All foreign nationals (except Indians, Bangladeshis and Maldivians) require a Bhutanese visa to travel to Bhutan. All Bhutanese visas are issued only by Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan. Furthermore, Bhutan visa is issued only from head office of the Department of Immigration which is based in Thimphu- the capital city of Bhutan.
Visas are only issued to the tourists who have booked their trip to Bhutan with local licensed tour operators such as Access Bhutan Tours & Treks, either directly or through foreign travel agents. Tourist visa applications should to be submitted by a local licensed Bhutanese tour company like Access Bhutan Tours or any other local Bhutanese tour companies and visas have to be obtained in advance for traveling to Bhutan.