Bangladesh Business Visa Application & Travel Information

Bangladesh Business Visa Application & Travel Information

Travelling To: Bangladesh
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Visa / Service Type
Visa Fee
Service Charge
Total To Pay
Business 6 month multiple entry Bangladesh visa
£105
£50
£155

BANGLADESH visas take 7-9 working days to issue in the embassy & are valid for 3 months from the date of issue with a 30 day stay. Business visas may be issued with a 6 month multiple entry visa but this is at the discretion of the embassy and must be requested on your invitation.

How To Make An Application

Download The Visa Form

Download the visa application form from this web page. You can then save it to your computer and print off.

Fill In The Form

Print out and begin filling in the form with a black pen. If you have any questions regarding the form, please call us for advice free of charge. We are more than happy to help you.

Send Us The Form

Send the application along with any additional documents mentioned on the form. It is best to post it using a secure service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery or another courier company.

What To Include In Your Application

Business Visa Application
Downloaded from above, printed, completed and signed in Capital Letters with a black pen and sent back to Travcour
Online Application Form

Must be completed at https://bhclondon.org.uk

Print & sign the application

Passport

It must be valid for at least the next 6 months when you apply for the visa, with at least two blank pages remaining. The passport should be in acceptable condition. If not there is a chance your application would be rejected.

Passport Photo

2 x Passport Photos. The photos should be (45mm x 35mm) taken against a white background (the background must be white!). If you cannot get a photo yourself then we can print one for you from a digital copy.

Employer Letter

A letter from employing business organization in the UK introducing the applicant, his employment status in the organization
and the purpose of visit to Bangladesh.

Letter Of Invitation

A letter of invitation from Bangladeshi organization mentioning the applicant's name, passport number, the purpose of visit and duration for which visa is required. It should be addressed to the Bangladesh High  Commission, London.

Copy Of Previous Visas

Copies of visas and stamps of previous travels must be included.

Please Also Include

For non UK nationals a UK visa/residence permit that is valid for at least 3 months beyond the requested Bangladesh visa expiry date.
For EU nationals, please provide a utility bill to confirm UK residency.

Visa Application Form

Download, Print and Fill in the form

The form is in PDF format. When you have downloaded the form, please print it out and fill it in by pen. Kindly ensure all the fields of the visa application form are completely filled before submitting. If a question does not apply, please put ‘N/A’. You must fill in the form with black ink and using BLOCK CAPITALS.

Further Information
Transit Visa Application

Bangladesh transit visas are required by all except those continuing their journey on the same day or first connecting aircraft & not leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed tickets & documentation.

Health Notice

(Compulsory vaccinations:) Yellow fever certificate for any person (including infants) arriving by air or sea within 6 days from infected areas or transit through infected areas, or come by an aircraft that has been in an infected area and has not been disinsected in accordance with Bangladesh Aircraft (Public Health) Rules or those recommended by the World Health Organisation. It is also advised that travellers making 3 or more visits per year, stays of more than 3 months in a rural area, high-risk occupational groups & backpackers staying more than 1 month have up to date immunisations for Cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese B encephalitis, malaria, polio, TB, tetanus & typhoid.

Malaria exists all year throughout the country, excluding Dhaka city.

Weather Information

Bangladesh has one of the worlds wettest climates. The rainy season between Apr-Oct combines with high temperatures to produce very humid conditions. Thunderstorms are common during Apr-Jun, this together with severe cyclones, which can occur between Sep-Oct, can cause widespread flooding in low-lying areas. The cool season between Nov-Feb is generally warm although evenings can be chilly.

Additional Information

Location of Bangladesh: Asia
Capital City of Bangladesh: Dhaka
Population of Bangladesh: 144 Million
Language(s) spoken in Bangladesh: Bengali, English
Dialling Code for Bangladesh: 880
Emergency numbers in Bangladesh: Police: 999. Fire & Ambulance: 955 5555, 955 6666-7
Driving in Bangladesh: Driving is on the left. National licence or International Driving Permit required.Temporary licence available on presentation of British licence
Electricity in Bangladesh: 220/240V AC 50Hz
Currency of Bangladesh: Taka (BDT 1 = 100 Poisha)
Notes: BDT: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500
Coins: Poisha: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques can be exchanged at Dhaka Airport on arrival. A currency declaration form must be completed whenever foreign currency is exchanged
Opening Hours in Bangladesh:
Bank: 0900-1600 Sun-Wed, 0900-1400 Thur
Office: 0900-1600 Sun-Wed, 0900-1400 Thur
Shops: 0900-2000 Sat-Thur, 0900-1230 & 1400-2000 Fri
Hints for Bangladesh: Women should dress conventionally, revealing clothes should not be worn. The business community generally speaks English. Smoking is generally accepted, but prohibited in some areas. Islamic conventions apply. When passing or receiving food or gifts it is usual to use the right hand instead of the left hand. Local body language customs can lead to misunderstandings. Nodding the head, up and down may indicate - yes, and side to side movement - no. There are some restrictions on photography. Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Bangladesh: Expected, around 10% in restaurants & 5% for taxis
Import Allowances for Bangladesh: For persons of 18 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225gr of tobacco
2 bottle of alcoholic beverages (except non-Muslims only)
A reasonable quantity of perfume
Gift articles to the value of BDT 500
Prohibited/Restricted in Bangladesh: Drugs, firearms, some animals