All visitors to Bhutan (except those from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives) are required to have a visa. Bhutanese visa are issued only by Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan. All visitors must also book their travel through a local tour operator. Luxury DMC will obtain the visa once your trip expenses are paid in full.
You should have a current, valid passport and a valid visa to enter Bhutan. It's included in the price of your Bhutan vacation, and you can't get a Bhutan visa on your own. It is an g government regulation that you should use an authorized Bhutanese Tour Operator to book your travel to Bhutan or one of their international accomplices.
- In order for us to submit an application for your Bhutan visa, you will need to send us a scanned copy of the information in your passport at the time of booking. It must be the passport you take with you when you travel.
- Please ensure that the passport information you send to apply for a Bhutan visa matches the passport you will be using on your Bhutan trip and that it is valid for at least six months from the date you arrive in Bhutan.
- We will apply for a Bhutan visa once we have received your final payment for your vacation. The visa process only takes a few days. After receiving your response, we will send you a copy of your Visa Clearance Letter.
- When you arrive at Paro International Airport, you must bring two copies of the paper visa with you and present them, along with your valid passport, for the Bhutan Visa to be stamped in your passport.
- The daily fee that all tourists must pay to Bhutan is frequently confused with the Bhutan Visa. The Bhutanese government imposes a minimum daily package tariff as the best way to describe this cost.
Bhutan Tourist Visa Fee
The Bhutanese Tourist Visa costs US$40 per person. After your Bhutan tour is confirmed, Luxury DMC will make the full payment for the Bhutan tour and the fee for the Bhutan visa to the Tourism Council of Bhutan through us. Before the start of your Bhutan tour, you will receive your visa.
Rules for Tourists in Bhutan
The cultural practices of each nation are unique. You are expected to accept the culture and traditions of the country you are visiting. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a country with special culture, beliefs and society customs. The Bhutanese prioritize the preservation of traditional culture more than anything else. They are not sophisticated but extremely welcoming of foreigners.
- If your tour guide doesn't give you permission, you can't give the people of Bhutan medicines, candy, food, or anything else.
- Cultural preservation is of utmost importance to the government of Bhutan. Without permission from the government, it is against the law to purchase cultural artifacts.
- Numerous international tourists prioritize taking photographs. However, you should be aware that photographing religious sites and temples is against the law when traveling in such a religious country.
- The Bhutanese government also rules that the airline shall require the passengers to provide visa application documents issued by the government before tickets being sold to foreigners. The government also stipulates that foreign tourists are not allowed to travel there on their own, instead they need to join tour groups with a tour guide accompanied.
- In addition, you must obtain their permission before taking photographs of the Bhutanese. Alternately, the locals might feel insulted.
The process usual takes about 3 to 7 working days and is issued about 30 days prior to arrival in Bhutan.