Bhutan Visa Formalities:
Other than Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa. All visas are issued from Thimphu. Visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator like Bespoke Bhutan Tours, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
Bespoke Bhutan Tour applies for visa for our guest with the payment of tour payment along with visa fee of US$ 40 per person. Copy of approved visa will be mailed to the tourist by representative of Bespoke Bhutan Tours.
Visa clearance from Thimphu must be obtained before coming to Bhutan. Visa clearance normally takes 2-3 working days to process. Air tickets to Bhutan cannot be purchased without visa clearance. At your point of entry actual visa will be stamped in your passport. Validity of the visa depends on the duration applied for; extensions can be obtained in Thimphu at a cost of Nu.510.
The actual visa is stamped in your passport either at Paro airport or (if by road) at Phuentsholing based on your visa letter. You will then receive a visa for the period of your stay in Bhutan. We will process visa extensions for you if it is required.
***No foreign mission/embassy abroad grants Bhutan tourist visa***
Bhutan Tourist Visa Fee revised from January 2013
As per the Department of Immigration’s Rules and Regulation 2012, Annexure III, the revised Visa Fee will be as follows. The revised visa fee will only be effective from January 2013.
- Single entry visa fee: US$ 40
- Double entry visa fee: US$ 80
- Triple entry visa fee: US$ 120
- Multiple entry visa fee: US$ 200
Information and Documents Required for Visa Application
Bespoke Bhutan Tours will obtain your visa once your Bhutan trip is confirmed and full tour payment is made to the Tourism Council of Bhutan through us. Additionally, the following details are required for processing your Bhutan tourist visa prior to the date of your travel. Your visa will be sent to you before your travel date.
- Your full name:
- Passport No.:
- Date of issue:
- Date of expiry:
- Place of Issue:
- Date of birth:
- Permanent address:
- A scanned copy of your passport (in jpeg format)