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Machine Readable Visa (MRV)

Foreign nationals require a valid visa to enter Bangladesh. Bangladesh Embassy, Stockholm 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.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR VISA

  • When applying for a visa, the validity of passport should be at least 6 months. The passport must have at least two blank pages and should not be damaged/ tampered in any manner.
  • Acceptance of visa application does not automatically guarantee grant of a visa. The visa application may be accepted, modified or refused by the Embassy in its full right.
  • The Visa Fee is Non-refundable
  • Certain visa categories go through a closer examination requiring additional time to process. The Embassy reserves the right to withhold any application submitted for an in-depth examination.
  • Applicant may be called for an interview if it is felt necessary by the visa issuing officer. The Embassy also has the right to ask for any additional documents, if required.
  • It is strongly advised that applicants do not make any confirm travel arrangements before obtaining a Bangladesh visa. The Embassy cannot, in any circumstance, be held responsible for any applications which are not completed in time for your intended date of departure.
  • Please note that it takes an average of 3-5 working days for issuing visa.
Application:

The applicant has to submit the following documents for a MRV:

  • Printed copy of duly filled-in application form (with bar code) after submission of information online at‘www.visa.gov.bd’.
  • The original passport with validity of at least 6 months and minimum two empty-pages with a copy of the information page
  • 02 copies of recent colour photographs. The photos should be-
  • Clear, with no shadows
    not older than 6 months
    with white background
    passport-size (55×45 mm)
    The applicant should be looking straight at the camera

  • Applicant of below 18 years old has to submit a written permission from his/ her parents
    (/either of the parents if the parents are divorced) with their copies of Passports / IDs along with applicant’s birth certificate/municipality declaration.
  • Other mandatory required documents
  • Copy of the Receipt of Payment

Mandatory required documents
The most common categories and their requirements are as follows:

Category

Requirements

Government Delegates
  1. Note Verbale
Diplomatic / other Embassy officials Visa
  1. Note Verbale
For Business Purpose:
  1. Invitation and Declaration letter from the concerned Business Company/ Organization both from Bangladesh and Sweden/ Finland/ Norway
For Study Purpose:
  1. Invitation/ offer letter from the concerned university/ college/ school (educational institutions in Bangladesh)
  2. Declaration/ recommendation letter from university/ college/ school in Sweden/ Finland/ Norway
  3. Bank guarantee
For Tourist Purpose (only for single entry):
  1. Duly filled-in application form
  2. Invitation letter from Bangladesh along with copy of ID/ Passport of the person who invites or hotel reservation
    from Bangladesh or
  3. Introduction letter from employer/ school/ university
For Short term visit, Meeting, Seminar, Conference (project) Purpose (only for single entry):
  1. Invitation from the organization in Bangladesh as well as the letter from the company/ organization of Sweden/ Finland/ Norway
For Non-Government Organization (NGO) related visit:
  1. Letter from the NGO Affairs Bureau in Bangladesh
  2. Contract letter between the Bangladeshi organization and the applicant/ sending organization
For Investment or Employment:
  1. Letter from the Board of Investment in Bangladesh for Investment or letter from BOI/ BEPZA for Employment
  2. Invitation letter from the company in Bangladesh, along with contract.
For accompanied family members:
  1. Copy of the passport of the applicant and the latest visa page
  2. Family proof letter / declaration from the Municipality / relevant Authorities
For official/ UN/ UN organization/ ADB etc.:
  1. Invitation letter from the respected organizations in Bangladesh
  2. A letter/ Note-verbale from the organization in Sweden/ Finland/ Norway
TabligJamaat visa
  1. Letter from central Markas of the country
  2. Letter from Bangladesh Tablig Markas
For Journalist/ Media personnel (After obtaining necessary clearances from the concerned authorities in Bangladesh, this type of visa is issued by this Embassy):
  1. Filled-in F-I, F-II Forms & List of equipment form (Click here to download application form)
  2. Invitation letter from the organization in Bangladesh
  3. Declaration letter with the description of purpose of the shooting, Shooting spot and draft shooting schedule
  4. Original passport and necessary payment receipt only after Embassy’s clearance
  5. Flight particulars when clearance is conveyed
Others Please contact the Embassy
Payment:

Payment: For Visa

  • An amount of SEK 700 for visa

Bank details:

Within Sweden || From Norway and Finland
Bank Giro number: 131-2438,
Nordea Bank
|| Embassy of Bangladesh, Stockholm
Account No. 3256 17 13415
IBAN No. SE3230000000032561713415
SWIFT CODE: NDEASESS
Nordea Bank AB
171 21 Solna, Sweden
Postage fee:
  • Postage fee (if the applicant would like to collect the passport by post, the applicant has to pay the following additional fee along with the visa Stamp fee):

Within Sweden:

  • SEK 120 for one passport
  • Additional SEK 20 per each additional passport in the same postal/courier service

From Norway and Finland:

  • SEK 140 for one passport
  • Additional SEK 20 per each additional passport in the same postal/courier service

Bank details:

Within Sweden || From Norway and Finland
Bank Giro number: 131-2438,
Nordea Bank
|| Embassy of Bangladesh, Stockholm
Account No. 3256 17 13415
IBAN No. SE3230000000032561713415
SWIFT CODE: NDEASESS
Nordea Bank AB
171 21 Solna, Sweden

Applicants are requested to mention their names as message.

    Please note that, the Embassy will not take any responsibility if any document/passport is lost/ damaged during dispatch by mail/courier service/postal service.

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