In mid-February of this year, it was announced that the Canadian Immigration Visa Office in Dhaka would offer a full range of immigration services by July 2007 (see original news release). It was recently confirmed that this start date, released by the Immigration Law Consultancy Bureau (ILCB), is incorrect. The High Commission of Canada has confirmed that the full-service office in Dhaka will not be operational until 2008.
All applications for temporary worker, student, and visitor visas will continue to be processed at the existing facility in Dhaka. However, applications for Canadian permanent residency will go on being processed in Singapore until the Bangladesh’s new Canadian Immigration Visa Office facility is completed in 2008 in the Baridhara district of Dhaka.