Effective June 12, 2022 the premium document delivery center at Chittagong location has been relocated to new address. For details please refer to the website page.


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.


Effective April 16, 2022, document pick-up and submission services for U.S. visa applicants without any additional charges, are available from only Dhaka location. Chittagong and Sylhet centers are available as Premium Delivery Centers, effective April 16, 2022.

Optional Premium Delivery Services

Effective April 16, 2022, the document delivery centers at Chittagong and Sylhet, are available as an "Optional Premium Delivery Centers," for the submission and collection of documents at a cost of BDT. 900- per passport/document, payable in cash only. Payment for this service may be made at the cash counters of VFS Global at these locations. This service is optional. Please refer to our website for additional details.


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.


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 For immigrant visa applicants, Presidential Proclamation 10014 has been rescinded.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 https://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-niv-expeditedappointment.asp 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 (https://ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-niv-visarenew.asp), 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 https://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-niv-expeditedappointment.asp. 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 (https://bd.usembassy.gov/bn/) and English (https://bd.usembassy.gov/) language websites, as well as our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bangladesh.usembassy) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/usembassydhaka) pages.


Complete and submit your DS-160 online application at least 7 days prior to your scheduled appointment date to avoid cancellation of your visa interview.

The U.S. Embassy Dhaka - Consular Section has opened visa appointments for scheduling in 2023. 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.


The U.S. Mission to Bangladesh understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.



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.