Visa to Bhutan

Other than Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa; all visas are issued from Thimphu; visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent. Applications for tourist visas are submitted by the tour operator. Visa clearance from Thimphu must be obtained before coming to Bhutan. Visa clearance takes at least 10 days to process. Air tickets to Bhutan cannot be purchased without visa clearance. At your point of entry the visa will be stamped in your passport on payment of US$20, two passport photos will also be required. Visas are issued for a 15day period; extensions can be obtained in Thimphu at a cost of Nu.510.

All delegate  will be provided free visas for Bhutan for the meeting by the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs for the duration of the meeting.
All arrangements for the visa will be managed by the Conference.
Processes for Visa: The process is very simple.
  • Register Online for the Meeting. Click Here
  • There are no requirements for visa interviews for visa approval or for finger print scans.
  • Delegates will be required to upload scanned copies of their passport during the registration process
  • Upon accepting your registration, We will process your visa and send the copy of a visa and the letter for the metting via email
  • This should be used to board the plane to Bhutan. Without this letter you will not be allowed to board the plane to Bhutan.
  • Once you arrive at the Paro airport in Bhutan, this letter should be presented to the visa officer at the immigration desk.
  • The Visa officer will then stamp the visa on your passport.

Custom Duty

Travelers will be required to complete the passenger deceleration form upon arrival. Travelers are allowed to bring in the following items –
  • Personal belongings.
  • Alcohol (wine or spirit) – up to 1 liter.
  • Up to 200 pieces of cigarettes with payment of 100% custom tax.
  • Video and / or photography equipment for personal use.
  • Instrument and apparatus for personal use.