Getting your Visa

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Everybody needs a visa except visitors from India, Bangladesh, and Maldives.

  • Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6-month validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)). 
  • All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan.  Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.   
  • You are required to send the photo page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa.  The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account.  Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours. 
  • At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.  See more here on the Tourism Council of Bhutan

What does that mean?

When you want to visit Bhutan, we will arrange all the visa requirements as part of your visit.

  • You do not need to send your passport: only send us a picture of the photo page of your passport (a scan or smartphone picture)
  • Bhutan has a Minimum Daily Fee that needs to be spend while in Bhutan in order to provide you a visa.
    • This means you need to spend at least 200$/250$ per day per person as your "minimum budget" for your trip: You can review the information of the official Tourism Council od Bhutan website here
      • USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
      • USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.

How does that work?

  1. Choose a program that suits you and contact us.  
    • We are also happy to provide other programs or to discuss your needs
  2. We will answer back with a full quote for your trip.  This quote will include
    • All internal Taxes and charges (including the royalty)
    • Accommodation
    • All Meals
    • All travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide
    • All internal Transport
    • Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking
    • Air Travel to Bhutan from one of the destination served by Druk Asia
  3. You then send us a picture of the page in your passport where you see you photo
  4. You need to transfer the quoted amount directly to the Royal Bank of Bhutan via a bank wire
  5. Between 10 days to 3 days prior to your arrival, you will receive an email with a similar document.  Print that and you're good to go!
    sample bhutan visa
  6. Your guide will meet you are the airport at arrival and will take care of you from that point on.