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Nonimmigrant Visas

U.S. Embassy Introduces Customer-Friendly Visa Application Process

Starting September 14, 2014, the United States Embassy, Dhaka, will improve the way applicants apply for visas.  This new system will simplify interview appointment scheduling, fee collection, and visa pickup. Applicants will be able to apply for their visas through a new, customer-friendly website,  Learn more through the fact sheet.

Visitors to the United States require nonimmigrant visas.  Before applying, know which type of visa suits your purpose of travel.

How to Apply

Make your appointment through website or by telephoning the call center. Create a user account to make an appointment for visa interview at the Embassy.

Carry with You to the Interview:

  • Your valid passport and previously issued passports
  • The DS-160 confirmation page with barcode
  • Appointment letter
  • H, L, and other petition-based visa applicants may bring copies of the I-797, I-129 and other petition-related documents
  • F, M students must bring the SEVIS fee receipt and I-20
  • J exchange visitors must bring the SEVIS fee receipt and DS-2019

Due to security concerns and space limitations, U.S. Embassy-Dhaka does not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys or business contacts to attend the visa interview with the applicant.  Applicants must come prepared to interview without in-person assistance.

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.

Traveling to the United States

Applicants from 35 countries may travel to the United States without a visa.  Bangladesh is not one of these countries.  Click here to learn about the Visa Waiver Program and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), which is required for all Visa Waiver country travelers. 

When you arrive in the United States, some of your personal information will be shared with Customs and Border Patrol.  If you would like to learn more about what information is shared, click on Advanced Passenger Information System.  Click here to learn about requirements for the I- 94, the form all travelers must fill out upon arrival in the United States.  Certain individuals may need to register with NSEERS upon arrival in the United States. 

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