| 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:
Until further notice, all on arrival visas are
temporarily withheld for the Foreign Nationals entering Bangladesh.
To obtain a Visa for Bangladesh, the applicant must submit the following
and fulfill all requirements to avoid any delay of processing visa:
itinerary/air ticket reservation.
of employment from the employer in Bangladesh and letter of concurrence
from concerned Ministry, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), 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 Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) 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 and
passport pick up time is 3:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon. Please note that usual
visa-processing time is 10 working days. The processing time may vary on case by case issues.
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. Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), BEPZA, BGMEA, FBCCI). The hospitality booth is
located inside the main terminal building close to the Immigration Desk
and the Customs Enclosure.