Bangladesh e-Visa help & FAQ

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Bangladesh e-Visa help and FAQ by Aid-Air immigration experts
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What is Bangladesh Tourist Visa?

The Bangladesh Tourist Visa is a Single Entry or Multiple Entry visa that allows the holder to a maximum stay per visit of up to 60 days Per Entry.
The Bangladesh Visa Application Form is the first step for getting a Bangladesh Visa before submitting your documents at your designated Bangladesh Visa Application Center.
Aid-Air service includes completing the Bangladesh Visa Application Form and providing a Preparation Guide for the steps that applicants must follow to get their Bangladesh tourist visa.
Note: Applicants must go to their designated Bangladesh Visa Application Center to continue with their Tourist Visa application.

What do I need to apply for a Bangladesh Visa?

We require the following to fill your application:

  • Passport-quality photo in digital format
    Valid passport with at least 6 months of validity and 2 blanks pages.
  • Credit/Debit Card or PayPal Account to pay for your visa online.

What is the cost to obtain a Bangladesh Visa?

NOTE: The applicant must pay the visa fee using the method indicated by their respective Bangladesh Visa Application Center.

Aid-Air charges a service fee with costs that vary according to the processing time selected:

  • Standard Processing: USD 25.00
  • Rush Processing: USD 45.00
  • Super Rush Processing: USD 80.00

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does the visa service process take?

It depends on the method of processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 4 days
  • Rush Processing: 2 days
  • Super Rush Processing: 6 hours

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is the Bangladesh Visa valid for?

The Bangladesh Tourist Visa is valid for 60 days with a maximum duration of each stay being 30 days.

How long is the Bangladesh Visa valid for?

The Bangladesh Tourist Visa is valid for 60 days with a maximum duration of each stay being 30 days.

What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the Bangladesh Visa?

Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in Bangladesh.

Which nationalities are eligible to apply for the Bangladesh Visa?

The following nationalities are eligible to apply for the Bangladesh Visa:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antartica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegowina
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • (Zaire)
  • Congo, People’s Republic
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern and Antarctic
  • Lands
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard and McDonald Islands
  • Holy See (Vatican City)
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Democratic People’s
  • Republic
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia, Former Yugoslav
  • Republic
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Man, Isle of
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Federated States
  • Moldova, Republic
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent & Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia & South Sandwich
  • Islands
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania, United Republic
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Minor Outlying
  • Islands
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (British)
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

What documents do I need to present at the Bangladesh Visa Application Center?

  • Printed application form with a recently-taken color passport photo against a light background attached.
  • Valid passport (at least 6 months of validity and 2 blank pages).
  • Flight itinerary.
  • Hotel Reservation or Invitation Letter.
  • Proof of legal residence: Driver’s license or government ID, or a utility bill.

Once I obtain the Bangladesh application form, what do I need to do next?

When you receive the Bangladesh online form, you need to follow these simple steps:

  • Pay the visa cost.
  • Submit your application form and other documents required to your designated Bangladesh Visa Application Center.

Can I pay the Visa fee with cash?

It depends on where you are applying. Please check the payment options for your designated Bangladesh Visa Application Center.

NOTE: The applicant must pay the visa fee using the method indicated by their respective Bangladesh Visa Application Center.

Vaccination requirements to travel to Bangladesh

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn More about Bangladesh Tourism

Bangladesh does not see many western tourists, which is why you may find it challenging to navigate if you ever think of breaking the pattern. While there are plenty of things to see and do in Bangladesh, one of its best features is the friendliness of its people. Since they do not see many tourists, the locals will be incredibly curious and will openly admire you.

One of the things you should do when visiting Bangladesh is to leave a good impression. But before you do so, we recommend that you learn a few things about Bangladesh. They will come in handy. Below, you will find some essential information that you should know before starting to plan your trip.

We will first cover the entry requirements. Like many other countries, Bangladesh allows certain nationalities to enter the country without a visa. The visa exemption applies only to 23 nationalities. If you happen to find yourself among them, you only need a valid passport to cross the Bangladeshi borders. To learn whether or not you need a visa, you can do a simple Google search on the visa policy of Bangladesh, and the result will show you which category you are in.

All the other nationalities must obtain a visa on arrival or before departure, again, depending on nationality. Not all nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival under the same conditions, which is why extensive research is necessary. The document in question grants a single entry and the maximum stay is 30 days. If necessary, you can apply for an extension for another 30 days, but you have to go to the Department of Immigration and Passports in Dhaka City.

Keep in mind that Bangladesh does not have any diplomatic relations with Israel, which is why Israeli citizens are refused entry. The only exception is made for Palestinian citizens who hold an Israeli passport.

The best time to visit Bangladesh is during the winter months. The temperature never goes over 29 degrees Celsius, which makes it comfortable. During the summer months, temperatures can exceed 34 degrees Celsius, which is not so easy to bear if you are not a fan of hot weather. However, we recommend that you stay away during the monsoon.

The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali. People there will rarely speak English. In urban areas, people will understand some basic phrases and numbers, but if you plan on exploring the rural area of Bangladesh, you should learn a few Bengal phrases as you will need them. A lot of tourists choose to hire a tour guide to translate for them. If you can, you should because it will save you a lot of effort.

As to what you can see in Bangladesh, the possibilities are many. Most of the tourist attractions include archaeological sites, monuments, historic mosques, but also beaches, resorts, and wildlife. For example, you could go and see the Ham-Ham Waterfall, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Bangladesh. You should go to Sundarbans. It is the largest Mangrove forest in the world, and it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sights are incredible, and the wildlife is spectacular. It is advised to hire a boat and explore the canals to go deep into the forest. However, you should not do that alone as it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.

Another location that you may be interested in exploring is Cox’s Bazar. It is known as the longest uninterrupted natural sandy beach in the world. There are several things you can do for entertainment here. You can try angling, water-skiing, surfing, yachting, and sea bathing. Some portions of the beach are made ready for tourists, and you can find a perfect spot for you to relax and enjoy some peace.

Other than that, you are free to go bird watching, hiking, or whatever else helps you get in touch with nature. Mother Nature has been incredibly generous with Bangladesh, and you are free to explore many of its bounties.

One tip that may come in handy: if you go and see a historical monument and it’s closed, you can bribe the security guard, and he will likely let you walk around the site after closing hours. We do not encourage bribery, but in this case, there is no harm done.
The food in Bangladesh consists mostly of fish. If you generally enjoy fish, this is the place to be. Bangladesh has a national fish called Hilsa. It is delicious, but you may find it hard to handle. It has a lot of tiny bones, and deboning it properly is an art. If you manage to do that, the locals will consider you one of their own. The fish is usually accompanied by different vegetable curries. Bangladeshis do not grasp the idea of a salad since the only vegetable they normally eat raw is cucumber.

As far as safety is concerned, you have nothing to worry about. However, you have to use your common sense. Keep in mind that Bangladesh is a poor country, and you may fall victim to petty thieves. As long as you do not wear flashy jewelry and keep your valuables close, you should be okay. Phone snatching is pretty common, so keep your phone in your pockets at all times when you are not using it.

Healthwise, you need to be a bit careful. Tap water is not usually tolerated by foreigners, which is why you should always have bottled water on hand, which is widely available. You may come across wells and fountains but refrain from drinking that water. Some of them are poisoned by naturally occurring arsenic. Other than that, you should take precautions for malaria and typhoid fever. Mosquitos are prevalent during the wet season, but nets are widely distributed.

The people in Bangladesh are fascinating. They do not see western tourists that often, and they are incredibly impressionable. They will not hesitate to ask you where you are from and everything about yourself (job, marital status, etc.). They are not trying to be impolite. They are just curious. Some of them will strike a conversation with you as you walk down the street. It can be endearing. The bottom line is that Bangladesh, while not a popular vacation destination for western people, is a fascinating country with plenty to offer. The most valuable aspect of the trip is the experience as a whole. The people, the wildlife, and the sights make this small country worthy of your time.