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 continues ‘in-person’ consular services as an ‘essential service’ amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, as per the precautionary guidelines/measures promulgated by the provincial government, unless it is absolutely necessary, we recommend the applicants not to visit the Consulate General ‘in-person’ for services.

Applicants can always apply online for all consular services ‘online’ followed by both way postal deliveries (except few specified services, which need personal appearance).

If anyone thinks it is an absolute necessity to visit the Consulate General, please adhere to the following guidelines:

i) Visitors may please confirm their prior online appointments for in-person consular service.
ii) Visitors patiently maintain queue to come up to the Consulate General at the 15th floor.
iii) Queue wait-time for the elevator be patiently maintained.
iv) Visitors must wear face mask, please note that Consulate follows ‘NO MASK NO ENTRY’ policy.
v) After entering the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands and
vi) Once inside the consular waiting room, 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.

Applicant’s safety is our priority and help us to ensure it for all.

 

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: 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.

Applicants must complete ‘Document Submission’ either in-person or by post to the Consulate General within the 60 days of online application. Failure to submit/send document(s) within 60 days will result in automatic expiration/deletion of online application from the system. There will be no refund of payment for such expiration/deletion of application.

Step 2: Document Submission

Applicant should send or submit i) signed Confirmation page ii) required original document iii) Online payment/Bank draft/Money 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 Attestation. 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 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). 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”.
Payment can also be made by Debit/Credit card at the ‘Service Desks’ 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 documents and process the Certificate for Transfer of Residence.

Step 5: Disposal

‘Transfer of Residence’ Certificate and the ‘Original Document(s)’ will be sent to the return address. If applicant wants to collect documents in-person, may approach the Consulate General on the ‘date of delivery’ as 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.