Information for U.S. Citizens Interested in Registering for the Government of Bangladesh COVID-19 Vaccine Portal through the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy, Dhaka
The U.S. Embassy encourages all U.S. citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able. U.S. citizens are advised to follow the instructions from the government of the country they are staying in or return to the United States to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated U.S. citizens are able to enter the United States as long as, like vaccinated U.S. citizens, they meet applicable requirements for testing or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.
The Government of Bangladesh started its national COVID-19 vaccination program in January 2021. The program includes AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinopharm, and Sinovak vaccines.
The Government of Bangladesh is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to those who do not have a Bangladesh national ID (NID) or a locally registered birth certificate, including all foreign nationals. Individuals who have yet to receive a vaccine are encouraged to call the Bangladesh Health hotline at 16263 to identify the nearest vaccine center. Please carry a passport or another form of government-issued identification and be ready to provide a Bangladeshi mobile phone number.
Those who do not have an NID or locally registered birth certificate may not register for a vaccine via the surokkha.gov.bd vaccine portal, and as a result, would be unable to receive a Bangladeshi vaccine certificate with a QR code. Anyone vaccinated at a vaccine center, however, will receive a handwritten vaccine card to carry as proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Those interested in obtaining a booster dose may follow the procedure described above and should be ready to present proof of previous vaccination against COVID-19. Individuals become eligible for a booster dose four months after their last dose is administered. This information is also available at the Directorate General for Health Services website.
If any U.S. citizen wishes to register through the Surokkha website to get the QR coded vaccine certificate, they should follow the instructions below and provide the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka with all the required information so that we can forward it to the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of vaccination against COVID-19.
The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with the release of your information to the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of vaccination against COVID-19. If you request a vaccine through the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, your request and personally identifiable information will be forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Forwarding your information does not guarantee you will receive a vaccine. The Government of Bangladesh is responsible for scheduling and administering the vaccine.
If you wish to go through the U.S. Embassy to request a vaccine from the Government of Bangladesh, you should follow the instructions below to send us the required registration information by May 10, 2023. It is expected to take several weeks for the Corona Cell, Ministry of Foreign Affairs to have your information uploaded onto the surokkha.gov.bd website. You should check the Surokkha website after May 24, 2023. Please note you will not be able to register through Surokkha website/app until your information has been loaded to the website. Expect to wait several weeks for the registration process to be completed and several months to be fully vaccinated.
If you are a U.S. citizen you may follow the instructions below to request a vaccine. Please note, after registration, you will not be able to choose a particular vaccine to receive. The Government of Bangladesh assigns vaccines according to their availability at the time of administration.
Please follow the instructions below exactly as written. The subject line and body of the email must be exactly as written below to ensure your information is forwarded. We will not be able to confirm your information was forwarded or check your email for your errors.
Instructions on how to send vaccine registration information:
- Send an email to DhakaVaccine@state.gov with the subject line: S. Citizen Information for use by the Government of Bangladesh to Facilitate Vaccination
- The body of the email should be the following:
Please find my information below.
U.S. Passport Number:
Gender: M or F
Visa Expiration Date:
Organization or Employer:
Date of Birth:
In providing this information voluntarily to the U.S. Embassy, I acknowledge the U.S. government has not asked or required me to submit this information in any way. I understand the U.S. government role is simply to facilitate the transfer of my information to the Government of Bangladesh and the offices responsible for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration.
In sending this email, I consent to the above information being forwarded to the Government of Bangladesh.
Tips and suggestions:
- Make sure you are following the exact format mentioned above.
- Make sure the information you provide is accurate and correct.
- For dates, use the yyyy-mm-dd format. For example: 2021-12-31
- Do not email to DhakaVaccine@state.gov to request an update. You should check the Surokkha website/app after May 24, 2023.
- If a field is not relevant, please type “N/A” after the colon (:). Do not change the format of the email above.