Yes - A visa is required for travel to Bangladesh

Saturday, May 30, 2020

A valid passport and business visa are required for travel to Bangladesh.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Bangladesh, with at least one blank passport page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Bangladesh visas.


Bangladesh Visa Application Form:

The Consulate of Bangladesh has instituted a web-based visa application form. The application must be completed online and then printed. You must also upload a digital photograph to the application in addition to the two printed photographs required with this application. Details can be found at . We cannot process your visa request if you do not complete the application form online. Your completed application must:

  • Include answers for all fields
  • Include your signature as it appears in your passport
  • Upload a digital photo (45 x 35mm in JPEG format, no larger than 300kb, against a white background)
  • Please leave all Payment Detail fields blank. Payment details are not required questions. When on the payment details screen simply click the Save & Next button to proceed to the next step, skipping all payment details.

Los Angeles: While completing the online visa application form, when asked about the Name of the Bank, please indicate Western Union Money Order. Please leave all other Payment Detail fields blank. Upon completion, click the Save & Next button to proceed to the next step, skipping all other payment details.


Photo Requirements:

Los Angeles: Submit three recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view with a plain/white background.
Washington DC and New York: Submit one recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Certificate of Incorporation:

New York: You must provide a copy of the inviting company's Registration in Bangladesh or the Certificate of Incorporation.


Letter Of Invitation:

A letter of invitation from sponsor (either host company or individual) in Bangladesh, explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information.

If traveling on business involving an NGO, the applicant must provide a copy of letter of appointment from the NGO with attestation by the Bangladesh main NGO Affairs Bureau in Dhaka.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Bangladesh. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Bangladesh.

The Consulate of Bangladesh requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Bangladesh Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets showing round trip travel to Bangladesh and onward flight.


This May Pertain to You:

Previous visits to areas impacted by COVID-19: Bangladesh has temporarily suspended entry to travellers who have been to areas impacted by COVID-19.

Upon Arrival:

It may be possible to obtain your visa upon arrival. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Bangladesh Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Visas are usually issued from three months single entry to one year multiple entry.

Visa Processing Time:

Bangladesh visas are usually processed in 10 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Bangladesh Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

New York: The processing speed for Bangladesh business visa is 15 business days.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Bangladesh

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Bangladeshi Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :

Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266