Unless you work in Bhutan or you are a close relative of a person employed in Bhutan, or you are a Royal invitee, all foreigners except Indians must process their Bhutan visa through a Tour Operator. Book a trip with us and supply us with your passport information, occupation, and home address details and leave the rest to our expert hands. Bhutan visa processing is a part of the tour arrangement.
You must bear a passport with the remaining validity of a minimum of 6 months when you return from the trip. Make sure that there are enough blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
Visa is applied at the Department of Tourism at Thimpu and has to be approved by the Foreign Ministry. The latter issues a clearance number, which is required while checking in Druk Air flights. The Bhutan Department of Tourism has made it mandatory to produce the evidence of full pre-payment of your tour to apply visa for you.
Visa clearance document is issued a few weeks before your trip date. We will email you a copy of the document that you need to present when you check in flight and again upon arrival at Paro airport immigration. There is an actual visa stamped in your passport, and upon arrival, the visa fee is pre-paid by us. Photographs are not required anymore.
Bhutan visa will be valid for the period of booked tour only. It's possible to extend visa, but you have to buy the package tour paying the standard rate set by the government. With your trip application, you will have to supply us with a copy of your passport, occupation, and home address.