Valid passport is necessary for nationals of all countries for visit to Bangladesh. However, passports are not necessary for the holders of identity certificate, laissez passers issued by United Nations and its affiliated bodies and continuous Discharge certificate/Nullius/ Seaman Book (Travelling on duty to join or repatriate from ship) issued by any country recognized by Bangladesh. Foreign passport holders of Bangladesh origin do not need visa provided their passports are stamped “No visa required” by Bangladesh Missions abroad.
Visas are necessary for nationals of all countries with the following exceptions: Bhutan, Barbados, Botswana, Burkina, Faso, Congo, Cyprus, Fiji, Western Samoa, Tonga, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Jamaica, Mauritius, Malawi, Maldives, Singapore, Swaziland, St. Kitts and Nevis, Ghana and Gabon. The national of these countries may stay in Bangladesh without a visa for a maximum of – days. For further extension of stay permission is necessary.