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Embassy of Bangladesh
Hanoi - Vietnam

Villa D6b-05, Vuon Dao Compound
Subway 675 Lac Long Quan Str Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Visa Information

Citizens of most countries require valid visa to enter Bangladesh. The Embassy 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. All persons need valid national passports to visit Bangladesh. Passports are not required for holders of Certificate/Laissiez-passer issued by the United Nations and its Specilalized Agencies; Continuous Discharge Certificate/Nullies/Seaman book (when traveling on duty). 

Visa Exempted Countries: Nationals of some countries including holders of UN laissez passe do not require visa to enter Bangladesh. Please click here to see a complete list of countries whose nationals do not require visa to enter Bangladesh.

Extension of Visas: Visas can be extended after arrival in Bangladesh. For details, please contact Department of Immigration & Passports, Dhaka.

Visa fees: Visa fees are determined on the basis of reciprocity with the country of the foreign national seeking visa. Please note that visa fee is non-refundable even if visa is denied or if visa application is withdrawn. For citizens of some countries , no fee is charged, but visa is required for entry.

Applying for a Visa (Call for more information)

To obtain a visa the applicant must submit the following:

1.       1 (one) copies of completed online visa register from website:  
2.       2 (two) passport size photograph taken within the last six months.
3.       Passport, valid for at least six months.
4.       For Vietnamese nationals visa fee is US$45.00 for single entry, US$90.00 for double entry or US$135.00 for multiple entry. For nationals of other countries, please call for more information

5.       Depending upon the purpose of visit, the following documents may be required:

  • Tourist visa: Travel itinerary/air ticket reservation (call for more Informations).
  • Work visa: Letter of employment from the employer in Bangladesh and letter of concurrence from concerned Ministry, Board of Investment (BOI), Bangladesh Export Processing Zone (BEPZA). To work 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.
  • Student visa: Letter from the concerned educational institution duly attested by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education, Dhaka and Certificate of financial guarantee
  • Business visa : Letter "Request for Visa" from the employer in Vietnam and invitation letter from the host company in Bangladesh clearly stating the purpose of the visit. 
  • Investor visa: Letter of recommendation from the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries or the Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka.
  • Missionary visa : Letter of appointment from the Church and “No Objection” from the Bangladesh Ministry of Religious Affairs, Dhaka.
  • Diplomatic and official visa : Note verbale/letter from the concerned government office/Mission
  • Journalist visa: Letter of request from the employer/news agency clearly stating the purpose of the visit. Please note that minimum processing time for this category of visa is 3 weeks. 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 Consular Officer 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.

Mail in Service:

Application for visa and NVR endorsement can also be submitted by mail, if the applicants are living out of Hanoi.

Processing Time

Applications for visa are received at the Embassy of Bangladesh in Hanoi on all working days from 09.00 am to 12.00 am.  The documents can be picked up in the afternoon between 3:30 and 5:00 pm.

"No Visa Required for Travel to Bangladesh” (NVR) endorsement

Bangladesh origin citizens of countries (except SAARC countries) are eligible to apply for the endorsement of “No Visa Required to Travel to Bangladesh” in their foreign passports.  Their wives and children are also eligible for this service.  This endorsement allows the holder multiple entries into Bangladesh with unlimited duration of stay within the validity of the passport.

Applying for an NVR Endorsement:

To obtain an NVR seal or endorsement, the applicant must submit the following:

1.      One copy of completed Application Form for NVR seal
      One photograph (passport size)
      Passport, valid for at least six months
      Prescribed fee of US$ 50 in cash.

5.      In case of applicants who were born in Bangladesh: 
A copy of his/her valid /expired Bangladesh passport (first 5 pages) OR Dual Nationality Certificate(s) OR Birth Certificate issued by the competent authorities of Bangladesh OR SSC certificate or equivalent education certificate issued by any education board in Bangladesh (as proof of nationality).

6.     In case of children born in foreign countries: (a) A copy of birth certificate issued by the local authorities, and (b) a copy of first 5 pages of father’s Bangladesh passport (valid/expired) OR his dual nationality certificate (DNC) OR his birth certificate issued by competent authorities of Bangladesh OR his SSC certificate or equivalent certificate issued by any edcation board in Banagladesh (as proof of father's natinality) .

7.      In case of wife born in a foreign country: a) A copy of marriage certificate and b) a copy of first 5 pages of husband's Bangladesh passport (valid/expired) OR his dual nationality certificate (DNC) OR his birth certificate issued by competent authorities of Bangladesh OR SSC certificate or equivalent education certificate issued by any education board in Banagladesh (as proof of husband's natinality)

Visa on Arrival

    Visitors from countries, where Bangladesh do not have resident Missions, are eliglble to recive Visa on Arrival (VOA). Also countries, which issue Landing Permit (LP) or Visa on Arrival (VOA) to travelers from Bangladesh, may obtain visa on arrival at Zia International Airport, Dhaka. The traveller must have sufficent money (at least US$ 500) and return air ticket to get Visa on Arrival. It may be noted that for such a visa or permit, the port of entry and port of departure should be the same. Maximum duration of stay for visa on arrival is 15 days. All other visitors/tourists must obtain visa prior to their arrival in Bangladesh from the Bangladesh Mission/Consulate in the country of their residence. Foreign investors, exporters and persons attending seminar or symposium organized by the Government of Bangladesh will also be eligible for Visa on Arrival (VOA) after producing valid documents from concerned authorities such as BOI, BEPZA and relevant ministries of the government. The BOI, BEPZA and relevant Ministries have to send the request directly to Airport Immigration Authority well before the arrival of the traveller. Duty-staff from Board of Investment (BOI) are on duty round-the-clock to facilitate foreign investors to get VOAs or LPs on the basis of certification from BOI, BEPZA or Ministry of Industries.

Hospitality Booth

A hospitality booth is available at the Zia International Airport, Dhaka to assist investors and importers visiting Bangladesh. Persons willing to obtain the services may be required to produce reference documents from concerned Bangladesh authorities (viz. Board of Investment, BEPZA). The hospitality booth is located inside the main terminal building close to the Immigration Desk and the Customs Enclosure.


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