Please note that the date for MRV fee increase has been changed to June 17, 2023. Services for making new visa fee payments will be suspended on June 16, 2023. Do not attempt to make a visa fee payment on June 16, 2023. The services will become available for visa fee payments on June 17, 2023. Additionally, there could be a delay in updating visa fee information mentioned on this site.

The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees. These fee increases are effective June 17, 2023.

  • The application fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s), and other non-petition based NIVs, such as student and exchange visitor visas, has increased from $160 to $185.
  • The application fee for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) has increased from $190 to $205.
  • The application fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicant in a specialty occupation (E category) has increased from $205 to $315.

Effective May 1, 2023, the charges for premium home delivery and premium pick-up and submission locations have been revised to BDT. 920- per passport/document for all U.S. Visa applicants. Please refer to our website for additional details.

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 U.S. Embassy Dhaka - Consular Section has opened visa appointments for scheduling in 2024. Please be sure to confirm the date, including the year, of the appointment prior to scheduling online and print a copy of the confirmation page.

All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.

Applicants at Bangladesh now can pay the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee through electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment option directly using the EBL Skybanking application, from the bank account at Eastern Bank Ltd. 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.

The United States Embassy in Dhaka has resumed nonimmigrant visa services and will continue providing all immigrant visa services. For immigrant visa applicants, Presidential Proclamation 10014 has been rescinded. Immigrant visa applicants who had been affected by this proclamation should review the instructions here. While the United States Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2023. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at to request an emergency appointment.

Limited regular B1/B2 appointments

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, related health mitigations, and resource constraints, the U.S. Embassy's consular section is limited in its ability to schedule interviews for regular B1/B2 (tourist/business) non-immigrant visa applicants at this time. The health and safety of our staff and customers remain paramount.

If you have already applied for a B1/B2 visa and paid your visa (MRV) fee, please note that your payment is valid through September 30, 2023. If you have not applied, we encourage you to consider waiting until interview appointments become readily available unless you have an emergency need to travel. If you wish to renew a visa and meet the requirements (, we are still accepting and processing renewal applications from our drop box.

If you believe you have an emergency need to travel, please follow the guidance provided at Please note that if your expedited appointment request does not meet our criteria and is refused, you will not receive any refund of your MRV fees. You will, however, still be eligible for an interview when slots become available provided your MRV fee is valid.

For the latest updates on visa processing, visit our Bengali ( and English ( language websites, as well as our Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.

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.