A Non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) implies a Bangladeshi citizen living abroad with valid status. This could either be as a foreign country’s permanent resident or with a valid work permit. In case of a foreign passport holder an endorsement either from the relevant Bangladeshi embassy or from Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that “No visa is required” for traveling to Bangladesh is required as a proof of dual citizenship.
NRBs receive a number of benefits in Bangladesh. For example, NRBs receive various savings/ investment benefits offered by Bangladesh Bank. These include Non-Resident Foreign Currency Deposit, Wage Earners’ Development Bond, Non-Resident Investor’s Taka Account. For more information on facilities offered by Bangladesh Bank, visit www.bb.org.bd.
Import regulations concerning NRBs can be accessed through the Import Policy Order, 2015 – 2018, which can be downloaded from Ministry of Commerce website (www.mincom.gov.bd ). Specific provisions that relate to NRBs are – Paragraph 6 (a)(ii) (Source of Finance); Paragraph 8(7) (Import against direct payment/purchase abroad); and Paragraph 12 (Import by Bangladeshi professional’s living abroad).