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Immigrant Visas

Important Notice:


Due to unavoidable circumstances, the Consular Section will not be collecting Blue sheets (OF-194) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

We will resume collecting Blue sheets again from Sunday, October 26, 2014.

We appreciate your understanding and co-operation in this matter.


Certain Immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application fees will change on September 12, 2014. All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of the date of billing.

Fees that will decrease are not refundable. If you paid a visa fee before September 12, 2014 and that fee decreased, we cannot give you a refund.

For the New Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Please click here.

Visa Inquiries

By phone:

Within Bangladesh: +88-09610202040

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday (excluding holidays)

From U.S.: +88-017039883466

Hours: Operational 24 hours a day starting Mondays at 5:00 a.m. and ending Fridays at 12:00 a.m.

By Email:

No Inquiries will be accepted by fax or post

General Information

Immigrant Visas (IVs) allow a citizen of another country to enter the United States to live and work there on a permanent basis.  Except for Diversity Visas (DVs), all IVs require a petition to be filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services through the Department of Homeland Security. 

Under U.S. law, IVs are generally reserved for persons who are either close relatives of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, or who have been hired to work in jobs that the government has determined cannot be filled by U.S. citizens due to a shortage of Americans with the skills needed to perform these jobs.  Most immigration to the United States is initiated by a close relative or employer who submits a petition on the applicant’s behalf in the United States. 

For more information regarding rules and procedures, legal permanent residency, petition-based visas of all types, and forms, please visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website at or the Bureau of Consular Affairs website at

The following websites may also be helpful for more information on types of visas, entry procedures and consular services: 

Instructions for IV Applicants Scheduled for an Interview

  1. Interview checklist for IV applicants (PDF 164 KB) | In Bangla (PDF 210 KB)
  2. Instructions for Registered Birth/Death Certificates (PDF 15.1KB) | In Bangla (PDF 52 KB)
  3. Instructions for Marriage Certificates (PDF 15 KB) | In Bangla (PDF 57 KB)
  4. Instructions for obtaining Police Certificates (PDF 192 KB) | In Bangla (PDF 212 KB)
  5. Instructions for Medical Examination for Immigrant Visas (PDF 208 KB)  | In Bangla (PDF 388 KB)
  6. List of photo studios in Dhaka (PDF 93 KB) | In Bangla (PDF 66 KB)
  7. Visa Application Forms
  8. Important Pamphlet: For K-1, K-3, IR-1/CR-1, and F2A Immigrant Visa Applicants (International Marriage Broker Regulation Act)