Welcome to Embassy of Bangladesh, Berlin

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Requirements for Visa

General Information on VISA issues:

Travelers are advised to obtain a Bangladeshi visa in advance of their trip from the Bangladeshi Embassy. You may also obtain a 'Visa on Arrival' at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka under limited circumstances. However, the issuance of a visa on arrival is a privilege, not a right, and is at the sole discretion of the Immigration officer of Bangladesh. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason.

The visa on arrival is only valid for a short period of time. A longer stay will require that you apply for an extension, and this can be time-consuming and is not guaranteed. Therefore, the Embassy strongly suggests that travelers obtain their visas in advance of their trips from their nearest Bangladeshi Embassy or Mission.


General Requirements & Guidelines for All Categories of Visas:

Steps in Brief:

1. 01 (one) copy of the duly filled-in online application form with BAR CODE.  Any pre-downloaded visa form filled in electronically or by hand will not be accepted. Click the link and fill out the form: https://www.visa.gov.bd/. Please follow the guidelines if you face any difficulties:  Click Here

2. Attach 01 (one) copy of a recent passport-size photograph of the applicant.

3.  Send Original German/Foreign Passport (valid at least for six months) of the applicant

4. Make payments for your Visa processing Fee by Bank Transfer ONLY to the bank account of the Embassy of Bangladesh. Cash/personal cheque is NOT accepted. Please check the required visa fee for your country and category in  the Visa Fee Section of our website. 

5. Please be aware that it takes a minimum of three (03) weeks to process the visa.

6. When completing the application form, please avoid using any 'special characters' such as ä, ö, ü or ß. Please write full form instead.

7. The Embassy Bank Account details:

Name of the Account: Embassy of Bangladesh

Bank Name: Deutsche Bank

Account No.: 233 27 73

IBAN: DE 80 1007 0000 0233 2773 00 

BIC (swift-code): DEUTDEBBXXX

7. Prepare/print the Proof of payments. 

8. Prepare supporting documents for your application (mentioned below)

9. An applicant without German nationality who lives in Germany needs to submit a copy of House Registration [Meldebescheinigung] along with the application.

10. Prepare the Self-addressed return envelope with a sufficient stamp/postal charge (05 Euro minimum) for receiving your passport by postal service. You may also consider using a registered postal service.

11. Send printed application, all documents, applicant’s original passport, proof of payment/fees by Bank transfer, return envelope altogether to the Embassy by post, or submit in person.

12. Once received, the authorized officer will check and process your application in due course of time. If more information/documents are required, the Embassy may request you to submit them.

Important Notes:

1. The information you provide will be inserted in the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV), so please fill in the form carefully. The Embassy will not be responsible for any mistakes while you apply for the visa.

2. If required, you may be called for an interview- as a part of the Visa application process, by the consular affairs officer/ authorized officer.

3. The Embassy of Bangladesh in Berlin is authorized to issue Machine Readable Visas only. 

4. You may be asked to provide further documents or information relating to your particular circumstances after your Visa application has been lodged. The list of supporting documentation provided in the subsequent sections is not exhaustive. You may also include additional documents if they are relevant to your application.

5. The Embassy of Bangladesh in Berlin reserves the right to approve or reject any application for a visa.

6. The Embassy is not responsible for any financial damage sustained by visa applicants whose applications were processed later than anticipated or were rejected.

7. Issuance of a visa may be delayed if a clearance is required from the Government of Bangladesh.

8. Visa fees are received for processing your applications. Hence, Visa fees are non-refundable even if an application is rejected or withdrawn or a different category of visa is issued.

9. Visa Policies and decisions are subject to change following updated policies, and directives from the Government.

Required Documents (category-specific requirements) for Visa:

The most common categories and their required documents are as follows:

 Visa Categories

Required Documents


Government Delegates Visa

1. Visa application

2. Note Verbale


Diplomatic/ Other Embassy Officials Visa

1. Visa application

2. Note Verbale


UN/ International Organizations Visa

1. Visa application

2. Note Verbale


Business visa

1. A letter of invitation from a business organization or establishment in Bangladesh.

2. A letter from the business organization he or she represents, clearly stating the purpose of the visit.


Tourist visa

1. Invitation letter from any Bangladeshi citizen, along with a copy of the inviter's valid Bangladeshi Passport 


National ID Card/ An invitation letter from any Bangladesh organization, 


hotel booking confirmation (as applicable).

2. Tentative flight itinerary


Investor visa

1. A recommendation letter from one of the following authorities:

Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)

Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka 

Work / Employment visa


1. A letter of employment from the employer in Bangladesh.

2. A letter of concurrence/recommendation from the concerned Ministry/Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)/Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA) of the Government of Bangladesh.


NGO workers’ visa

Permission Letter from NGO Affairs Bureau, Bangladesh


Expert Visa

1. Recommendation letter from BEPZA/BIDA

2. Invitation Letter from the concerned company in Bangladesh

Student visa

1. A letter from the concerned educational institution certifying the admission.

2. Bank statement, or Certificate of financial guarantee.


Research Visa

1. A letter from the concerned institution/organization in Bangladesh, clearly stating the purpose of the visit.

2. A letter from the concerned institution/organization he or she represents, clearly stating the purpose of the visit.

3. A letter of concurrence from the concerned Ministry of the Government of Bangladesh.


Tablig Jamaat visa

1. A recommendation letter from local Tabligh Jamaat Markaz;

2. A recommendation letter from Central Tabligh Markaz in Bangladesh.


Journalist visa

1. Duly filled-in ‘Application form for Foreign Journalist FF-I & FF-II, in addition to the visa application form. 

2. A letter of recommendation from the local institution/authority;

3. A letter of invitation from Bangladesh

4. Please download FF-I.pdf and FF-II.pdf Forms from here. 


Spouses and dependents of all categories (except the person attending Tablig Jamaat and Tourists Visa)

1. Certification/necessary letter in support of relations