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Annual Publication Archives
Mujib Borsho : March 17, 2020 - December 16, 2021
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
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His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Mujib Borsho : March 17, 2020 - December 16, 2021
  • Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
  • Click on Image for details
  • His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
  • Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
  • National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
  • Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
  • National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh

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Applying for Visa

To obtain a Visa for travel to Bangladesh, please fulfil the requirements mentioned below:

Applicants must provide their email address on the application form to get updates of the applications.

1. Please fill-in the  , print it and send/submit the hard copy to the Embassy with the required documents. It is mandatory to fill-in the online application form. If the photo is not visible in the online form after being uploaded to it, please do not worry: we shall scan and upload your photo once we receive the hard copy of your application package. While filling-in the form, please try to give as much information as you find relevant to you. If certain information could not be put properly due to technical reasons, please correct them with pen after taking the printout. After receiving your application, we shall check all your documents, log into our visa software and do the necessary corrections on your behalf. It takes around 20 minutes to complete the online visa application. You are requested to patiently wait after clicking on 'Save and Next' at the end of each section of the application as it often takes around 1 to 2 minutes to move on to the next section. Currently the system does not support special characters. If any special character is used, the system does not alllow the applicant to proceed to the next section. Please use space instead of comma or semicolon.

2. A 2’’X 2” color photograph with white background taken within the last six months (attach using glue on the top left corner box of the application form. Do not staple photo);

3. Attach existing valid passport (original passport) with a validity of at least six months;

4. Photocopy of the passport (photo page only);

5. If applicants are foreigners other than US citizens, must submit a photocopy of their valid US Visa/Green Card.  US State ID or Driving License will not be considered as Proof of Residency;

6. Fees: Please pay Money Order/Cashier Check/Official Check (not older than 30 days) to the “Embassy of Bangladesh’’. Cash or Personal check or online payment will not be accepted.

Visa fee for most types of visas for ordinary US passport holder is US$160.00. For Employment/Missionary/NGO (E or E1/M/N) visa, it is US$190.00.

There is no visa fee for diplomatic/official passport holders if their application is supported by a Note Verbale.

NO REFUNDS: Fees, once received by the Embassy, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service cannot be rendered.


8. Tourist Visa: Hotel reservation/Letter of Invitation with appropriate contact details of the host. If the host belongs to any official/business entity, the letter of invitation has to be written on official or business pad; otherwise a copy of the NID of the host has to be attached.

9. Work Visa: Letter of employment from the employer in Bangladesh and letter of concurrence from concerned Ministry, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Board of Investment (BOI), Bangladesh Export Processing Zone (BEPZA). To work (with pay/voluntary) in a non-governmental organization (NGO), the applicant should furnish a copy of a letter of appointment from the NGO with attestation by the Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau in Dhaka.

10. Student Visa: Letter from the concerned educational institution duly attested by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education in Dhaka and Certificate of financial guarantee.

11. Business/Meeting Visa: Letter from the employer in the United States and invitation letter from the host company in Bangladesh clearly stating the purpose of the visit. Please also include Trade License/Registration Paper or any Government issued Certificate in favour of the host organization. If you are interested to include your name in the list of interested importers from Bangladesh, please contact the Commerce Wing of the Embassy at +1-202-244-0183, Ext 324.

12. Investor Visa: Letter of recommendation from the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries or the Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) in Dhaka.

13. Missionary Visa: Letter of appointment from the Church and “No Objection” from the Bangladesh Ministry of Religious Affairs in Dhaka.

14. Diplomatic and Official Visa: Note Verbale/letter from the concerned government office/Mission. Any direct communication from Dhaka will not be accepted, which must come via Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.
Additional form for defense personnel and their family members
.

15. Journalist Visa: Letter of request from the employer/news agency clearly stating the purpose of the visit. Persons/Network/Organization requesting for shooting/filming in Bangladesh are required to fill in Form , in addition to the visa application form.

Please note that after scrutiny of documents, the Embassy may request for an interview and/or submission of additional documents. Issuance of visa may be delayed if reference has to be made to Bangladesh for clearance.

The Embassy may accept or reject any application for visa.

The usual processing time for a visa is 10 working days. The processing time may vary on a case by case basis. For example, the issuance may be delayed in cases which require clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Dhaka.

Walk-in:

Submission of application: 10 am to 1 pm
Delivery (when ready for pick-up): 3 pm to 4 pm

Service by Mail: Applicants may send their application by mail. If so, the applicant must provide a self-addressed return envelope (prepaid/with appropriate postage stamps) and tracking number of Priority/Express Mail of USPS only. Applicants belonging to same mailing address can send their applications together in one envelope and enclose one return envelope. Return envelope of FedEx is not accepted as it charges the Embassy, rather than the applicant for overweight of the return mail (or for any other reasons).

Mailing Address:

Embassy of Bangladesh
Attention: VISA
3510 International Drive NW
Washington, DC-20008

Tracking of the Application: https://bdembassyusatracking.org/

(Please do not track the status at https://www.visa.gov.bd/ as that portal is used only for filling-in online application form and getting the printout which contains a barcode and helps us retrieve the data submitted online and process the application in our visa software).

You may browse following web-link of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh before departure for Bangladesh from abroad:

http://caab.gov.bd/covid19f.html

For further inquiry:

Email: washdc.visa@gmail.com

Applying for Visa
To obtain a Visa for Bangladesh, the applicant must submit the following and fulfill all requirements to avoid any delay in processing:
1. A printed copy of duly completed online Visa Application (Online Application Form);
2. A 2’’X 2” color photograph with white background taken within the last six months (attach with glue on the top left corner of the form);
3. Attach existing valid passport (original passport) with a validity of at least six months;
4. Photocopy of the passport (photo and information page only);
5. Photocopy of Proof of Valid Residency in the USA (appropriate valid Visa/Green Card etc.) for the foreign passport holders (who are not holding US passport).  US State ID or Driving License will not be considered as Proof of Valid Residency;
6. Attach a health certificate from the certified physician ensuring not affected by COVID-19;
7. Fees: (Cash or Personal check-not accepted), Please pay to the “Embassy of Bangladesh’’ in the format of Money Order/ Cashier Check only;
Maximum types of visa processing fees for ordinary US passport holder is US$ 160.00 except fees for processing of visa for Employment, NGO, Missionary is $190.00.
Detail List of Fees for Visa Processing
NO REFUNDS: Fees, once received by the Embassy, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service cannot be rendered.
Documents required for processing of all types of visa application
8. Tourist Visa: Letter of invitation / Hotel reservation / Travel itinerary.
9. Work Visa: Letter of employment from the employer in Bangladesh and letter of concurrence from concerned Ministry, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Board of Investment (BOI), Bangladesh Export Processing Zone (BEPZA). To work (with pay/voluntary) in a non-governmental organization (NGO), the applicant should furnish copy of letter of appointment from the NGO with attestation by the Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka.
10. Student Visa: Letter from the concerned educational institution duly attested by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education, Dhaka and Certificate of financial guarantee
11. Business/Meeting Visa: Letter from the employer in the United States and invitation letter from the host company in Bangladesh clearly stating the purpose of the visit. Please also include Trade License/Registration Paper or any Government issued Certificate in favour of host organization. If you are interested to include your name in the list of interested importers from Bangladesh, please contact the Commerce Wing of the Embassy at +1-202-244-0183, Ext 324.
12. Investor Visa: Letter of recommendation from the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries or the Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka.
13. Missionary Visa: Letter of appointment from the Church and “No Objection” from the Bangladesh Ministry of Religious Affairs, Dhaka.
14. Diplomatic and Official Visa: Note Verbale/letter from the concerned government office/Mission. Additional Visa forms for Defense Personnel and family members. Any direct communication from Dhaka will not be accepted, which must come via Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.
Additional Visa Forms for Defense Personnel and their Family Members
15. Journalist Visa: Letter of request from the employer/news agency clearly stating the purpose of the visit. Persons/Network/Organization requesting for shooting/filming in Bangladesh are required to fill in Form FF-1 and FF-2, in addition to the visa application form.
Please note that after scrutiny of documents, the Embassy may request for an interview and/or submission of additional documents. Issuance of visa may be delayed if reference has to be made to Bangladesh for clearance.
The Embassy may accept or reject any application for visa.
The usual processing time for a Bangladesh Visa is 10 working days. The processing time may vary on case by case issues.
Service by Mail: Applicants may send their application by mail. If so, applicant must include a self-addressed return envelope with appropriate postage stamps and tracking number for Priority/Express Mail of the United States Postal Services (USPS) only. Please put it to the attention of the “Passport & Visa Wing”. We will not accept a return envelope unless it is a Priority/Express Mail of the United States Postal Services (USPS).  Applications received by mail may need additional working days for its processing.
Any incomplete application received by mail will be returned to the applicant without query.
In person/walk-in applicants are received at the front desk between 10:00 am to 01:00 pm Monday to Friday, except holidays. Delivery time of documents is from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.
Wearing a mask is mandatory for all kinds of service seekers during walk-in or in-person service at the Embassy.
Please note that until further notice during COVID-19 pandemic:
a)      All on arrival visas are temporarily withheld for the Foreign Nationals entering Bangladesh.
b)      All applicants must need to submit a health certificate (in English or with English translation) from a certified physician ensuring not affected by COVID-19 (to be obtained within 72 hours of submitting the application) with the visa application.
c)       All travelers, who already have valid Visas for Bangladesh, must need to present a health certificate (in English or with English translation)  from a certified doctor, to be obtained within 72 hours of travel, ensuring not affected by COVID-19 before the Immigration Officer upon arrival in Bangladesh.
d)      Any traveler who lived in or visited any coronavirus affected countries are advised to keep in mind the condition of presenting health certificate and are subject to 14 days of quarantine upon arrival in Bangladesh. Health Officials at the entry points would decide whether they would be self-quarantined or in Government run facilities. Those under self-quarantine would be monitored by law enforcement agencies for strict compliance.
e)      Traveler arriving in Bangladesh may face the health screening and may subject to 14 days of quarantine. Health officials at the entry points would decide whether they would be self-quarantined or in government run facilities.
f)       Diplomatic / Official passport and Laissez Passer holders, posted in Diplomatic Missions in Bangladesh and members of their families (even holding ordinary passports) with valid visas will be exempted from the restrictions mentioned in paragraph (b), (c) and (d) above.
Please browse following web-links of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh before departure for Bangladesh from abroad:
Latest NOTAM and Circular and  COVID-19

For further enquiry:
Tel:202-244-0183 Extension: 113
Email: pvwing.washdc@gmail.com
Latest notice on walk-in/in person services
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The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC
3510 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008
USA
+1-202-244-0183 mission.washington@mofa.gov.bd


For Passport, Visa, NVR, Dual Nationality, Travel Permit: pvwing.washdc@gmail.com

For Power of Attorney, Attestation, Birth Certificate, J1 Visa Waiver: consular.bdusa@gmail.com


Embassy Hours: 10 am - 4 pm


To track you Passport, VISA, NVR, Dual Nationality application status, please visit: https://bdembassyusatracking.org

In case of any life or death emergencies, please contact at the 'LIFE OR DEATH EMERGENCY ONLY' no. +1-202-740-6305



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