Foreign nationals require a valid visa to enter Bangladesh. The Bangladesh High Commission in Nairobi determines the type and category of visa and duration of stay upon receiving an application. The types and categories differ according to the purpose of visit, length of stay and bilateral arrangement with the country of the foreign national.
The only exceptions are Bangladesh origin foreign nationals (except SAARC countries), their children and spouse who are eligible to obtain No Visa Required (NVR) in their foreign passports to enter Bangladesh.
When applying for a visa, the validity of Passport should be at least 6 months. The passport must have at least two blank pages and should not be Mutilated / damaged / tampered in any manner.
Acceptance of visa application does not automatically guarantee grant of a visa. The visa application may be accepted, modified or refused by the High Commission in its full right. Incomplete application form or application with incorrect information or insufficient supporting papers may be rejected without citing any reason thereof. The Visa Fee is Non-refundable even if the visa is refused.
Certain visa categories go through a closer examination requiring additional time to process. The High Commission reserves the right to withhold any application submitted for an in-depth examination. Applicant may be called for an interview if it is felt necessary by the visa issuing officer.
It is strongly advised that applicants do not make any travel arrangements before obtaining a Bangladesh visa. The High Commission of Bangladesh cannot, in any circumstance, be held responsible for any applications which are not completed in time for your intended date of departure.
Please note that the validity of the visa begins from the date of issue by the High Commission of Bangladesh and not from the date of travel on your application form.