Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Bangladesh Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages 
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application or display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a UK postal address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf to complete your letter.

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  4. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the Consulate.  See directory of Embassies & Consulates for full details
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required where a Business Introduction Letter is requested
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party
    • State the applicant is undertaking buying/purchasing activities

  5. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  6. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  7. Visa Application Form

    One original fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed online at: https://www.visa.gov.bd/  
    • Be printed on separate pages, forms that are copied back to back are not accepted
    • Be signed in the original
    • Have no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • Bear a signature that matches the applicant's passport
    • Be submitted to the Embassy within seven calendar days of completion

    Due to technical issues with the Bangladesh Embassy website applicants are advised to double check the application form once completed.

  8. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  9. Additional Administrative Processing

    Visa applications that are referred on lodging will take up to eight weeks to be issued. There are no guidelines available from the Embassy to determine whether or not an application will be referred.

    Those in the journalism, media or legal professions will be referred to Bangladesh for an unspecified period of time. Journalists may wish to contact the Press Wing of the High Commission for further information

  10. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Applicants who request a multiple entry visa must additionally supply:

    • An original personal statement explaining why this is needed and outlining their reasons for issuance
    • A clear copy of a previously obtained visa.


    Applicants are advised that the issuance of a multiple entry visa is not guaranteed and is issued solely at the visa officer's discretion.

  11. Appointment System

    This Embassy operates an appointment system for visa issuance. The processing time quoted is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

    Upon receipt of a complete application VisaCentral will book the next available appointment and attend the interview to submit the documentation on the applicants behalf.

    Complete applications must be received at VisaCentral before 4pm. This allows VisaCentral to complete the appointment process required by the Embassy for next day submission. VisaCentral recommends that you apply no more than 90 days before your departure date.

  12. Visa Validity

    The High Commission may issue a visa that is of a shorter validity than requested but at the cost of the requested validity. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by VisaCentral

  13. Visa On Arrival

    It may be possible to obtain your visa upon arrival. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Bangladesh Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages 
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application or display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Proof of Employment

    A letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected return to work date
    • Be typed and signed in the original by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department

    A sample Proof of Employment Letter can be found in the Application Pack

  4. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as a copy of the applicant's last three non-online current account bank statements which must show a minimum credit balance of £2,000.

  5. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the hotel confirmation showing applicant's name
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  6. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  7. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  8. Visa Application Form

    One original fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed online at: https://www.visa.gov.bd/  
    • Be printed on separate pages, forms that are copied back to back are not accepted
    • Be signed in the original
    • Have no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • Bear a signature that matches the applicant's passport
    • Be submitted to the Embassy within seven calendar days of completion

    Due to technical issues with the Bangladesh Embassy website applicants are advised to double check the application form once completed.

  9. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  10. Additional Administrative Processing

    Visa applications that are referred on lodging will take up to eight weeks to be issued. There are no guidelines available from the Embassy to determine whether or not an application will be referred.

    Those in the journalism, media or legal professions will be referred to Bangladesh for an unspecified period of time. Journalists may wish to contact the Press Wing of the High Commission for further information

  11. Appointment System

    This Embassy operates an appointment system for visa issuance. The processing time quoted is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

    Upon receipt of a complete application VisaCentral will book the next available appointment and attend the interview to submit the documentation on the applicants behalf.

    Complete applications must be received at VisaCentral before 4pm. This allows VisaCentral to complete the appointment process required by the Embassy for next day submission. VisaCentral recommends that you apply no more than 90 days before your departure date.

  12. Visa Validity

    The High Commission may issue a visa that is of a shorter validity than requested but at the cost of the requested validity. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by VisaCentral

  13. Visa On Arrival

    It may be possible to obtain your visa upon arrival. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa

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