In order to streamline and facilitate smooth visitation by tourists from Bangladesh, India and Maldives, the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Tourism Council of Bhutan are pleased to announce that the Online Permit System has been launched and is operational from 26 th January 2017 on trial for a period of three months. The system will facilitate the online processing of permits for regional tourists through registered Bhutanese tour operators and TCB certified hotels. The facility is offered as an optional channel to process permits for visitors from the region and will be applicable for entry from Paro and Phuntsholing. Visitors who use this facility will be able to obtain their permit clearances and route permits ahead of their arrival in Bhutan similar to international tourists.All interested licensed Bhutanese tour operators and TCB certified hotels may register with the Tourism Council of Bhutan to avail this facility.

It is hoped that through this facility better quality service can be provided to the guests from t he region and that their experience in Bhutan is enhanced.