Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Italy Shamim Ahsan, in response to a question on the age correction in the passport on May 15, said that the Bangladesh Embassy in Rome is continuing its efforts to correct the age. The passport amendment period expired on April 26.
Asked whether the deadline would be extended, the ambassador said a letter had already been sent to the ministry from the embassy requesting extension of the deadline for accepting applications for age correction in passports. Trying to solve the problem.
It is learned that from July 1, 2021 to 2022, the embassy received about 600 applications for passport amendment. Recently, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) said. During Benazir’s visit to Italy, the IGP paid a courtesy call on Ambassador of Bangladesh Shamim Ahsan. At the same time, the Ambassador apprised the Inspector General of Police about the complexities of correcting the passport information of expatriate Bangladeshis among other issues.
“We have nothing to do when someone reveals a little too much untruthful information about age,” he said. Moreover, such amendments are seen to tarnish the image of the country. It is not right to do whatever you want in the grip of a broker. He urged everyone to be vigilant in this regard.
About 10,000 Bangladeshis are in trouble after coming to Europe in search of livelihood, changing the name, address, date of birth and even religion. Expatriate Bangladeshis detained in shelter homes in different countries including Italy are being deprived of legitimacy just because they do not have passports. According to the circular of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Bangladesh Embassy is accepting the application for amendment up to a maximum of five years. At present, the embassy is not accepting any passport age application of more than five years.
In this situation, drawing the attention of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, some Bangladeshis, who did not want to be named, said, “Even if I get validity, I will become illegal again for a passport!” Forgive us this time. I have come to this country with great difficulty. If the problem is not solved, our family will be in a lot of danger.