| Citizens of most countries require valid visa to
enter Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Bangladesh Consulate General, Los
Angeles determines the type and category of visa and duration of stay
upon receiving an application. The types and categories differ
according to the purpose of visit, length of stay and bilateral
arrangement with the country of the foreign national.
Visa on Arrival:
The immigration authority at the International Airports and Land ports
after examining the necessary travel documents and being satisfied can
issue visa on arrival for a period of maximum 30 days
to the citizens of the countries mentioned below under the following
The nationals of those countries where there is no diplomatic mission
of Bangladesh may be granted visa on arrival after examining the
genuineness of their visits;
b) On the basis of invitation letters of
interested/ required body being attested by the Board of Investment/
BEPZA, the foreign investors/ businessmen may be allowed to issue visa
on arrival. In this case, interested/ inviting organization must
informed in advance the arrival of the foreign visitor(s) to
the immigration and passport authority;
c) Only for the purpose of the
official duty, business, investment and tourism citizens arriving from USA,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russian Federation, China, Japan,
Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar,
Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and countries of the Europe may be
issued visa on arrival after examining and being satisfied by the
Immigration authority at the International Airports and Land Ports;
d) If any foreign national arrives in
Bangladesh from a country other than his/ her own country, where there
is no mission of Bangladesh may be issued visa on arrival;
e) Bangladeshi origin foreign
citizen, their spouses, and their offsprings may be issued visa on
arrival, on the proof of their being Bangladeshi origin &
f) The staffs/ officials of the foreign
Missions, UN or its affiliated organizations located in Bangladesh may
be issued visa on arrival after examining their appointment letters or
other related documents. Only UN passport holders will get such
facilities gratis (free of charge).
If the foreign visitors require
extension of their visa after arriving Bangladesh under visa on
arrival, the department of Immigration and Passports Authority may
extend their visa in light of the existing visa policy.
Transit visa may be allowed to the
passengers awaiting for connecting flights for the period of maximum 72
hours or till the time of next available of flight on request of the
concerned carrier. For this an amount of US$ 20.00 or equivalent to
Foreign Currency is to be deposited in the concerned Bank
respect of visa on arrival the following procedures to be followed:
a) Visa fees are to be paid in Foreign
Currencies (US Dollar / GB Pound/ Euro etc);
b) Visitors must possess minimum US
Dollar 500 or equivalent of Foreign Currency in Cash or Credit Card;
Visitors must have return ticket;
d) Must have necessary documents to
justify his/ her visit;
e) No visa fee will be
applicable for the visitors from those countries which are exempted
from visa fee;
f) On arrival visa fee will be
applicable on the basis of reciprocity only ;
Visa Required (NVR) Seal:
The Bangladesh Consulate General in Los Angeles also issues "No Visa
Required for Travel to Bangladesh" (NVR) seal to Bangladesh-origin
citizens of some foreign countries and their family members (spouse and
children). This endorsement allows them multiple entries into
Bangladesh with no restriction on duration of stay within the validity
of the passport. Click here for more information on 'No Visa Required'
(NVR) seal and procedure for submission of application.
itinerary/air ticket reservation.
of employment from the employer in Bangladesh and letter of concurrence
from concerned Ministry, Board of Investment (BOI), Bangladesh Export
Processing Zone (BEPZA). To work in a non-governmental organization
(NGO), the applicant should furnish copy of letter of appointment from
the NGO with attestation by the Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka.
from the concerned educational institution duly attested by the
Bangladesh Ministry of Education, Dhaka and Certificate of financial
from the employer in the United States and invitation letter from the
host company in Bangladesh clearly stating the purpose of the visit. If
you are interested to include your name in the list of interested
importers from Bangladesh, please click here.
of recommendation from the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries or the
Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones
Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka.
of appointment from the Church and “No Objection” from the Bangladesh
Ministry of Religious Affairs, Dhaka.
verbal/letter from the concerned government office/Mission
of request from the employer/news agency clearly stating the purpose of
the visit. Please note that minimum processing time for this category
of visa is 2 weeks. Persons/Network/Organization requesting for
shooting/filming in Bangladesh are required to fill in Form FF-1 and FF-2, in addition to the visa
note that after scrutiny of documents, the Consular
Officer may request for an interview and / or submission of additional
documents. Issuance of visa may be delayed if reference has to be made
to Bangladesh for clearance. The Consulate General may accept or reject
any application for visa.
All foreign nationals who intend to visit Bangladesh for various
purposes must fill up Online Application for Bangladesh
Machine Readable Visa at http://www.visa.gov.bd
the same. The applicant would take a print out of the submitted
application with enrolled number and send the same to the
Consulate General of Bangladesh, Los Angeles. along with the
to process the Visa:
online Visa Applicantion
(Two) copy photographs taken within the last six months.
valid for at least six months.
For US nationals Visa Fee is US$
160 (US$ 190 for Employment Visa). For nationals of other
countries, please click here
Required documents as stated in
the Visa Requirements
section based on the type of visa.
in Service: Application for visa and NVR endorsement can
also be submitted by mail. For details please click Mail-in-Service.
for visa are received at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Los
Angeles on all working days from 9:30 am to 12.30 pm. Please note that the Bangladesh Consulate needs at least three working days to process the Visa application. The passport can be picked up in the afternoon between 3:30
and 4:30 pm. If the Consulate requires more than one day for processing
the visa, the applicant will be informed.
hospitality booth is available at the Hazrat Shahjalal International
Airport, Dhaka to assist investors and importers visiting Bangladesh.
Persons willing to obtain the services may be required to produce
reference documents from concerned Bangladesh authorities (viz.
Board of Investment, BEPZA, BGMEA, FBCCI). The hospitality booth is
located inside the main terminal building close to the Immigration Desk
and the Customs Enclosure.