The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of various work permit schemes available in Bangladesh for foreign working professionals and entrepreneurs. Singapore has become the ideal business and commercial hub in Southeast Asia, partly due to its creative immigration policies designed to attract seasoned entrepreneurs and working professionals from around the world.Bangladesh’s Board of Investment (BOI) has imposed a five-year limit on foreigners working for commercial firms and industries, stating that the country needs to open up more jobs for locals.
General Work Permit and sector requirements, including eligibility, security bond, quota and security deposites.
The restriction will not apply to foreigners working in diplomatic or other non-commercial posts.The decision came after a taskforce recently found that a number of foreign workers in Bangladesh hid their actual income to evade government taxes – prompting BOI to scrap work permits for 25 foreign nationals.
Bangladeshi visa and Work permit process.
Before you can apply or be issued with a work permit you must have a non-immigrant visa first. This is required to apply for a work permit. Ideally, it should be acquired prior to your arrival in Bangladesh. We can assist you in obtaining it in your home country or in country close to Bangladesh. In addition, we can help you convert a tourist visa to a non-immigrant visa without leaving Bangladesh but it can take up to 1 or 2 months for this conversion process.
Obtaining a work permit in Bangladesh :
Obtaining a work permit in Bangladesh is perhaps the most convenient and most rewarding way for the enchanted visitor to enjoy the country’s many promising attractions while immersing into the exotic and opulent Bangla culture without worrying much about a visa or time. A work permit allows you to work and operate business in Thailand as a skilled professional or even as an employer. The work permit is required in order to be able to work legally in Bangladesh. Working without a Bangladeshi work permit might cause severe consequences.
Employment Guidelines :
- Foreign nationals
Nationals of countries recognized by Bangladesh are considered for employment.
- Area of work
Employment of expatriate personnel will be considered only in industrial/commercial establishments which are sanctioned/registered by the appropriate authority.
- Scope of work
Employment of foreign nationals is normally considered for the job for which local experts/technicians are not available.
- Age Restrictions
Persons below 18 years of age are not eligible for employment.
- Approval from BoD
A decision of the board of directors of the concerned company for new employment/employment extension is to be furnished in each case.
- Employment Quota
The number of foreign employees should not exceed 5% in the industrial sector and 20% in commercial sector of the total employees, including top management personnel.
- Terms of Services
Initially employment of any foreign national is considered for a term of two years, which may be extended on the basis of merit of the case.
- Security Clearance
Ministry of Home Affairs will issue necessary security clearance certificate.