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 visa application form VISA_FORM
  • 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 page) transferred to Embassy Bank Account
  • Required documents to get visa of your category/type (please check required documents page)
  • 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

Investor visa

Recommendation letter from BOI/BEPZA

Work / Employment visa

1. Letter of appointment from the employer in Bangladesh

2. Recommendation letter from BEPZA/BOI

Tourist visa

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

2. Tentative flight itinerary

NGO workers’ visa

Permission Letter from NGO Affairs Bureau, Bangladesh

Expert Visa

1. Recommendation letter from BEPZA/BOI

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 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 to bring 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 Romanian nationality who lives in Romania, need to submit a copy of permanent resident card/long term Romanian work visa/ along with the application.

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