Bhutanese Officials processing visa for official travel abroad

The Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New Delhi only process visas for Bhutanese Officials travelling abroad for official business. The visa application and other required documents should be accompanied by a letter issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan, instructing RBE, New Delhi, to facilitate visa processing.

The visa application and other required documents must reach RBE, New Delhi, three weeks in advance before the travel date in order to obtain visa on time. RBE does not take responsibility if visas are not obtained on time due to non-timely submission or non-provision of required documents to process visas.

The passport and visa application documents have to be sent through the Diplomatic Pouch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and passports will be returned through the same channel after visas are obtained from concerned missions in New Delhi. Kindly note that the visa application documents sent through hand will be not accepted. The following is the schedule of the Diplomatic Pouch:

From MFA, Thimphu:

  1. Tuesday –Diplomatic Pouch arrives at RBE on Wednesday
  2. Friday – Diplomatic Pouch arrives at RBE on Sunday

From RBE, New Delhi:

  1. Wednesday – Diplomatic Pouch arrives in Thimphu on Friday
  2. Sunday- Diplomatic Pouch arrives in Thimphu on Tuesday

Kindly refer to the following links against each country for visa procedure and requirement of documents to process visa.

*Bhutanese nationals applying for Schengen visa would have to go in person to submit biometrics at the time of visa application with effect from November 2015. For details, please visit http://www.mfa.gov.bt/press-releases/notification-11.html#more-3295

Sl No. Country Website: Remarks and Note
1 Afghanistan http://www.afghanembassy.in/en/
 
2 Argentina: http://eindi.mrecic.gov.ar/en/content/information-concerning

-visas-fees-application-form-general-considerations-and-specific-requi

 
3 Australia http://india.embassy.gov.au Note:

Visa has to be processed through the Australian Visa Application Center (Etho Metho VFS) in Thimphu, Bhutan. Australian High Commission does not accept visa application from any other channels including from Royal Bhutanese Embassy. http://india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/BhutanVAC.html

4 Austria http://www.bmeia.gv.at/botschaft/new-delhi/ratgeber/reisen-nach-oesterreich.html Note:

Visa can be processed in Thimphu, Bhutan, through Etho Metho VFS.

5 Belgium

 

http://india.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/travel-to-belgium
           OR
http://www.vfs-be-in.com/allaboutyourvisas.html
 
6 Brazil

 

http://novadelhi.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/documents_list.xml#BUSINESS VISA Note:

Visa Application Form has to be filled up online.

7 Cambodia http://www.sticholidays.com/sticholidays/packages/visa-info.php?pkgID=804  
8 Canada

 

 http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/india-inde/visa.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=4 Note:

Visa Application Form has to be filled up online (typed) and it has to be accompanied by the Family Information Sheet

9 China http://in.china-embassy.org/eng/lsfw/qz/  
10 Czech http://www.mzv.cz/newdelhi/en/ko/index.html  
11 Denmark http://indien.um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/Information-

for-Indians/short%20term

Note: Visa can be processed in Thimphu, Bhutan through Etho Metho VFS.  http://www.mfa.gov.bt/press-releases/public-notification-3.html
12 Egypt http://www.mfa.gov.eg/english/ConsularServices/Pages/

ConsularServiceDetails.aspx?ID=Visa%20Application&CID=India

 
13 Estonia http://www.newdelhi.vm.ee/consular_information  
14 Fiji http://fijihc-india.in/visa/  
15 Finland

 

http://www.finland.org.in/public/default.aspx?nodeid=34946&contentlan=2&culture=en-US For Documenthttp://www.vfsglobal.com/Finland/India/pdf/NDE-Business-Check-2016-010516.pdf 
16 France http://www.ambafrance-in.org/Get-a-visa Note:

Ordinary passport holders need to process for French visas from the French Consulate General in Kolkata http://www.mfa.gov.bt/press-releases/public-notification-2.html

17 Germany http://www.india.diplo.de/Vertretung/indien/en/06_

_Consu__Visa/Consular__Visa__
new.html

Note:

Visa can be processed in Thimphu, Bhutan through Etho Metho VFS.

18 Indonesia http://evisa.kbri-newdelhi.go.id (Visa on arrival for 30 days) –Attached Notification  
19 Iran Newdelhi.mfa.ir   OR

http://iranianvisa.com/visareg.htm

Note:

The Visa Application form should be typed.

The applicant has to apply online at  http://e_visa.mfa.ir/en/and submit the application form along with the visa application tracking code number sent to the email address that you have provided while applying online.

20 Israel

 

http://embassies.gov.il/delhi/ConsularServices/en-info/

 

 

Note:

Visa Application Should be filled up online: http://www.israelvisa-india.com/visaformsdoc.aspx

Note: Passport size photos has to be 2.5/2.5 inch with white background

21 Italy

 

http://www.vfs-italy.co.in/delhi/allaboutvisa.html Note:

Biometric and visa application for official passport holders are received only on Tuesday and Thursday morning by the Italian Embassy. Appointments with the Embassy of Italy has to be sought to submit the visa application.

22 Japan

 

http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/visa%20info.html

 

Note:

Kindly note that documents has to be submitted without staple.

23 Kazakhstan http://www.kazakhembassy.in/index.php/Consular-Services/visa-information.html  
24 Laos http://indianembassylaos.org/eoi.php?id=Visa
25 Malaysia

 

General Information:

http://www.kln.gov.my/web/ind_new-delhi/other_information

Ordinary passport: http://www.vfsglobal.com/malaysia/india/wrf_visafees.html

Required Documents: http://www.vfsglobal.com/malaysia/india/wrf_

documentsrequired.html

Note:

Visa application Form(one page printed in double side) should be accompanied by three passport size photos (3.5/5.0 cm with 60-70% Photograph with proper shoulders), Confirmed Returned Air tickets for all sectors, Invitation letter and for the ordinary passport, visa fees of INR 5820(Five Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty). The visa fees include two Demand Draft charges, OSC Charges and agent’s fees.

Applicant with fresh ordinary passport  also requires to submit Bank Account Statement.

26 Mexico

 

https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/india/

Application form should be duly filled online and signed after printing it. (Visa Form should be one page printed in double side).

 

Note:

Ordinary passport holder needs to visit the Mexican Embassy for an interview. The applicant has to seek an appointment to attend the interview.

27 Mongolia http://www.delhi.mfa.gov.mn/  
28 Myanmar http://myanmedelhi.com/visa/
29 Nepal

 

http://www.nepalembassy.in/contactus.htm#

 

Note:

Bhutanese are issued visa on arrival

30 Netherlands http://india.nlembassy.org/shared/products-and-services  
31 New Zealand

 

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/south-asia/india/new-zealand-high-commission/visas/ Note:

The visa form is not accepted if there are any mistakes or scribbles on it. The visa fees of INR 9900(Nine thousand Nine Hundred) is levied including visa center charges. Diplomatic and Official passports are exempted from paying visa fees only if the invitation is from the New Zealand Government.

32 Norway

 

http://www.norwayemb.org.in/ Note: Visa Application Form has to be filled up online. Insurance is a mandatory requirement.

Visa can be processed in Thimphu, Bhutan through Etho Metho VFS.

33 Poland

 

http://newdelhi.mfa.gov.pl/en/consular_information/visa_information/

 

Note:

Visa Form has to be filled up online. Insurance is a mandatory requirement.

34 Portugal

 

http://www.portugal-india.com/en/content/visa-information

 

Note:

Form has to be filled up online. Insurance is a mandatory requirement.

35 Russia http://rusembindia.com/visas-consular-services-en/visa-information

 

Note:

Form has to be filled up online : https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 

36 Qatar

 

Requirement:

1.    Duly filled up visa application Form(Form attached)
2.    Invitation letter mentioning purpose of visit, date and length of visit.
3.    Accommodation Proof
4.    Address and phone number of host in Qatar
5.    Passport and two gray background Passport Size Photos

Visa Form
37 Slovakia

 

http://www.mzv.sk/web/dilli/formulare (Visa Application Form Should be filled up online)

 

Note:

The applicant needs to seek an appointment for submitting Visa application and Biometric: https://ezov.mzv.sk. Insurance is a mandatory requirement.

38 South Africa

 

https://southafricainindia.wordpress.com/visas/

 

Note:

Confirmed Air tickets for all sectors is a mandatory requirement.

39 Spain

 

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/NUEVADELHI/en/

InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/inicio.aspx
OR
http://www.vfsglobal.com/spain/india/

Note:

Three sets of Visa applications should be submitted.

 

              

40 Sri Lanka

 

http://www.immigration.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152&Itemid=197&lang=en

 

Note:
1.    Official : ETA Diplomatic and Official Form
2.    Entry Visa Form- B for Long- term visa along with the prior approval from Immigration Authority in Sri Lanka.
3.    Tourist visa: eta.gov.lk
41 Switzerland

 

https://www.eda.admin.ch/newdelhi Note:

1.    Diplomatic and Official Passport holders are issued visa on arrival(officials have to process Schengen visa from the respective Schengen countries if the first entrance is from other Schengen state members). For details please visit: http://www.mfa.gov.bt/press-releases/press-release-101.html#more-2555
2.     For ordinary passport holders, visa is processed by VFS in Bhutan(Austrian Desk)

42 Sweden

 

http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/New-Delhi/Visit

-Sweden/Visa-for-visiting-Sweden1/

Note: Visa can be processed in Thimphu, Bhutan through Etho Metho VFS.

 

43 Vietnam

 

http://www.mofa.gov.vn/vnemb.india/nr070521170031/nr070521170456/

OR

http://vietnameseembassy.org/india+newdelhi.html

Note:

Prior Approval from the Immigration Authority in Vietnam is required when submitting visa application. 

44 Venezuela:

 

http://embaveneindia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=74&lang=en#7  
45 UGANDA

 

http://newdelhi.mofa.go.ug/data/smenu/16/Visa-Information.html Note:

Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required.

46 UKRAINE

 

www.visa.mfa.gov.ua

OR      

www.india.mfa.gov.ua

 
47 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
http://uaeembassy-newdelhi.com/  
48 United Kingdom

 

Website: https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/home/welcome
Required Documents: http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/India/document_checklist.html
Procedure: http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/India/how_to_apply.html
Photos: https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports
Note:
Visa for UK can be processed through Etho Metho VFS center in Thimphu.
49 United States of America

 

www.ustraveldocs.com

Required Documents:
1.    DS 160 Confirmation Page
2.    2 photos 45/45
3.    Invitation 

Visa Category:

–          Official visa – A2
–          Transit – C3
–          Business –B1, B2
–          International organization – G2
–          Student – F1

50 ZAMBIA

 

http://www.zambiahighcomdelhi.org/hczambia.php?id=Visa&q=2

 

Required Documents:

1.    Three Original Visa Application
2.    Invitation
3.    4 Passport size Photograph