All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator or one of their international partners. Visa clearance must be obtained through your tour operator prior to travel. You can’t apply Visa yourself and Bhutan embassy does not have travel visa services. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry.
There is a misconception that obtaining visa to visit Bhutan is very difficult. This is not the case. Visas can be obtained in about seven days, if all papers are in order. All forms and paperwork will be processed by the local tour operator and the following items are the only things required of you, to process visas for Bhutan
- Passport copy – scanned copies can be sent via email. Passport should be valid for at least 6 month.
- Full payments for the trip.