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Normal service at NY consulate reopened after long sufferings

Staff Reporter, USA || risingbd.com

Published: 08:39, 5 March 2021   Update: 08:56, 5 March 2021
Normal service at NY consulate reopened after long sufferings

After almost a year of extreme sufferings, the normal consulate service for expatriates has been re-launched at the Bangladesh Consulate in New York.

From March 3, 2021, consular service recipients will be able to go directly to the Bangladesh consulate and get services directly by following corona epidemic health rules. No appointment will be required for this. However, the postal service will continue as usual.

Due to the corona epidemic, the expatriates were not getting the desired service from the Bangladesh consulate in New York as only online appointment and postal services were available.

Expatriate Bangladeshis in eight states under the consulate were suffering due to not getting online appointments.

To alleviate the sufferings of the expatriates, the consulate has announced the launch of consular services without an appointment following the hygiene rules.

The Bangladesh consulate in New York said in a statement that as per the previous rules, applications for all types of consular services would be accepted during office hours from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and delivery would be provided daily from 3 pm to 5 pm.

All clients are requested to wear masks and follow other local hygiene rules to visit the consulate.

The statement said that because of the corona epidemic, local governments in New York currently have a ban on more than a certain number of indoor gatherings, so customers may need to line up outside the consulate to follow the hygiene rules.

Those who have already made an appointment online will be able to come to the consulate at the convenient time of the accepted appointment or during office hours at their convenience.

In case of emergency, everyone is requested to contact the following telephone numbers and e-mails. Consulate phone numbers 212-599-6767 (Monday through Friday every day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, excluding holidays). Hotline phone number is 646-645-7282 (running 24/7 daily). E-mail communication. [email protected]

Many expatriates living in New York and nearby states have complained that no one can easily get in touch by calling the consulate's phone number. Even if there is a connection, the question is answered in a hoarse voice from the other end. Many people complain that in many cases the answer is given in an angry tone when they want to know the answer to two or three questions.

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