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Here are answers to a few questions raised to me on my Instagram page.
Do I need an agent to process my visa?
You do not need any travel agent for your entry permit. It is a hassle free process. You only need to get your documents ready and get them signed. If you are short on time or want a longer duration permit, contact a travel agent. The entry is issued for 7 days to travel beyond the 5 km radius of Phuentsholing. For a longer stay, you need to visit the Thimpu Immigration Office.
What are Bhutan visa fees?
There is no charge for Indians for entry into Bhutan. However, an agent might charge you for his services, this will not be an entry charge but a service charge.
The permit is valid for which locations?
The permit you obtain is valid only for Thimpu, Paro. Phuentsholing and Punakha. If you want to visit other areas, you will have to head to the immigration office in Thimpu with the documents mentioned below:
The entry obtained from Thimpu,
Proof of hotel stay at the location you want to visit,
A photocopy of your proof of identity,
Letter of undertaking if you are a solo traveler.
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What should I mention in my letter of undertaking?
If you are a solo traveler, you need to write a letter of undertaking manually which states that you are responsible for your security and the letter should be addressed to The Immigration Office, Bhutan. Provide emergency contact numbers on the letter.
How will I receive the permit?
The permit will be issued on the passport if you are carrying your passport as an identity proof. If you have a voter’s ID card, you will get a signed and stamped page. You will have to submit this page at the time of exiting Bhutan.
Can I drive to Bhutan in my car from India?
You can drive your car to Bhutan but you will have to get a permit for the vehicle from the Transport Authority Office at the bus stand. In order to apply for the permit, you need insurance, RC book, tax receipt, PUC, Bhutan entry permit and your driving license. It will take a couple of hours to get the permit, hence, you need to plan well in advance.
Hope this information helps you with Bhutan entry permit!
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