Bangladesh is a small country (about the size of Wisconsin), surrounded by India to the north, east and west and the Bay of Bengal to the South. Although tiny, relatively poor and prone to natural disasters, Bangladesh is nonetheless an intriguing place to visit, with an abundance of natural parks, ancient ruins and unspoiled beaches.
However, US visitors to Bangladesh do need to obtain a Bangladesh visa. In theory, you should be able to get a visa on arrival. However, as the US Department of State notes, “Bangladesh has not widely publicized their policies for visas on arrival. Travelers may encounter delays in airport visa issuance or refused entry if they do not have visas prior to arrival.”
Also, visas issued on arrival are valid for a maximum of 14 days, while visas issued ahead of time can be valid for longer periods.
So, it’s best to get your Bangladesh visa from an embassy or consulate before you travel. Here are the documents you will need to apply:
- Your US passport
- 1 Bangladesh visa application form
- 1 passport photo
- Roundtrip airline tickets or itinerary. If you are traveling by land, you’ll need a letter explaining when and where you will be entering and leaving the country.
Also, while some countries will allow you to travel with a valid visa in an expired passport, in Bangladesh your visa is only valid if it is inside a valid US passport. If your passport has expired, you need both a new passport and a Bangladesh visa.
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Then, we provide you with personal attention and simple instructions to make filling your visa application as easy and painless as possible. This also reduces your chance of making common mistakes that could delay your application.
Apply for your Bangladesh visa today!