How to obtain eligibility for Foreign Loan in Bangladesh

It is a common practice for private sector Company to secure funds from external sources such as foreign loans. According to a recent study by Bangladesh Bank, private sector companies resort to foreign loans due to their low interest rates and low capital base of domestic banks.

Before borrowing from a foreign bank, the private company in Bangladesh needs approval from the Scrutiny Committee of the Board of Investment.

Documents Required:
1. Duly filled in prescribed application form

  1. Board’s resolution for the proposed foreign loan
  2. Latest registrations from BIDA
  3. Loan Agreement between the parties
  4. Credentials of the sponsors or directors
  5. Duly filled in CIB Inquiry form 1&2 and undertaking from its Sponsors or Directors.
  6. CIB Certificate of the company and its sponsors
  7. Track record of past foreign loans/deferred payment (if available)
  8. Audited Balance Sheet of previous year
  9. Utilization Certificate from nominated Bank
  10. Up-to-date credit rating report of the company
  11. Up-to-date financial analysis
  12. Up-to-date details Feasibility report of the proposed project
  13. Form-X, Form-XII and Form-XV from RJSC&F
  14. Certificate of Incorporation of commencement
  15. Memorandum & Articles of Association

The applicant is required to submit the prescribed application form together with above listed supporting documents. For final approval, a fully documented proposal needs to be presented before the Scrutiny Committee governed by Governor of the Bangladesh bank. The applicant shall get clearance based on the recommendation of the Committee and pay the nominated fee into the designated bank and receive money receipt from BIDA. Then, a letter shall be issued from BIDA if the applicant receives approval.

Time limit
estimated processing time for approval of foreign loan is thirty (30) days.

Government Fees
Ranges from BDT 5000 to 1 Lac BDT depending on the amount of loan.

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