website: www.dos.state.ny.us, Tel: 212-417-5684).