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Bhutan - Apply for Ordinary Passport

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Go in person to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its nearest diplomatic mission.
  2. Proceed to the Passport Section.
  3. Complete an application form. To download a Passport Application Form, click here: http://www.mfa.gov.bt/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/application_form_for_new_passport_or_traveldocument.pdf.
  4. Present and submit the required documents.
  5. Pay the passport application fee.

Note:
The Passport Section will collect fingerprint the first time an applicant applies for a machine readable passport or travel document. This biometric information shall be stored along with the applicants personal details in the Passport Database and used for future verification and identification purposes.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • completed application form
  • passport-size photograph (photograph must not be more than six months old, 45 mm x 35 mm with the facial image taking up 70-80% of the photograph, taken with a white background and without border)
  • a photocopy of citizenship identity card or identity documents issued by the Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs, along with the original documents for verification purposes
  • Security Clearance Certificate (SCC) from the Royal Bhutan Police



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
PO Box 103
Gyalyong Tshokhang
Thimphu:Bhutan
PABX +975-2-322781/322459/322473/322771/322324



Eligibility[edit]

Bhutanese citizens are entitled to apply for a passport.



Fees[edit]

Ordinary Passport: Fee of Nu. 1000/-



Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

Passport Application Form:



Sample Documents[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



Need for the Document[edit]

A Bhutanese passport is a document which authorizes and facilitates travel and other activities in Bhutan or by Bhutanese citizens. There are three types of Bhutanese passports namely; Ordinary Passport, Official Passport and Diplomatic Passport.



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.bt/



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