Visa policy for Bangladeshi citizens

Visa requirements for Bangladeshi citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed on citizens of Bangladesh by the authorities of other states. Bangladesh do not allow for his citizens to visit Israel.

Visa Free Access
Visa on Arrival and eVisa
Visa Required

According to the Visa Restrictions Index, holders of a Bangladeshi passport can visit 39 countries visa-free or with visa on arrival.

Visa Free Access

List of countries which do not require visa for Bangladeshi citizens.

 Country Remarks
 Bahamas 4 weeks
 Barbados 6 months
 Dominica 6 months
 Fiji 4 months
 Gambia 90 days
 Grenada 3 months
 Haiti 3 months
 Indonesia 30 days. No visa required for Diplomatic & Official Passport holders
 Lesotho 90 days
 Micronesia 30 days
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Vanuatu 30 days


Visa on Arrival

List of countries provide on arrival visa for Bangladeshi citizens.

 Country Remarks
Bolivia 90 days
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau 90 days
Madagascar 90 days
Maldives 30 days
Mauritania Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
Mozambique 30 days
Nepal 30 days
Nicaragua 90 days
Samoa 60 days
Seychelles 3 months
Timor-Leste 30 days
Togo 7 days
Tuvalu 1 month
Uganda May apply online.
eVisa Required – May apply online earlier to get eVisa
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Australia May apply online.
 Gabon Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
 Kenya 3 months
 Myanmar 28 days. eVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports.

Visa Required

Visa required for Bangladeshi citizens to visit following list of countries. Special permissions are shown in remarks column.

 Country Remarks
 Austria Visa not required if holding Schengen Visa
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Burkina Faso
 Central African Republic
 Costa Rica
 Côte d’Ivoire
 Cuba Tourist Cards (Tarjeta de Turista) must be obtained prior to arrival in Cuba for a maximum stay of 30 days.
 Czech Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Dominican Republic
 El Salvador
 Equatorial Guinea
 Georgia eVisa available for holders of a valid Schengen visa or a valid visa from any of the OECD member countries; or a valid residence permit of a Schengen or OECD country.
 India No visa required for Diplomatic & Official Passport holders
 Kuwait Visa on arrival for Diplomatic & Official passport holders
 Laos Unless travelling on an official visit and holding an official letter of guarantee issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos
 Lebanon In addition to a visa, an approval should be obtained from the Immigration department of the General Directorate for General Secutiy (La Surete Generale).
 Macedonia Approval from the Ministry of Interior required
 Malawi From 1 October 2015 visitors should generally obtain a visa in advance.
 Marshall Islands
 New Zealand
 North Korea
 Oman Bangadeshi holding GCC Visa of certain categories (managers, sales executives etc.) are granted a visit Visa on Arrival if they are coming directly from a GCC Country Bangadeshi holding GCC Visa of certain categories (managers, sales executives etc.) are granted a visit Visa on Arrival if they are coming directly from a GCC Country
 Papua New Guinea
 Republic of the Congo
 Rwanda Visa can be obtained online.
 Saint Lucia
 San Marino
 São Tomé and Príncipe Visa can be obtained online.
 Saudi Arabia
 Serbia Visa free for a maximum stay of 90 days for valid visa holders or residents of the European Union member states and the United States.
 Sierra Leone
 Singapore May obtain online. No visa required for Diplomatic & Official passport holders
 Solomon Islands
 Somalia Visa on arrival for 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted  to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
 South Africa
 South Korea
 South Sudan
 Sri Lanka
 Turkey No visa required for Diplomatic & Official passport holders
 United Arab Emirates
 United Kingdom
 United States
 Vatican City

reference: wikipedia

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