Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney

Visa

Please read carefully before submitting your visa application:

  1. Applicants living only in NSW & Queensland are eligible to apply for visa to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney. Applicants from all other states and territories are advised to submit visa applications to the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra.

  2. It is important that you lodge a complete application. If you do not provide a complete application or do not meet the visa requirements, your visa application may not be processed.

  3. You may be called for an interview, if required, by the consular officer.

  4. You may be asked to provide further documents or information relating to your particular circumstances after your application has been lodged. The list of supporting documentation provided in the subsequent sections is not exhaustive. You may also include additional documents if they are relevant to your application. You should provide certified true copies of all documents. Documents that are not certified will not be accepted. You should also provide a certified English translation of any document other than English.
  5. The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to approve or reject any application for a visa.
  6. You must submit your visa application well in advance of your intended travel date. If you submit your visa application in the eleventh hour, you may be disappointed if your visa is not approved in time for your planned travel date. Therefore, you are requested to submit your visa application well in advance of your intended travel date.
  7. Your itinerary/air ticket does not help expediting your visa application. You should not make non-changeable or non-refundable travel arrangements until you get confirmation that your visa application has been granted. The Consulate is not responsible for any financial damage sustained by visa applicants whose applications were processed later than anticipated or were rejected.
  8. Issuance of a visa may be delayed if a clearance is required from the government of Bangladesh;
  9. Schedule your appointments for visa applications from the Consulate’s homepage. Each applicant requires to book a separate appointment.

‘Visa Application Form’ (D.I.P. Form-4) is available at the following link:

https://cgbdsydney.gov.bd/consular-services/download-forms/

The following documents are required to apply for a visa:

  1. Duly filled-in ‘Visa Application Form’;
  2. Original passport with a minimum validity of six months;
  3. Photocopies of the passport’s information page and visa pages;
  4. Visa transaction receipt [if paid in adavnce] (fees are payable via EFTPOS at the Consular Service Counter);
  5. Two recent passport-size photographs (not older than six months);
  6. Relevant supporting documents, as described in the following sections, depending upon the purpose of the visit;
  7. For postal service, a self-addressed, pre-paid express return envelope;

In addition to the above, the following documents shall be required depending on the visa category or the purpose of the visit:

Tourist visa: 

  1. Invitation letter from any Bangladeshi citizen( addressed to the Consul General of Bangladesh in Sydney) along with the copy of his/her valid Bangladesh Passport or National ID Card / invitation letter from any Bangladesh organization / hotel booking confirmation.
  2. Reservation of air ticket.
  3. Visa will be issued at the earliest possible after receiving and verifying all the documents.

Business visa: 

A businessman/business representative planning to visit Bangladesh for the purpose of trade or commerce is eligible to apply for Business visa. The requirement in this regard is as follows:

  1. A letter of invitation from a business organisation or establishment in Bangladesh;
  2. A letter from the business organization he or she represents with ABN identification, clearly stating the purpose of the visit.

Employment/Work visa: 

  1. A letter of employment from the employer in Bangladesh;
  2. A letter of concurrence from the concerned Ministry/Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)/Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA) of the Government of Bangladesh;

NGO Visa: 

  1. A letter of appointment from the concerned NGO in Bangladesh;
  2. “No Objection” certificate from NGO Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh;

Student visa: 

  1. A letter from the concerned educational institution certifying the admission;
  2. Bank statement, or Certificate of financial guarantee.

Investor visa: 

A recommendation letter from one of the following authorities:

  1. Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh;
  2. Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA);
  3. Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Dhaka;

Missionary visa: 

  1. A letter of appointment/recommendation from the Church;
  2. “No Objection Letter” from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Bangladesh;

Diplomatic and official visa: 

A diplomatic note/letter from the concerned government office/Mission.

Media Personnel/Journalist visa:

If a visa applicant would like to visit Bangladesh as a Journalist to produce video/TV/film/documentary or to make any report/interview for print or electronic media or other purposes, the following documents shall be required:

  1. Duly filled-in ‘Application form for Foreign Journalist FF-1 & FF-2’, in addition to the visa  application form
  2. A letter of recommendation from the local institution/authority;
  3. A letter of invitation from Bangladesh;

The minimum processing time for this category of visa is 2/3 weeks.

Research/Internship/Training:

  1. A letter from the concerned institution/organization in Bangladesh;
  2. A letter of concurrence from the concerned Ministry of the Government of Bangladesh;

Tabligh (Ijtema): 

  1. A recommendation letter from local Tabligh Jamaat Markaz;
  2. A recommendation letter from Central Tabligh Markaz in Dhaka;
  3. Travel itinerary/air ticket reservation;

For any other category of visa, relevant supporting papers shall be submitted along with the visa application form. Any misrepresentation of facts may lead to the cancellation of the visa at any time. 

Please read carefully prior to proceeding further:

  1. Consular fees are received for processing applications. Hence, consular fees are non-refundable even if an application is rejected or withdrawn.
  2. Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra and Bangladesh Consulate General in Sydney are two separate entities. Service can’t be provided by the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney against a payment made to the High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra.
  3. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  4. The payment of the fee shall be made at least 03 working days prior to submitting the application form [In case of EFT].
  5. A copy of the payment transaction receipt shall be attached to the application form.
  6. Cash/personal cheque/Direct Deposit is NOT accepted.
  7. Credit card/EFTPOS payment is possible at the consular counter. Transaction fee of the card company will be applied in addition to the consular fees.

Fees

A list of the visa fees for different countries may be accessed by clicking the following weblink:
View list [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Mode of payment 

Visa fees may be paid in one of the following ways:

  1. Postal money order/bank cheque payable to Consulate General of Bangladesh;
  2. Credit card/EFTPOS payment at the Consulate. A transaction charge of the card company will apply in addition to the consular fees;
  3. Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) [shall be paid at least 3 (three) working days prior to submission of application];

Details for EFT are as follows: 

Account Name: Consulate General of Bangladesh
BSB: 062000
Account No: 1927 4083
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

If paid in adavance, please attach a copy of the payment transaction receipt with the visa application.

Please note that pre-booked appointments are required for visa applications. Please book your appointment from the following link https://services.cgbdsydney.gov.bd/ .

The Consulate does not provide any appointment over the phone or email.

The applications along with other necessary documents may be sent by registered mail/courier to, or, may be submitted in person at the following address:

Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney

Suite 2, Level 1
189 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia

N.B.: The Consulate General of Bangladesh is not responsible for documents lost or delayed in mail / Courier.

Visa processing time may vary and depends on the category of visa. Therefore, visa seekers are strongly encouraged to apply at least three weeks before the scheduled travel. However, depending on the circumstances, granting of visa may take longer than expected.

You should not make non-changeable or non-refundable travel arrangements until you get confirmation that your visa application has been granted.  The Consulate is not liable for any financial damage sustained by visa applicants whose applications were processed later than anticipated or were rejected.

Incomplete applications are not received and processed.

The delivery of the visa may be obtained in one of the following ways:

  1. By the applicant in person;
  2. By authorized person. In this case, a letter of authorization issued by the applicant as well as proof of identity of the authorized person (photo IDs such as driving license, passport etc.) shall be required in addition to the delivery slip;
  3. By postal mail. In this case, a self-addressed, pre-paid return envelope/Courier (signature on delivery) shall accompany the application.