In order to improve and speed up the customer experience on the date of interview, the online DS-160 application form must be completed, submitted online and the DS160 number needs to be included in your profile, no earlier than one year and no later than one week before the interview date. Applicants who provide DS-160s that have been completed less than one week before the interview date may be turned away. This new policy is effective from JANUARY 1, 2024.” “Example: Interview date is 01/08/2024, please complete the DS-160 before 01/01/2024. However, if you have already completed a DS-160 within 1 year, you DO NOT need to complete another one unless you receive an email from the consular section asking you to do so. Any changes or corrections to the DS-160 that occur within one week of the interview should be identified to the consular staff on the day of the interview.

(Updated: October 11, 2023)

All receipts for payment of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees issued before October 1, 2022, expired September 30, 2023. There will be no extensions of fee validity. Applicants must have scheduled an appointment or submitted an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023 to avoid paying a new fee. If you paid the MRV fee on or after October 1, 2022, you must have scheduled the appointment within one year of your MRV payment date. Please note that the interview itself does not need to take place within one year, but an interview appointment needs to be made in the system, even if it is scheduled months into the future. Furthermore, applicants using MRV fees paid before October 1, 2022 to book an appointment are cautioned not to attempt to change their appointment dates on or after October 1, 2023. Doing so will result in forfeiture of both the original appointment slot and the MRV fee receipt. The applicant will be required to pay a new fee and submit a new application package.

Nonimmigrant visa holder travel: Passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. For more information, visit

Immigrant visa applicants: U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa. For more information visit

For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State regarding visa issues and travel to the United States, please visit:

Applicants at Bangladesh now can pay the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee through electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment option directly, using BEFTN (Bangladesh Electronic Funds Transfer Network), from their bank accounts of any bank in Bangladesh. Bank account holders at Eastern Bank PLC can also use EBL Skybanking application to pay the visa fee. 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. For more information, please visit this link.

Your interview date can be scheduled within 365 days from the start of your program shown on the form I-20. However, if your visa is approved, you cannot enter the United States more than 30 days in advance of the date shown on the form I-20. Your initial entry to the United States must be to attend the same school annotated on your visa. The immigration inspector at the port of entry (POE) can refuse admission for a student seeking an initial entry with a Form I-20 from a school other than the one named on the visa or if the student indicates an intention to attend a different institution.

The Consular Exchange Rate is periodically revised based on the prevailing conversion rate. Before submitting your payment, please verify that the visa fee on your deposit slip matches the current consular exchange rate listed on the visa fee page.

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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.