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  • The American Center Dhaka's Day of the Girl event (Photo: U.S. Embassy Dhaka)

    The American Center Celebrates Day of the Girl

    October 15, 2015 - The American Center celebrated International Day of the Girl‬ with its Girls’ Club – a day filled with fun, inspiration, building leadership skills, and promoting community service.

  • "Our Cities, Our Climate" Event (Photo: State Department)

    Dhaka Mayors Attend "Our Cities, Our Climate" Event

    October 7, 2015 - Dhaka Mayors and other mayors from major global cities attended the "Our Cities, Our Climate" event in Washington, D.C., hosted by Secretary Kerry and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg.

  • President Obamma's address to the UNGA (Photo: Reuters)

    President Obama's Address to the UNGA

    September 29, 2015 - "We are called upon to offer a different leadership - leadership strong enough to recognize that nations share common interests and people share a common humanity.”

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  • New Visa Application Process

    New Visa Application Process

    The U.S. Embassy has introduced a new customer-friendly visa application process. Applicants are now able to apply for their visas through a dedicated website, supported by a call center that will make applying for visas easier by providing info in both Bangla and English.

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More News from the Embassy

  • U.S. Embassy Dhaka Celebrates Student Visa Day

    June 23, 2015 - U.S. Embassy Dhaka's Consular Section, in collaboration with the Embassy's EducationUSA student advising center, is organized "Student Visa Days‟ on June 25 and July 9. Over 700 Bangladeshi students who aspire to pursue higher education studies in the United States faced visa interviews on each of the two days. 

  • USDA Provides Biscuits for 130,000 School Children in Gaibandha

    June 10, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program supported the initiative. 

  • Statement on the Murder of Blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

    May 12, 2015 - The United States condemns the brutal murder of writer-blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh, the latest in a recent string of attacks against writers and bloggers in Bangladesh. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. We hope the Bangladeshi authorities will find and bring the perpetrators to justice, and that all Bangladeshis strive to ensure space for the peaceful expression of ideas without fear of violence, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

  • Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Desai Biswal in Bangladesh

    May 1, 2015 - Under Secretary Sherman led a U.S. delegation to the fourth annual U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue on April 30-May 1. Under Secretary Sherman and Assistant Secretary Biswal also met with senior government officials and civil society leaders. 

  • Statement on the City Corporation Elections

    April 28, 2015 - We are disappointed by widespread, first-hand, and credible reports of vote-rigging, intimidation and violence that have occurred at polling stations today, and the BNP’s decision to boycott the city corporation polls. 

  • USAID Announces New Program to Empower Workers in Bangladesh

    April 26, 2015 - USAID's three-year Worker Empowerment Program in Bangladesh aims to support labor rights, union organizing, and women's empowerment in the ready-made garment sector.  

  • Joint Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh

    April 24, 2015 - The statement notes the progress of the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh, as well as the urgent work that remains. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

  • November 11, 2015
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to concerns about the ongoing potential for extremist violence in Bangladesh.  U.S. citizens who travel to Bangladesh are urged to exercise appropriate caution and maintain a high level of vigilance in light of recent violent attacks.  Although thousands of U.S. citizens visit each year without incident, U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Bangladesh are urged to exercise caution while in the country.  This Travel Alert expires on February 2, 2016. More»

    October 25, 2015 - This security message alerts U.S. citizens to the bombing that occurred early on the morning of October 24, in the Hussaini Dalan area of Old Dhaka.  The attack was carried out against an Ashura procession of Shia Muslims; dozens of Bangladesh nationals were wounded and at least one died.  There has been a claim of responsibility attributed to ISIL. More»

    October 17, 2015 - As advised in previous Security Messages for U.S. Citizens, reliable information suggests that a terrorist attack could occur against Westerners in Bangladesh, including attacks against large gatherings of Westerners at international hotels. More»

    October 16, 2015 - Update regarding the threat against foreigners: Security agencies in Bangladesh have taken extensive measures aimed at addressing the vulnerability of foreigners. More»

    October 1, 2015 –The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka will be open October 1 and will provide consular services.  The Embassy has lifted the shelter-in-place order that was in effect until Tuesday morning, September 29. Embassy employees have been instructed to use caution when traveling throughout the city. More» 

    Previous Security Messages are available on the U.S. Citizen Services Messages from the Embassy page.

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    Baridhara, Dhaka - 1212, Bangladesh
    Phone: (880) (2) 5566-2000
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