Bangladesh Visa

Bangladesh Visa

Do you need to visit Bangladesh? Find your nearest Bangladesh Embassy.

Our Bangladesh Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Bangladesh’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Bangladesh.

Who needs a visa to visit Bangladesh?

Bangladeshi immigration officials issue Visa On Arrival at their discretion. All non-visa-exempt foreigners must get a Bangladeshi visa to enter the country.

For further information on visas to Bangladesh, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Bangladesh

You must declare anything $5,000 and above on arrival. Terrorists and terrorism are very real and  are likely to assault Bangladesh. Nationwide threat. Dhaka, Khulna, Chittagong, and Sylhet police and security forces have been attacked by IEDs. Future assaults could target religious and political events, crowded venues, police or security presences, and foreign national gatherings. Avoid these locations, plan your moves, and heed local authorities’ recommendations.

Eligibility to apply for a Bangladesh visa

The eligibility to apply for a Bangladesh visa are as follows:


Please submit a recent negative COVID-19 test.


At least two blank visa pages and a passport valid for six months after departure from the destination country are required.

Passport photo.

Processing time for Bangladesh visas

The Embassy can grant or deny visas. Bangladesh Visas take 10 business days to process.

Appointment waiting times

Bangladesh High Commission London processes visa applications in seven working days. Please ensure you have your visa sorted before you are due to travel.

Who can visit Bangladesh without a visa?

The following Countries do not require a visa when travelling to Bangladesh, unless their stay is longer than 180 days. Anything over this amount of time will require a visa:

  • Barbados
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Jamaica
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Papa New Guinea
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Zambia

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Bangladesh visa types

The types of Bangladesh visas available are as follows:

Tourist, business, student, employment, diplomatic/official, investor, journalist, and NGO (NGO). Visa eligibility and requirements vary by kind.
Tourist visas are available to foreigners visiting Bangladesh for tourism, casual visits to friends and family, seminars, conferences, workshops, study tours, and religious purposes.
Student visas are available to regular or prospective students at government-approved educational institutions in Bangladesh. Multiple-entry student visas can last one year.
A businessperson visiting Bangladesh for trade and investment. An invitation letter from a Bangladeshi business organisation or local sponsor and a letter from the company sending the applicant to Bangladesh are required. Single, double, or triple entries are allowed for a three-month work permit/employment visa. This category allows 90 days per visit.
Foreign journalists of newspapers/magazines/TV or radio networks/ news agencies/ representatives of print, electronics, or satellite media/freelance journalists can apply for a journalist visa to visit Bangladesh for information, news, or official duties.

What to do if your Bangladesh visa is refused

To reapply, you must fill out a new application, pay the application cost, and schedule a new interview. Before applying for your visa, make sure you have all the necessary paperwork. Failure to do so may result in visa denial.

People also asked...

Below are a few examples of differently FAQ’s regarding Bangladesh and visas.

The Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, can extend a tourist visa for one month.

Bangladesh visas last one year.

Bangladesh visas are only for tourism and business. This visa prohibits employment. Attend conferences, business meetings, and tours.

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