We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh.

We deal with a wide range of political, prosperity, security, consular and immigration issues of interest to the UK and Bangladesh.

Together with our office in Sylhet we provide consular assistance to British nationals in Bangladesh. The Department for International Development Bangladesh’s development programme covers governance issues, economic growth and commercial relationships, climate change, disaster preparedness and poverty reduction.

Our services

Passport extensions

Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details as the foot of this page

Travel advice

Visit our travel advice for Bangladesh for information, news and updates, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport if you live outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

If you are travelling urgently and your passport is not available, you may be able to apply for an emergency travel document (ETD).

If your passport has been lost you will need a police report and English translation before an ETD can be issued.

If you need to apply for an ETD, please click here.

Visas

For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Births, deaths and marriages

Understanding your legal requirements in Bangladesh and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad. To register a birth or death in Bangladesh, book an appointment by clicking here.

Legalisation service

Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Documentary Service

As Bangladesh is a Commonwealth country the British High Commission is not empowered to offer notarial services. We do not issue Visa Recommendation Letters to British nationals.

Consular fees

Under UK law we have to charge for some services. Details of our list of consular fees and customer charter are available to download and are on display in our Consular section waiting room.

List of lawyers and Translators

Follow our link for a list of English speaking lawyers and List of Translators and Interpreters who may be able to help you with official transactions in Bangladesh. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission or UK government.

Prisoner pack

An explanation of the prison system in Bangladesh.

Bereavement Information

Contains information on deaths involving British nationals in Bangladesh. For details see Bereavement Information Pack - Bangladesh

Living in Bangladesh

The document Living in Bangladesh supplements the FCO Travel Advice with additional information for those considering settling in Bangladesh.

Guides we produce

We have produced the following guides for British nationals with information that may be useful in specific circumstances:

Bangladesh List of Lawyers

Bangladesh list of Translators

Bangladesh list of Medical Facilities

Bangladesh list of Funeral Services

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)
  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors
  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters

What our consulate cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Our people

Robert W Gibson CMG

Robert W Gibson CMG

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

    Contact us

    British High Commission Dhaka

    United Nations Road
    Baridhara
    P O Box 6079
    Dhaka - 1212

    Dhaka
    Bangladesh

    The Human Rights and Democracy Programme & Prosperity Fund central programmes project concepts or related queries should be submitted to: Dhaka.Projects@fco.gov.uk

    Customers Applying for Priority Visas (PVs): All customers applying for PVs are asked to ensure that copies of documents/passports provided in support of their application are provided on good quality A4 size paper. This will facilitate the scanning of these documents. Failure to do this may result in delays to their application.

    UK Visa Information Bangladesh - User Pay Services. For more details - http://vfsglobal.co.uk/bangladesh/user_pay_services.html#3

    From 29 July 2014 if you are a British national in Bangladesh applying for a British passport you should submit your application through the UK Visa Application Centre in Dhaka or Sylhet. Applications will then be sent on to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK for processing.

    You can find further details and other information required to make an application at www.gov.uk/overseas-passports. If you cannot find the information you need on the website, please contact the Passport Advice line on +44 300 222 0000 or send an email to overseasnewportccc@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk.

    Access and opening times

    British High Commission Office Sylhet

    37-A Kumarpara
    Sylhet

    Bangladesh

    Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 – 12:00 (Local time), 03:00 – 06:00 (GMT)