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Bhutan - Apply for Ordinary Passport

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  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:
  4. Present and submit the required documents.
  5. Pay the passport application fee.

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.


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
PABX +975-2-322781/322459/322473/322771/322324


Bhutanese citizens are entitled to apply for a passport.


Ordinary Passport: Fee of Nu. 1000/-


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Passport Application Form:

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
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.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:


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