All visitors to Bhutan (except Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivians) requires visa and it must be processed prior to their arrival in Bhutan.
Tourists planning to visit Bhutan must book their holiday through a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operators and on behalf of them, tour operators will apply for Bhutan visa through an online system to Tourism Council of Bhutan.
For visa application, all the visitors must mail a scanned copy of passport (photo page) with a minimum validity of 6 months and must wire transfer their total tour money and the Bhutan visa fee. Tourism council of Bhutan monitors the transfer tour money. Tour operators get access to money only after completing the tour.
After cross checking with the details, Tourism Council of Bhutan will issue a visa clearance letter to respective tour operators on behalf of their guest within 72 working hours. This letter will be then mailed to respective travelers by their tour operators.
On producing Visa Clearance letter at the port of entry, the actual visa will be stamped on the passport.