Eligibility and Requirements to apply for No Visa Required (NVR)

Eligibilities for the endorsement of No Visa Required (NVR) to travel to Bangladesh in their foreign passports:

  • The Bangladeshi origin foreign citizens (except SAARC countries).
  • Spouses and children of the Bangladeshi origin foreign citizens (except SAARC countries).
  • The Bangladeshi citizen’s spouses and children who are citizens of foreign countries (except SAARC countries).
  • Foreign citizens having investment in Bangladesh worth USD 5 (five) Million.

Required documents to apply for No Visa Required (NVR):

  1. Printed copy of duly filled-in Online (www.visa.gov.bdNVR form (with bar code) or you can down-load, print and fill up this form (https://bdcgny.org/uploads/files/NVR_Application_Form.pdf) if you face any trouble to fill up online form.                                       
  2. Original valid US passport with copy of the same (Photo page).
  3. Copy of the first page (Photo page) of Bangladesh Machine Readable Passport OR 1-5 page of Bangladesh hand written passport OR copy of Bangladesh Birth Registration certificate OR copy of Dual National Certificate OR copy of National ID card of Bangladesh.
  4. Copy of US Birth Certificate and copy of Bangladesh passport of Father OR Mother for the Bangladesh origin applicants born in USA.
  5. Copy of the photo page and No Visa Required Seal page of the previous US passport for the applicants who have been previously issued No Visa Required. In this case, copy of Bangladesh passport is not required. 
  6. Copy of Marriage Certificate and copy of Bangladesh passport of Bangladesh Nationals to obtain NVR for their Foreign National spouse.
  7. Recent passport size photo (One copy).
  8. Money order OR postal order OR bank certified check of $ 50.00 (Fifty) in favor of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York.
  9. Citizens of foreign countries other than those of the USA must submit the proof of residence in the USA (Resident permit/Work permit/Valid Visa etc.).
  10. A copy of court order in case of a name change. However, in case of women adding their husband’s name as suffix, a copy of marriage certificate needs to be attached.

Please do not send original copy of any document except the passport on which NVR will be stamped.

PLEASE NOTE: After scrutiny of documents, the Consulate may request, if necessary, for an in-person interview and/or submission of additional documents.

The Consulate may accept or reject any application for NVR.