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  • Requirement for Visa

    Citizens of most countries require a valid visa to enter Bangladesh. Type, the category of visa and duration of stay are determined/ confirmed by the Embassy. Type and category of visa will vary according to the purpose of visit, the length of stay and bilateral arrangement with the country of the foreign national. Any change in rules and regulations made by the Government of Bangladesh will apply to issue visas.

    General requirements for all categories of Visas:

    Following documents are needed to send/ submit to get a visa from the Embassy of Bangladesh:

    • 1 (one) copy duly filled-in https://www.visa.gov.bd/
    • 1 (one) copies of recent photographs (Size: 37mmX37mm)
    • Original valid passport (valid at least for 6 months)
    • Proof of payments of required visa fee (please check required visa fee for your country and category) transferred to Embassy Bank Account
    • Required documents to get visa of your category/type (please check required documents of your visa category)
    • Self-addressed envelope with sufficient stamp for sending passport by registered post (if you want passport back by post)

    Required documents (category specific requirements) for Visa:

    The most common categories and their required documents are as follows:

    Visa Categories Required Documents
    Government Delegates Visa Note Verbale
    Diplomatic/ Other Embassy Officials Visa Note Verbale
    UN/ International Organizations Visa Note Verbale
    Business visa 1.   Invitation letter from Bangladesh

    2.   Letter from the company that is sending the applicant to Bangladesh

    Tourist visa 1.Invitation letter from Dhaka with passport copy or NID copy of inviter/Hotel Booking.

    2.     Tentative flight itinerary

    Investor visa Recommendation letter from BOI/BEPZA
    Work / Employment visa 1.   Letter of appointment from the employer in Bangladesh

    2.   Recommendation letter from BIDA

    NGO workers’ visa Permission Letter from NGO Affairs Bureau, Bangladesh
    Expert Visa 1.   Recommendation letter from BIDA

    2.   Invitation Letter from the concerned company in Bangladesh

    Student visa 1.     Letter from Educational Institution

    2.     Bank solvency certificate

    Research Visa 1.     Letters from the concerned institutions of the both ends

    2.     Consent letter of the concerned Ministry in Bangladesh

    Tablig Jamaat visa 1.     Letter from central Markas of the country

    2.     Letter from Bangladesh Tablig Markas

    Journalist visa 1.     Filled in FF-1 and FF-2 forms

    2.     Photocopy of the first five pages of the passport

    3.     Original passport and necessary payment receipt only after Embassy’s clearance

    4.     Flight particulars when clearance is conveyed

    5. The list of equipment’s the applicant requires bringing with him to Bangladesh

    Spouses and dependents of all categories (except the person attending Tablig Jamaat and Tourists Visa) Certification/necessary letter in support of relations

     Important note:
    Without German nationality who lives in Germany, need to submit a copy of House registration[Meldebescheinigung] along with the application.

    The complete fee for visa has to be paid upon application and will not be refunded even if the visa application is rejected.

    Visa-Application-Form: https://www.visa.gov.bd/

    Download FF-1 and FF-2 forms (only for the journalists)

    Download Visa Fee info