Bangladesh Visa FAQs

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Bangladesh?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Bangladesh:

Can I obtain my Bangladesh visa on arrival?

Visa On-Arrival may be available at your port of entry in Bangladesh, though this can be a very timely process. We are happy to assist in obtaining your visa prior to your departure to Bangladesh!

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 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 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 mor

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 conditi

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Bangladesh visa FAQ's

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How long does it take to obtain a Bangladesh visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the Bangladesh Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion. Please refer to our service selection page for the most up-to-date processing times for Bangladesh visas:

What is the difference between a passport and a Bangladesh visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.
A Bangladesh visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Bangladesh visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

Do I need a Bangladesh visa?

All US Citizens require a visa and a US passport to travel to Bangladesh, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa as well as a US passport.

What is a Bangladesh Visa?

A Bangladesh visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Bangladesh on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Bangladesh.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Bangladesh for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Bangladesh?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Bangladesh: