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If you are travelling to Bhutan via road, the following procedure applies:

  • Visit the Bhutan Tourist Permit issuing office at Phuentsholing
  • Procure the application form for Indian citizens
  • Carry multiple photocopies of your passport's first and last pages
  • Submit passport photocopies and the filled out application form
  • The Bhutanese officials will require you to pose for a picture and enter your details into their system
  • The standard permit issued is valid for seven days for the regions of Thimpu/Paro/Punakha.

In case you need to travel further East, you will require a new Permit that is issued at Thimpu.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Aadhaar Card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


  • Rs.187 for a seven day permit. Subject to revision


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Indian nationals do not require a visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or voters ID. Other nationals should check visa requirements at the Bhutan embassy.

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

In case one wishes to take an Indian vehicle into Bhutan, a vehicular permit needs to be procured. The procedure for that is as follows:

  • Carry originals and photocopies of all the relevant vehicle documents - i.e. Registeration, Insurance, Drivers License and Emission Test Certificate
  • Visit the Phuentsholing Regional Transport Authority where Vehicular Permits are issued
  • Fill out and submit a request for application form letter
  • Receive application form, fill and submit
  • Produce originals and photocopies.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


There are a number of counters at the vehicle permit issue office, one needs to make enquires about which counter is the form issued and accepted at.

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