Bangladesh origin foreign citizens (except SAARC countries) are eligible for endorsement of “NVR (No Visa Required) to Travel to Bangladesh" in their foreign passports. Their (foreign born) spouse and children are also eligible for this endorsement, which allows the holder multiple entries into Bangladesh with unlimited duration of stay within the validity of the passport. Citizens other than the USA must submit the proof of residence in USA (Resident Permit / Work-Permit / Valid Visa etc.).
Validity of NVR: The ‘No Visa Required for Travel to Bangladesh’ endorsement is valid as long as the passport remains valid on which it is affixed. The person can enter Bangladesh as many times he/she wishes and can stay there without any time restriction within the validity of the passport.
Applicants must fill-out online application form (mandatory) at //visa.gov.bd/.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents for No Visa Required (NVR) Endorsement:
Fees: Please pay $50.00 (Fifty US Dollar) to the “Embassy of Bangladesh’’ in the format of Money Order/Cashier Check/Official Check only. Cash/Personal Check/Credit Card not to be accepted.
NO REFUNDS: Fees, once received, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service cannot be rendered.
PLEASE NOTE : after scrutiny of documents, the Embassy may request for an in-person interview and/or submission of additional documents. Issuance of NVR may be delayed if reference has to be made to Bangladesh for clearance for further Administrative Processing.
The Embassy may accept or reject any application for NVR.
Applicants must provide their email address on the application form to get updates of the applications;
Children (born in USA/not in Bangladesh) of Bangladeshi/Bangladeshi American:
Foreign Spouse of Bangladeshi/Bangladeshi American:
Transfer of NVR (From Old Passport to New Passport):
Service by Mail: Applicants may send their application by mail. If so, applicant must include a self-addressed return envelope with appropriate postage stamps and tracking number for Priority/ Express Mail of the United States Postal Services (USPS) only. Please put it to the attention of the “Passport & Visa Wing”. The authority will not accept a return envelope unless it is Priority/Express Mail of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Applications received by mail may need additional working days for its processing.
Attention: Passport and Visa Wing
Embassy of Bangladesh
3510 International Drive NW
Any incomplete application received by mail will be returned to the applicant without query.
The usual expected processing time for an NVR is 10 working days. The processing time may vary on case by case issues.
Walk-in applicants are received at the front desk between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday to Friday, except holidays. Delivery time of documents are from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Wearing a mask is mandatory for all kinds of service seekers during walk-in hours at the Embassy.
Further Enquiry: Tel:202-292-4908