There are only 5 easy step to follow on applying for a tourist visa for Bhutan:
- Book a ready-made or your own preferred tour package with any licensed tour operator like Absolute Happiness Origin Bhutan Travel,
- Make a full payment for the cost of tour package including USD$40 for visa fees,
- Scan all payment receipt and a copy of photo-page of your passport and send us by email (Be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months at the point of your arrival in Bhutan),
- We then fill up a Tourist application form on your behalf and submit them to Department of immigration along with your payment receipt and passport copy for processing,
- We will email you a copy of the approved visa once we received from concern authorities. Visa clearance will be processed within a maximum of one week working hours.
All the tourist visa will be issued only upon receiving the full payment of the total cost of your tour package and visa application fees. The payment of above fees will be directly deposited into the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) account to ensure your booking is securely reserved. Unlike other countries, Bhutanese embassies abroad cannot issue a Tourist visa to visit Bhutan. After then you can proceed to purchase your flight ticket which we can purchase for you if you need our assistance. We always advise you to double-check that the information you provided us is correct; if there are any discrepancies when you arrive in Bhutan, there will be further delays and complications.
Following nationalities are exempted from requiring a visa; Indian, Bangladesh and Maldives, however, these nationalities have to obtain entry permit at the port of entry on producing a passport which has validity for at least six months at the point of your arrival in Bhutan. (Indian nationals may also produce voters Identity Card).
Visa requirement is also exempted for Switzerland officials and diplomats: Bhutanese and Swiss officials and diplomats will not require of Visa to travel to either country after the two government signed a visa exemption agreement on October 8, 2014. Official and diplomats would be permitted to stay for a period up to 90 days without a visa.