Office Hours
Monday to Friday :
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Document Submission:
Monday to Friday :
09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Document Pickup:
Monday to Friday :
03:00 pm to 04:30 pm
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Application Process for Bangladesh Visa

General information for Bangladesh Visa

    To apply for Bangladesh visa, the applicant must submit original passport valid for at least 06 months with minimum two (02) fresh blank pages. Visa application must be submitted to the Consulate in a prescribed visa application form along with 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs. Please click Bangladesh Online MRV Portal "https://www.visa.gov.bd/ to find online visa application form. Only online visa application form will be accepted.
Incomplete application form or application with incorrect information or insufficient supporting papers may be rejected without citing any reason thereof. Application may be called for an interview if it is felt necessary by the visa issuing officer.

General requirements for Visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  3. Orginal passport;
  4. Passport copy of database page with immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  5. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
  6. Necessary documents depending upon the purpose of visit (list is here);
  7. Applicable visa fees* (list is here);
Processing time: At least 05 (five) Working days for normal delivery and 03 (three) working days for rush/express delivery..

Step-1: Submission of the Application and contact details (mobile/telephone number and email address) by the applicants or any person on his/her behalf, Submission time: 9 am-12.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Step-2: Interview (When felt necessary, the applicants would be notified using contact address)/ Intimation of fee deposition information/decisions made on the application etc.

Step-3: Collection of Passport between 3.00 pm-4.30 pm. Monday to Friday

    For Journalist Visa, applicants will also need to submit duly filled in FF-I and FF-II forms along with the visa application form. Processing time for journalist visa is depending upon the clearance coming from Dhaka.

* Mission receives fees in equivalent Hong Kong dollars only. Method of payment of visa fees is cash to the Consulate reception at the submission time.

Application submission time:
9.00 am-12.00 pm (Monday to Firday)

Delivery time:
03.00 pm-4.30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Type of Visa

    Citizens of most countries require valid visa to enter Bangladesh. The Consulate 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 national passports valid for at least 6(six) months with at least 02 (Two) fresh blank pages to visit Bangladesh. Holders of Certificate/Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies are acceptable travel documents for endorsement of Bangladesh visa; also acceptable are Continuous Discharge Certificate/Nullies/Seaman Book (when traveling on duty).

    The Consulate of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Hong Kong issues, among others, the following categories of visas for foreign nationals wishing to visit Bangladesh:

Tourist visa:

    Foreign nationals of countries having diplomatic relations with Bangladesh and individuals attending seminar/ symposium / study tour/visiting relatives and traveling for tourism purpose is eligible for tourist visa. Following documents/papers need to be submitted with application for tourist visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. Letter of invitation (if any);
  3. Confirmed round trip flight itinerary/air ticket;
  4. Hotel booking confirmation;
  5. Bank Statement in Hong Kong with satisfactable amount of money for last three months;
  6. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  7. Orginal passport;
  8. Passport copy of database page;
  9. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  10. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

Business Visa:

    Businesspersons/ business representatives are eligible for business visa while visiting for trade and commerce purpose. Following documents/papers need to be submitted with application for business visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. Invitation letter from Bangladesh Company;
  3. Letter from Hong Kong / Taiwan / Macao /China/ Company;
  4. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  5. Orginal passport;
  6. Passport copy of database page;
  7. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  8. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

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Student Visa:

    Regular students / Students seeking admission in any government-approved educational institution would be eligible for student visa. The following documents will be required for student visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. Proof of letter from the Bangladesh Government-approved educational institution where the applicant has got admitted or going to be admitted;
  3. Sponsorship letter from the concern educational institute of Bangladesh;
  4. Letter from Hong Kong competent Authority;
  5. Bank statement (last three months);
  6. Student ID with a photocopy;
  7. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  8. Orginal passport;
  9. Passport copy of database page;
  10. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  11. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

Research / Internee Visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. An approval letter from the respective Ministry of Bangladesh;
  3. A letter from concern Organization / Institution of Bangladesh mentioning the applicant’s purpose of visit with details of the Research / Training /Internship program;
  4. A letter from Hong Kong Authority;
  5. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  6. Orginal passport;
  7. Passport copy of database page;
  8. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  9. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

Employment Visa:

    Experts / advisers / employees / Individuals appointed in government / semi-government/ autonomous bodies / projects and equivalent organizations, individuals employed in local/ foreign government / semi-government/ liaison / industrial / commercial organizations or other equivalent organizations, and individuals appointed under local / foreign government / semi-government contractor-ship and in equivalent organizations would be eligible for employment visa. The following documents will be required for employment visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. Approval letter/Letter of recommendation from the relevant Ministry or Bangladesh Investment Development Authority(BIDA) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA);
  3. Appointment letter or contract papers with full terms and conditions;
  4. Invitation letter from Bangladesh Company;
  5. Letter from Hong Kong / Taiwan / Macao /China/company;
  6. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  7. Orginal passport;
  8. Passport copy of database page;
  9. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  10. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

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Diplomatic Visa/Official Visa:

    The following documents will be required for diplomatic/official visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. Note Verbal or official letter from the concerned Government Office /Consulate/ Related Organization;
  3. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  4. Orginal passport;
  5. Passport copy of database page;
  6. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  7. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;
Investor visa ( PI category):

    Investors in existing / new/ under construction/ upcoming industrial /commercial entity in the private sector under joint venture or 100% foreign owned company are eligible for investor visa. The following documents will be required for investor visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. Letter of recommendation from the Ministry of Industries, Dhaka or Bangladesh Investment Development Authority(BIDA) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka;
  3. Invitation letter from Bangladesh Company;
  4. Letter from Hong Kong / Taiwan / Macao /China/company;
  5. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  6. Orginal passport;
  7. Passport copy of database page;
  8. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  9. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

NGO visa:

    Individuals appointed in an NGO registered in Bangladesh would be eligible for NGO visa for employment/service. The following documents will be required for NGO visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. A certified letter from the concerned NGO in Bangladesh which should be duly attested by the NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka;
  3. An appointment letter with full terms and conditions from the NGO where the applicant is going to join;
  4. A letter from the present employer where the applicant belongs to;
  5. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  6. Orginal passport;
  7. Passport copy of database page;
  8. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  9. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

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Journalist Visa:

    Journalists and representatives of print, electronic or satellite media would be eligible for journalist visa for the purpose of professional duty/visit in Bangladesh.

    The Consulate needs clearance from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka for Journalists visa. Therefore, the applicants are requested to apply at least 4 weeks prior to the visit.

The following documents will be required for Journalist visa:

  1. A support letter from his/her organization describing the purpose of his/her visits;
  2. Letter from Hong Kong Authority;
  3. Duly filled in FF-I, FF-II and Bangladesh Visa application form please click here;
  4. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  5. Orginal passport;
  6. Passport copy of database page;
  7. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  8. Copy of Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card;
    After necessary clearance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka, the Consulate will inform applicant to apply online and submit the original passport for issuing visa.

Tablig (TI) Visa:

  1. Online visa application form;
  2. A letter from Tablig Markus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. A letter from Central Tablig Markus in the Hong Kong
  4. 02 (Two) recent passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) white background photographs;
  5. Orginal passport;
  6. Passport copy of database page;
  7. Copy of immediate previous Bangladesh visa (if available);
  8. Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Identity Card copy;

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Note:

  • Consular officer may ask for additional documents, if required.
  • Foreign citizens/nationals of India and Pakistan traveling to Bangladesh by air with a valid visa for 90 days or more are required to REGISTER at the airport. In case of entry through land port, such registration should be completed at the nearest District Special Branch (DSB) / City Special Branch (CSB).
  • Application for extension of visa should be submitted before expiration of the existing visa. Penalty for over-stay will be imposed if application for extension of visa is submitted after the date of expiry of the visa.
  • Visa category cannot be changed after entering into Bangladesh.

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

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