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U.S. Embassy, Dhaka Announces Change in MRV Collection Points | In Bangla

MRV fee receipts will not be available from September 1, 2014 through September 13, 2014.  Applicants without a fee receipt will not be able to schedule an interview until September 14, 2014.

After August 31, 2014, Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee collection will no longer be available at Standard Chartered Bank.  Beginning on September 14, 2014, HSBC will begin collecting MRV fees for visa applications.  MRV fee receipts will not be available from September 1, 2014 through September 13, 2014.

We encourage nonimmigrant visa applicants who plan to travel in September to apply and to schedule an appointment at Saimon Overseas by August 31, 2014.  Applicants without immediate plans may apply and pay the MRV fee at HSBC beginning September 14, 2014.

Applicants who previously received a visa to the United States that was issued after January 1, 2008, are urged to apply through our “drop box” program.  Again, MRV fee receipts will not be available from September 1, 2014 through September 13, 2014.

Applicants who have pre-purchased valid MRV fee receipts, may still obtain the normal scheduling services available at Saimon Overseas.  

For further information, you can always contact us

Emergency appointments between September 1 and 11, 2014 | In Bangla

Applicants who wish to travel due to unforeseen emergencies may apply for visas.  If any of the following criteria matches your travel plan, you may contact us via  In the subject line of the email, please mention “emergency appointment date between September 1 and 11, 2014”. 

  1. Attending a family funeral
  2. To receive or continue receiving medical treatment in the U.S.
  3. Visiting family member who is seriously ill
  4. Unexpected, time sensitive business travel significant to U.S. Government interest
  5. Crew member (official C1/D only)
  6. Students who need to attend the Fall 2014 semester
  7. Exchange visitors (program begins by October 2014)

The Consular Section’s Information Unit will receive inquiries related to your concern and will send you reply immediately with detailed information relevant to your appointment date.

Click here to read our Customer Service Statement. | In Bangla (PDF 52 KB)

Important Notice:

The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system.  We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.

This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.

We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.  We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.

How to Communicate with the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy - Dhaka

As part of U.S. Embassy – Dhaka’s efforts to improve customer service and facilitate public outreach for consular customers, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the Consular Section’s Information Unit will receive and process all inquiries related to immigrant and nonimmigrant visa inquiries solely via email.  In addition, the Consular Section will no longer accept mailed or faxed correspondence. This new standard is intended to ensure that communications are fully documented and consistent from one customer to the next.

The U.S. Embassy’s website contains detailed information for all consular services and answers to most questions. If the needed information cannot be found on the website, individuals may contact the Consular Section by email. 

• For inquiries related to immigration visas, the email address is
• For questions regarding nonimmigrant visas, the email address is

With the exception of emergencies involving American citizens, anyone calling by phone will be advised to send their inquiry by email to  Questions will generally not be answered over the phone.


The Embassy's Consular Section provides emergency and other assistance to U.S. citizens, including the issuance of passports. We also provide a wide variety of visa services to Bangladeshi and other foreign nationals here in Bangladesh. We provide two major types of services:

Non-Immigrant Visas: Processes applications for temporary visas to the United States including tourist visas, business visas, student visas, and temporary work permits.

Immigrant Visas: Processes cases for people wishing to immigrate to the United States and accepts petitions from American Citizens for their immediate relatives to immigrate to the U.S.

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Contact Us

  • Consular Section, U.S. Embassy Dhaka
    Madani Ave., Baridhara, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh


    (880)(2) 885-5500 (Citizen Services)
    (880)(2) 882-3800 (Visa Inquiries)

    Fax: (880)(2) 882-4449


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