1. Do visitors need a visa to visit Bhutan?
  • Yes, all visitors will need a visa to visit Bhutan, except for visitors from India,  who will require a permit.
  • Nationals of Bangladesh and the Maldives shall be eligible for a visa on arrival at the port of entry.  
  • Nationals of Switzerland and Thailand holding diplomatic and official passports shall be eligible for a visa on arrival at the port of entry.
  • Visitors from India will need a permit to visit Bhutan. This applies to anyone holding an Indian passport, or an Indian voter ID card. For Indian nationals aged under 18 years, a passport or a birth certificate will suffice, and they must be accompanied by legal guardians.
  1. How can visitors process their visas or permit?
  • Visitors can process a visa or permit online from the website of the Department of Immigration or our team from A Treasure Door to Bhutan can assist in processing your visa/permits on our client’s
  • Although visitors from Bangladesh and Maldives can process visas on arrival and visitors from India can process permits on arrival at the port of entry, it is recommended that these be applied online to reduce wait time and for faster clearance at the port of entry, for the easy arrangement you may kindly write to our reservation team at treasuredoor2bhutan@gmail.com
  1. What are documents required to process the visa?
  • A passport copy is required. The passport must be valid for six months from the intended date of departure from the Kingdom; For Indian travelers, a Voter ID card can also be used for processing permits. However, we recommend using passport copies for easy and fast processing of your Bhutan travel visa/permits.
  • Travel insurance is valid for the duration of the trip; and
  • A recent passport-size photograph.
  1. How much is the visa fee and how long does it take to issue?
  • The visa fee is USD 40 per person, and it is non-refundable. While the process to issue the visa is usually quick, the visa can take up to five working days to process.
  1. What documents are required to process the permit (for Indian guests)? 
  • Visitors from India can use a passport or voter ID card. Children under 18 years of age can use a birth certificate or passport and must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  
  • A passport-size photograph is also required.
  • Travel insurance is required and should be valid for the whole duration of the trip.

NB: Please note documents should be sent as a clear colored scanned copy for online processing.

  1. How can I purchase insurance if I don’t have any?
  • There is also an option to purchase domestic travel insurance from Bhutanese insurance providers at the port of entry during arrival. There are also tourism information officers stationed at all ports of entry who can assist travelers. Click here to get details on the insurance from Bhutan Insurance Limited.