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FAQs

General 

1. What is the validity of Passport / Travel Document?

1. What is the validity of Passport / Travel Document?

1.Diplomatic and Official Passport     5 Years
2.Ordinary Passport (Adult)    10 Years
3.Ordinary Passport (Minor under 18 years)   5 Years
4.Travel Document    1 Year
5.Emergency Passport   1 month
6.Emergency Travel Document    1 month
7.Emergency Travel Document issued to a foreign national   1 month

2. How long does it take for a Passport/Travel Document to be issued?

2. How long does it take for a Passport/Travel Document to be issued?

All Passport/Travel Document will be issued within three (3) working days of submission of all required documents and payment of fees. The processing time will take longer if application has been made at a Bhutanese mission abroad.

3. Is it mandatory to fill up all the requested details on the application form when applying for Passport/Travel Document? Are my personal information protected?

3. Is it mandatory to fill up all the requested details on the application form when applying for Passport/Travel Document? Are my personal information protected?

Yes, it is mandatory to provide all requested information on the application form. All information received will be treated as confidential and cannot be accessed by unauthorized personnel.

4. What should I do if there is an error with my personal details on the Passport/Travel Document?

4. What should I do if there is an error with my personal details on the Passport/Travel Document?

At the time of issuance of the new passport, the applicant should ensure that all the information on the passport is correct. If there is any mistake this should be immediately brought to the attention of the Passport Division. The Passport Division will cross check this against the information provided by on the application form by the applicant and make necessary changes. If the error has been made by the Passport Division, new Passport/Travel Document shall be issued without any additional cost. If the error is made by the applicant, he/she shall be subject to penalty of Nu. 5,000 and fee of Nu. 1000 for the new issuance.

5. Can I hold two passports at a time?

5. Can I hold two passports at a time?

Under normal circumstances a person cannot hold two valid passports at a time except when authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Traveling with two valid passports will invite the scrutiny of border control authorities abroad and uncalled for inconveniences.

6. If I am not residing in Bhutan, can I apply/renew my passport/travel document at the nearest Bhutanese diplomatic or consular mission?

6. If I am not residing in Bhutan, can I apply/renew my passport/travel document at the nearest Bhutanese diplomatic or consular mission?

Currently the issuance of Passport/Travel Document is centralized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu. The Ministry is exploring the possibility whereby this can also be issued directly by our diplomatic missions abroad in future. You may authorize a family/friend to apply on your behalf and to post it to your place of residence upon issuance. In the meantime it is possible to file an application for a machine readable passport at a Bhutanese diplomatic mission. However, the processing time will take much longer than when applied for in Thimphu.

7. Do countries insist on a minimum validity period on a passport

7. Do countries insist on a minimum validity period on a passport

Some countries do and if the validity of your passport is less than one year, it is advisable that you check the requirements of the country you intend to visit prior to making your travel plans. Your passport should have a minimum validity period of six months at the time of travel. The Passport Division will facilitate the renewal of your passport/travel document if the validity is six months and less.

8. I still have a valid visa(s) on my old passport and I am required to make the new passport – what should I do?

8. I still have a valid visa(s) on my old passport and I am required to make the new passport – what should I do?

If there are valid visas then the old passport will simply be stamped CANCELLED on the pages where entries have been made and returned to the applicant. This is because even if the passport is cancelled and the visa not damaged, most countries still accept the validity of the visa when both the old and new passport are carried together.

Lost/Damage Cases

9. How do I replace my lost/damaged passport/travel document?

9. How do I replace my lost/damaged passport/travel document?

To replace a lost/damaged passport/travel document, application for a new passport/travel document must be submitted to the Passport Division along with submission of police report and damaged passport/travel document for loss and damaged cases respectively. Applicants will be subject to a fine of Nu. 5,000/- in addition to the fee for new passport/travel document.

10. What if my passport is lost/stolen/damaged while abroad?

10. What if my passport is lost/stolen/damaged while abroad?

In the event that a passport is lost or stolen while abroad, you must immediately report to the police in that country and contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or nearest diplomatic/consular mission. Your passport shall be cancelled and international border control authorities notified. A copy of the Police report must accompany the application form for a replacement passport. Application for replacement can either be made at the Passport Division (through an authorized representative) or through Bhutanese Missions abroad. Missions abroad may issue an emergency passport/travel document which shall only be valid for a month and used to facilitate travel back to Bhutan. The emergency travel document shall be surrendered to the Division upon reaching Bhutan.

Emergency Cases

11. How can a new Passport/ Travel Document be obtained in an emergency situation?

11. How can a new Passport/ Travel Document be obtained in an emergency situation?

The Passport Division can expedite the issuance of a new Passport / Travel Document under genuine cases of emergency. The applicant must contact an official of the Division as soon as possible and bring along all required documents.

12. How can a person with special needs apply for a passport ?

12. How can a person with special needs apply for a passport ?

The Passport Officer should be contacted directly who will then assist the person with the required formalities and any queries that he/she may have.

Passport for children

13. What are the requirements when applying for a passport for children?

13. What are the requirements when applying for a passport for children?

The following criteria shall apply for children (below 18 years) applying for a Passport or Travel Document:

  1. Duly-filled in passport application form.
  2. Passport size photograph.
  3. A letter certifying citizenship from the Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs for children below fifteen years and identity card for children fifteen years and above.
  4. A copy of parents’ or legal guardian’s citizenship identity card or identity documents.
  5. Children of age ten (10) and above may sign or write their name on their own on the Passport form. For children below ten (10) years, one of the parents/legal guardians may sign on behalf of the child or write the name of the child as registered in the census record.
  6. Where only one parent has the sole custody rights, the parent with the custodial rights shall apply for the passport or travel document. However, the parent must produce legal documents to prove such sole custodial rights.
  7. Fee of Nu. 800/-.

*Please note that passport/travel documents for children cannot be applied online and must be applied in person.

14. Do children have to sign their own passport?

14. Do children have to sign their own passport?

Children of age ten (10) and above may sign or write their name on their own on the space provided in the Passport form. For children below ten (10) years, one of the parents/legal guardians may sign on behalf of the child or write the name of the child as registered in the census record.

15. How can I apply for passport of my child who has been born abroad and if both parents are abroad?

15. How can I apply for passport of my child who has been born abroad and if both parents are abroad?

In this case, you may authorize a friend/relative to apply on your behalf. Duly filled in application form with signature of both parents, CID copy of both parents, most recent passport size photo of child and concern letter from the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs must be submitted along with a fee of Nu. 800/-. 

Online Application

16. Can Travel Document be applied online?

16. Can Travel Document be applied online?

No. Currently, applications for travel documents can only be made in person. 

The following passport/travel document cannot be applied online.

  1. Travel Document.
  2. Passport of children below 18 years.
  3. Replacement of Passport/Travel Document (Renewal/Lost/Damaged Cases).

17. My online application has been rejected. Can I apply online again with corrected document(s)?

17. My online application has been rejected. Can I apply online again with corrected document(s)?

Applications once rejected online cannot be corrected online. If the application has been initially rejected online, you must report to the Passport Division in person.

Renewal

18. Can passport/travel document be renewed? What is the procedure and fees?

18. Can passport/travel document be renewed? What is the procedure and fees?

Yes, passport/travel document can be renewed, provided that the remaining validity of passport/travel document is less than six months. For renewal, the same procedure and fees as new application shall apply.

19. Can I renew my passport even if it is not expired?

19. Can I renew my passport even if it is not expired?

Passport shall be renewed at normal fee of Nu.1,000/- only if the validity of the old passport is less than six months. In case, a person holding passport valid for more than six months wishes to obtain a new passport, a fine of Nu. 5,000, in addition to fee of Nu. 1,000 for new issuance shall apply. The old passport shall be submitted for cancellation prior to new issuance.

20. What should I do when my passport expires? Can I keep it?

20. What should I do when my passport expires? Can I keep it?

Expired passports should be submitted in original to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or nearest diplomatic/consular mission within a month of expiry for cancellation and issuance of new passport. The cancelled passports may be returned to the bearer or disposed off by the Passport Division, as decided by the bearer.