With the exception of visitors from India and Bangladesh, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa.
Indian and Bangladeshis nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)).
All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
You are required to send the photo-page of your passport and a copy of passport photo to us to apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Department of Tourism (DOT) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 one-time visa fee) has been wire transferred or credit card/Online payment has been received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 4-5 working days.
At your point of entry, you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.