Bhutan


Service locations

There is no Australian diplomatic mission in Bhutan. Our office in New Delhi, India, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Bhutan. It has a Service Delivery Partner agreement with VFS Global to provide Australian visa lodgement and biometrics collection services in Bhutan through an Australian Visa Application Centre.

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Service Delivery Partner - VFS Global

Thimphu

Thimphu
Summary

This Service Delivery Partner (SDP) is a commercial company working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services, including:

  • pre-lodgement enquiries
  • visa application lodgement
  • application tracking
  • return of decisions/passports.

​The SDP will charge a fee for this service in addition to the visa application charge.

Biometrics Collection

Biometrics are collected from visa applicants in this location. Applicants need to attend the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in person to lodge their application and provide their biometrics. A 10-digit fingerprint scan and a facial photograph will be collected.

Street address
Australian Visa Application Centre
5th floor, Thimphu Plaza
11 B Chang Lam 2
Thimphu, Bhutan-11001
Counter hours
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Passback and Enquiries: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Call Centre: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
(Except Public holidays)
Telephone
​+975 2 338282/338383
Website
http://www.vfsglobal.com/Australia/Bhutan/
Additional information

​Our processing post is New Delhi.

Australian High Commission

New Delhi

New Delhi
Summary

This office provides immigration and visa services to clients in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

We have an agreement with our Service Delivery Partner, VF​S Global to provide Australian visa and Australian Citizenship by Descent lodgement services. We refer to them as our Australian Visa Application Centres.

You can lodge your application in person at one of the Australian Visa Application Centres. The Australian Visa Application Centre charges a fee with each application lodged.

Street address
1/50G Shantipath
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021
India
Postal address
Australian High Commission - Immigration and Visas
1/50G Shantipath
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021
India
Telephone

For enquires about visa requirements and lodgement contact the Australian Visa Application Centre 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

0091 022 67866006

Fax
91 11 2688 7536
Electronic contact
Email address: enquiry-india@border.gov.au
Website
http://www.india.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

​Payment information

Visa applications may be lodged at an Australian Visa Application Centre. Methods of payment accepted are available on the Australian Visa Application Centres website.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Bank draft

You can pay by a bank draft in Indian Rupees made payable to the 'Australian High Commission'.  The bank draft must be redeemable at bank branches in New Delhi. 

We only accept credit card payment for citizenship by descent applications.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Only credit cards issued outside India are accepted.

​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Applications for Citizenship by Descent are processed at this office.​​​​

​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Panel physician

Thimphu

Jigme Dorje Wangchuck National Referral Hospital
Summary
​Medical and Radiology examinations
Telephone

+975 (2) 322 420
+975 (2) 322 620

Fax

+975 (2) 325 384

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Mahrukh Getshen (Female)
Dr Sherub Karma (Male)
Dr Mimi Lhamu Mynak (Female)
Dr Damber Kumar Nirola (Male)
Dr Sona Pradhan (Female)