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Immigrant Visas

Important Notice

U.S. Embassy Dhaka Introduces New Visa Collection Centers:

The U.S. Embassy Dhaka has introduced a new system for Immigrant Visa collection and pending 221(g) document submission through a new customer-friendly website

Beginning on November 9, 2014, all immigrant visa applicants whose visas have been approved should collect their passports from the Visa Collection Center.

Beginning on December 1, 2014, all immigrant visa applicants will  submit their additional 221(g) documents through the Visa Collection Center.

All immigrant visa applicants must create a Profile at in order to either collect their approved immigrant visa or submit additional 221(g) documents. The Principal applicant only needs to create this profile.

Visa Inquiries

By phone:

Within Bangladesh: 09610202040

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

From U.S.: 703-988-3466

Hours: Sunday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time in the United States

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 172 KB) | In Bangla (PDF 276 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 172 KB)  | In Bangla (PDF 412 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)