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Bhutan - Obtain Citizenship Identity (CID) Card / Special Resident Permit

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  1. Fill up the CID application form endorsed by the gewog officials and civil registration officials from the place of registration.
  2. Those who will be submitting their application for the first time must submit them to the gewog office.
  3. Attached a passport size photograph on the application form and the gewog office must stamp on the corner of the photograph.
  4. Pay the application fee.
  5. The Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office may send the card/permit at the gewog level through the Gup.
  6. The applicant has an option to collect the new CID/SRP card from DCRCO/ Thromde/ DCRC HQ, as long as the applicant has indicated where they would like to receive the document in their application form.


Required Documents[edit]

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
Department of Civil Registration and Census
Telephone : +975-2-322301/322015/325173
Address : Post Box No.133 ,Tashichho dzong,
MHCA Website
Citizen's Service Website


Individuals who are registered with DCRC / MOHCA and are aged 15 years or older at the time of application are eligible to obtain a Citizenship Identity (CID) Card / Special Resident Permit.


A fee of Nu. 100 is payable at the time the application is to be submitted. Do not forget to collect your receipt from the collecting agent.


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

Documents to Use[edit]

Citizenship Identity (CID) Card / Special Resident Permit Application Form

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It will usually take about 5 days for the Citizenship Identity (CID) Card / Special Resident Permit to be released to the applicant.

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Application forms to secure a Citizenship Identity (CID) Card / Special Resident Permit can be submitted in the following offices:

  • Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office (DCRCO)
  • Thromde Administration
  • Department of Civil Registration and Census, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, (MOHCA)

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant's complete name
  • ID No.
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • How the citizenship was acquired
  • Religion
  • Mother Tongue
  • Marital Status
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Marriage
  • Literacy Status
  • Highest Education Attained
  • Occupation
  • Blood Group
  • Address
  • Details about the applicant's parents
  • Details about the applicant's spouse

Need for the Document[edit]

Citizenship Identity (CID) Card / Special Resident Permit are documents issued by the Government of Bhutan, these documents identifies the holder as a citizen of Bhutan or a registered Bhutanese citizen.

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]

  • Citizens Services Website of Bhutan:


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