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12/03/2014: Bangladesh and the Philippines sign visa waiver agreement for official and diplomatic passport holders

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

External Publicity Wing

Dhaka

 

Press Release

Date:11 March,2014

Bangladesh and the Philippines sign  visa waiver agreement for official and diplomatic passport holders.

Bangladesh and the Philippines have signed a Visa Waiver agreement for official and diplomatic passport holders on 06 March 2014. Maj. Gen. John Gomes (rtd), Ambassador of  Bangladesh to Philippines and  Albert F. Del Rosario, Secretary (Foreign Minister) of  Philippines signed the agreement on behalf of their respective governments.

Under the provisions of this agreement, the holders of diplomatic and official passports from both countries will be allowed to enter, transit through, or stay in the territory of either country for up to thirty (30) days without obtaining a visa. It also allows official and diplomatic passport holders from both countries who are assigned to work in their diplomatic and consular posts including their dependents issued with similar passports, to enter either country without obtaining a visa, and simply notify the host country of their arrival within thirty (30) days in order to secure residence/multiple visas for the duration of their assignment.

The signing of the agreement is expected to significantly contribute to expand areas of cooperation between the two friendly countries.