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A Visa is required for traveling to Bhutan by all foreign nationals except that of Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals. No foreign missions will grant a Bhutanese tourist visa. All the visas are issued at Thimphu only; Passport details along with a clear passport scan copies should be emailed at least one months prior to date of travel. Visa applications are accepted for processing by the Tourism Council of Bhutan only on receipt of the full tour payment. The Visa approval process takes about 7 working days. On approval we will email you a copy of the approved visa and the actual visa is stamped on arrival at Paro international airport. Visitors entering Bhutan via Druk air have to present a copy of visa clearence letter at the time of check in, to be allowed to board the aircraft. Visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.

Starting from 1st January 2013 as per the Department of Immigration’s Rules and Regulation 2012, Annexure III the revised Visa Fee for tourist will be as follows and also refer Tourism Council of Bhutan Secretariat letter No. TCB/SD-32/12/3456 dated 06th December 2012.

Visa Fee
Single entry visa fee US $ 40/-
Double entry visa fee US $ 80/-
Triple entry visa fee US $ 120/-
Multiple entry visa fee US $ 200/-
Visa Renewal Fee :
Up-to three months Nu. 1000/-
Up-to six months Nu. 2000/-
Up-to one year Nu. 4000/-