IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
According to an attaché at the
Embassy of Belgium in Ottawa, Bangladeshi visa applicants in
Bangladesh are not required to produce police security clearances
for regular short-term visas such as tourist visas (25 May 1994).
However, applicants for visas allowing visa holders to stay in
Belgium for a long period of time, including permanent residence
visas, are required to produce such security clearances (ibid.). It
is the responsibility of visa applicants, not the Belgian embassy,
to contact the Bangladeshi authorities to obtain the security
This response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does
not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular
claim to refugee status or asylum.
Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium,
Ottawa. 25 May 1994. Telephone interview with attachè.