Visa policy of Bangladesh

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Entry stamp of Bangladesh
Exit stamp of Bangladesh
Bangladeshi Tourist Visa issued to a national of Singapore

As a sovereign state, Bangladesh requires all foreigners to obtain permission to enter its territory. Visas are issued by Bangladesh missions located throughout the world or on arrival to Bangladesh. Extensions are available at the Department of Immigrations and Passport of Bangladesh, and fees vary by country.[1] Most foreigners require a Bangladesh visa to enter Bangladesh.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

  Visa exempt
  Specifically designated as "visa on arrival" eligible
  Specifically designated as "visa on arrival" ineligible
  Visa on arrival (conditions apply)
  Admission refused[2]

Visa exemption[edit]

According to data provided by IATA, citizens of the following 23 countries are exempt from visa requirement:[3]

According to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York, citizens of  Ireland also do not require a visa.[4]

Visa on arrival[edit]

According to data provided by IATA, the following countries are specifically enumerated as countries whose citizens can obtain visa on arrival for the purpose of official duty, business, investment and tourism regardless of the Bangladeshi mission status:[3][5]

According to data provided by IATA, citizens of all countries may obtain a visa on arrival for the maximum stay of 30 days, except the following 25:[3]

1 — unless they are residing in a country without a Bangladeshi representation

Admission Refused[edit]

Admission and Transit is refused to nationals of Israel.[6]

Alternative visa policy information[edit]

Visa policy of Bangladesh according to the Eligibility Test for Landing Permit (LP) of the Bangladesh Police

The Eligibility Test for Landing Permit (LP) provided by the Special Branch gives slightly different visa policy information.[7]

No Visa Required seal[edit]

Bangladesh missions provide a No Visa Required (NVR) seal for Bangladeshis holding foreign passport and nationality as well as to non-Bangladeshis who are descendants/relation of Bangladeshis.[8][9][10] This seal allows the passenger to travel to Bangladesh on multiple occasions without restrictions on duration within the validity of the visa.[9]

The No Visa Required facility is valid until the validity of the passport and can be transferred to the new passport of the same person as required.

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Additionally, only holders of diplomatic and official passports of the following countries do not require visas for 30 days (unless otherwise noted):

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Visa Information". Embassy of Bangladesh, Washington, D.C. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ "National Israel (IL) / Destination Bangladesh (BD)". IATA TimaticWeb. IATA. 16 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2014-07-26.
  3. ^ a b c "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Visa Exemption". Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Visa Policy of Bangladesh: Visa on Arrival". Bangladesh Tourism Board. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Eligibility Test for Landing Permit (LP)". Immigration, Bangladesh Police.
  8. ^ "Visa Information". Embassy of Bangladesh, Washington, DC. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  9. ^ a b "No Visa". Consulate General of Bangladesh, New York. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Guideline for No Visa Required (NVR) Seal". High Commission for Bangladesh, Canada. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.