Is Bangladesh a Visa-Free Country? Yes and No

Is Bangladesh a Visa-Free Country? Yes and No

iVisa | Updated on Feb 17, 2020

If you want to travel to Bangladesh as a tourist, you may need a visa. 23 countries are visa exempt (meaning you do not need to purchase a visa). Foreign nationals from the following countries have visa-free travel to Bangladesh:


  • Barbados
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Jamaica
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Zambia

If you are not from one of the listed countries above, you will need to start a visa application and be prepared to provide personal information and payment information to complete the visa application process for Bangladesh.

Who Is Visa-Free? and More Common Questions and Answers | Bangladesh Visa

This guide uses the United Kingdom as an example for tourist visas. You can get detailed travel and visa information for your Bangladesh trip by selecting your nationality country with our Visa Checker Tool.

What is the service fee for a Bangladesh tourist visa application form?

Any associated service fees for processing your application form will depend upon which processing speed you select for the 60-day tourist visa form.

Processing Speed Single-Entry Double-Entry Multiple-Entry
Standard USD 25.00 USD 25.00 USD 25.00
Rush USD 45.00 USD 45.00 USD 45.00
Super Rush USD 80.00 USD 80.00 USD 80.00

How many times can I enter Bangladesh with this visa?

We offer three visa applications based on your entry needs. You choose one, and it will determine how many times you can enter Bangladesh with a tourist visa.

All visa application forms are for the 60-day tourist visa.

  • Single Entry Visa gives you Single Entry.
  • Double Entry Visa gives you Double Entry.
  • Multiple Entry Visa gives you Multiple Entry.

What is the maximum amount of time I can stay in Bangladesh with a tourist visa?

  • For a single-entry visa, the maximum stay in Bangladesh is 30 days in Total.
  • For a double-entry visa, the maximum stay in Bangladesh is 30 days in Total.
  • For a multiple-entry visa, the maximum stay in Bangladesh is 30 days in Total.

How long to process a visa application form request?

Processing time for the Bangladesh Tourist Visa Application Form depends on your entry needs and how fast you need the application processed.

All application forms are for a 60-day visa.

Processing Speed Single-Entry Double-Entry Multiple-Entry
Standard 9 days 9 days 9 days
Rush 7 days 7 days 7 days
Super Rush 5 days 5 days 5 days

Why do I need a visa to get into Bangladesh?

Governments use travel visas for national security, population, and health reasons. That's why you will have to get one to travel as a foreign citizen. Two countries can agree on what types of travel restrictions to reciprocate and establish for each other's citizens.

By what date do I have to use the visa?

The expiration date of your Bangladesh tourist visa will be as follows:

  • Single Entry Visa: 60 days after issued
  • Double Entry Visa: 60 days after issued
  • Multiple Entry Visa: 60 days after issued

Does filling out the electronic application form guarantee I will get a visa?

The government of Bangladesh has the final say on whether your visa will be approved and accepted while you travel.

What documents do I need to apply for a Bangladesh visa?

You will need the following to fill out your visa application form:

  • A scanned passport-quality photo
  • Valid passport with a minimum of 6 months of validity and 2 blank pages for stamping
  • A Credit/Debit Card or PayPal Account to pay the associated fees for your visa securely online.

Not Visa-Free for Bangladesh? Get Your Tourist Visa Started

You may think the visa process is hard to start. That's why we offer the visa application form online so you can get it wherever you are and whenever you want. We will then lend support to you as you work your way through the application process.

Check your visa requirements to find out what you need to do to get a Bangladesh Tourist Visa.

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