VISA FOR SRI LANKAN NATIONALS
Nationals of Sri Lanka, like most other countries, need to have Bangladesh visa endorsed on their passports before visiting Bangladesh. Visa-on-arrival is not available for any South Asian countries including Sri Lanka. Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo is authorized to issue visa primarily to Sri Lankan nationals.
VISA FOR NON-SRI LANKAN NATIONALS
The High Commission often comes across questions about Bangladesh visa for non-Sri Lankan nationals.
They can apply at Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo, only if they have valid Sri Lankan residence visa endorsed on their passports.
VISA-ON-ARRIVAL FOR NON-SRI LANKAN NATIONALS
If these non-Sri Lankan nationals, now visiting Sri Lanka, do not have Sri Lankan residence visa on their passports, they stand a chance of availing visa-on-arrival in Bangladesh, if they are of certain nationalities and if they meet certain conditions. They can avail the visa-on-arrival under following two categories:
(A) Special consideration to nationals of certain countries basically with limited access to Bangladesh diplomatic/consular posts: Barbados, Botswana, Congo, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ireland, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Seychelles, Swaziland, St. Kitts & Nevis, Western Samoa & Zambia. The fee for this category of visa is standard USD 50.00.
(B) Special consideration to nationals of certain countries basically for visits related to official duty, business, investment and tourism, subject to certain conditions. Please click here for instructions regarding this category of visa (limited legibility; enlarged view advised). The fee for this category of visa is same as that normally applicable for the country of which the applicant is a national.
Please click here for chart of fees for Bangladesh visa for different countries.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISA FOR SRI LANKAN NATIONALS AT THIS HIGH COMMISSION
Application form for visa:
Process for visa:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISA (Continued)
Common documents to be attached with application for visa:
Additional documents based on type of visa:
VISIT VISA (High Commission can issue visit (T) visa with validity of short duration with single entry)
BUSINESS VISA (High Commission can issue business (B) visa with validity of maximum 6 months with multiple entry)
EMPLOYMENT /TECHNICIAN VISA (High Commission can issue employment (E) and technician (E1) visa with single entry for validity of 03 months)
INVESTOR VISA (High Commission can issue investor (PI) visa for validity of maximum one year with multiple entry)
STUDENT VISA (High Commission can issue student (S) visa for validity of 01 year with multiple entry)
OTHER TYPES OF VISA
If you need information on documents for other types of visa or if you have any questions about documents of the above-mentioned types, please inquire at the counter or write e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that, for certain types of visa, High Commission needs clearance from the concerned authorities in Bangladesh.
Defense personnel are requested to submit the visa application through the Defence Wing of the High Commission (Contact number: 2695744/48 e-mail: email@example.com).