Except for India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, tourists from other countries require a visa to enter Bhutan. There are two main ways to apply for a visa to Bhutan :

  • Online: You can apply online through the Bhutan Tourism Council website (Bhutan travel visa). This is the most common and convenient way to apply for a visa. 
  • Through tour operator: if you are traveling with a tour operator, they can apply for your visa on your behalf. this is a good option if you are not comfortable applying for a visa online or if you are unsure of the requirements.

The visa application form process is relatively simple, but there are a few things you will need to keep in mind:

  • Visa Types: There are different types of visas available, including tourist visas, business visas, and official visas. The type of visa you need will depend on the purpose of your trip.
  • Required Documents: The required documents for a visa application can vary depending on your nationality and the type of visa you are applying for. However, some of the most common documents include a complete visa application form, a valid passport, a passport-sized photo, and travel insurance. 
  • Minimum Stay: There is a minimum daily fee that foreign visitors must pay to cover the cost of their stay in Bhutan. This fee is currently $200 per night for the standard season ( March, May, June, September, and November) and $250 per night for the peak season ( December, January, February, July, August, and October). the minimum fee will be included in the visa application process.
  • Processing Time: The processing time for a visa application is usually 2 working days. however, it is recommended that you apply for your visa well in advance of your trip, especially if you are traveling during peak season. 

Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

  • Validity of passport: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended departure from Bhutan.
  • Travel Insurance: You must have valid travel insurance for the duration of your stay in Bhutan. your travel insurance must cover medical expenses, including repatriation costs. 
  • Flight reservations: You may be required to provide proof of onward or return flight reservations when you apply for your visa.
  • Duty: A visa is not a guarantee of entry into Bhutan. Immigration officials have the final say on whether or not to grant you entry. 

For more information on the visa process, please visit the website of the Bhutan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.