Smart NID Card in Bangladesh: Online Application Process, Documents Needed, Fees

The identity card issued by Bangladesh Election Commission (EC) to citizens is called National Identity Card (NID) or Voter ID Card. Since October 2016, all Bangladeshi adult citizens have been given a Smart NID card by the government. This chip-based plastic card includes an embedded integrated circuit, where all data are stored. The Government of Bangladesh has digitized the Smart NID Card application system. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to apply for Smart NID online in Bangladesh.


Document You Need to Get Smart NID Card in Bangladesh


A new applicant has to submit several documents to become a new voter. Documents must be submitted supporting all the information entered in the online registration form. Below is detailed information on what it takes to get a smart NID card.


– Print copy of the online filled form


– SSC Certificate


– Birth Registration certificate


– Passport / Driving License / TIN


– Copy of Utility Bill/House Rent Receipt/Holding Tax Receipt – (Any proof of habitual residence in the area)


– Citizenship Certificate (if applicable)


– Copy of NID Card of Father, Mother, Spouse (if applicable).


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Providing all these documents is not mandatory. It is better to provide as many documents as you can supply. These documents will ensure your age and area of residence.


Keep in mind that if you are 18 years of age on or before January 1 of the current year, you will be included in the voter list.


How to get a Smart NID card in Bangladesh online?


To apply for a new voter ID card online, first, visit from your mobile or computer. Apply button for new enrollment should be clicked. In this form, first, the name of the applicant should be written in English. Then enter the date of birth of the applicant. Then enter the captcha in the text box. The captcha must be entered exactly as it appears. Then click on the continue button.


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On the next page, the applicant has to enter the correct mobile number and click on the send message button. Then a 6-digit code will be received on the mobile. Next, enter the 6-digit verification code received on the mobile and click on the continue button. Then the page will load and take you to the option to set your username and password. The user’s name and password must be saved as it will be required to log in to the account later. Then click on the continue button.


For the new voter application, click on the profile option. From here, you will be asked to provide three types of information: personal information, other information, and address. Click on the edit button to update personal information, other information, and address. Fill out the whole form according to the requirements.


Once the personal details are filled, other details have to be filled in. Other information includes educational qualification, occupation, disability, identification mark, TIN number, driving license number, passport number, religion, telephone number, and mobile number. The applicant will fill out the form according to his information.


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The address should be filled in after other information is filled in. First, you have to select the name of the country you are staying in. Then select a current address and permanent address. If the applicant’s current and permanent address are different, they should be selected separately. Then select the voter area. Voter Area is the area/village/mohalla whose name is to be included in the voter list.


Once the address field is filled, click on the next button on the top right side. After clicking on the next button, the option to upload documents will appear. But it says that there is no need for documents here. That doesn’t mean that new voter registration doesn’t require paperwork. Of course, the necessary documents will be required. But you have to submit to their office in person. From here, click on the next button.


Submit the form after your see confirms option. Clicking on the submit button will load the page and take you to the profile option, and the download button will appear. Clicking the download button will download the voter registration form No. 2 and print it.


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To apply for a NID card without any hassle, the applicant’s signature/signature must be given on the other page of the form. Write the NID number and signature of a voter in the appropriate box who knows the applicant.


Also, add the name, NID number, and signature of any one of the representatives of the area, such as Chairman/Municipal Mayor of Ward Member/Ward Councilor/Women Member, etc. and must use a seal under their signature (Mandatory).


Next, you have to pin up the mentioned documents with the new voter registration form 2 and submit them to the concerned Upazila election office. Besides, documents can be submitted as per the advice of the concerned Registration Officer.


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After taking a photograph, signature, fingerprint, and biometric in the office, you will be cut off from the lower part of the New Voter Registration Form 2. A 10-digit smart NID number will be sent to your mobile number via SMS within a very short time. NID cards can be downloaded online after getting the NID number. After downloading the NID card, you can print and laminate it and do all the work.


How to Download the NID Card Online?


To download NID Card online, you must visit and register to buy by clicking the claim account on the left. A NID Account must be created for NID check or Download. Follow the steps to complete the registration.


Now to proceed to the next step, you need to have an app called NID Wallet installed on your mobile. Using the app, scan the QR code you received during the registration. Then verify your face using the phone camera. As soon as the face is verified, the browser will refresh, load with your photo, and guide you through setting up a password. Now you can download your National ID Card with just one click and print it.


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Is there any fee to get NID in Bangladesh?


You don’t need to pay any fees if you are applying for the NID for the first time. This will have 15 years of validity, and you will need to pay BDT 100-150 for the renewal after 15 years. Also, you have to be 18 years old to apply for NID.


Final Words


Smart NID card is a very important document for every citizen of Bangladesh. It is required to avail any civil rights and benefits like driving license, motor vehicle registration, passport, land purchase, sale, bank account opening, bank loan, teen certificate, mobile SIM, government grants, and allowances. Therefore, each Bangladeshi should get their NID card. So far, we have discussed the process and necessary documents to apply for an NID card online in Bangladesh. Hope it helps!


Source: United News of Bangladesh