All tourists (except nationals of India, Bangladesh and Maldives) must obtain a visa prior to departure. All tourists must book their travel through a local licensed tour operator (or international partner). Visas can be applied for online by your local tour operator and it is not required for any traveler to visit Bhutanese Embassy or consulate. The payment of your trip must be paid in full before a tourist visa is issued. After receiving full payment, visa clearance takes no longer than 72 hours. Visas are issued on arrival to residents of India, Bangladesh and Maldives only. As travel to Bhutan almost invariably requires at least one flight change in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Singapore or Thailand, ensure that you meet the visa requirements of those countries before transiting through. Nepal and Thailand offer visas on arrival or visa waiver for many nationalities. India generally requires visas for most nationalities, though 50 nationalities can obtain an electronic visa online without having to send their passports or visiting an embassy. Check your local Indian embassy/consulate for details. We try our best to provide the up to date information, but the rules do changes. So we always recommend you to be updated yourselves. You must show the copy of your Bhutan Group visa at the check-in for your flight to Bhutan and on arrival at the immigration in Bhutan where you will have your Bhutan visa stamped into your passport.