Business Travel Requirements for an Bangladesh Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Overseas Processing

    There is no Embassy representation for this destination in Ireland. All applications are processed abroad using our VisaCentral office in England. Overseas courier fees of €75.00 + VAT per order apply in addition to the fees listed

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages 
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  3. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow https://visacentral.ie/photo-service to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's Irish employer. Be certain your letter meets the specific requirements of the consulate by using our Digital Business Introduction Letter. Visit https://visacentral.ie/bcl-order to get started.

    Alternatively, please use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at https://visacentral.ie/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request. 

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the Consulate.  See directory of Embassies & Consulates for full details
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required where a Business Introduction Letter is requested
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party
    • State the applicant is undertaking buying/purchasing activities

  6. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  7. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  8. Visa Application Form

    One original fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed online at: https://www.visa.gov.bd/  
    • Be printed on separate pages, forms that are copied back to back are not accepted
    • Be signed in the original
    • Have no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • Bear a signature that matches the applicant's passport
    • Be submitted to the Embassy within seven calendar days of completion

    Due to technical issues with the Bangladesh Embassy website applicants are advised to double check the application form once completed.

  9. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Confirmation included in this kit.

  10. Additional Administrative Processing

    Visa applications that are referred on lodging will take up to eight weeks to be issued. There are no guidelines available from the Embassy to determine whether or not an application will be referred.

    Those in the journalism, media or legal professions will be referred to Bangladesh for an unspecified period of time. Journalists may wish to contact the Press Wing of the High Commission for further information

  11. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Applicants who request a multiple entry visa must additionally supply:

    • An original personal statement explaining why this is needed and outlining their reasons for issuance
    • A clear copy of a previously obtained visa.


    Applicants are advised that the issuance of a multiple entry visa is not guaranteed and is issued solely at the visa officer's discretion.

  12. Appointment System

    This Embassy operates an appointment system for visa issuance. The processing time quoted is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

    Upon receipt of a complete application VisaCentral will book the next available appointment and attend the interview to submit the documentation on the applicants behalf.

    Complete applications must be received at VisaCentral before 4pm. This allows VisaCentral to complete the appointment process required by the Embassy for next day submission. VisaCentral recommends that you apply no more than 90 days before your departure date.

  13. Visa Validity

    The High Commission may issue a visa that is of a shorter validity than requested but at the cost of the requested validity. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by VisaCentral

  14. Previous visits to areas impacted by COVID-19

    Bangladesh has temporarily suspended entry to travellers who have been to areas impacted by COVID-19

Tourist Travel Requirements for an Bangladesh Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Overseas Processing

    There is no Embassy representation for this destination in Ireland. All applications are processed abroad using our VisaCentral office in England. Overseas courier fees of €75.00 + VAT per order apply in addition to the fees listed

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages 
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  3. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow https://visacentral.ie/photo-service to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  4. Proof of Employment

    A letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected return to work date
    • Be typed and signed in the original by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department

    A sample Proof of Employment Letter can be found in the Application Pack

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as a copy of the applicant's last three non-online current account bank statements which must show a minimum credit balance of £2,000.

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the hotel confirmation showing applicant's name
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  7. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  8. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  9. Visa Application Form

    One original fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed online at: https://www.visa.gov.bd/  
    • Be printed on separate pages, forms that are copied back to back are not accepted
    • Be signed in the original
    • Have no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • Bear a signature that matches the applicant's passport
    • Be submitted to the Embassy within seven calendar days of completion

    Due to technical issues with the Bangladesh Embassy website applicants are advised to double check the application form once completed.

  10. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Confirmation included in this kit.

  11. Additional Administrative Processing

    Visa applications that are referred on lodging will take up to eight weeks to be issued. There are no guidelines available from the Embassy to determine whether or not an application will be referred.

    Those in the journalism, media or legal professions will be referred to Bangladesh for an unspecified period of time. Journalists may wish to contact the Press Wing of the High Commission for further information

  12. Appointment System

    This Embassy operates an appointment system for visa issuance. The processing time quoted is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

    Upon receipt of a complete application VisaCentral will book the next available appointment and attend the interview to submit the documentation on the applicants behalf.

    Complete applications must be received at VisaCentral before 4pm. This allows VisaCentral to complete the appointment process required by the Embassy for next day submission. VisaCentral recommends that you apply no more than 90 days before your departure date.

  13. Visa Validity

    The High Commission may issue a visa that is of a shorter validity than requested but at the cost of the requested validity. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by VisaCentral

  14. Previous visits to areas impacted by COVID-19

    Bangladesh has temporarily suspended entry to travellers who have been to areas impacted by COVID-19

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