Immigrant Visas

COVID-19 Requirements for Travel to the United States 

All adult noncitizen nonimmigrants traveling to the United States must be vaccinated against COVID-19.  This does not affect visa issuance but does suspend the entry of unvaccinated noncitizen nonimmigrants, including students.  See the full list of requirements on the CDC website.  Those traveling on immigrant visas are subject to separate medical examination and vaccination requirements, as documented by our panel physicians.

Starting on June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires air travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. In accordance with CDC guidance, delay your travel if you test positive for or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Requirements for travel to the United States change frequently. Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Bangladesh at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States. Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Useful Information for LPRs (Green Card Holders) During COVID-19

Immigrant Visas

Scammers Sending Fraudulent Messages!

U.S. Embassy staff has identified an increase in fraudulent phone calls, emails, and letters requesting individuals to pay “visa fees” through unauthorized mechanisms in an attempt to extort money from their targets. Our main line phone number can be spoofed so that calls and messages appear to be official correspondence.  Government email addresses end in “.gov,” and any visa-related correspondence coming from an address that does not end with “.gov” should be considered suspect. The scammers behind these calls and messages are posing as U.S. government officials in an attempt to extract payment.

U.S. Embassy, Dhaka will never email or call you to request a visa payment.  Visa interviews always take place in person, not over the phone, at the U.S. Embassy, and the Consular Section never processes visa fees via bKash, Nagad, Rocket, or similar platforms.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants may only pay their fees at a branch of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) after completing their DS-160 online.

More program information can be verified at www.travel.state.gov and https://bd.usembassy.gov/visas/.

More information about visa fees is available at our websites https://bd.usembassy.gov/visas/ and https://bd.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fees/