Visa policy of Bangladesh for foreigners

Peoples Republic of Bangladesh requires all foreigners to obtain permission to enter its own territory. All the 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  country by country. Most foreigners require a Bangladeshi visa to enter Bangladesh.

Visa exemption for Bangladesh

According to data provided by IATA, citizens of the following 23 countries are exempt from visa requirement to enter Bangladesh:

  1. Barbados
  2. Bhutan
  3. Botswana
  4. Burkina Faso
  5. Fiji
  6. Gabon
  7. Gambia
  8. Ghana
  9. Grenada
  10. Guinea
  11. Guinea-Bissau
  12. Jamaica
  13. Lesotho
  14. Malawi
  15. Maldives
  16. Papua New Guinea
  17. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  18. Samoa
  19. Seychelles
  20. Sierra Leone
  21. Tanzania
  22. Tonga
  23. Zambia

Visa on arrival

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:

  • EU / EFTA
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • China
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States
  • United Arab Emirates

Visa on arrival for Non-ordinary passports

Additionally, only holders of diplomatic and official passports of the following countries do not require visas for Bangladesh:

  • Belarus
  • China (on duty)
  • Estonia
  • India (diplomatic only)
  • Indonesia (on duty)
  • Japan (diplomatic only)
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • North Korea
  • Philippines (on duty)
  • Russia (on duty)
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Turkey (diplomatic only)
  • Ukraine (on duty)
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam

According to data provided by IATA, citizens of all other countries without a Bangladeshi mission or arriving from such countries may obtain a visa on arrival for the maximum stay of 30 days, except the following 24 (unless they are residing in a country without a Bangladeshi representation):

  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Egypt
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Libya
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam


No Visa Required seal

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. This seal allows the passenger to travel to Bangladesh on multiple occasions without restrictions on duration within the validity of the visa.

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.

Alternative visa policy information

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.

reference: wikipedia