No Visa Required (NVR)

Bangladesh origin foreign citizens (except SAARC countries) are eligible to obtain No Visa Required (NVR) stamp in their foreign passports to visit Bangladesh. Their spouse and children are also eligible for such endorsement. NVR allows the holder multiple entries to Bangladesh with unlimited duration of stay within the validity of the passport.

Currently, the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto does not provide Machine Readable Visa (MRV). The Department of Immigration and Passport, Dhaka is working on the installation of the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) for the Consulate General in Toronto. Now, the Consulate General will issue manually stamped NVR for the Bangladesh origin Canadians. The Consulate General expects to issue Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) soon.

  • The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage of NVR process.
  • The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to withhold any application for further scrutiny.
  • If requires, the applicant may be requested for an interview with the Consulate General of Bangladesh.
  • TThe Consulate General of Bangladesh is not responsible for any application not completed before the planned travel date. Therefore, it is always recommended to finalise the travel arrangement after receiving NVR stamp.

Requirements for the NVR Application:

Bangladesh origin Foreign Citizens:

  • Valid Foreign Passport.
  • One (1) passport size colour photograph (45mm x 35mm) with white background; not older than 6 months.
  • Photocopy of the Bangladesh Passport containing personal information (valid or expired) or Birth Registration Certificate or National ID Card.
  • In case of name change, copy of the affidavit must be attested by appropriate authorities.

Foreign-born Children:

  • Valid Foreign Passport.
  • One (1) passport size colour photograph (45mm x 35mm) with white background; not older than 6 months.
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate showing parents’ name.
  • Photocopy of both parents’ Bangladeshi Passport containing personal information (valid/expired) OR Foreign Passport having NVR stamp with information page (if applicable).

Foreign Spouse:

  • Valid Foreign Passport.
  • One (1) passport size colour photograph (45mmX35mm) with white background; not older than 6 months.
  • Photocopy of the Marriage Certificate.
  • Photocopy of spouse’s Bangladesh Passport containing personal information (valid/ expired) OR Birth Registration Certificate OR National ID Card.
  • In case of name change, copy of the affidavit must be attested by appropriate authorities.

Transfer of NVR from old Passport to new Passport:

  • New Foreign Passport.
  • One (1) passport size colour photograph (45mmX35mm) with white background; not older than 6 months.
  • Photocopy of the old Passport containing NVR stamp along with Information Page
Step 1:

Download and print the Visa Application Form (also for NVR application), complete each part of the application and sign. Applicant’s signature in the Visa Application Form should match with the Passport.

General Instructions for filling up the NVR Application Form.

  1. Attach a colour photograph (45mm x 35mm) with white background; not older than 6 months.
  2. Personal details, Travel Document details, Payment details (as applicable) must be filled in.
  3. Apply according to your necessity and fill up the required option of New Visa/Extension of visa/Transit permit/ On Arrival Visa (VOA)/No Visa Required (NVR).
  4. Apply with essential documents, otherwise, application will not be considered for NVR.
  5. Use Tick mark (√) in the check Box.
  6. Deposit NVR Fee to the bank and attach the Bank Draft/Money Order/Certified Cheque with the application form.
  7. Paid of NVR fee is non-refundable.
  8. The authority’s decision regarding NVR is final.
Step 2:

Pay C$ 80 (eighty) by a Bank Draft/Money Order/Certified Cheque addressed to the “Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto”, please see Consular Fees.

Step 3:

Please send the i) NVR Application Form ii) 1 passport size photograph (45mmX35mm) iii) Bank Draft/Money Order/Certified Cheque iv) valid Foreign Passport and v) a self- addressed return envelope by post to:

Consular Section
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
1505-2235 Sheppard Ave. East (Atria II)
Toronto, ON M2J 5B5, Canada

(The Consulate General encourages postal service for NVR Application)

Step 4:

If the applicant wants to submit the NVR Application in-person needs to book an appointment. Please click https://service.bdcgtoronto.ca to book your appointment with the Consulate General During in-person submission payment can be made through debit/credit card at the Consulate General, please see Consular Fees. The Consulate General of Bangladesh does not accept any cash.

 

Step 5:

If required, the Consulate General may request for an interview to speak with the applicant in-person, in that case the applicant will be notified through e-mail for interview.

Step 6:

As soon as NVR is approved, passport will be posted back to the return address. If applicant wants to pick-up the passport in-person, the Consulate General will intimate the pick-up schedule via e-mail or phone.