Bangladesh Visas

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.

Visa types and application process

  • 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.

Please click here to learn more about the types of visas available, along with the required documents for each visa type. The required documents along with invitation letter need to be received to <nairobi.mission@mofa.gov.bd> from official email of the respective organisation.

CountrySingle Entry VisaRe Entry VisaMultiple Entry Visa
KenyaUS$ 50US$ 50US$ 50
UgandaUS$ 50US$ 50US$ 50
TanzaniaUS$ 50US$ 50US$ 100

Visa fees for other countries are available at the Online Visa Application site.

Visa fees must be deposited in the High Commission’s Bank account, the details of which are provided below.

  • Account Name: Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi
  • Account Number: 127 508 2904
  • Currency: USD
  • Bank Name: KCB Bank K. Ltd
  • Branch: Two Rivers Mall
  • Bank Code: 01
  • SWIFT Code: KCBLKENX
  • Bank Address: Two Rivers Mall, 2192-00621, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Intermediary Institution: Bankers Trust

Once payment is complete, please append the receipt of deposit into the account with your application.

STEP 1: APPLICATION PREPARATION
  • Please fill out the online application form and ensure all information is correct.
  • Prepare all documents highlighted in the Documents Required section above.
STEP 2: VISA FEE PAYMENT

Visa fees must be deposited in the High Commission’s Bank account, the details of which are provided below.

  • Account Name: Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi
  • Account Number: 127 508 2904
  • Currency: USD
  • Bank Name: KCB Bank K. Ltd
  • Branch: Two Rivers Mall
  • Bank Code: 01
  • SWIFT Code: KCBLKENX
  • Bank Address: Two Rivers Mall, 2192-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

Once payment is complete, please append the receipt of deposit into the account with your application.

STEP 3: APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applications must be submitted in person at the Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi, by the applicant.

Applications are accepted at the High Commission at the following times: 0930 to 1230 hours (Monday-Thursday).

Before coming to the High Commission, please ensure the application form and all required documents highlighted above are complete.

STEP 4: COLLECTION

Generally, visa processing requires approximately 5 working days.

Please collect your passport from the Bangladesh High Commission on the date mentioned in your application submission slip.

Visas are delivered every Monday to Thursday between 1430 to 1630 hours, except on notified Holidays.

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.

Once the Bangladesh visa has been granted, then a printed copy of visa sticker will be attached on an entire page in your passport. Please check the details carefully for any spelling mistakes and or validity etc. as marked below:

  • Your Surname (Last Name) as stated in your Passport.
  • Your Name (Given Name) including Middle Name, if any, as given in the Passport.
  • Passport Number as in Passport.
  • Correct Photographs.
  • Visa Type: i.e. T = Tourist, B = Business, X = Entry.
  • Number of Entries: Multiple, Double, or Single.
  • Date of Issue.
  • Date of Expiration.

Should there be any errors in the visa, kindly contact the High Commission on the next business day for rectification.