MFA/PD-79/1948 6th March 2006.
As of 3rd March 2006 the Passport Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has begun the issuance of the new machine readable passports. With the introduction of machine readable passports the Passport Section is committed towards providing a more efficient service to the public. As part of this exercise Passport Section’s service timings from Monday to Friday shall be as follows w.e.f 6th March 2006:
9:00 am to 12:30 pm – Submission of application forms
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (summer) – Issue of passports (please check the date of collection on your receipt.
2:00 pm t0 4:00 pm (winter)
Necessary information related to passports and the application forms can be accessed or downloaded from the website http://www.mfa.gov.bt/ in download section. Please note the photograph requirements carefully while submitting your passport application – the size of the photograph should be 45 mm x 35 mm with the facial image taking up 70 to 80 % of the photograph, taken with a white background and without border.
The Passport Section can be contacted directly as follows:
Phone (Ext) – + 975 2 322781 / 322459 / 322771 Ext 231
Phone (direct) – + 975 2 334861
Fax – + 975 2 334862
CHIEF OF PROTOCOL