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What services of other regulators are provided to the investors by BIDA’s OSS?

Oct 12, 2021

What services of other regulators are provided to the investors by BIDA’s OSS?

BIDA launched online OSS portal in February, 2019 (accessible through https://, or, which delivers IT-enabled services to every investor. OSS portal currently provides following services necessary for the start-up of any industrial project:

  • Company name clearance,

  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) registration,

  • Company incorporation (registration),

  • Investment project registration (including amendment),

  • Branch and liaison/ representative office registration (including amendment, extension, cancellation),

  • Recommendation for employment/ private investor VISA (including amendment)

  • VISA on arrival (including amendment),

  • Expatriate work permit (including amendment, extension, cancellation),

  • Overseas remittance of royalty, franchise, technical license/ know-how/ assistance fees,

  • Approval of the long-term foreign loans,

  • Bank account opening,

  • Online payment of application fees. BIDA has been proceeding with the second phase development to provide the following services online:

  • Security clearance certificate (associated with E-VISA/ expatriate work permit) = Security Services Division,

  • Import/ Export Registration Certificate (including renewal) = CCI&E,

  • Land use clearance/ Plan approval/ Special project approval/ Occupancy Certificate = CDA/ RAJUK,

  • Electricity connection = Six electricity distributors.

  • Report of title/ Ownership record changes = Ministry of Land,

  • Factory license/ Factory machinery-layout plan approval = Dept. of Inspection for Factories and Establishment,

  • Site clearance/ Environmental impact assessment (EIA) approval/ ECC and their renewal = Dept. of Environment,

  • Fire license/ No-objection Certificate (NOC) for multi-stories buildings = Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defense,

  • Certificate of origin/ Membership certificate = Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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