Visa/Entry Permit

With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors travelling to Bhutan need a visa. 

Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a permit 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)).

All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior the travel to Bhutan. BLZ travels can have your Visa processed for you prior to your departure.

In order for the visa to be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) the full payment of your Bhutan tour package price have to be deposited. And you will be required to send the passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc.

Please note that your passport must have a validity of more than 6 months from the date you intend to visit Bhutan. Once you arrive at Paro International Airport, you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, after which the visa will then be stamped into your passport.

Online Regional Permit System

In order to streamline and facilitate smooth visitation by tourists from Bangladesh, India and Maldives, the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Tourism Council of Bhutan have launched the Online Permit System. The system facilitates the online processing of permits for regional tourists through registered Bhutanese tour operators and TCB certified hotels. The facility is offered as an optional channel to process permits for visitors from the region and is applicable for entry from Paro and Phuntsholing. Visitors who use this facility will be able to obtain their permit clearances and route permits ahead of their arrival in Bhutan similar to international tourists