Visa info

Please go through the information below regarding visa and fill up your application online in the link:

  www.visa.gov.bd 

Then take a print down of the application. If there occurs problem in uploading your photograph, you may separately attach it with your application.

 General Information about Visa

Valid visa is required to travel to Bangladesh. The Embassy 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.

No Visa Required (NVR) Sticker : The Embassy also issues "No Visa Required for Travel to Bangladesh" (NVR) sticker to Bangladesh-origin citizens of some foreign countries and their family members (wife and children). This endorsement allows them multiple entries into Bangladesh with no restriction on duration of stay within the validity of the passport. The detailed information about NVR can be found in Notice Section.

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

Visa fees

Visa fee for Belgian nationals

            i. Single entry fee : 50 euro

           ii. Double/ Multiple entry fee: 60 euro

Visa fee for the nationals of Luxembourg:

            Single/Multiple entry : 35 euro

Visa fee for the nationals of the other countries may be informed while submitting applications or prior contact with the embassy (+32-2-640 5500) during office hours. 

Applying for a Visa

To obtain a visa the applicant must submit the following:

1. 1 (one) copy of completed Visa Application Form (Download it from ‘Downloads’ section or Forms section of the Consular Service Category) .

2. 2 (Two) 45mm X 35mm photographs taken within the last six months.

3. Passport, valid for at least six months.

4. Depending upon the purpose of visit, the following documents may be required: 

Tourist visa: Travel itinerary/air ticket reservation.

Work visa: Letter 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.

Student visa: Letter from the concerned educational institution duly attested by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education, Dhaka and Certificate of financial guarantee

Business visa : Letter from the employer in the Belgium/Luxembourg or Concerned Chamber of Commerce and invitation letter from the host company in Bangladesh clearly stating the purpose of the visit. 

Investor visa: Letter of recommendation from the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries or the Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka.

Missionary visa : Letter of appointment from the Church and “No Objection” from the Bangladesh Ministry of Religious Affairs, Dhaka.

Diplomatic and official visa : Note verbale/letter from the concerned government office/Mission

Journalist visa: Letter 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 application form.

Please 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 Embassyl may accept or reject any application for visa.

Visa Processing Time

At least 4 working days are required to process a visa. You will be informed when your passport will be ready for delivery during the submission of your application.

Visa on Arrival/Landing Permit

---     Mainly applicable for the nationals of those countries where there is no Bangladesh Mission;

---     Only for the purpose of official duty, business, investment and tourism citizens arriving from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russian Federation, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, UAE,  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Brunei and the countries of Europe may be issued visa on arrival after examining their documents and being satisfied by the Immigration Authority at the International Airports and Land Ports;

---    Visa  is issued for maxixmum 30 days and single entry only;

---    Visa fee to be paid in USD/GBP/Euro

---    Visitors must possess at least 500 USD or its equivalent amount of foreign currency in cash or credit card