Bangladesh Visa FAQ’s

Bangladesh is a country that typically requires a visa before entering the country. This process can feel overwhelming, so we've compiled a list of the most common questions around the Bangladesh visa.

How do I get an Bangladesh visa?

An Bangladesh visa can be obtained by mailing your visa application to the Bangladesh Embassy OR we suggest you use a trusted visa service like ours to guide you through the process, review documents and hand deliver to the Embassy.  Learn more about our Bangladesh visa services.

What is a Bangladesh visa?

A Bangladesh visa is a travel document that is a sticker placed in your passport. It is required before you depart to Bangladesh and generally is suggested to apply at least a month or two prior to your trip.

What types of Bangladesh visas are there?

A Bangladesh visa can be used for several types of travel.

Tourist visas are issued in variations of single, double and multiple entry visas and allow for a stay of 30 days to 1 year.  You'll generally need to provide your passport, the Bangladesh visa application, photo, letter describing what you intent on doing and a travel itinerary.

Business visas are also available in varations of entries (single, double and multiple) and valid for stays of 30 days and up.  You'll typically need to provide your passport, the Bangladesh visa application, photos and a letter from your employer introducing yourself and describing your business activities along with an invitation letter from the sponsoring company in Bangladesh.

Who is eligible for an Bangladesh visa?

Generally most foreign nationals require a visa to Bangladesh and a passport with 6 months of validity left.  Nationals of Barbados, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, St Kitts, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tonga, and Zambia are exempt from a visa requirement.

How long is an Bangladesh visa valid for?

The Bangladesh visa is typically valid for up to a year.

How long does it take to get an Bangladesh visa?

It takes anywhere from 10 to 15 business days depending upon seasonality and they type of visa.  Check our  Bangladesh visa requirements for more details.

How much does an Bangladesh visa cost?

The Embassy fee or application fee starts at $160.  If you use a service like ours, a service fee applies as an additional cost to handle the process on your behalf.  Check here fo the latest Bangladesh visa fees.

Once in Bangladesh, how long can I visit?

Once you enter the country, you can stay for a maximum of 30 days to 1 year per visit depending on your visa.

What activities can I do in Bangladesh with a visa?

A Bangladesh visa is only for tourist and business purposes. You are not allowed to take on paid employment with this visa. You can attend conferences, business meetings, and tourist activities.

What does an Bangladesh visa look like?

A Bangladesh visa is a sticker in your passport and includes your personal information, the visa validity information, and the visa conditions.

Bangladesh visa


What are the documents required to apply for an Bangladesh visa?

To apply for an Bangladesh visa, you must have:

  • A passport that will be valid for six months after your visa expires.

  • An Bangladesh visa application, completed and signed.

  • Passport Photos

  • Travel Itinerary

  • If for business, a company letter describing your trip and possibly an invitation letter from the company or organization in Bangladesh as well as an invitation or support letter from the sponsor in Algeria.

  • If for tourist, typically a hotel reservation

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