Applying for a visa (or permit) is simple and straightforward – and brings your journey to Bhutan one step closer.

All visitors require a visa before travelling 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$100 per day (per adult; concessionary rates apply for children). More information about the SDF can be found on FAQ section

A non-refundable, one-off visa application fee of US$40 is also payable. You can apply online for a visa or permit by completing an application form, or if you’re travelling with a tour operator or staying at a hotel, they can apply on your behalf.  You can apply for yourself and anyone you’re travelling with, provided you have the required information for each person travelling.

Sustainable Development Fee
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