Currently it is not possible to get any service without national identity card. Those who do not have a national identity card need to wait for the necessary steps to get it. After filling the registration form and submit it to the concerned Upazila/Thana election office with necessary documents and giving biometrics data then the registration process will be complete. After completing the registration process, proof reading and investigation (if necessary) may takes time. Finally uploading the registration data to the NID server and biometric matching is another tasking for generating NID number and the national identity card will be issued.
All the time a lot of data is accumulated in the queue for biometric matching. Huge amount of data always wait in the queue for that more time it takes to generate the biometric matching report. Every individual’s biometric data is checked with all existing Biometric data of all citizens (even if dead and otherwise in a different status) in the database, with each of the 10 fingers provided by him, if the 13 million existing citizens have 10 of them 13 million * 10 finger=130 million fingers it checks each finger and gives a report. It requires a lot of time and is an automated process with no hands involved. And when the biometric matching is done, a text message is automatically sent to the registrant’s mobile number. The small message informs about downloading NID number and NID card.
Normally takes around one week time, but when the updating programe is going on nationwide then a large number of data is accumulated every day. During that period 1-2 lakh data is uploaded in a day. In that case it takes much longer than usual, in this case it is not unusual to take even 1-2 months. Then it is not possible to get NID card instantly. That is why it is not appropriate to bother with registration only if it is registrable. Because you have to be in danger during the time of urgent need by passing the time. Then no one else will be able to save you from danger.
Collection of documents:
There are several documents you need to collect for NID registration. Among them-
1. Birth Registration (verifiable online) certificate;
2. Citizenship Certificate (in case of Bangladeshi citizens, issued by the Union Parishad Chairman/Pourosova Councillor/City Corporation Councilor and for dual citizens a dual citizenship certificate issued by the Security Services Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs;
3. Address and resident proof will require holding tax tax payment receipt, copy of utility bill and certificate issued by Union Parishad Chairman/Pourosova (Municipal) Councillor/City Corporation Councillor;
4. If the educational qualification is PSC or above, its certificate must be provided;
5. Copy of NID card of parents, spouse and copy of passport, TIN, driving license (if any);
Filling-up Form :
After collecting the documents to get the NID, you have to fill the registration form.
There are two ways to fill the registration form.
a) By hand writing the form provided by the office in offline mode; And
b) By providing information and submitting the registration form on NID portal through online mode;
Then the copy of filled registration form should be signed by the family or any person who knows him with NID number as identifier. And to be signed by Union Parishad Chairman/Pourosova (Municipal) Councilor/City Corporation Councilor with NID number as verifier.
Biometric (ten finger print, Irish, photo and signature) data should be provided through electronic device by going to the concerned Upazila/Thana election office along with the registration form and the mentioned documents;
After completing the registration by providing biometrics, a sealed/signed registration slip (Form-5) will be issued from the office which is a part of the registration form and a form number will be printed on it.
After filling up the registration form and submitting the mentioned documents to the concerned Upazila/Thana election office and providing biometric (ten finger prints, Irish, photo and signature) data, the proof reader (operator) of the concerned office has to complete the proof reading of the entered data. Then you have to go through a step of uploading your data from the local server to the central server by the Upazila/Thana election officer which will depend on the said office. Biometric matching of data will be completed from the central server after the data upload is completed. If any data is found unique in Biometric Matching i.e. not previously registered, that person will receive a welcome message on your mobile (provided at the time of registration) in about a week with your NID number. Then the person will be able to download a PDF copy of your NID card from NID online portal with that NID number. Just after print and laminate you can use it and claim any citizen service.
Frequently asked questions about this article:
Question: How to get national identity card?
Answer: After filling the registration information form and going to the concerned Upazila/Thana election office with necessary documents and providing biometrics, the registration is completed. After completing the registration, verification, proof reading and investigation if necessary, after uploading the registration data to the NID server, biometric matching is completed and the national identity card is obtained.
Question: From where to get national identity card?
Answer: National Identity Card is available after completing the registration by going to Upazila/Thana election office.
Question: What form to fill to get national identity card?
Question: Where can I get the National Identity Card form?
Ans: The form can be filled in NID online portal.
Question: Is there any registration required to get National Identity Card?
Question: How to register to get National Identity Card?
Answer: Registration is done by filling up the form on NID online portal and printing it and going to upazila/ police station election office and providing biometric information.
Question: Where to register to get National Identity Card?
Answer: Registration has to be completed by going to the upazila/ police station election office and providing biometric information.
Question: What documents are required to register National Identity Card?
Answer: Yes, several documents are required including birth certificate, citizenship certificate, educational qualification certificate (if any), residence proof.
Question: What documents are required to register the National Identity Card?
Necessary documents, such as –
(a) Birth certificate proving date of birth
b) SSC Certificate (if applicable),
c) Passport/Driving License/TIN Certificate (if applicable),
d) Citizenship Certificate of Bangladesh (issued by Local Government, eg Chairman of Union Council, Mayor/Councillor of Municipality/Mayor/Councillor of City Corporation),
e) Certificate (issued by Local Government, ie Chairman of Union Parishad, Mayor/Councillor of Pourosova/Mayor/Councillor of City Corporation),
f) Holding Tax Receipt/House Rent Receipt, copy of any house utility bill (electricity/telephone/gas etc.) as proof of address.
g) Copy of NID card of father, mother, husband/wife (if applicable) should go to the upazila/ police station election office.
Question: How long does it take to get a new National Identity Card (NID)?
Answer: Normally it may take 1 week after registration is completed.
Question: Can there be any reason for not getting National Identity Card even after registration?
Answer: National identity card may not be issued even after registration if duplicates are detected or there are problems with biometric data.
Question: What to do if you don’t get your national identity card after registration?
Answer: In this case, you have to go and talk to the concerned office directly.