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No Visa Required (NVR) to Travel to Bangladesh' Endorsement

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Bangladesh origin foreign citizens (except SAARC countries) are eligible for endorsement of “No Visa Required to Travel to Bangladesh” in their foreign passports.  Their (foreign born) spouses and children are also eligible for this endorsement, which allows the holder multiple entries into Bangladesh with unlimited duration of stay within the validity of the passport.

Applying for NVR Endorsement

To apply for a 'No Visa Required' (NVR) endorsement, the applicant must submit the following:

  1. One 2'' X 2'' photograph taken within the last 6 months.
  2. Foreign passport (in original), valid for at least six months.
  3. Prescribed fee US $ 50.00(Fifty) in the form of a money order, bank draft or a certified cheque.
  4. Photocopy of first 5 pages of Bangladesh passport (valid or expired) of the applicant, if the applicant is a Bangladeshi by birth.
    • In case of foreign born children: (i) birth certificate of the children and (ii) photocopy of first 5 pages of Bangladeshi passport of father/mother (valid or expired)
    • In case of foreign born spouse: marriage certificate and photocopy of first 5 pages of Bangladesh passport of spouse (valid or expired).

Please note that the Consulate General has the right to ask for any additional document at any stage for scrutiny by the Consular Officer before rendering any service.

Click here for relevant rules for endorsement No Visa Required (NVR) seal in foreign passports.

Applications can also be sent by mail. Please visit our Mail-In Service page to learn about this.

Processing Time for NVR Seal

This service is rendered on the same day of application. delivery time at the counter is between 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. if submitted between 9:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Prescribed Fees for NVR Seal

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Processing fee for the endorsement of No Visa Required for Travel to Bangladesh (NVR) is US$ 50.00 (Fifty).

For transfer of an existing 'No Visa Required' seal from a previous passport to a new passport, fee of US $50.00(Fifty) is required. However, in that case, the previous passport has to be submitted (along with a photocopy of first two pages and the page where the seal was endorsed) with the new passport.

All fees are payable to the Consulate General of Bangladesh, New York in the form of money order/bank draft/certified or official check.

PERSONAL CHECK OR CASH ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE EVEN IF THE APPLICATION IS WITHDRAWN OR SERVICE CAN NOT BE RENDERED.

Validity of NVR Seal

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The 'No Visa Required for Travel to Bangladesh' endorsement is valid as long as the passport remains valid on which it is affixed. The person can enter Bangladesh as many times he/she wishes and can stay there without any time restriction within the validity of the passport.

Transfer of NVR Seal from previous passport to a new passport

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The No Visa Required (NVR) seal can be transferred to a new passport. Following are the requirements:

  1. One 2'' X 2'' photograph taken within the last 6 months.
  2. Previous foreign passport (original) in which the NVR seal was endorsed earlier;
  3. Copies of first two pages and the page where the no visa (NVR) seal was endorsed in the previous passport;
  4. Present foreign passport (in original), valid for at least 6 months from the date of submission.
  5. Prescribed fee US $ 50.00(Fifty) in the form of a money order, bank draft or a certified cheque.