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Citizens of most countries require visa to enter Bangladesh. The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra determines the type and category of visa and duration of stay depending on purpose of visit. Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Island and Vanuatu may apply for visa. Citizens of other countries may apply only when they are residents in these countries.
Note: Applicants living in NSW & Queensland are requested to apply for visa to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney.
How to apply:
1. Apply online at the following link:
2. Make the payment. (Please see “Modes of Payment”).
Visa fee varies depending on applicant’s nationality. (please see Visa Fees)
3. Please submit the following documents at the High Commission:
- Original passport with minimum 6 (six) months validity.
- Printed copy of the electronically submitted visa application form.
- Two recent photos.
- Proof of payment.
- Document supporting the purpose of visit (For details, please Click here)
- In case of sending the documents by mail, please send a self-addressed pre-paid registered return envelope (requiring signature on delivery) or arrange pre-paid return courier (Please see more on “Modes of Delivery”). Please provide separate envelope to avoid delay in your service delivery. If you apply for different service (for example both NVR and MRP or Birth Registration and MRP etc ) provide separate return envelope for each service as service delivery time is different for different services.
At least ten(10) working days except for Journalists which may take about one month. However, Issuance of any visa may take longer time if reference has to be made to Bangladesh for clearance. The High Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any application for visa without assigning any reasons thereof. Visa application will not be processed until all requirements are fulfilled.
- The Consular Officer may ask for an interview of the applicant and / or submission of additional information or documents.
- Any misrepresentation of facts may lead to cancellation of visa at any time.
- The High Commission is not responsible for documents lost or delayed in mail / Courier.
- For applications in person- please appear at the High Commission between 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on the working days. No application in person would be received beyond this time except in case of emergency.
Visa fees: (Click here)
Modes of Payment: (Click here)
Supporting documents to be submitted:
Travel itinerary/air ticket reservation
Places to visit in Bangladesh
Accommodation confirmation or invitation letter from a sponsor/host.
Invitation letter from a business organisation/establishment in Bangladesh
Letter from local business organization with ABN identification, clearly stating the purpose of the visit.
Letter of employment from the employer in Bangladesh
Letter of concurrence from the concerned Ministry of Bangladesh Government/ Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA)/ Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA)
To work in a non-governmental organization (NGO), the applicant should furnish the letter of appointment or engagements from the concerned NGO in Bangladesh and a “No Objection” certificate from NGO Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh.
Letter from the concerned educational institution certifying the admission and Bank statement or Certificate of financial guarantee.
Letter of recommendation from the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries or Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka or BEZA, Dhaka.
Letter of appointment/recommendation from the Church and “No Objection Letter” from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Bangladesh.
Diplomatic and official visa:
Note verbale or Third Party Note (TPN) from the concerned government office /Mission in original.
Media personnel/Journalist visa:
(in order to produce video/TV/film/documentary or to make any report/interview for print or electronic media or for other purpose, etc.): Letter of recommendation from local institution/authority and letter of invitation from Bangladesh. Duly filled in “Application form for Foreign Journalist FF-1 & FF-2”, in addition to the visa application form.
Letter from an Institution / organization in Bangladesh and letter of concurrence from the concerned Ministry of the Government of Bangladesh.
Recommendation letter from local Tabligh Jamaat Markaz & recommendation letter from Central Tabligh Markaz in Dhaka and travel itinerary/air ticket reservation