Documents & Visa

Valid passports and an entry visa are essential except Indian & Bangladeshi National. Travelers to Bhutan are permitted only as a member of a commercially organized tour group. This can be done directly or through a travel agent abroad.

Visa clearances are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu and must be obtained before departing for Bhutan. At your port of entry your visa will be stamped in your passport on payment of US$ 20, you will also require two passport photos. Extension of visas, for up to 6 months, can be obtained in Thimphu at a cost of Nu. 510.

NOTE:
Visas cannot be obtained at Bhutanese embassies.

Three copies of original passport size photograph are required on arrival. Visa fee is Usd 20 and Usd 10 as a tourism development must be paid on arrival. Visa can be further extended with an additional fee of Usd 15. We can arrange visa.

Restricted entry: Entry into Bhutan from Assam of India, is not allowed. Tourists to Bhutan are obliged to use Druk Air (the only airline serving Bhutan) either on entering or leaving the country). Valid passport required by all. except nationals of India.

Note: There are two ways of entering Bhutan: by air to Paro Airport or by road to the Bhutanese border town of Phuntosholing. All travellers entering the country by road must ensure that they have the necessary documentation for transiting through that part of India to Phuntsholing.

Application to: Visa applications for all tourists processed by the travel/tour agent through the Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB). Only once the visa has been cleared can visitors travel to Bhutan. Visas are issued on arrival at Paro Airport or at Phuntsholing check post.

Working days required: Applications should be made 2 weeks in advance of the intended date of departure.
Informations we need for visa process;

Your full name as it appears in your passport
Permanent address
Occupation
Nationality
Passport number
Date of issue and expiration of passport
Date and place of birth

Double check that the information is correct; if there are discrepancies in any important numbers when you arrive in Bhutan, there are delays and complications in issuing the visa.

After the visa clearance is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they send a visa confirmation number to Druk Air, Kathmandu. Druk Air will not issue the tickets to Paro until they receive this confirmation number.
The actual visa endorsement is stamped in your passport when you arrive at Paro. Visa Form
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PROTOCOL DIVISION
THIMPHU

Copy and Fill application form then send us:

VISA APPLICATION FORM
(Please fill in block capital letters)

NOTE: If any particulars furnished are found to be incorrect or if information is found to have been withheld, the visa if granted is liable to be cancelled any time.

1. Full Name Mr./Mrs/Ms :

2. Permanent Address:

3. Place of Birth: Date of birth :

4. Nationality :

5. Nature of Passport : Diplomatic/Official/ordinary/UN Laisser -Passer

6. Passport Number: Date of Issue :

7. Place of issue : Date of expiry :

8. Occupation / Profession :

9. Period for which visa is required : From

10. Point of entry /exit into Bhutan : Entry
Exit :
11. Purpose for visiting Bhutan : TOURISM

12. Is this your first visit to Bhutan ?YES. If not, give details of your earlier visit:…… …………………..

Place : THIMPHU

Date :


SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT

(Please delete whichever is not applicable) For Official use only.
Type of Visa :………………………….. Visa Number………………………..
Date of Issue :…………………………. Visa clearance number……………….

 

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