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Immigration support for hiring expats in Bangladesh via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Bangladesh, there are some things you need to consider, from the peculiarities of immigration procedure in Bangladesh to documents required to get a work permit, and local payroll for foreign citizens.

If your company is hiring or planning to hire expats in Bangladesh, an in-country PEO employment post immigration might be a viable alternative to incorporation. A global PEO company will guide you through every step of immigration procedure in Bangladesh and render a ‘no entity hiring’ after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Bangladesh, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected expats to Bangladesh
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the Bangladesh
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Bangladesh

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Bangladesh, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit support in Bangladesh. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Bangladesh takes from 1 to 2 months until entry to Bangladesh, and a further 3 to 10 months before the whole process is completed.

Major steps to get a work permit in Bangladesh

  1. Application for BIDA Visa Recommendation
  2. Provisional E Visa Consular Application
  3. Entry to Bangladesh
  4. Work Permit Application
  5. Security Clearance
  6. Application for Visa Extension

Documents for work permit in Bangladesh, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Resume/CV (5 years) Showing relevant professional experience and education for at least the last five years. One clear copy
Copy of Principal’s Passport, Valid Beyond Intended Period of Stay One clear copy
Digital Photo A digital passport photo. One clear copy
Evidence of legal immigration status Evidence of legal residency in the applicant’s country of residence, where the application is being made (if he/she holds a passport from a different country) One original
Visa Application Fee Amount varies depending on nationality of applicant One original
6 Passport Photographs 3.5cmx4.5cm Six originals
Surrender Certificate Only for applicants who have previously held Bangladeshi nationality. The surrender certificate is obtained by surrendering the original expired Bangladeshi passport, or a notarized copy thereof, to the Bangladeshi diplomatic post, which will then issue the surrender certificate. One original
Passport valid beyond intended period of stay One original
Visa Application Form May vary depending on consulate of application. One original
Copy of E Visa One clear copy
1 Passport Photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, resolution minimum 600 dpi. The photograph should be of an appropriate quality for biometric processing. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open. One original
Travel History Form One clear copy

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Bangladesh without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Bangladesh.

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