Consulate General of the People‘s Republic of Bangladesh
Istanbul, Turkey



Citizens of most countries require valid VISA to enter Bangladesh. The Consulate General determines the type and category of visa and duration of stay upon receiving an application. The types and categories differ according to the purpose of visit, length of stay and bilateral arrangement with the country of the foreign national. All persons need valid national passports to visit Bangladesh.

Visa for Turkish national/s is generally processed by the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Istanbul on the next 01 (one) to 03 (three) working days provided the application is received before 11:00 a.m. Applications for visa are received at the Consulate General on all working days from 09:00 am to 11:00 a.m. The passport can also be picked up between 09:00 and 11:00 am. If the Consulate requires more than one day for processing the visa, the applicant will be duly notified.

Visa on Arrival

Visa on Arrival facility is available for Turkish citizens when they travel to Bangladesh for some specific purposes such as

a) official business

b) business/trade

c) potential investors

d) tourists

e) members of defense and security forces with prior clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs of the government of Bangladesh.

Duration: visa on arrival for eligible travellers will be given for a period of not more than 30 days, single entry. The immigration officer at the port of entry (i.e. airports, land ports etc.) will approve this after examining all relevant documents and after his/her full satisfaction.

The travellers who wish to take visa on arrival at a Bangladeshi port of entry must do the following:

1) fees have to be submitted cash in US $/Euro/ Pound sterling

2) must possess a return ticket if they come for a short time.

Wife/husband and children of Bangladeshi origin foreign citizens may also be eligible for visa on arrival upon satisfaction of the immigration officer at the port of entry following submission of proof of that he/she is a Bangladeshi origin (like citizenship certificate, current/expired Bangladesh passport) foreign citizen.

Visa on arrival may be given to officers/staff of foreign Embassies, UN and subsidiary organizations located in Bangladesh after scrutinizing their appointment letters and other related travel documents.

Please note that visitors who intend to stay more than 30 days or needs multiple entry visa should apply in the Bangladesh Embassy/Consulates prior to their departure for Bangladesh.

Visa Type and Category

The validity of visa indicates the time limit within which the holder can enter Bangladesh. It is not the duration of stay which is separately mentioned in your visa. Depending on the number of entries, there are three types of visas:

SINGLE ENTRY: Allows a visitor to enter Bangladesh once during the period a visa is valid

DOUBLE ENTRY: Allows a visitor to enter Bangladesh only twice during the period a visa is valid.

MULTIPLE ENTRY: Allows a visitor to enter Bangladesh several times during the period a visa is valid.


Applying for Visa

To obtain a visa the applicant must submit the following


  • 1 (one) copy of completed Visa Application Form.
  • 1 (one) 37mm X 37mm photograph taken within the last six months.
  • Passport, valid for at least six months.
  • Visa Fees for Turkish nationals:

Single Entry        : USD 58.00

Multiple Entry    : USD 194.00

Visa fees for other nationals: Please click here

  • Tourist visa: Travel itinerary/air ticket reservation.


  • Work visa: Letter of employment from the employer in Bangladesh and letter of concurrence from concerned Ministry, Board of Investment (BOI), Bangladesh Export Processing Zone (BEPZA). To work in a non-governmental organization (NGO), the applicant should furnish copy of letter of appointment from the NGO with attestation by the Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka.


  • Student visa: Letter from the concerned educational institution duly attested by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education, Dhaka and Certificate of financial guarantee


  • Business visa: Letter from the employer in Turkey and invitation letter from the host company in Bangladesh clearly stating the purpose of the visit. Trade license and recommendation from recognised trade associations/ chamber of commerce are also required.


  • Investor visa: Letter of recommendation from the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries or the Board of Investment (BOI) or Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka.


  • Diplomatic and official visa: Note verbale/letter from the concerned government office/Mission


  • Journalist visa: Letter of request from the employer/news agency clearly stating the purpose of the visit. Persons/Network/Organization requesting for shooting/filming in Bangladesh are required to fill in Form FF-1 and FF-2, in addition to the visa application form.

Please note that after scrutiny of documents, the Consular Officer may request for an interview and / or submission of additional documents. Issuance of visa may be delayed if reference has to be made to Bangladesh for clearance. The Consulate General may accept or reject any application for visa.

Online Visa Application

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