Visa

[IMPORTANT: Please note that Bangladesh Embassy does not receive any visa application by post. Applicants must submit their applications either by themselves or by any authorized persons / organizations being physically present at the embassy]

  1. Japanese nationals and other foreign nationals holding residence permit in Japan may apply for Bangladesh visa. Please visit www.visa.gov.bdfor online application for Machine Readable Visa (MRV). You may face problem in logging-on the website if you are using an earlier version than 9.0 of Internet Explorer (Windows) or an earlier version than 3.5 of Mozilla Firefox or due to server maintenance. Please read the instructions carefully before you start your application.
  2. After completing the online application,a pdf form with barcode will be generated. The applicant will need to get a print-out of the filled-in application form with barcodeand submit it to the consular section of the Embassy.

[Note: Applicants under-18 years old must submit written permission from his/her parents along with the copies of Passport/ID card and birth certificate/municipality declaration

3.     The applicants are required to submit the following documents depending on the purpose of the visit. However, it may also be noted that additional documents may be asked for by the Embassy as applicable.

A. Tourist Visa (Category: T. Also applicable for academic seminar, workshop etc.):

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Copy of alien registration card (for non-Japanese nationals only)

B. Visa for Businessmen (Category: B):

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Letter from concerned business organization in Japan and the invitation letter from Bangladesh.
  • Recommendation letter from Chamber of Commerce/ local employment company with the endorsement from the concerned Chamber of Commerce; incase if the company is not the member of the Chamber of Commerce, then complete profile of the company.
  • Copy of alien registration card (for non-Japanese nationals only)

C. Visa for Investors (Category: PI):

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Letter from concerned business organization in Japan and the invitation letter from Bangladesh.
  • Recommendation letter from Chamber of Commerce/ local employment company with the endorsement from the concerned Chamber of Commerce; incase if the company is not the member of the Chamber of Commerce, then complete profile of the company.
  • Letter of approval from BIDA/BEZA or concerned Ministry in Bangladesh

D. Visa for Study Purpose (Category: S):

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Invitation/ offer letter from the approved university/ college/ school in Bangladesh (educational institutions in Bangladesh approved by UGC/ Ministry of Education)
  • Declaration/ recommendation letter from university/ college/ school in Japan
  • Bank guarantee documents

[Note: Non-Japanese nationals are requested to apply for N visa through their respective country of origin]

E. Visa for Japanese Government representatives and Officials (Category: A, A-1 and A-2)

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Original Note Verbale from the concerned Ministry/Organization
  • Letter of invitation/appointment from Bangladesh (if applicable)

F. Visa for Non-Government Organization (NGO) related visit (Category: N):

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Original approval letter from the NGO Affairs Bureau in Bangladesh
  • Contract letter between the employing organization in Bangladesh and the applicant
  • Letter from the sending organization in Japan (if applicable)

[Note: Non-Japanese nationals are requested to apply for N visa through their respective country of origin]

G. Visa for accompanying family members:

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Copies of all documents of the spouse/parents
  • Original family certificate showing relationship with spouse/parents
  • Note verbale from from the concerned Ministry/Organization (if applicable)
  • Letter of approval from BIDA/BEZA or concerned Ministry in Bangladesh (if applicable)

H. For Journalist/ Media personnel (Category: J):

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Filled out FF-I, FF-II forms (please check with Embassy beforehand to collect the forms)
  • List of equipment to be carried
  • Synopsis of the story to be covered
  • CV of all members in the team
  • Letter of introduction from the concerned organization containing purpose of the shooting, shooting spot and draft shooting schedule
  • Invitation letter from the concern organization in Bangladesh
  • Complete date-wise shooting schedule
  • Special application form to obtain permission to bring drone into Bangladesh (please check with Embassy beforehand to collect the permission form)

[Note: Non-Japanese nationals are requested to apply for J visa through their respective country of origin

I.  For persons who intend to work in Bangladesh (Category E and E1):

  • Duly filled-out online application
  • Original passport and copy of the information page of the passport
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Hotel reservation in Bangladesh
  • Flight Particulars
  • Letter of appointment from concerned organizations in Japan and Bangladesh
  • Letter of approval from BIDA/BEZA or concerned Ministry in Bangladesh
  • Copy of alien registration card (for non-Japanese nationals only)

If applicants want to visit for any other purpose not mentioned above, please contact Embassy by email at: consular.bdembjp@mofa.gov.bd

4. Visa Fees:

For Japanese Nationals, No Visa Fee required
For applicants other than Japanese Nationals: Applicable visa fee is available at www.visa.gov.bd. The applicant must deposit the required amount to the account of Bangladesh Embassy in terms of equivalent JPY. Applicants are requested NOT to transfer fee over internet. After depositing the required amount, the applicant must bring the original money transfer receipt to Embassy and submit along with other documents. The fee must be deposited in the following account of the Embassy:

Bank:                    Japan Post Bank
Account Name:   Embassy of Bangladesh
Account No.         10080-73796751

Note: All service recipients are requested to take utmost care while transferring money to the designated account of the Embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo. In case of any discrepancy, service recipients are requested to submit request for refund to the Embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo within 7 (seven) days of the associated transaction, failing which the Embassy will not be liable or bound to refund any claim.

5. Visa Processing Time:

Applications are received from 09:30-11:30 hours on every work day. Visas are delivered from 15:00-16:00 hours.
Visa processing takes at least 3 (three) workdays, subject to receipt of all required documents/information. Some Visa categories that are required to be referred to the concerned authorities in Bangladesh may need more time.

For any query please send e-mail to: consular.bdembjp@mofa.gov.bd.

You may also dial – 03 32345801 Ext. 106