Visa Formalities

Visa Application will be made by us to the Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs. Visa processing will take a minimum of five working days. It is mandatory for a tourist to get his/her visa clearance before departing for Bhutan. Without proof of payment, Druk-Air, the only airline flying in and out of Bhutan, will not issue air tickets. The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is the sole agency to confirm proof of payment for Visa and provide the corresponding clearance. The Department of Immigration will not issue visa without this clearance. Visa will be stamped on your Passport upon arrival at the airport/border checkpoint.

To process the visa, we require the following documents and details:

  • Your Full Name
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Date Of issue
  • Date of expiry
  • Place of Issue
  • Date of Birth
  • A scanned copy of your passport size photo (in jpeg form)

For tourists entering through Bagdogra (India domestic airport-nearest to Bhutan border) and exiting from either Guwahati or Bagdogra, Indian visa can be arranged but prior information has to be given as it takes time to process.