Nepal & Bhutan Visa information
Do I need a Visa for Nepal for a holiday or business visit?
Yes. All UK citizens planning to visit Nepal require a visa. This has to be obtained before departure from the UK.
Can Sanya Travel organise this application for you?
Yes. We can organise your application for you at an additional cost of £35, which has been included in the total costs chart below. The visa is placed in your passport. The Embassy of Nepal issue 3 different types of visa, all multiple entry. If we are arranging your holiday or business trip, this £35 is well spent, as we will check and double check all the required paperwork prior to it going to the visa office. If we are preparing your travel itinerary and we have booked flights for you, Sanya Travel will deal with the required paperwork. Once we have filled out your application form online, we will send this to you to be signed and sent back to us. This £35 fee for each separate visa includes sending your passports back via Royal Mail Special Delivery.
What are the total costs?
(including both Sanya Travel’s admin charge of £35 and those made by the Nepalese Government)
|Type of Visa||Total amount payable per visa application - total cost to you UK Citizen|
|Multiple entry 15 day visa||£50|
|Multiple entry 30 day visa||£60|
|Multiple entry 90 day visa||£95|
What do I need to do now?
You can move forward using the checklist below.
Please note: your passport must have six months to run from the proposed date of return.
- Please make sure there is a minimum of one blank page in your passport.
- Please send us your passport 30 days prior to travel.
- Obtain a Nepal visa application form.This can be downloaded here: Visa application form or please request one from us.
- A recent standard passport sized photograph.This is to be fixed to the visa application form. Life photos, copied photos and digital photos printed on ordinary paper are not acceptable.
- The correct payment (if the costs have not been incorporated in your travel invoice).
What if I want to apply for my visa(s) myself and save Sanya Travel's £35 charge?
This is possible. Please click on this link, taking you to the Embassy of Nepal Visa pages: Nepal Embassy Visa Information
To request a Visa Application form for Nepal please email email@example.com or ring us direct on 01256 863019.
Bhutan Visa Information
Do I need a Visa for Bhutan for a holiday or business visit?
Yes. All UK citizens planning to visit Bhutan require a visa. Visas are only issued when you arrive in the country, either at Paro airport or at Phuentsholing if you are entering the country by road.
No. All foreign visitors (except for Citizens of India who are issued with a 14 day permit upon arrival) will need a visa to enter Bhutan.
Can Sanya Travel organize this application for you?
Yes. You must apply in advance through Sanya Travel and receive approval before you travel to Bhutan. All applications for a tourist visa must be initialised by a Bhutanese tour operator and are approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu.
When your application is submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu, the application is checked to see that you have completely paid for your trip, then they issue an approval letter to the tour operator. With this approval, we can then make a final application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which can take up to 2 weeks to process the visa.
When the application has been cleared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we will be issued with a confirmation number. This number will also be sent to Druk Air. Druk Air will not issue your ticket to Paro until it receives this confirmation number. They will then re-check the visa information when you check in for your flight.
The actual visa endorsement is stamped in your passport when you arrive at one of the two ports of entry into Bhutan. You will receive a visa for the exact duration you are in the country.
When you arrive in Bhutan, the visa officers will be able to produce your application approval form and a visa will be issued on the spot.
What are the Travel Costs?
Current Tourist and Business Visa costs: USD $20.00 which is payable at the entry point.