The citizens of India don't need a visa to visit Bhutan. However, they need to obtain a seven-day entry-cum-stay permit from the border offices. This permit is only valid for Phuentsholing, Paro and Thimpu. To travel beyond these three destinations, one has to extend their permit from the immigration office in Thimpu. Also, if one needs to extend the stay beyond 7 days, it can be done in the immigration office of Thimpu as well.
a) Indian passport with a validity of at least 6 months
b) Voter Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India
c) Carry a photocopy of Passport and 2 passport sized photographs
d) Booking details of your stay for each day you will spend in Bhutan (This rule was implemented recently by immigration in Bhutan)
e) An itinerary for your trip
f) A copy of your marriage certificate if you are married and travelling as a couple
Indian Passport with a validity of a minimum of 6 months
and/or Voter Identity Card issued by the Election Commission of India
Immigration Office of Royal Government of Bhutan located in the border city of Phuentsholing issues an 'Entry Permit' for Indian Travellers entering Bhutan by road. The immigration office is only open from 8.00 am to 10 pm (Indian Time). The office is open only on the weekdays (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Prepare an itinerary of your stay and take a print out of your hotel bookings
Take copies of Passport/ Voter ID card
Passport size photographs
If you are a young married couple, you might be asked to show your marriage certificate
Indians arriving by air must carry any one of the documents mentioned above to get Entry Permit at the Paro International Airport.
This permit is valid only for Paro and Thimpu. For travelling beyond these two cities, the tourists will require a 'special area permit' that will be issued by RGoB Immigration office in Thimpu between Monday and Friday.
Please note - 'Identification Slip' is issued by Indian Consulate Office in Phuentsholing in the case of absence of a valid travel document. Proof of Indian Nationality has to be presented while applying for it.
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