Important Notice: 

Document delivery locations: With effect from January 17th, 2018, Passport pick-up and Submission locations have been changed. For details please refer to website  page.


On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.

Photo Requirements: Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.  For further details on photo requirements please visit link.


Visa Fee Payment: The Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee MUST be paid in cash. Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency (BDT). No master/credit cards will be accepted in order to pay the MRV fee. You can pay the MRV fee at any of the 59 designated branches of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) locations. More information about payment options can be found here. To find an Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) branch, please click here.


Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first. EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment.  Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at



VWP Applicants : If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may also request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status. 

More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at link.


DS 160 : Applicants who have names that contain first or middle initials, e.g. A.H.M., S.K.M., etc., should spell out accurately and write it as “alias surname/given name” in the DS-160 online application. Giving such detailed name information will enable Consular Section to provide you customer service more efficiently. However, failure to provide complete information may impact timely processing of your visa application.


Non Immigrant Visa Applicants : Nonimmigrant visa applicants MUST arrive on time for their interviews. If you fail to arrive at the Embassy at the scheduled entry time, you may be asked to cancel your appointment and reschedule to a new date.


Machine Readable Passports : The U.S. Department of State acknowledges the International Civil Aviation Authority Organization (ICAO) deadline, requiring all travelers to have a machine readable passport by November 24, 2015.  Please note that under U.S. law a machine readable passport is NOT required for visa issuing purposes. If approved for a visa, as long as an applicant presents a valid passport, a visa can be placed in it.  However, non-machine readable passport bearers will be ineligible for international travel on commercial aircraft. Individuals traveling via commercial air will require a machine readable passport.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Bangladesh. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Bangladesh.