Transfer of Residence

Bangladesh expatriate or Bangladesh origin Canadian wish to permanently return to Bangladesh after staying at least for 2 (two) years at a stretch in Canada can request for a certificate for ‘Transfer of Residence’ to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto.

To get the certificate on ‘Transfer of Residence’, applicant should provide the following documents stating proof of his/her continuous stay in Canada.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:

The Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto renders in-person consular services amid COVID-19 pandemic. Except few specific services (which need personal appearance), applicants can apply online followed by both way postal deliveries (with trackable return envelope). However, applicants are requested to follow the health guidelines/orders/measures promulgated by the provincial and federal government.

Applicants are humbly requested to follow below guidelines during their in-person appointment at the Consulate General:

i) For in-person interview/consular consultations/submission/collection, please be present at the Consulate General according to your appointment slot as scheduled online.
ii) Visitors must wear face mask, please note that Consulate follows ‘NO MASK NO ENTRY’ policy.
iii) After entering to the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands and
iv) Once inside, visitors must respect social distances 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, help us to ensure it]

Required Documents for Transfer of Residence

i) Bangladesh Passport (pages number 1-3 for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) or pages number 1-6 for old Hand-Written Passport.
ii) Canadian photo ID (Passport/PR card/Driver’s License).
iii) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background.
iv) Notarized self declaration of continuous residence in Canada and purpose of obtaining this certificate for ‘Transfer of Residence’.
v) Employment record or house sale/lease agreement in order to proof 2 years continuous stay in Canada.
vi) One-way air ticket to Bangladesh.
vii) List of personal effects to be transferred to Bangladesh.
viii) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document.
ix) Online payment/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: BDCG 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 will be sent to applicant’s e-mail, please print and sign the confirmation page for onward submission with the documents.

Applicant must submit documents either in-person or by post to the Consulate General within the 90 days of online application. Failure to submit/send document(s) within 90 days will result in automatic expiration/deletion of BDCG Online Application from the Digitised Consular Service System (DCSS). There will be no refund of fees for such expiration/deletion. 

Step 2: Document Submission

Applicant should send or submit i) signed confirmation page ii) required original document iii) Online payment or Bank draft/Money order/Certified cheque or payment by Debit/Credit card at the Consulate General.

By Post:  Please send a self-addressed trackable return envelope with the documents to the Consular Section, Bangladesh Consulate General, 2235 Sheppard Ave. East (Atria II), Suite # 1505, Toronto, ON M2J 5B5, Canada. Applications sent by post must reach to the Consulate General directly, no application will be collected from the post office or courier service. Applications received without trackable return envelope will not be processed.

In-Person:  Applicant must be present at the Consulate General as per online appointment scheduled for in person submission. Booked appointment can be rescheduled/managed by login to Your Application and selecting ‘Manage Appointment’.

Step 3: Paying Fees

Government fees for issuing Certificate for ‘Transfer of Residence’ is C$ 40.00 (Regular- within 3 working days) or C$60 (Express- within next working day), for details please see Consular Fees. Applicants may pay online- a transaction receipt will be e-mailed to cardholder’s email OR through Bank Draft/Postal Order addressed to the “Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto” OR through Debit/Credit card at the service counter of the Consulate. 

[Consulate General of Bangladesh does not accept any cash payment]

Step 4: Processing

Consular Agent will examine the original documents and process. 

Step 5: Disposal

By post: Transfer of Residence Certificate including original document (if nay) will be sent to the return address.

In-person: To collect Transfer of Residence Certificate including original document (if nay) applicant should come to the Consulate on the date of delivery mentioned in the payment receipt.

Special note:

  • Incomplete Application will not be processed.
  • Bangladesh Consulate General reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage of the application process.
  • Bangladesh Consulate General reserves the right to withhold any application for further examination.
  • Bangladesh Consulate General reserves the right to reject/cancel any application at any stage of the processing.
  • If requires, Bangladesh Consulate General may request applicant for in-person interview.
  • Consular fee paid to the Consulate General is non-refundable.