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.

⚠️ 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) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background (not older than 6 months).
iv) Proof of Bangladesh nationality (Passport*/NID/Birth Certificate).
* For Machine Readable Passport (MRP) the bio-pages (Page 2 & 3) and for old hand-written Passport the first 6 pages along with any other pages containing endorsement/observation.
v) Copy of previous ‘No Visa Required’ Stamp on the expired passport, if any.
vi) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document.
vii) 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) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background (not older than 6 months).
iv) Canadian/Foreign Birth Certificate containing parents’ name.
v) Parents’ (father/mother) valid or expired Bangladesh Passport*/NID/Birth Certificate.
* For Machine Readable Passport (MRP) the bio-pages (Page 2 & 3) and for old hand-written Passport the first 6 pages along with any other pages containing endorsement/observation.
vi) Copy of the 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 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) 45mmX35mm recent photograph with white background (not older than 6 months).
iv) 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.
v) Spouse’s Bangladesh Passport*/NID/Birth Certificate.
* For Machine Readable Passport (MRP) the bio-pages (Page 2 & 3) and for old hand-written Passport the first 6 pages along with any other pages containing endorsement/observation.
vi) Copy of the previous ‘No Visa Required’ Stamp on the expired passport, if any.
vii) An affidavit declaring the relationship.
viii) Police Clearance in favour of the applicant to be obtained from Bangladesh.
ix) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document.
x) 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 travellers need to carry COVID-19 negative certificate obtained within preceding 72 hours of landing to Bangladesh. Travellers 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: 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 complete ‘Document Submission’ either in-person or by post to the Consulate General within the 28 days of online application. Failure to submit/send document(s) within 28 days will result in automatic expiration/deletion of online application from the system. There will be no refund of payment for such expiration/deletion of application.

Step 2: Document Submission

Applicant should send or submit i) signed Confirmation page ii) applicant’s Passport and iii) 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.

Step 3: 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 4: Processing

Consular Agent will examine the NVR application and process.

Step 5: Disposal

Passport will be sent to the return address. If applicant wants to collect the passport in-person, may approach to the Consulate General on the ‘date of delivery’ as indicated on the payment receipt.

  • 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 the applicant for in-person interview at the Consulate General.
  • Consular fees paid to the Consulate General is non-refundable.