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Visa for Bhutan

Visa requirements

  1. Currently, Bhutan visas are not issued in the USA. Tourists must apply for visa clearance through a Bhutan-based tour operator; business travelers – through their host company/organization in Bhutan at least 30 days before travel. All visas must be approved by Bhutan Foreign Ministry, from where a clearance number will be issued. The actual visa is stamped on arrival in Bhutan while visa is cleared in advance and a visa clearance number issued.
  2. For all travelers entering Bhutan by Druk Air, the visa clearance number is forwarded to concerned overseas Druk Air stations. Without the clearance number, passengers are not allowed to board the flight. Visa clearance number is also required while issuing Druk Air tickets.
  3. For all travelers entering into the country by surface through Phuntsholing (the border town south of Bhutan), the visa is stamped on arrival and the clearance number is forwarded to Foreign Ministry’s office for references and record.
  4. Visa fee is US $20.00 per person for 14 days visa, which can be further extended with additional fee of US $15.00 (fees subject to change without prior notice). Visa fee is payable on arrival in cash.