Visa/Entry Permit

All tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior the travel to Bhutan. No foreign missions/embassies abroad grant Bhutan visas. Tourist Visas are processed through an online system by licensed Bhutanese tour operator (Away Smile Travels as your travel agent) only. 

You are required to send the photo-page of your passport and passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your departure from Bhutan.  Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a permit at the port of entry on producing a valid passport (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)

At your point of entry, you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped on 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. 

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