Bangladesh Visa

Bangladesh Visa

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On this page, you will get detailed information about Bangladesh Visa and formalities.

 Visa Information for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

Visa Note & Fees

 Work Permit Visa

  • The Applicant should possess a passport valid for at least six months.
  • Photocopy / Xerox of the first and last page of the passport.
  • Two visa forms (back to back photocopy is allowed).
  • Two latest passport-size photographs.
  • An original covering letter from the Applicant / Company.
  • A copy of agreement between both the parties.
  • Appointment letter stating terms and conditions of employment including salary, house rent, etc.
  • Letter from BOI / BEPZA / Ministry / NGO Affairs Bureau stating that applicant has been appointed in accordance with existing rules and regulation for the time being in force.
  • The Sponsor in Bangladesh should apply for Work Permit in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangladesh and consequent visa can be applied with a copy of the Approval.
  • All educational certificates.
  • An entry visa, valid for one month will be issued and period of stay will be later specified at the time of entry into Bangladesh.
  • Applicant might be required to appear in person.

Transit Visa

Bangladesh does not issue transit visa.

Seamen Visa

  • Visa is needed.
  • The Applicant should have a passport valid for at least six months.
  • Photocopy of the first and last page of the passport.
  • Two visa forms (back to back photocopy is permitted).
  • Two passport-size photographs.
  • Original Covering letter from the Shipping Company.
  • Indian seamen traveling on duty must hold a letter of guarantee from the Shipping Company along with Seamen book/ Passport.
  • A message / fax should be sent from the Shipping Company in Bangladesh to the High Commission stating particulars of the Seamen, and the date and port of joining the ship.
  • Income Tax Returns for the last 3 years.
  • Updated Personal Bank statements for the last 6 months.
  • Processing time of seamen visa is 2 to 3 working days.
  • The Visa is issued Gratis (Free of cost).

Business Visa

  • The Applicant should have a passport valid for at least six months.
  • Photocopy of the first and last page of the passport.
  • Two visa forms (back to back photocopy is allowed).
  • Two recent passport-size photographs attached to the application form.
  • An original covering letter from the Applicant’s Company.
  • Original letter of Invitation from the concerned Company in Bangladesh or it should be faxed directly to the High Commission. A copy should be enclosed with the visa documents. The fax invitation copy should have the fax number on top of the page OR Original invitation is mandatory. It is a compulsory requirement.
  • Evidence of being a businessman/or his representative.
  • A recommendation letter from the Indian Chamber of Commerce or Certificate of incorporation copy of company.
  • In case, an invitation is sent by the Government of Bangladesh for a business approval, seminar or joint venture projects directly to the High Commission, the traveler is not liable for requirement of foreign exchange support on his / her passport.
  • A six month stay visa can be issued if the visiting Indian National has a joint venture or a foreign investment participant.
  • Multiple entry visas are granted to bona-fide businessmen on the suggestion of the Ministry of Industries or Board of Investment, BEPZA (Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority) Dhaka and Chittagong. Multiple visas are usually issued for maximum of five years.
  • Visa is issued Gratis (Free of cost).

Note: To apply for the Multiple entry visa the sponsoring company in Bangladesh should contact the following offices for the Recommendation letter.

  • Board of Investment.
  • Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority.
  • Bangladesh Garments Manufacture Export Association.

Tourist Visa

  • The Applicant must possess a passport valid for at least six months.
  • Photocopy of the first and last page of the passport.
  • Two visa forms (back to back photocopy is permitted).
  • Two recent passport-size photographs.
  • Original Covering letter from the Applicant with all details including residing address in Bangladesh.
  • Proof of hotel confirmation.
  • Proof of applicant’s profession should be submitted.
  • In case of sponsorship, foreign exchange endorsement of at least US $50.
  • The sponsorship must be on more than a 10 Taka stamp paper and must be countersigned by a first class magistrate in Bangladesh.
  • All documents and addresses must tally with the passport.
  • Visa is valid for 30 days with a maximum stay of 30 days allowed.
  • Processing time is 2 to 3 working days.
  • Visa is issued Gratis (Free of cost).

Facts to Know About Bangladesh

Name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Location: Northeast of Indian sub-continent

Time: IST (+) 1/2 hr

Capital: Dhaka

Language: Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English

Area: 147,570 sq km

National Day: 26 March (Independence Day)

Currency: Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) 1 = INR 0.78.

Climate: Bangladesh experiences a very hot, tropical climate with a monsoon season that begins from April to October when temperatures are highest. The average rainfall is more than 2540mm. The best time to visit Bangladesh is between November and March.

Holidays: 1 Jan – New Years Day, 3 Jan – Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad), 21 Feb – International Mother Language Day, 26 Mar – Independence Day, 14 Apr – Bangla New Year, 1 May – Labour Day, 16 May – Shab-e-Miraj (Night of Ascension), 25 May – Buddha Purnima, 13 Jul – Shab e-Qadr (Night of Power), 18 Jul – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), 23 Sep – Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), 13 Oct – Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year), 22 Oct – Durga Puja (Vijaya Dashami), 7 Nov -National Revolution and Solidarity Day, 16 Dec – Victory Day

Airline Name: Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG)

International Airports: Zia Int’l (Dhaka), Osmani Int’l (Syhlet) (ZYL), MA Hannan (Chittagong) (CGP)

Diplomatic Representations

New Delhi

Name: High Commission for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Address: E P-39 Diplomatic Enclave,Dr. Radha Krishanan Marg, Chanakyapuri

City: New Delhi – 110 021

Country: India

Telephone: 011 – 2412 1389 – 94

Fax: 2687 8953, 2687 8955

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0830 to 1630 hrs

Visa Timings: 0930 to 1100 hrs

Email: bdhcdelhi@gmail.com

Territory Jurisdiction: There is no territory jurisdiction. One can submit applications at New Delhi, Kolkata or Agartala.

Collection Timings: 1630 to 1700 hrs

Kolkata

Name: Deputy High Commission for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Kolkata

Address: 9, Bangabandu Sheikh Mujib Sarani

City: Kolkata – 700 017

Country: India

Telephone: 033- 4012 7500, 2290 0341

Fax: 033- 4012 7555

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs

Visa Timings: 0900 to 1100 hrs

Email: bdhc@bdhckolkata.org

Notes: Visa is handled.

Territory Jurisdiction: There is no territory jurisdiction. One can submit applications at New Delhi, Kolkata or Agartala.

Collection Timings: 1630 to 1700 hrs

Agartala

Name: Consulate of Bangladesh

Address: Kunjaban, Near Circuit House

City: Agartala – 799 001

Country: India

Telephone: 0381- 232 4807, 222 5260

Fax: 0381- 232 4807

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0830 to 1300 hrs & 1400 to 1630 hrs (Mon to Thu) & 0830 to 1200 hrs & 1400 to 1630 hrs (Fri)

Visa Timings: 0830 to 1630 hrs

Email: mission.agartala@mofa.gov.bd

Notes: Visa is handled.

Territory Jurisdiction: There is no territory jurisdiction. One can submit applications at New Delhi, Kolkata or Agartala.

Collection Timings: 1530 to 1630 hrs

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