Visa and Payment Procedure

With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa.

Many who wish to travel to Bhutan find the visa procedure very complicated. Once you understand our procedure it’s very simple to acquire a Bhutanese visa. It’s usual that most countries issue the visas through their embassies, which is stamped on the passport, but that’s not the case for Bhutan.

One must apply for a Bhutanese visa way ahead of your travel plan through a government-approved, licensed tour operator in Bhutan such as BMV Tours and Treks.

After your choice of the travel schedule planned, with all flights confirmed and your tour payment fully made, we will process your visa. We have an online account with the TCB to apply for your visa, for which we have to punch in all travel details such as approved itinerary, scanned copy of passport, flight details etc. as highlighted in the list below. If in a group we apply visa for all people travelling at once.

Please note that your passport must have a validity of six months.

E-mail us the following details, with a scanned copy of your passport for the application process:

  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Permanent Address
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Date and Place of Issue
  • Date of expiration
  • Date of Visa requirement

Through our online system, we apply for your visa and then the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will approve the visa on our database. We then email you the copy of your visa or the group visa, which you will have to print and carry along with your air tickets while traveling to Bhutan. Your actual Bhutan visa will be stamped on your passport upon your arrival.

Important Points to Note

  • The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is responsible for all regulations and monitoring of all travel agents in Bhutan. Only upon receiving full payment based on the mandated cost, then the visa is approved.
  • Upon receiving your payment, we make a deposit to our account with the TCB, and the money is withheld by the TCB until the trip has successfully taken place. This guarantees the safety of your payment and the services provided with integrity, experience and quality.

Correspondent Bank Address

United Kingdom

Bank Address Standard Chartered Bank
37 Gracechurch Street,
London EC3V OBX
Sort Code: 60-91-04
SWIFT Code: SCBLGB2L
Beneficiary Bhutan Mind Vacation Tours and Treks
Account Number - 0000067705017
Beneficiary Bank Bhutan National Bank
P.O Box 439
GPO Building, Chang Lam
Thimphu, Bhutan
SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT

United States

Bank Address Bank of America N.A
100 West 33rd Street New York,
NY 10001, USA
ABA#: 026009593
SWIFT Code: BOFAUS3N
Beneficiary Bhutan Mind Vacation Tours and Treks
Account Number - 0000067705017
Beneficiary Bank Bhutan National Bank
P.O Box 439
GPO Building, Chang Lam
Thimphu, Bhutan
SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT

Germany

Bank Address Standard Chartered Bank (Germany) GmbH
Franklinstrasse 46-48
60486 Frankfurt am Main Germany
SWIFT Code: SCBLDEFX
Beneficiary Bhutan Mind Vacation Tours and Treks
Account Number - 0000067705017
Beneficiary Bank Bhutan National Bank
P.O Box 439
GPO Building, Chang Lam
Thimphu, Bhutan
SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT

Singapore

Bank Address Standard Chartered Bank
6 Battery Road, Singapore 049909
SWIFT Code:SCBLSGSGXXX
Sort Code: 60-91-04
Beneficiary Bhutan Mind Vacation Tours and Treks
Account Number - 0000067705017
Beneficiary Bank Bhutan National Bank
P.O Box 439
GPO Building, Chang Lam
Thimphu, Bhutan
SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT