Visa and Customs of Bhutan


The Bhutan Government Issue visas to all tourist. With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa.  
Passport holders of India, Maldives, and Bangladesh can get a visa in every entry port with a 6-month valid legal passport. While Indian nationalities can also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)). While other nationalities need to obtain a visa prior to entry prior to travel to Bhutan.

Bhutan visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Tour Operator, directly. Another through a foreign travel agent like Trekking Trail Nepal. As for our guest for Bhutan Tour, Trekking Trail Nepal handles all Formalities, Visa and Customs for Bhutan to make your Bhutan Holidays awesome. Just you are required to send the color photo page of your passport to us then we will do all for you.

The Bhutan visa is regulated by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 Bhutan Visa Fees) has been wire transferred to TCB Bank Account. After they received the transfer, your Bhutan visa will be processed within 72 working hours. You will not permit to board the plane for Bhutan unless visa clearance has come from Bhutan government. At a point of entry, every traveler needs to show your visa guarantee letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport on arrivals.


  • You must have a legal passport and no criminal charge on you. You can extend your stay with the extension of your visa by paying the predetermined fees to TCB on behalf of your Travel Agent. You must leave Bhutan before your visa expire.
  • Overstaying without authority is serious and you can be detained or refused permission to leave until a fine is paid.
  • Your legal passport must be valid for at least 6 months while you submit an application for a visa for Bhutan.


The Bhutanese authorities strictly prohibit the export of any religious and historical antiquity or antiques from any parts of the country. All baggage must be identified and has to pass through customs inspection at every entry or exit point.

Two bottles of liquor, one camera and other personal electronic gadgets, a personal adventure type of equipment and gears with personal items are allowed in duty-free. While cigarettes are not allowed in the customs even as any types of tobacco is ban. 

For, further and Latest updates about Visa and Customs of Bhutan, you can contact Trekking Trail Nepal.