No Visa Required (NVR)

Bangladesh origin foreign citizens (except SAARC countries) are eligible for endorsement of “No Visa Required to Travel to Bangladesh” in their foreign passports. Their (foreign born) wives and children are also eligible for this endorsement, which allows the holder multiple entries into Bangladesh with unlimited duration of stay within the validity of the passport. Citizens other then the USA must submit the proof of residence in USA (Resident Permit / Work-Permit / Visa etc.)

Requirements for No Visa Required (NVR) Endorsement:

Fees for NVR (New issue or transfer) US $50 (Fifty US dollars); in the form of Money Order or Cashier Check addressed to the Embassy of Bangladesh. Cash or personal check is not accepted.

For Bangladeshi American:

1. Duly filled in application form - 1 (one) copy. Online submission would be preferred;
2. Recent Passport size Color Photo - 1 (one);
3. US Passport (valid at least for six months);
4. Copy of valid or expired Bangladesh Passport (Pages 1–7), or Dual Citizenship Certificate;
5. Copy of court order in case of name change.

For foreign wife / Husband of Bangladeshi or Bangladeshi American:

1. Duly filled in application form - 1 (one) copy. Online submission would be preferred; 
2. Recent Passport size Color Photo - 1 (one); 
3. US Passport (valid at least for six months);
4. Copy of husband's/wife’s valid or expired Bangladesh Passport (Pages 1–7), or his Dual Citizenship Certificate;
5. Copy of court order in case of name change;
6. Notarized copy of marriage certificate;
7. Notarized affidavit/declaration by wife/husband stating that their marriage is not broken.

For children of Bangladeshi / Bangladeshi American (not born in Bangladesh):

1. Duly filled in application form - 1 (one) copy. Online submission would be preferred; 
2. Recent Passport size Color Photo - 1 (one); 
3. US Passport (valid for at least six months);
4. Copy of Birth certificates showing parents name;
5. Copy of Bangladesh passport of father or mother (first seven pages).

For transfer of NVR (From Old Passport to New Passport):

1. Duly filled in application form - 1 (one) copy. Online submission would be preferred; 
2. Recent Passport size Color Photo - 1 (one); 
3. New US Passport;
4. Original old US Passport along with photocopy of its first page and the page containing expired NVR seal;
5. Copy of court order in case of name change.


Mailing service:

Self-addressed prepaid envelope for return mail service preferably USPS Certified /Express Mail Flat Rate (from US Post Office) / UPS or FedEx Prepaid label.  The return envelope is not required if the applicant wishes to collect the Passport from the Embassy physically.

Processing time for NVR:

Application and requirements are received at the counter between 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays. Delivery time is from 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Please note that the Bangladesh Embassy needs at least five working days to process the NVR application. Therefore, all applicants are requested to send their application well in advance so that the Embassy can process his or her visa request in a timely manner.

1. Please duly fill-in the application form and fulfill all requirements to avoid any delay in processing;
2. Any document such as Birth Certificates / Marriage Certificate / Academic Certificates etc issued from Bangladesh has to be attested first by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consular Section), Dhaka;
3. Any misrepresentation of facts may lead to cancellation of visa at any time.

Online NVR Application FormNo Visa Required (NVR) Form (Hard copy in PDF format)

For further enquiry:

Tel:202-244-0183 Extension: 111 / 113
Fax: 202-244-7248 / 202-244-2771
Email: bdcons.nvr@gmail.com (NVR matters only)