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last updated on 2013-10-23 by xtrasome

Phone Number: 011-880-2-885-5500
E-Mail: dhakaiv@state.gov
Address: U.S. Embassy: Dhaka
Madani Ave., Baridhara
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Working Hours: ++American Citizen Services Unit

Routine American Citizen Services: Sunday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00

Emergency American Services: 7 days a week; 24 hours a day

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++Non-Immigrant Visa Unit

Visa Interviews (By Appointment): Sunday - Thursday
Sunday - Wednesday 11:00/1:00/2:00/3:00
Thursday 8:30/9:30/10:30/11:30

221(g) Refusal Re-Interview Intake: Sunday only 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Telephone Inquiries: Sunday - Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 am

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++Immigrant Visa Unit

Petition for Alien Relative: Sunday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00

Document intake for refusals based on the need
for further documentation (Blue Sheets): Sunday & Monday 9:00 - 9:30

Telephone Inquiries: Sunday - Thursday 2:00 - 4:00

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++Fraud Prevention Unit

Reporting Fraudulent Applications: 7 days a week 24 hours a day

Telephone Inquiries: Sunday - Thursday 2:00 - 4:00
Best Contact Method:
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: Depends on how busy they are and if there are holidays coming up. Especially busy November - January. Can expect to wait 1-4 months.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains:
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): List as of May 15, 2013

1. Interview Appointment Letter

2. Checklist for IV Applicants [link]

3. Instructional Sheet

4. Birth/Death Certificate Instructions and Information [link]

5. Marriage Certificate Instructions and Information [link]

6. Police Certificate Information & Instructions [link]

7. Medical Exam Information & Instructions [link]

8. Additional Applicant Processing Questionnaire [link]

9. Photograph instruction and information [link]

10. DS-230 Immigration Visa Application [link]
Forms to Consulate?
Other Forms (if any)? Varies by case.
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? All
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"?
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? Depends on workload. Mostly yes.
If not what's the waiting period?
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? At least 2 weeks prior to interview
Cost of Medical Exam? The examination fee is Taka 1600 for children under 15 years old and Taka 3000 for applicants 15 years and older.

Please note that additional required vaccinations may increase the cost. In order to prove any infectious diseases or TB, you will be required to complete additional laboratory tests. Sometimes applicants are requested to be prepared to pay the additional cost within 5 days of their medical examination.

How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 1
Picture Format:
2" x 2"
White background
Headshot - From Top of head to top of shoulders, with both ears showing.

Must also bring Passport.
List of doctors? Dr. Lina Shahnaz Parveen Hoq
Dermatologist & Venerealogist
Green Crescent Health Services
House # 29, (Beside Dhaka Bank) Road: Sarwardi Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka. (North of Nuton Bazar, inside Baridhara boundary wall)
Tel: 881-7335, 986-2384, 881-0486
Cell: 017423-88854
Fax: 882-9523
E-mail: gchsmed@bdcom.com
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Dr. M. A. Wahab
MD PhD. Trained in Tropical Medicine
Road # 12, House # 3
Baridhara Diplomatic Area
Dhaka
Tel: 985-5953, 882-7553
Fax: 882-6069
E-mail: wahab@agni.com
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 1
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? Possibly entire day.
Vaccination requirements? MMR, DT, Hep, among others. If you don't have any vaccinations, get them done by the Embassy approved physicians.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? There are several hotels in the vicinity.
Additional Info? Plan on taking drinks and snacks with you the day of the interview. If you don't take any, there is a concession stand available once inside the Embassy. Cases are called at random, so plan on being there the entire day. Petitioners, be sure to take your passport and driver's licenses with you to the interview if you will be present there.

Plan on getting there early, lines seem to form early on. Leave things like cameras (even the ones on cell phones) at home or in your car because they will not let them in and no lockers or check in are provided.

Do not take your cell phone even if it doesn't have a camera, they are very strict about electronics.

The consulate states that it is a good idea to take originals AND copies of any documentation that you provided. Typically, the embassy will keep the copies on file and return the originals to you.


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