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:
The Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto continues ‘in-person’ consular services as an ‘essential service’ amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, as per the precautionary guidelines/measures promulgated by the provincial government, unless it is absolutely necessary, we recommend the applicants not to visit the Consulate General ‘in-person’ for services.
Applicants can always apply online for all consular services ‘online’ followed by both way postal deliveries (except few specified services, which need personal appearance).
If anyone thinks it is an absolute necessity to visit the Consulate General, please adhere to the following guidelines:
i) Visitors may please confirm their prior online appointments for in-person consular service.
ii) Visitors patiently maintain queue to come up to the Consulate General at the 15th floor.
iii) Queue wait-time for the elevator be patiently maintained.
iv) Visitors must wear face mask, please note that Consulate follows ‘NO MASK NO ENTRY’ policy.
v) After entering the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands and
vi) Once inside the consular waiting room, 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.
Applicant’s safety is our priority and help us to ensure it for all.
Required Documents for Visa
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) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document.
v) 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.]
* Special Note: Applicant needs to carry COVID-19 negative certificate/symptom free certificate/doctor’s note obtained within the preceding 72 hours of landing in Bangladesh. A traveler must show this certificate/doctor’s note on arrival in any airport/landport/seaport in Bangladesh.
Additional documents required for specific types of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Invitation letter must include a copy of Bangladesh Passport/NID or Trade License (for organization) of the host.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
i) Letter from the respective educational institution attested by the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.
ii) Certificate of financial guarantee.
i) Letter from the concerned organization/institution in Bangladesh.
ii) Consent letter from the concerned Ministry in Bangladesh.
i) Letter of authorization from the Ministry of Industries or Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka
i) Letter of appointment from the Church.
ii) No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Bangladesh.
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.
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.
Applicants must complete ‘Document Submission’ either in-person or by post to the Consulate General within the 60 days of online application. Failure to submit/send document(s) within 60 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.
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.)
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.