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Bhutan Passport & Visa Requirements

Visa Agencies

Avoid the stress and queues, get a visa agency to arrange your visa.


Travel Visa Pro, San Francisco, USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com

Travel Visa Pro in UK: +44 (0) 20 3743 3155 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.


Entry requirements for Americans

United States citizens must have a passport. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British nationals must have a passport. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadians must hold a passport. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australians must have a passport. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South Africans must have a passport. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand nationals must have a passport. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish nationals must have a passport. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.

Passport/Visa Note

Bhutan has an unusual but fairly simple process for admitting visitors: Bhutanese embassies abroad cannot issue visas, instead you must apply for your visa in advance through a registered tour operator. The visa takes a minimum of two weeks to be approved at which time your tour operator will confirm with you directly with a faxed or emailed copy of the successful application. The actual visa is then stamped into your passport on arrival. You will need to pay a USD 20 fee and present two passport photographs.

Note that the Government of Bhutan refuses entry to people wishing to visit the country for mountaineering, publicity and other research activities. All visitors are required to book with a registered tour operator in Bhutan, which can be done directly through a travel agent abroad. All visitors must hold confirmed return or onward tickets, all documents required for next destination, and USD 200 per day of stay.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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