Workers who are seeking visa to go to Saudi Arabia are in trouble as the Saudi embassy in Dhaka is not accepting hand written passports. They have put up a notice saying it has instructions from its foreign ministry not to accept hand written passports.
Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira) is trying to resolve the problem.
According to many, the embassy should have given the notice at least one month ago.
Now all the formalities of approximately 500 persons have been completed and all of a sudden decision from the Saudi embassy made these job seekers in deep trouble.
Machine readable passports (MRPs) however, can be made within 3 days in case of emergency and if the officials cooperate.