Visa

Foreign citizens need valid visa to enter to Bangladesh. Depending on the purpose and place of visit, bilateral arrangements, reciprocity, and visa category, the duration and entry permission may be different. Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto issues visa for the Canadian citizens and legal Foreign residents.

⚠️ COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:

Toronto entered the stage-3 of reopening following the end of provincial ‘State of Emergency’ in view of Covid-19. Accordingly, the Consulate General of Bangladesh has resumed ‘in-person consular services’. However, as per the general precautionary guidelines/measures in stage-3, unless it is absolutely necessary, we urge you not to visit the Consulate General for ‘in-person’ consular services. You may avail all our consular services digitally through online following postal delivery.

If you think it is an absolute necessity for you to visit the Consulate General for any consular service, please adhere to the following guidelines:

i) Visitors may please confirm their prior appointments for ‘in-person consular service’ with Consulate.
ii) Visitors must approach to the concierge/reception at the downstairs lobby and strictly maintain queue to come up to the Consulate General.
iii) Queue wait time in the elevator must be patiently maintained.
iv) Visitors must wear face mask.
v) Visitors must wear hand gloves.
vi) After entering the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands.
vii) Once inside the consular waiting room, visitors must respect social distancing 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 and help us to ensure it for all.

Required Documents for Visa

i) 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) Travel history of the applicant for the last 3 (three) months.
v) COVID-19 symptom free certificate/doctor’s note obtained from a registered medical practitioner in Canada. This certificate/doctor’s note should be obtained within the preceding 72 hours of the submission of application*.
vi) Online payment/Bank draft/Postal Order or to be paid in person by Debit/Credit card.

* Special Note: Applicant may need to carry another COVID-19 symptom free certificate/doctor’s note obtained within the preceding 72 hours of landing in Bangladesh. A traveler must show such certificate/doctor’s note on arrival in any airport/landport/seaport in Bangladesh.

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

Additional documents required for specific types of visa:

Tourist Visa:

i) Travel itinerary
ii) Copy of the air ticket.
iii) Copy of the hotel reservation or Letter of Invitation from the host in Bangladesh.  Invitation letter should be sent  to the Consular Section, Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto, Canada directly via e-mail at consular@bdcgtoronto.ca. Invitation letter must include a copy of Bangladesh Passport/NID or Trade License (for organization) of the host.

Business Visa:

i) Letter of Invitation (LOI) from the host company in Bangladesh clearly stating the purpose of the visit. LOI should be sent to the Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto at consular@bdcgtoronto.ca
ii) Trade License of the host company in Bangladesh.
iii) A letter from the concerned business organization in Canada introducing applicant’s employment status and the purpose of visit.

Work/Employment Visa:

i) Letter of Employment from the employer in Bangladesh and contract papers with full terms & conditions, including salary details.
ii) Letter of concurrence from concerned Department/Ministry in Bangladesh (if applicable).
iii) Letter of concurrence from Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA).

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Visa:

i) Letter of appointment from the respective NGO with full terms & conditions, including salary details.
ii) Clearance letter from the NGO Affairs Bureau, Bangladesh.
iii) A letter from the concerned organization in Canada introducing applicant’s employment status and purpose of visit.

Student Visa:

i) Letter from the respective educational institution attested by the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.
ii) Certificate of financial guarantee.

Research/Internship Visa:

i) Letter from the concerned organization/institution in Bangladesh.
ii) Consent letter from the concerned Ministry in Bangladesh.

Investor Visa:

i) Letter of authorization from the Ministry of Industries or Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka

Missionary Visa:

i) Letter of appointment from the Church.
ii) No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Bangladesh.

Tablig-Jamat Visa:

i) A Letter from the Tablig Markus of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
ii) If necessary, Consulate General may ask for a letter of recommendation from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Bangladesh.

Government Delegates Visa:

i) Diplomatic Note (Note verbale) from the concerned Ministry/Office of Canada mentioning the applicant’s position, duration of stay and purpose of visit to Bangladesh.

Diplomatic & Official visa:

i) Note Verbal or Official Letter from the Global Affairs Canada or the Foreign Diplomatic or Consular Missions mentioning the applicant’s position, duration of stay and date of joining in the concerned Embassy/Consulate/Mission/organisation in Bangladesh.

UN and other International Organizations visa:

i) Note verbal from the concerned Ministry/Office of Canada/Bangladesh mentioning the applicant’s position, duration of stay and purpose of visit to Bangladesh.

Journalist Visa:

i) Letter of request from the Employer/News Agency clearly stating the purpose of visit.
ii) Persons/Network/Organization requesting for shooting/filming in Bangladesh are requested to fill in FF-1 and FF-2 Form in addition to the visa application. Please fill in the forms and upload as other documents.

Visa on Arrival (VOA):

i) Visa on Arrival (VOA) can be stamped for the Bangladesh origin people who hold Foreign passport, and the citizens of those countries where there is no Diplomatic Mission of Bangladesh.
ii) Visa on Arrival will be issued on the understanding of the genuineness of the visit i.e. official duty, business, investment and tourism. Visa fees should be paid in foreign currency i.e. US$, GBP and EURO. (Issuance of VOA entirely subject to the satisfaction of the immigration officer)
iii) Passenger must carry a minimum of US$ 500 or equivalent of foreign currency in cash or credit card.
iv) Return ticket and
v) Documents to justify the purpose of the visit.vi) VOA would be given only for a period of maximum 30 days. If required, the stay under VOA can be extended by the Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP), Dhaka.

Step 1: Online Application

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A ‘Confirmation Page’ will be generated and a copy of that will be sent to the applicant via e-mail. Please print and sign the Confirmation Page.

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 ‘Xpresspost (Trackable)’ return envelope with the documents 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 Visa. Any application received with regular mail return envelope will not be processed.)

In-Person:

Please book online appointment; for in-person submission, payment can be made by Debit/Credit card at the ‘Service Desks’ of the Consulate General.

Step 3: Paying Fees

Government fee for ‘Visa’ is C$ 100.00 (single entry) and C$ 200.00 (multiple entry). Applicants may choose to Pay Online using Cards; a Transaction Receipt will be e-mailed to the Cardholder’s email address OR through Bank Draft/Postal Order addressed to the “Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto”.

In case of In-person submission applicants may pay through Debit/Credit cards at the ‘Service Desk’ of the Consulate General. For details please see Consular Fees.

The Consulate General of Bangladesh does not accept any cash payment.

Step 4: Processing

Consular Agent will examine the visa application and process.

Step 5: Disposal

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

  • The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage of the Authentication process.
  • The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to withhold any application for further examination.
  • If requires, the applicant may be requested for an interview with the Consulate General of Bangladesh.
  • All payment made to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto is non-refundable.