Immigration Law in Bangladesh

Immigration Law Bangladesh

Immigration Law Bangladesh: Immigration law refers to the rules established by the government for determining who is allowed to enter the country, and for how long.The Lawyers & Juristsprovide legal support regarding this matter with high success record.

Department of Immigration & Passports

The Department of Immigration & Passports of the Ministry of Home Affairs is the government organisation responsible for passports, immigration and migration in general in Bangladesh. It is located in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The headquarters is located in Agargaon Passport office in Dhaka City. Major General Mohammad Ayub Chowdhury is the incumbent Director General (DG) of the Department of Immigration and Passports.

Bangladeshi nationality law

The nationality law of Bangladesh governs the issues of citizenship and nationality of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The primary law relating to Bangladesh citizenship is The Citizenship Act, 1951 originally the Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951, later amended by a number of legislative orders introduced by the Government of Bangladesh.


Upon the founding of the state
The territory that is modern day Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan called East Pakistan before 1971. Previously Pakistan, East Pakistan (modern day Bangladesh), and India had been part of British India until independence from Britain and the partition of India and Pakistan into two separate countries in 1947. Before the advent of Bangladeshi nationality law, Pakistani nationality law and British nationality law would have applied.

Jus sanguinis
According to the Citizenship Act 1951, one method of acquiring Bangladeshi nationality is via jus sanguinis (Citizenship by right of blood). This means one may acquire citizenship regardless of whether they were born on Bangladeshi sovereign territory or not. Bangladeshi citizenship is provided primarily jus sanguinis, or through bloodline, irrespective of the place or the legitimacy of the birth.

Citizenship by investment
People who invest in Bangladesh can acquire permanent residency status by investing a minimum of US$75,000 in non-repatriable funds. Although the initial investment to obtain permanent residency or citizenship is non-repatriable, profits, dividends and salaries are repatriable overseas.