Visa and Passport

Visa and Passport

Valid passports and an entry visa are essential and MUST. Travelers to Bhutan are permitted only as a member of a commercially organized tour group. Visa clearances are given by the Department of Tourism upon receipt of full advance tour payment before the final issuance by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu and must be obtained before departing for Bhutan. Druk Air, (the Royal Bhutan Airline) will not allow you to board their flight without prior visa clearance. At your port of entry your visa will be stamped in your passport upon payment of US$ 20.

We will provide all assistance in processing your visa for Bhutan. The following information should be forwarded to us along with the advance tour payment for processing visa with the concerned authorities:

  • Full Name
  • Permanent Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Profession
  • Nature of Passport: Diplomatic / Official / Ordinary / UN Laissez Passer
  • Passport Number, Date of Issue, Place of Issue, Date of Expiry
  • Date & Duration of visit

You should bring along two copies of original passport size photographs. This may be required when the actual visa is stamped on arrival in Bhutan. When the visa is cleared in advance, we shall inform you of the clearance number, which the Druk Air counter may ask sometimes although all Druk Air counter should have the clearance numbers before hand.

NOTE: Visas cannot be obtained at Bhutanese embassies abroad.