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Bhutan Visa Information


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 Thimpu 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 Thimpu 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 us$ 20 and us$ 10 as a tourism development must be paid on arrival. Visa can be further extended with an additional fee of us$ 15. We can arrange visa.

To obtain a Bhutanese visa, you need the following:

- Bhutan visa application form x 3 copies duly filled

- 2 passport-size photographs

- Photocopy of the passport for private visitors, a sponsorship certificate form must be filled in by the sponsor.

- A fee of US $70 a day should be paid directly to the Department of Tourism for private visitors, except for family members.

- Visa processing time: 1 month.

- When entering Bhutan, you receive a visa for only 2 weeks from Paro airport. Visa extensions can be granted if you stay longer. Except for SNV employees, the visa extension fee of Nu. 510/- for each passport should be paid.

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