Schengen Visa Requirements for Bangladeshi Citizens

Schengen countries

The Schengen Area is a group of 26 European countries that have agreed to allow passport-holders of any member country to move freely within the area without border controls. This means that if you are a Bangladeshi citizen and you have a Schengen visa, you can travel to any of the 26 member countries without having to go through immigration control.

The Schengen visa is a short-stay visa, which means that it is valid for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You can apply for a Schengen visa at the embassy or consulate of any Schengen member country in Bangladesh.


The following are the requirements for a Schengen visa for Bangladeshi citizens:

  • A valid passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date you plan to leave the Schengen area.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs that meet the Schengen visa photo requirements.
  • A completed Schengen visa application form.
  • Proof of accommodation, such as a hotel reservation or a letter from a friend or family member who is hosting you.
  • Proof of financial means, such as bank statements or a letter from your employer stating your salary.
  • An itinerary of your travel plans.
  • A travel insurance policy that covers the entire duration of your stay in the Schengen area.

In addition to these general requirements, you may also be asked to provide additional documents, such as a letter of invitation from a friend or family member in the Schengen area, a business invitation letter, or a medical certificate.


The processing time for a Schengen visa for Bangladeshi citizens can vary, but it is typically between 15 and 30 days. The visa fee is EUR 80 for adults and EUR 40 for children under the age of 12.

If you are planning to travel to the Schengen area, it is important to start the visa application process early. You can find more information on the Schengen visa requirements for Bangladeshi citizens on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.