Application Process for Bangladesh Visa

Application Process for Bangladesh Visa


General information for Bangladesh Visa

To apply for a Bangladesh visa, the applicant must submit the original passport valid for at least 06 months with a minimum of two (02) fresh blank pages. Visa application must be submitted to the Consulate in a prescribed visa application form along with 02 (Two) recent passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs. Please click  Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find the online visa application form. The only online visa application form will be accepted. An incomplete application form or application with incorrect information or insufficient supporting papers may be rejected without citing any reason thereof. The applicant may be called for an interview if it is felt necessary by the visa-issuing officer.

General requirements for Visa:

  1. Online visa application form; //www.visa.gov.bd
  2. 02 (Two) recent passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
  3. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
  4. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
  5. Necessary documents depending upon the purpose of the visit (the list is here);
  6. Applicable visa fees* (the list is here);
  7. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.

Consular Service Application System

 

Processing time:  At least 05 (five) Working days for normal delivery and 3 (three) working days for rush/express delivery.

Step-1: Submission of the Application and contact details (mobile/telephone number and email address) by the applicants or any person on his/her behalf, Submission time: 9 am-12.00 noon, Monday to Friday.

Step-2: Interview (When felt necessary, the applicants would be notified using contact address)/ Intimation of fee deposition information/decisions made on the application, etc.

Step-3: Collection of Passport between 3.30 pm-4.30 pm. Monday to Friday

For Journalist Visa, applicants will also need to submit duly filled in FF-I and FF-II forms along with the visa application form. Processing time for a journalist visa is depending upon the clearance coming from Dhaka.

* Mission receives fees in equivalent Hong Kong dollars only. The method of payment of visa fees in cash to the Consulate reception at the submission time.

Application submission time: 9.00 am-12.00 noon Monday to Friday

Delivery time: 3.30 pm-4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Type of Visa


Citizens of most countries require a valid visa to enter Bangladesh. The Consulate 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.

All persons need national passports valid for at least 6 (six) months with at least 02 (Two) fresh blank pages to visit Bangladesh. Holders of Certificate / Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies are acceptable to travel documents for endorsement of Bangladesh visa; also acceptable are Continuous Discharge Certificate / Nullies / Seaman Book (when traveling on duty).

The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Hong Kong issues the following categories of visas for foreign nationals wishing to visit Bangladesh:

  • Tourist Visa

    Foreign nationals of countries having diplomatic relations with Bangladesh and individuals attending seminar/symposium/study tour/visiting relatives and traveling for tourism purpose is eligible for the tourist visa. Following documents/papers need to be submitted with the application for tourist visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/  to find the online visa application form.
    2. Letter of invitation (if any);
    3. Confirmed round trip flight itinerary/air ticket;
    4. Hotel booking confirmation;
    5. Bank Statement in Hong Kong with satisfactory amount of money for last three months;
    6. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    7. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    8. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    9. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
    Consular Service Application System
  • Business Visa

    Businesspersons/ business representatives are eligible for business visa while visiting for trade and commerce purpose. Following documents/papers need to be submitted with application for business visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. Invitation letter from Bangladesh Company;
    3. Letter from Hong Kong / Taiwan / Macao /China/ Company;
    4. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    5. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    6. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    7. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
     Consular Service Application System
  • Student Visa

    Regular students / Students seeking admission in any government-approved educational institution would be eligible for student visa. The following documents will be required for student visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. Proof of letter from the Bangladesh Government-approved educational institution where the applicant has got admitted or going to be admitted;
    3. Sponsorship letter from the concern educational institute of Bangladesh;
    4. Letter from Hong Kong competent Authority;
    5. Bank statement (last three months);
    6. Student ID with a photocopy;
    7. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    8. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    9. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    10. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
    Consular Service Application System
  • Research / Internee Visa

    Requirements for Research / Internee Visa are described below:

     

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. An approval letter from the respective Ministry of Bangladesh;
    3. A letter from concern Organization / Institution of Bangladesh mentioning the applicant’s purpose of visit with details of the Research / Training /Internship program;
    4. A letter from Hong Kong Authority;
    5. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    6. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    7. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    8. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
    Consular Service Application System
  • Employment Visa

    Experts / advisers / employees / Individuals appointed in government / semi-government/ autonomous bodies / projects and equivalent organizations, individuals employed in local/ foreign government / semi-government/ liaison / industrial / commercial organizations or other equivalent organizations, and individuals appointed under local / foreign government / semi-government contractor-ship and in equivalent organizations would be eligible for employment
    visa. The following documents will be required for employment visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. Approval letter/Letter of recommendation from the relevant Ministry or Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA);
    3. Appointment letter or contract papers with full terms and conditions;
    4. Invitation letter from Bangladesh Company;
    5. Letter from Hong Kong / Taiwan / Macao / China / company;
    6. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    7. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    8. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    9. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
     Consular Service Application System
  • Diplomatic Visa/ Official Visa

    The following documents will be required for diplomatic/official visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. Note Verbal or official letter from the concerned Government Office /Consulate/ Related Organization;
    3. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    4. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    5. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    6. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
    Consular Service Application System
  • Investor Visa

    Investors in existing / new / under construction / upcoming industrial / commercial entity in the private sector under joint venture or 100% foreign owned company are eligible for investor visa. The following documents will be required for investor visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. Letter of recommendation from the Ministry of Industries, Dhaka or the Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka;
    3. Invitation letter from Bangladesh Company;
    4. Letter from Hong Kong / Taiwan / Macao / China / company;
    5. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    6. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    7. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    8. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
    Consular Service Application System
  • NGO Visa

    Individuals appointed in an NGO registered in Bangladesh would be eligible for NGO visa for employment/service. The following documents will be required for NGO visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click  Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. A certified letter from the concerned NGO in Bangladesh which should be duly attested by the NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka;
    3. An appointment letter with full terms and conditions from the NGO where the applicant is going to join;
    4. A letter from the present employer where the applicant belongs to;
    5. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    6. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    7. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    8. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
    Consular Service Application System
  • Journalist Visa

    Journalists of newspapers / magazines /TV or radio networks / news agencies /representatives of print, electronic or satellite media / freelance journalists would be eligible for journalist visa for the purpose of professional duty in Bangladesh. The following documents will be required for journalist visa:

    1. Online visa application form; Please click  Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. A support letter from his/her organization describing the purpose of his/her visits;
    3. Letter from Hong Kong Authority;
    4. Duly filled in FF-Iand FF-II forms;
    5. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    6. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    7. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    8. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
     Consular Service Application System
  • Tablig (TI) Visa

    The following documents will be required for Tablig (TI) Visa

    1. Online visa application form; Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal   //www.visa.gov.bd/   to find online visa application form.
    2. A letter from Tablig Markus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    3. Aletter from Central Tablig Markus in the Hong Kong
    4. Two (02) copies passport size (35 x 45mm) white background photographs;
    5. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available) copy;
    6. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
    7. Please make an appointment to submit the application to the Consulate General, through the below link.
    Consular Service Application System
  • Visa on Arrival

    Citizens of certain countries and foreign nationals of Bangladeshi origin may get visa on arrival for a period of maximum 30 (thirty) days at the international airports and land ports of Bangladesh under certain conditions upon examining of their necessary travel documents and satisfaction of the immigration authority.

    Eligibility:

    • The nationals of those countries where there is no diplomatic Mission of Bangladesh and upon examining of the genuineness of their visit;
    • The foreign investors/businesspersons on the basis of invitation letters from theinterested/required body being attested by the Board of Investment (BOI) of Bangladesh/ Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA). In this case, interested/inviting organization must inform the immigration and passport authority in advance of the arrival of the foreign visitor(s);
    • Only for the purpose of official duty, business, investment and tourism, citizens of USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russian Federation, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the countries of Europe.
    • Any foreign national arriving in Bangladesh from a country other than his/her own country, where there is no diplomatic Mission of Bangladesh.
    • Bangladeshi origin foreign citizens, their spouses and offspring upon proof of their being Bangladeshi origin.
    • The staff/officials of the foreign Missions, UN or its affiliated organizations located in Bangladesh after examining of their appointment letters or other related documents. Only UN passport holders will get visa on arrival on gratis basis (free of charge).

    Extension of visa:

    In case the foreign visitors require extension of their visa after arriving in Bangladesh under Visa on Arrival, their visa may be extended by the Department of Immigration and Passports Authority in accordance with the existing Visa Policy.

    Transit Visa:

    Transit visa will be allowed to the passengers waiting for the connecting flights for the period of maximum 72 hours or till the time of the next available flight on request from the concerned carrier. For this, an amount of US$ 20.00 or its equivalent amount in foreign currency has to be deposited to the concerned bank account.

    Requirements for Visa on Arrival:

    • Visa fees are to be paid in foreign currency (US dollar/GB pound, Euro, etc.);
    • Visitor must possesses minimum US$ 500.00 or its equivalent amount of foreign currency in cash or credit card;
    • Visitor must have return ticket;
    • Visitor must have necessary documents to justify his/her visit;
    • No visa fee will be applicable for the visitors from those countries which are exempted from visa fee;
    • Visa on Arrival fee will be applicable on the basis of reciprocity.

Important Note:

  • Consular officer may ask for additional documents, if required.
  • Foreign citizens/nationals of India and Pakistan traveling to Bangladesh by air with a valid visa for 90 days or more are required to REGISTER at the airport. In case of entry through land port, such registration should be completed at the nearest District Special Branch (DSB) / City Special Branch (CSB).
  • Application for extension of visa should be submitted before expiration of the existing visa. Penalty for over-stay will be imposed if application for extension of visa is submitted after the date of expiry of the visa.
  • Visa category cannot be changed after entering into Bangladesh.

Extension of Visas:

Visas can be extended after arrival in Bangladesh. For details, please contact Department of Immigration & Passports, Dhaka.

Rate of Visa Fees (in Hong Kong Dollars)



Sl. Country Single entry Double entry Multiple entry Transit


Visa Fees (Regular) Visa Fees  (Urgent) Visa Fees  (Regular) Visa Fees (Urgent) Visa Fees (Regular) Visa Fees  (Urgent) Transit Fees
1 Afghanistan 605
858
1122

2 Albania 11
11
33

3 Algeria 11


22

4 Australia 1001
1001
1001

5 Austria 462
462
847

6 Angola 99
99
198

7 Argentina 176
176
341

8 Armenia 264
264
1716

9 Azerbaijan 352
2145
2145

10 Bahamas 44
44
88

11 Bahrain 572
572
1133

12 Barbados Visa on Arrival



13 Belarus 517
517
1056

14 Belgium 682
770
1353

15 Belize 220
220
319

16 Benin 44
44
88

17 Bolivia 44
44
88

18 Bhutan Visa on Arrival without fees



19 Bosnia-Herzegovina 308 605 605 1199 605 1199 308
20 Brazil 88
88
264
88
21 Botswana Visa on Arrival



22 Brunei Darussalam 132
198
330

23 Bulgaria 484
484
660

24 Burkina Faso Visa on Arrival with short time stay, fees 5460 Bdt



25 Burundi 44
44
88

26 Cambodia 220
220
220

27 Cameroon Visa on Arrival without fees




28 Canada 682
682
1353

29 Africa(centra 44
44
88

30 Chad 44
44
88

31 Chile 132


264

32 China 275 440 341 495 792 792
33 Colombia 352
352
1507

34 Comoros 44
44
88

35 Congo Visa on Arrival



36 Costa Rica 220
220
429

37 Croatia 308 605 605 1199 605 1199
38 Cuba 572





39 Cyprus 44
44
88

40 Czech Republic 385
385
1441

41 Denmark 858
858
858

42 Djibouti 44
44
88

43 Dominican Republic 44
44
88

44 Ecuador 352


1507

45 Egypt 253
253
495

46 El-Salvador 44
44
88

47 Eritrea 44


88

48 Estonia 88 176 88 176 176

49 Ethiopia 77
77
132

50 Fiji Visa on Arrival



51 France 627 1210 1034 1210 1045 2090
52 Finland 858


858

53 Gabon Visa on Arrival



54 Gambia Visa on Arrival



55 Germany 704
704
1408

56 Ghana 429
429
858

57 Greece 627
627
627

58 Grenada Visa on Arrival



59 Guatemala 220
220
429

60 Guinea Visa on Arrival



61 Guinea-Bissau Visa on Arrival



62 Guyana 66
66
121

63 Hungary 473
473
891

64 Honduras 110
110
209

65 Hong Kong 209 319

209 319
66 Iceland 858


858

67 India Visa required without fees



68 Indonesia 396
429
858

69 Iran 253
319
451

70 Iraq 352
352
352

71 Ireland 352


693

72 Ivory Coast 220
220
220

72 Italy 627 1221 1221
1221 1925
73 Jamaica Visa on Arrival



74 Japan Does not realize any visa fee from Japanese on reciprocity


75 Jordan 264
264
737

76 Kazakhstan 605
1199
1716

77 Kenya 429
429
429

78 Kiribati 44
44
88

79 Korea (N) 143
143
209

80 Korea (S) 286
286
462

81 Kuwait 143
286
429

82 Kyrgyzstan 605
1199
1716

83 Laos 110
110
198

84 Latvia 176 352 176 352 352

85 Lebanon 385


1133

86 Lesotho No visa required upto 90 days



87 Liberia Visa required without fees



88 Libya 198
1188
1188

89 Lithuania 176 517 176 517 517

90 Luxemburg 484
484
484

91 Macau 440 770 770 880 880 990
92 MalagasyRep/ Visa required without fees



Madagasikara



93 Mali 99
99
198

94 Malawi Visa required without fees



95 Malaysia 99
99
1023

96 Maldives No visa required upto 90 days for non-employment purpose


97 Malta 88
88
165

98 Mauritania Visa required without fees



99 Mauritius 495


495

100 Mexico 1375


1375
847
101 Moldova 220
220
1375

102 Mongolia 451
671
2013

103 Morocco 231


473

104 Mozambique 220
220
429

105 Myanmar 308
605
605

106 Nepal 264
473
858  (1 year)





2145 (5 year)

107 Netherland 814 1023 1023 2035 1221 2035
108 NewZealand 1001
1001
1001

109 Nicaragua 220
220
429

110 Niger 352
352
352

111 Nigeria 858


2145

112 Norway 858
858
858

113 Oman 242
242
242

114 Pakistan 22
33
44

115 Panama 88
88
176

116 Papua New Gini 66
66
88

117 Paraguay 44
44
88

118 Peru 110
110
209

119 Palestine 132


374

120 Philippines 517
693
704 (6 months)






1056 (1 year)

121 Poland 495 495

814

122 Portugal 165 319

440 946
123 Romania 330 649

682 1364
124 Russia 429 858 429 858 858

125 Rwanda 44
44
88

126 Qatar 242
242
473

127 SaudiArabia 462
1144
1144

128 Senegal 198
198
1254

129 Seychelles Visa on Arrival



130 Serbia 275


902

131 Sierra Leone 99
99
198

132 Slovak Repub 484


1133

133 Slovenia 484
484
517

134 Singapore 198
198
198

135 Somalia 308
308
858

136 South Africa 352
1551
1551

137 Sri Lanka 352 704

1056 (3 months)





1584 (6 months)





2024 (1 year)

138 Sudan 429
847
858

139 Spain 814 1221 814 1221 1221 1903 275
140 Suriname 154
154
297

141 Swaziland Visa on Arrival



142 Sweden 858


858

143 Switzerland 385
759
759

144 Syria 385


1133

145  St. Kitts&Nevis Visa on Arrival



146 Taiwan 451 660 451
891

147 Tajikistan 550
627
1232

148 Tanzania 1716


2574

149 Thailand 572
627
1419

150 Tonga 44
44
88

151 Trinidad&Tobago 99
99
99

152 Tunisia 165
165
330

153 Turkmenistan 275
275
616

154 Turkey 506
1001
1661

155 Tuvalu 44
44
88

156 UAE 1562
1562
6226

158 Uganda 429 517 429
693 (6 months)





1375 (1 year)

159 Ukraine 649 1287 649
1287

160 UK 946 1221 946
1155 (6 months)






3256 (1 year)






5973 (5 year)

161 USA 1375
1375
1375

162 Uruguay 319
319
638

163 Uzbekistan 605
1199
2145

164 Vanuatu 44
44
88

165 Vietnam 396 429 429
814 (6 months)





1166 (1 year)

166 Venezuela 176
176
352

167 Western Samoa Visa on Arrival



168 Yemen 110
110
110

169 Zaire 44
44
88

170 Zambia Visa on Arrival



171 Zimbabwe 220
352
429