General Information (VISA)

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       Citizens of most countries require a valid visa to enter Bangladesh. The Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa, Canada 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 arrangements with the country of the foreign national. Canadian nationals may get visa on arrival to travel to Bangladesh. Canadian nationals along with foreign nationals residing in Canada can apply for Visa at Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa. Four other countries namely, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaraguan, Cuba and   the Bahamas are also accredited to this mission.

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.  


  • Applicants must submit their visa applications with prior appointments. In case the applicant is unable to submit his/her application in person, an authorized nominee can submit the visa application on the       applicant’s behalf with an authorization   letter. 
  • You may send your visa application by post along with your passport and all other required documents mentioned in your respective visa category and a self-address written prepaid envelope. In order to    obtain visa by post, you must pay the visa fee by postal order or  bank draft in favour of Bangladesh High Commission, Ottawa.
  • 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.
Postal Address:
Bangladesh High Commission
Suite#1100, 350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON, K1R7S8.