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Bhutan - Replacement of Citizenship Identity (CID) / SRP Card

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  1. Fill up the appropriate application form to replace your card/permit.
  2. Attached a passport size photograph on the application form and submit it to the DCRCO/Thromde/DCRC HQ offices.
  3. Pay the application fee.
  4. The applicant has an option to collect the replacement 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.
  5. The Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office may send the card/permit at the gewog level through the Gup.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Passport size photograph

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


You can apply to obtain a replacement card/permit if you have lost or damaged the 2D Barcode readable CID/ SRP card. Replacement will also be allowed for those cards/permits requiring a change in image or in the event the card contains typographical error.


A fee of Nu. 400 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]

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It will usually take about 5 days from the time the application was submitted for the Citizenship Identity (CID) Card / Special Resident Permit to be issued to the applicant.

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Application forms to replace your lost or stolen 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]

  • Name
  • ID Card No
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Nationality
  • Occupation

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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