With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa.
Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6-months validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)) Aadhar Card
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, no foreign mission/embassy abroad grants tourist visas for Bhutan
Documents required valid passport for at least 6 months after your planned date of departure of Bhutan.
Arrival By Air
Arrival by Land (border towns of Phuntsholing , Samdrup Jongkhar & Gelephu).
Please make sure to travel with the same passport on which the Bhutan visa was issued. Your Tour operator not be responsible if the passport on which the visa was issued does not match the passport used to travel to Bhutan. In such an event, you will not be allowed to board the flight or enter Bhutan at the border towns.
Other Country Visas/In Transit Visas
Please make sure you have the necessary visas & documents required for other countries that you may transit through or visit before/after Bhutan You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.
At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.