Bhutan Passport & Visa Requirements

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Entry requirements for Americans: United States citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond arrival. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.
Entry requirements for UK nationals: British nationals must have a passport valid six months beyond arrival date. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.
Entry requirements for Canadians: Canadians must hold a passport valid six months beyond arrival date. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.
Entry requirements for Australians: Australians must have a passport valid six months beyond arrival date. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.
Entry requirements for South Africans: South Africans must have a passport valid six months beyond arrival date. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders: New Zealand nationals must have a passport valid six months beyond arrival date. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals: Irish nationals must have a passport valid six months beyond arrival date. A visa is required and must be applied for in advance through a tour operator.
Passport/Visa Note: Bhutan has an unusual but fairly simple process for admitting visitors: Bhutanese embassies abroad cannot issue visas, instead you must apply for your visa in advance through a registered tour operator. The visa should be applied for at least 12 weeks before intended travel at which time your tour operator will confirm with you directly with a faxed or emailed copy of the successful application. The actual visa is then stamped into your passport on arrival. This must be accompanied by at least two passport photographs. A visa allows for a stay for a maximum of 15 days. Note that the Government of Bhutan refuses entry to people wishing to visit the country for mountaineering, publicity, and other research activities. All visitors are required to book with a registered tour operator in Bhutan, which can be done directly through a travel agent abroad. All visitors must hold confirmed return or onward tickets, all documents required for next destination, and USD 200 per day of stay.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.