A paper visa is required. We can assist you with filling out the online application form.
Travel Document Type
Paper visa (30 days)
Varies according to nationality, pay at embassy
Byevisa Processing Fee
5 business days
All About the Bangladesh Visa
Planning a trip to the South Asian country of Bangladesh? The first thing you need to do is find out what type of travel authorisation you need.
We can assist you with filling out the Bangladesh online visa form and set the ball rolling to plan your trip to the ‘country of Bengal’ today. Once you’ve filled in your form with us, you’ll then be ready to head to the embassy to acquire your paper visa document.
Below we explain to you which nationalities are eligible for what type of authorisation. Sit back as we guide you through the full application process to help you get your Bangladesh tourist visa sorted in no time, so you can feel relaxed and prepared ahead of your trip.
The country has 3 international airports, so most likely you will be flying into one of those. Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, located in the capital, Dhaka, is the main aviation hub.
From the Mosque City of Bagerhat to the stunning hills of Chittagong, you’re sure to be surprised by the beauty of this nation. You might even have the privilege of seeing the majestic royal Benegal tiger!
Read on for more information on how to get your application started today!
- 1 Do I Need a Visa for Bangladesh?
- 2 Is There an Online Visa Application for Bangladesh?
- 3 Bangladesh Visa Requirements and Eligibility
- 4 Bangladesh Online Visa Form and Documents
- 5 Bangladesh Visa Status Check Online
- 6 What Is the Bangladesh Visa Fee?
- 7 More Bangladesh Tourist Visa Questions and Information
Do I Need a Visa for Bangladesh?
Most foreign visitors require permission to enter Bangladeshi territory.
This includes Americans, Australians, Brits, Canadians and Indians visiting for tourism purposes, for business, or because you’re looking to invest in the country.
You can start the application for a paper visa online with us today in just a few minutes. No need to waste time figuring out how to fill in a long, complicated form by hand!
You will just need to enter some simple details about your trip for us to process your travel authorisation on your behalf.
Applications must then be submitted by post or in person at one of the Bangladesh diplomatic missions located around the globe. A full list of consulates across the world can be found on our Bangladesh Embassies page.
Citizens of some countries are eligible for a Bangladesh Visa on Arrival (VoA). There is a charge of 51 USD (taxes included) to obtain this. It must be paid only in cash in US dollars or euros when entering the country.
In the ‘Bangladesh Visa Requirements and Eligibility’ section below we will go into more detail about which nationalities are eligible for what type of travel pass so things will be clear as crystal.
Is There an Online Visa Application for Bangladesh?
Yes, start the process to obtain your paperwork online with Byevisa today to avoid any last-minute stress at immigration.
The first step is to fill in a Bangladesh online visa form. This can be done quickly and easily via our website.
You just need to enter some personal information and travel details into the form and, once done, we will send you the completed application.
The next step is to submit your documents at an application centre. You will need to print out your completed form in advance.
You should also bring along all relevant supporting documents as well as cash or a valid card to pay for your paper visa. This can be done at the Bangladesh mission closest to where you live.
Select from either a Single-Entry or Multiple-Entry pass depending on your plans. The maximum time you will be allowed to stay in the country is 60 days per visit.
In the case of US citizens travelling to Bangladesh, the government strongly advises that Americans obtain their paperwork before departure to avoid issues. Many other governments also advise this, as the decision about issuing a VoA is entirely at the discretion of the immigration officer.
Whenever possible, travellers should obtain their travel authorisation in advance of their trip. We can help you start this process today!
Bangladesh Visa Requirements and Eligibility
When planning your trip, it is important to be clear on visa requirements. This is particularly the case for a relatively new nation like Bangladesh (it became independent in 1971!) where there are several nuances to be aware of.
Citizens of the following 244 nations can apply for a paper visa. You can start this process online today with us and then finalise your application at your nearest Bangladesh embassy.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo, Democratic Republic (Zaire)
Congo, People’s Republic
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Heard and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City)
Iran (Islamic Republic)
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic
Korea, Republic of
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic
Man, Isle of
Micronesia, Federated States
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent & Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
Tanzania, United Republic
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
United States of America
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Please note, that in order to obtain a tourist visa, you must hold a passport with at least 6 months’ validity and 2 blank pages minimum. You cannot work in the country on a tourist pass.
Bear in mind that visa acquisition is not guaranteed, it is always at the discretion of the country’s authorities.
Meanwhile, the following countries can only get a VoA, they are not eligible for a paper visa:
The maximum duration of a Single-Entry Visa on Arrival is 30 days and it can be extended for an additional 30 days. Applicants can apply for the extension of the VoA up to a week before it expires but not sooner. Extensions are available at the Department of Immigration and Passports located in West Agargaon, Dhaka City.
What are the requirements for the No Visa Required seal or certificate?
Foreign nationals of Bangladeshi heritage can apply for a No Visa Required (NVR) seal or vignette (sticker) to visit Bangladesh. This also applies to (foreign-born) spouses or children of Bangladeshis.
The application can be done via the government online portal or the embassy and the NVR is then placed on a page in the holder’s passport. The NVR allows the bearer to travel freely to the country without restrictions on the length of stay and number of visits. It is valid until the date that the holder’s passport expires and can then be transferred to your new passport.
*The Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines do not explicitly indicate whether the spousal NVR entitlement only applies to opposite-sex couples.
Bangladesh Online Visa Form and Documents
Are you ready to apply for your Bangladesh travel authorisation online ahead of your trip to see Sundarbans Mangrove Forest and other beautiful sites?
You will require the following to fill out the application online with Byevisa:
- An email address so we can send you your approved paper visa application form.
- Your valid passport with at least 6 months validity.
- A digital photo in JPEG format measuring 45 mm x 35 mm. The file size should not exceed 300kb.
It is also recommended to have the following documents to hand:
Your plane ticket and details of your travel itinerary.
Accommodation confirmation or an invitation letter from your sponsor/host (where relevant), including the address where you’ll be staying whilst visiting.
You will need to enter these details into the form:
- Your current location.
- Your first and last name as they appear in your passport.
- Your current address.
- The address of where you will be staying in Bangladesh and a contact number.
- Date of birth.
- Birth country.
- Place of birth.
- Your nationality.
- Marital status.
- Organisation (where relevant, select what organisation you work for, e.g, if you work for a charity like the Red Cross or the United Nations).
You will also be asked to upload your photo which should have the measurements stated above. Once we send you your filled-in application, you will then need to print your application to take it to the embassy.
In summary, the 3 main steps to obtaining your Bangladesh tourist authorisation are:
- Fill in and submit the online application form (we can help with this!).
- Print out your completed form which we will email to you.
- Take the printed form along with your required documents and money to pay the associated fee to the nearest visa office or Bangladesh Mission.
Some embassies also allow you to submit via post.
Bangladesh Visa Status Check Online
Once you have filled out the online visa form, you can check where we’re at with processing it at any time.
To do this, head to the ‘Log in’ section of our site. Here you can check if your application is authorised, ready for you to take it to the embassy to complete the process. Alternatively, it may be marked as still pending or as rejected.
Bear in mind that you don’t need to actively check your status. We will email you directly during the specified time frame to let you know whether or not your application has been approved.
Make sure to apply plenty of time in advance of your trip! This will make you feel much more relaxed ahead of your journey.
What Is the Bangladesh Visa Fee?
The government fee you will pay depends on your nationality.
You will need to pay the government fee at the embassy after you’ve filled in the online form. Byevisa will not charge you for this.
Here are a few examples to illustrate the amount that different nationalities pay to obtain the tourist authorisation:
- Cost for US citizens – 160 USD (for Single or Multiple Entry).
- Australian citizens – 150 USD (for Single or Multiple Entry).
- Brits – 65 USD (Single), 168 USD (Multiple Entry).
- Canadians – 39 USD (Single), 78 USD (Multiple Entry).
- New Zealand citizens – 114 USD (for Single or Multiple Entry).
- Indians – Free.
If you use the Byevisa service to fast forward the process for you, you will also pay a fee for us to handle this first stage of the application procedure for you.
The processing charges for taking this paperwork off your hands are as follows:
- Standard Processing: USD 25.00 (9 days)
- Rapid Service: USD 45.00 (7 days)
- Highly Rapid Processing: USD 80.00 (5 days)
More Bangladesh Tourist Visa Questions and Information
Please find below more helpful questions and answers for travellers heading to visit the world’s longest beach, Cox’s Bazar, or other tourist attractions.