VISA Requirement Procedure

The citizen of Bangladesh, India  and Maldives do not require VISA to enter Bhutan. People from other countries except from Bangladesh, India  and Maldives need a VISA permit while traveling to Bhutan. The VISA processing for Bhutan requires a readable color copy of passport via email that has at least six month of validity from the date of exit from Bhutan. The file (Scan Copy) should be forwarded to via email in JPEG or PDF format. The passport number and picture of the applicant should be visible in the e-document.

The application should be processed at least 10 days prior to the date of entry to Bhutan. The tourism council of Bhutan then issues a VISA clearance letter and fax or email it to the local travel agent. Please note that the VISA service is not offered in Bhutan, travelers have to buy full service package from the local tour operator. Travelers traveling by air are required to produce a printed VISA clearance copy at the time of check-in for Druk Air flight. People traveling by land to enter Bhutan via Phuentshoking or Samdrup Jonkhar are required to produce a VISA clearance letter at the immigration center. The actual VISA is stamped in your passport on your arrival in Bhutan.

A visa fee of US$40 is charged by the Department of Immigration. In case of extension of your visa you will have to pay US$20 as extension fee.

You can apply for a tourist visa for any length of time or ask for extension for any duration.

Tourist visa gives you permit to travel to all most all the places in Bhutan. For some places special permits are required which we will apply for you.

For travelers, entering Bhutan by road through border towns, visa is stamped on arrival at border gates.

How to send us your VISA details?

  1. You can either download our VISA APPLICATION FORM, and FAX us with the details to +975-02-332005 OR
  2. Simply fill up the following form and send us: We do not share or trade your information. Please see our Terms & Conditions
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