Bhutan Visa Application Online
Applying for a Bhutan visa is simple and straightforward – and brings your journey to Bhutan one step closer.
All visitors require a visa before traveling to Bhutan (except those from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, for whom the relevant processes and fees are outlined separately below).
As part of the visa application process, you will be required to pay the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of US$200 per day (per adult; concessionary rates apply for children). More information about the SDF can be found here.
A non-refundable, one-off visa application fee of US$40 is also payable.
You can apply for yourself and anyone you’re traveling with, provided you have the required information for each person traveling.
You can save your application at any time and return to complete it later. Once submitted, it will be reviewed within five working days.
If you have any questions, please contact our Truly Bhutan Team
Visitors from India require a permit. You may apply for this before traveling here, or if you’re traveling with Us or staying at a hotel in Bhutan, we can apply on your behalf. No fees are payable in advance.
You can also apply at your point of entry, but please be aware that there may be a long wait depending on the number of applicants at the time. If you are applying for a permit on arrival, you will need a passport-size photograph. You must also have insurance for the duration of your visit, which you can prearrange or purchase upon arrival. Your SDF is payable when applying for your permit, either online or in person.
Visitors from Bangladesh and the Maldives require a visa, but the process is the same as the one outlined above for Indian nationals: you may apply and pay the relevant SDF online and prearrange your travel insurance before traveling, or you can do this in person upon arrival.
We recommend arranging your permit or visa beforehand