Driver’s License Authentication Certificate

Bangladesh citizen living in Canada may authenticate their Bangladesh Driver’s License from the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto.

⚠️ COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:

Toronto entered the stage-3 of reopening following the end of provincial ‘State of Emergency’ in view of Covid-19. Accordingly, the Consulate General of Bangladesh has resumed ‘in-person consular services’. However, as per the general precautionary guidelines/measures in stage-3, unless it is absolutely necessary, we urge you not to visit the Consulate General for ‘in-person’ consular services. You may avail all our consular services digitally through online following postal delivery.

If you think it is an absolute necessity for you to visit the Consulate General for any consular service, please adhere to the following guidelines:

i) Visitors may please confirm their prior appointments for ‘in-person consular service’ with Consulate.
ii) Visitors must approach to the concierge/reception at the downstairs lobby and strictly maintain queue to come up to the Consulate General.
iii) Queue wait time in the elevator must be patiently maintained.
iv) Visitors must wear face mask.
v) Visitors must wear hand gloves.
vi) After entering the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands.
vii) Once inside the consular waiting room, visitors must respect social distancing i.e. sit in designated chairs, stand only on designated red-marked spots, and maintain 6 feet distance with each other.

Your safety is our priority and help us to ensure it for all.

Required Documents for DLA Certificate

i) Bangladeshi photo ID (Passport or National ID).
ii) Canadian photo ID (Passport/PR card/Study Permit/Work Permit/G1 Driver’s License).
iii) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background (not older than 6 months).
iv) Original Driver’s License issued by BRTA, Bangladesh.
v) Bank Draft/Money Order/Certified cheque or to be paid in person by Debit/Credit Card.

[Please prepare digital copies (scanned or clear photograph) of the above documents for Online submission.]

Step 1: Online Application

Click here »» Create profile »» Choose service »» Upload photograph »» Complete online application »»  Upload all required Documents »» Save & Submit.

A ‘Confirmation Page’ will be generated and a copy of that will be sent to the applicant via e-mail. Please print and sign the Confirmation Page.

Step 2: Document Submission

Applicant should send or submit i) signed Confirmation page and ii)original Bangladesh Driver’s License iii)Required documents for DLA Certificate and iv)Bank draft/Postal order/Certified cheque or payment by Debit/Credit card to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto.

By Post:

Please send a self-address ‘Xpresspost (Trackable)’ return envelope with the documents to:

Consular Section
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
1505-2235 Sheppard Ave. East (Atria II)
Toronto, ON M2J 5B5, Canada

(The Consulate General encourages postal service for DLA Certificate. Any application received with regular mail return envelope will not be processed.)

In-Person:

Please book online appointment; for in-person submission, payment can be made by Debit/Credit card at the ‘Service Desks’ of the Consulate General.

Step 3: Paying Fees

Government fee for ‘DLA Certificate’ is C$ 40.00 (Regular – by 3 working days) and C$ 60.00 (Express – by 1 full working day). Applicants may choose to Pay Online using Cards; a Transaction Receipt will be e-mailed to the Cardholder’s email address OR through Bank Draft/Postal Order addressed to the “Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto”.

In case of In-person submission applicants may pay through Debit/Credit cards at the ‘Service Desk’ of the Consulate General. For details please see Consular Fees.

The Consulate General of Bangladesh does not accept any cash payment.

Step 4: Processing

Consular Agent will examine the original Driver’s License issued by the BRTA along with supporting documents and process the DLA Certificate.

Step 5: Disposal

After checking the authenticity of the Driver’s License, DLA Certificate along with the original Bangladesh Driver’s License will be posted back to the return address.

If applicant wants to collect the DLA Certificate in-person, may collect from the Consulate General on the Delivery date indicated on the payment receipt.

  • The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage of the Authentication process.
  • The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to withhold any application for further examination.
  • If requires, the applicant may be requested for an interview with the Consulate General of Bangladesh.
  • All payment made to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto is non-refundable.