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 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.
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Required Documents for Visa
ri) 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) 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: For entry to Bangladesh traveler needs to carry COVID-19 negative certificate obtained within preceding 72 hours of landing to Bangladesh. Traveller must show COVID-19 negative certificate on arrival at the airport/landport/seaport in Bangladesh. Quarantine for 14 days in a hotel at own cost after arrival in Bangladesh is compulsory.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: BDCG Online Application
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A confirmation page will be generated and a copy of that will be sent to the applicant’s e-mail, please print and sign the confirmation page.
Applicant must submit documents either in-person or by post to the Consulate General within the 90 days of online application. Failure to submit/send document(s) within 90 days will result in automatic expiration/deletion of BDCG Online Application from the Digitised Consular Service System (DCSS). There will be no refund of fees for such expiration/deletion.
Step 2: Document Submission
Applicant should send or submit i) signed confirmation page ii) applicant’s passport and iii) Online payment or Bank draft/Money order/Certified cheque or pay by Debit/Credit card at the service counter of the Consulate.
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 3: Paying Fees
Government fees for ‘Visa’ is C$ 100.00 (single entry) and C$ 200.00 (multiple entry), 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 Applicant may pay through Debit/Credit card 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 visa application and process.
Step 5: 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.
- 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.