No Visa Required (NVR)

Bangladesh origin foreign citizens (except SAARC countries) are eligible to obtain ‘No Visa Required (NVR)’ stamp on their foreign passports to visit Bangladesh. Bangladesh origin foreign citizen’s spouse and children are also eligible for NVR stamp. NVR stamp on the passport allows the holder multiple entries to Bangladesh with unlimited duration of stay within the validity of the passport. Applicants MUST fill-in the ‘DIP Online Application’ @ Step-1 and upload the same @ the BDCG Online Application @ Step-2Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto issues ‘NVR Sticker’ and ‘NVR Stamp’ both.  

[ APPLICANT MUST NOT CONFIRM AIR TICKET BEFORE RECEIVING ‘NO-VISA REQUIRED’ STICKER/STAMP ]

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:

The Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto renders in-person consular services amid COVID-19 pandemic. Except few specific services (which need personal appearance), applicants can apply online followed by both way postal deliveries (with trackable return envelope). However, applicants are requested to follow the health guidelines/orders/measures promulgated by the provincial and federal government.

Applicants are humbly requested to follow below guidelines during their in-person appointment at the Consulate General:

i) For in-person interview/consular consultations/submission/collection, please be present at the Consulate General according to your appointment slot as scheduled online.
ii) Visitors must wear face mask, please note that Consulate follows ‘NO MASK NO ENTRY’ policy.
iii) After entering to the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands and
iv) Once inside, visitors must respect social distances i.e., sit in designated chairs, stand only on designated red-marked spots, and maintain 6 feet distance with each other.

[Your safety is our priority, help us to ensure it]

 

Required Documents for NVR

Bangladesh origin Foreign Citizens:

i) Foreign Passport with minimum 6 months validity.
ii) Non-Canadian passport holders should submit a copy of their legal status in Canada (i.e. Canadian PR or Work Permit or Study Permit).
iii) Filled-in ‘DIP Visa Application Form’ generated from the online MRV application @ www.visa.gov.bd [Upload @ BDCG online application]
iv) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background (not older than 6 months). A digital copy should be uploaded at the online applications and ONE HARD COPY OF 45mmX35mm PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE SUBMITTED/SENT WITH THE FOREIGN PASSPORT FOR VISA PRINTING. Please note that without hard copy of the photograph visa application will not be processed.   
v) Proof of Bangladesh nationality i.e. valid Bangladesh Passport (bio-pages 2 & 3)/NID/17-digit Birth Certificate/Educational certificate from an approved Education Board or University in Bangladesh/Nationality Certificate issued by the Local Government Authorities (Ward Commissioner/Union Council Chairman/Upzilla Chairman etc.) in Bangladesh.
vi) Copy of previous ‘No Visa Required’ Stamp on the expired passport, if any.
vii) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document. 
viii) Online Payment/Bank draft/Postal Order or to be paid in person by Debit/Credit card.

Foreign-born (biological) Children:

i) Foreign Passport with minimum 6 months validity.
ii) Non-Canadian passport holders should submit a copy of their legal status in Canada (i.e. Canadian PR or Work Permit or Study Permit). 
iii) Filled-in ‘DIP Visa Application Form’ generated from the online MRV application @ www.visa.gov.bd [Upload @ BDCG online application]
iv) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background (not older than 6 months). A digital copy should be uploaded at the online applications and ONE HARD COPY OF 45mmX35mm PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE SUBMITTED/SENT WITH THE FOREIGN PASSPORT FOR VISA PRINTING. Please note that without hard copy of the photograph visa application will not be processed.   
v) Canadian/Foreign Birth Certificate containing parents’ name.
vi) Parents’ (father/mother) proof of Bangladesh nationality i.e. valid Bangladesh Passport (bio-pages 2 & 3)/NID/17-digit Birth Certificate/Educational certificate from an approved Education Board or University in Bangladesh/Nationality Certificate issued by the Local Government Authorities (Ward Commissioner/Union Council Chairman/Upzilla Chairman etc.) in Bangladesh. 
vii) Copy of the previous ‘No Visa Required’ Stamp on the expired passport, if any.
viii) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document.
ix) Online Payment/Bank draft/Postal Order or to be paid in person by Debit/Credit card.

Foreign Spouse and non-biological Children:

i) Foreign Passport with minimum 6 months validity.
ii) Non-Canadian passport holders should submit a copy of their legal status in Canada (i.e. Canadian PR / Work Permit / Study Permit). 
iii) Filled-in ‘DIP Visa Application Form’ generated from the online MRV application @ www.visa.gov.bd [Upload @ BDCG online application]
iv) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background (not older than 6 months). A digital copy should be uploaded at the online applications and ONE HARD COPY OF 45mmX35mm PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE SUBMITTED/SENT WITH THE FOREIGN PASSPORT FOR VISA PRINTING. Please note that without hard copy of the photograph visa application will not be processed.   
v) Marriage Certificate, if the Marriage Certificate is not in Bangla or English, notarized copy of the official translation either in Bangla or English is compulsory.
vi) Spouse/non-biological parents’ proof of nationality i.e. valid Bangladesh Passport (bio-pages 2 & 3)/ NID /17-digit Birth Certificate/Educational certificate from an approved Education Board or University in Bangladesh/Nationality Certificate issued by the Local Government Authorities (Ward Commissioner/Union Council Chairman/Upzilla Chairman etc.) in Bangladesh. 
vii) Copy of the previous ‘No Visa Required’ Stamp on the expired passport, if any.
viii) An affidavit declaring the relationship. 
ix) Police Clearance in favour of the applicant. [After the online application -Bangladesh Consulate General will forward the Application to Bangladesh for necessary Police Clearance]. 
x) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document.
xi) Online Payment/Bank draft/Postal Order or to be paid in person by Debit/Credit card.

[Please prepare digital copies (scanned or clear photograph) of the above documents for Online submission]

  • In case of name change, copy of the Affidavit must be attested by appropriate authorities.
  • For entry to Bangladesh travelers need to carry COVID-19 negative certificate obtained within preceding 72 hours of landing to Bangladesh. Travelers must show COVID-19 negative certificate on their arrival at the airport/landport/seaport in Bangladesh. Quarantine for 14 days in a hotel at own cost after arrival in Bangladesh is compulsory. 
Step 1: DIP Online Application

Please click here to fill-in Directorate of Immigration and Passport (DIP) ‘Online Visa Application Form’ for Machine Readable No Visa Required Stamp:

Application tips:

i) Applicant must apply for No Visa Required Stamp for Bangladesh @ DIP Online Visa Application portal. 
ii) Applicant should require an email-address to complete this DIP Online Visa Form. 
iii) Please keep i) passport information ii) 45mmx35mm photo (JPEG format, maximum 300KB) [Photograph is not mandatory, if you find difficulty to upload, please skip] and iii) email ID handy for online visa application. 
iv) 
Please refer to Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, ensure that you have read all relevant guidance notes and confirm by ticking the checkbox [I have read the above information and the relevant guidance notes ]. 
v) 
Applicant may save visa application on any page by clicking a specific icon ().
vi) Please select ‘No Visa Required’ at part 2 of the online visa application.
vii) During filling up the ‘Travel Document Details’ at # 15. Date of Expiry may appear as: ‘19 – -‘ instead of ’20 – -‘. Please leave as it is -Consulate will correct it during visa printing.
viii) Please refrain from using any special character i.e. ‘,’ ‘-‘ ‘:’ ‘.’ ‘!’ ‘_’ ‘/’ ‘#” ‘%’ ‘^’ ‘&’ ‘*’ ‘( )’ ‘@’ ‘+’ ‘~’ ‘=” etc. at any point of filling up the application. 
ix) Please select ‘FM’ and select ‘Bangladesh Consulate General, Toronto’ as Visa Office. 
x) Except date, skip payment info. at part 3 of the online visa application [applicable for applying at the Foreign Mission, because there is a separate payment option for paying at the Mission]
xi) Select the relevant documents in support of your no visa application. 
xii) Applicant MUST download completed Online Visa Application in pdf  before pressing ‘FINISH’ at the end of DIP application and upload the same @BDCG Online Application at step-2. 

xiii) Please click  here to download acrobat reader.  

Special note: i) Please be patient, while your wait time to save the application pages may take longer than usual. ii) DIP Online Visa Application remains valid for 14 days from the date of submission, after that online visa application will be removed automatically. Applicants must apply online to the Consulate General in Toronto followed by send/submit signed ‘Confirmation Page’ and Passport to the Consulate General within 14 days of DIP Online Visa Application.

Step 2: BDCG Online Application

Click here »» Create profile »» Choose service »» Upload photograph »» Complete online application »»  Upload all required Documents »» Save & Submit.

A confirmation page will be generated and a copy of that will be sent to applicant’s e-mail, please print and sign the confirmation page.

Applicants must send/submit documents to the Consulate within 14 days of online application. Failure to submit document(s) within 14 days will result in automatic expiration/deletion of online application from DIP Online Visa Application portal. Applicants are strongly recommended to submit the documents at the Consulate within 14 days otherwise, he/she has to re-apply online @ www.visa.gov.bd and submit the digital copy of the ‘DIP Online Visa Form’ to the Consulate again. 

Step 3: Document Submission

Applicant should send or submit i) signed Confirmation page ii) applicant’s Passport and iii) ONE COPY OF 45mmX35mm PHOTOGRAPH (without photograph visa application will not be processed) iv) Bank draft/Money order/Certified cheque or payment by Debit/Credit card to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto.

By Post:  Please send a self-address trackable return envelope with the documents to Consular Section, Bangladesh Consulate General, 2235 Sheppard Ave. East (Atria II), Suite # 1505, Toronto, ON M2J 5B5, Canada. Applications sent by post must reach to the Consulate General directly, no application will be collected from the post office or courier service. Applications received without trackable return envelope will not be processed.

In-Person:  Applicant must be present at the Consulate General as per online appointment scheduled for in person submission. Booked appointment can be rescheduled/managed by login to Your Application and selecting ‘Manage Appointment’.

Step 4: Paying Fees

Government fees for ‘No Visa Required’ seal is C$ 80.00, please see Consular Fees. Applicant may pay online- a transaction receipt will be e-mailed to cardholder’s email OR Bank Draft/Postal Order addressed to the “Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto”. OR Applicants may pay through Debit/Credit cards at the service counter of the Consulate. 

[Consulate General of Bangladesh does not accept any cash payment]

Step 5: Processing

Consular Agent will examine the NVR application and process.

Step 6: Disposal

By post: Passport (Travel Document) will be sent to the return address.

In-person: To collect the Passport (Travel Document) in-person, applicant may come to the Consulate on the date of delivery mentioned in the payment receipt.

Special note:

  • Incomplete Application will not be processed.
  • Bangladesh Consulate General reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage of the application process.
  • Bangladesh Consulate General reserves the right to withhold any application for further examination.
  • Bangladesh Consulate General reserves the right to reject/cancel any application at any stage of the processing.
  • If requires, Bangladesh Consulate General may request applicant for in-person interview.
  • Consular fee paid to the Consulate General is non-refundable.