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Bangladesh Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes


To enter Bangladesh, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visa Note

Citizens of some countries are eligible for a 30-day visa on arrival if travelling for tourism, business or investment purposes; check with the embassy/high commission in advance for eligibility. To obtain a visa on arrival, you must bring the appropriate fee in Pounds Sterling, Euros or US Dollars, carry a return ticket and be able to show you have a minimum of US$500 in cash or on a credit card. 

To obtain a tourist visa, a hotel confirmation and letter of invitation may be requested. Business travellers require a letter from their own company as well as a letter of invitation from a company based in Bangladesh, mentioning the applicant's name and passport number.

British-Bangladeshi nationals holding a British passport can apply for a long-term 'No Visa Required' sticker, but should be aware this limits any assitance the British High Commission can offer you.

Types and Cost

Bangladesh visa prices for Australian nationals: £103 (single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry for three months).

Bangladesh visa prices for Canadian nationals: £50 (single-entry and double-entry); £101 (multiple-entry for three months).

Bangladesh visa prices for UK nationals: £78 (single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry for three months). Visa prices for nationals from other EU countries vary according to country.

Bangladesh visa prices for US nationals: £107 (single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry for three months).


Visa on arrival: 30 days.

The maximum stay for a tourist visa is two months; the maximum stay for a business visa is six months.

Application to

Consular section at the embassy or high commission (recommended) or on arrival for certain nationalities.

Working days

Allow at least seven working days for applications submitted in person or at least 10 working days from the date of receipt for postal applications.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your visa, you need to contact the Department of Immigration and Passports (

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Bangladesh Embassy in the USA

Telephone: (202) 244 0183.
Address: NW, 3510 International Drive, Washington, DC, 20008,
Opening times:

Consular services: Mon-Fri 1000-1300 (applications), 1500-1700 (collections).

Bangladesh High Commission in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7584 0081.
Address: , 28 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5JA,
Opening times:

Opening hours (consular services): applications Mon-Thurs 1000-1300, Fri 1000-1230; pickups 1430-1600.

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