When it comes to travelling, many British tourists are keen to visit Bangladesh and learn more about the vibrant culture of this country. However, arranging a Bangladesh visa, UK travel documents and finding out about rules and requirements can be a long and frustrating process. That is why Byevisa is here, ready to help you get everything in place.
To help you get fully prepared, you just need to take a moment to read through our guide where we explain the Bangladesh visa requirements for UK citizens, as well as answering some of the most commonly asked questions about travelling to this destination. Fortunately, you can fill in the Bangladesh visa application form online with Byevisa to then print and take to the embassy.
Do I Need A Bangladesh Visa for UK Citizens?
If you are travelling as a tourist to this destination, then you need to get a Bangladesh visa for UK citizens from the Embassy in London. You are expected to take a completed application form and to arrange an appointment to process your application. You can apply for a Single Entry, Double Entry, or Multiple Entry to cover the time you want to spend in the country.
Be careful with reading other information as recently Bangladesh has changed their rules, meaning that you are now unable to apply for a Bangladesh Visa on Arrival (VoA) for UK citizens and must get your visa before you head off on holiday.
Bangladesh Visa Application Form – UK Tourists
Part of the process to get a Bangladesh visa for UK citizens involves completing an application online and then printing it to take to the embassy for processing. You can complete the application online with Byevisa, and it asks you for the following information:
- Your full name and gender.
- Your date of birth and place of birth.
- Your nationality and current place of residence.
- The full address of your permanent residence.
- The details from your passport including your passport number, issue date and expiry date.
- The date you will arrive and the date you will be exiting the country.
- How long you are staying and the reasons for your visit.
- The details of your accommodation, including the address.
- Your phone number and email address.
- Your profession and marital status.
When you have completed your online application, you are prompted to print it, sign it, and make an appointment to submit it. When you go to submit your application form, you also need to submit the following evidence:
- A printed copy of the appointment you have made at the embassy.
- Your passport, which must have at least 6 months’ validity and 2 blank pages in it.
- 2 passport photos.
Visa for Bangladesh for UK Citizens – Requirements
In addition to applying for your travel authorisation, you need to meet the following requirements to be issued with your documentation:
- Evidence that you can afford to stay in the country – this can be proven by showing your last 3 payslips or bank statements.
- A copy of your invitation to visit (if applicable).
- Evidence of your travel reservations (if possible).
Bangladesh Visa Cost – UK Nationals
All applications incur a cost that must be paid when you attend your appointment at the embassy. There is a range of fees that are dependent on the type of visa you are applying for. Take a look below for the most-up-to-date prices:
Single Entry – 130 USD
Double Entry – 130 USD
Multiple Entry – 6-month validity – 130 USD
Multiple Entry – 12-month validity – 372 USD
Multiple Entry – 24 month validity – 497 USD
Multiple Entry – 60 month validity – 863 USD
When it comes to payment, you can use a debit/credit card, a postal order, or a bank draft. If you choose a postal order or bank draft, then you need to ensure that it is addressed to the Bangladesh High Commission, London.
Let Us Answer Your Questions
Now that you understand the process for British tourists when it comes to getting your application organised, you may have other questions that you need to be answered. We have selected some of the most common questions and shared the answers below to save you time when trying to find out what you need to do.
How Long Will My Application Take to Be Processed?
All applications are different, and there are some instances where your application may be delayed if there are queries that need to be addressed before it can be issued. You may also need to attend an interview, but this will be communicated to you clearly if you do.
However, if there are no issues with your application, then you can expect it to be processed within 7 working days.
Can I Send My Application via the Postal System?
Yes, if you are unable to make an appointment or travel to London, then you can apply via the post. You need to collect all the required documents, payment and completed application form and send them with a self-addressed envelope to the Bangladesh High Commission which is located in London.
If you are applying from Northern Ireland, you also need to provide an additional postal order to the value of 10 GBP to cover postal charges.
Applications by post do take longer and the standard processing time, if there are no issues or queries, is around 10 working days to complete.
Can I Use My Credit Card as a Payment Method in This Country?
Yes, you can, but you may be at risk of becoming a victim of fraud, and so you are better off using the local currency (taka) to pay for items. The best way to finance your trip is to use Traveller’s Cheques that can easily be exchanged in banks or when you arrive at the airport. There are also a limited number of ATMs available for use if you wish to withdraw cash rather than exchanging a cheque.
Further Information on Visiting Bangladesh
If you want to find out more about travelling to this country, then you just need to click here to be taken to the country page. You can also visit our dedicated Bangladesh travel visa page. Here you will be presented with lots of great information that you can use to make planning your trip a cinch.