Comparison of old and new Revised Travel Arrangements between

India and Bangladesh

January 28, 2013
Comparison of old and new Revised Travel Arrangements between India and Bangladesh
Category RTA signed in 2001/Existing Rules RTA signed in 2013
Diplomatic Visa Visa free regime for stay upto a maximum of 30 days Visa free regime for stay upto a maximum of 45 days
Official Visa No visa free regime earlier Visa free regime for stay upto a maximum of 45 days
Short Term Visa Three months single entry Double entry for a maximum period of 3 months
Long Term Multiple Entry Visa ——- Multiple entry Tourist Visa with a validity upto 1 year may be issued

Stay is limited to 90 days in one stretch.

Medical Visa Validity upto three months on medical grounds  with a provision of extension upto one year

No limitation on the number of journeys

Three medical attendants

Maximum three entries

Multiple entry Visa with validity upto one year may be issued with a provision of further extension upto a period of one year

No limitation on the numbers of journeys

Three medical attendants

Maximum three entries with permission for Multiple entry on need basis

Long term Employment Visa Multiple entry visa for the tenure of assignment

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

Multiple entry visa for the tenure of assignment (Upto five years’ validity)

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

Visa for investors and businessmen Visa to be issued on a year-to-year basis

Each stay not to exceed three months

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

Visas to be issued with validity of upto 5 years

Each stay not to exceed three months

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

Professional visas Visa with validity upto two years

No limitation on the number of journeys

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

Visa with validity upto five years on year-to-year basis

No limitation on the number of journeys

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

Journalist Visa Three month single entry to be issued

Multiple entry visa with a validity upto 180 days with the permission of Ministry of External Affairs

Multiple entry visa with validity upto one year

Maximum permissible duration of stay of thirty days

Research Scholar Renewable Multiple entry visa on year-to-year basis

No limitation on the number of journeys

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

No time frame mentioned for issuance of visa

Research Visa for one year validity extendable on year-to-year basis for a maximum period of five years

No limitation for the number of journeys

Dependents/family members to be issued Entry (X) visas co-terminus with the validity of the principal visa holder

Decision regarding grant of visa to be intimated within a period of three months

Student Visa Multiple entry visa to be issued for the entire period of study

Dependant spouse/children of Post Graduate students to get co-terminus visas

Visa to be issued for the entire period of study or two years whichever is less extendable on year-to-year basis for upto five years

Dependant spouse/children of Post Graduate students to get co-terminus visas

Transit Visa Stay for upto maximum period of 15 days from the date of entry

No visa for direct transit through Airport/Seaport

Stay for a period of maximum of 5 days from the date of entry

No visa for direct transit through Airport/Seaport

Double Entry Visa Stay upto a maximum period of 7 days Stay upto a maximum period of 15 days on each occasion
Change of Routes Allowed Allowed
Registration Registration required within 4 days for persons who intend to stay for more than 180 days Registration required within 4 days for persons who intend to stay for more than 180 days
Visa for seamen No change No change
Visa for Inland Water Transport Personnel No need for a Transit Visa No need for a Transit Visa

Need to carry a Certificate of Employment with a photograph

Border Trade No change No change
Review No change No change