Bhutan Visa is the most important entry permit for traveling to Bhutan. According to the Bhutanese government, except for passport holders from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, tourists from other countries need to apply for a Bhutan Visa online in advance, which will be issued by the Department of Immigration Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs in Thimphu. Moreover, tourists must apply through a local travel agency in Bhutan.
For US and Canadian citizens traveling to Bhutan, getting a visa is a very easy procedure. The first step is to choose a reliable Bhutan travel agency by booking a Bhutan tour. Then pay your Bhutan travel fee in full. Submit a clear passport scan or passport photo, and the passport is required to valid for at least six months. After you get the Bhutan Visa Approval Letter in 7-10 working days, you must print it out as soon as possible. When you check-in at the airport, you need to show your Bhutan Visa Approval Letter to get your boarding pass. When you arrive at Bhutan Paro International Airport, please show your passport and printed Bhutan Visa Approval Letter to the customs staff. They will stamp your passport with the visa stamp.
Bhutan Visa Approval Letter issued by Thimphu immigration department
No matter which city you are in the United States, such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, San Diego, Chicago, etc., you need to fly to one of the five countries with direct flights (Bangkok, Thailand, Kathmandu, Nepal, India, Singapore, Bangladesh), and then fly to Bhutan. There are flights between Bangkok/Kathmandu/India and Bhutan once a day, while flights between Singapore and Bhutan are not available every day. Please consult our customer service for details.