This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through BLMIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoICE will keep notifying in future.


Notification from Department of Labour

The Department has been receiving new applications for establishing Foreign Workers’ Recruitment Agencies in Gelephu, Samtse, and Phuentsholing. In this regard, the Department wishes to inform everyone that the issuance of Certificates of...

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Hon’ble Minister for Industry, Commerce & Employment (MoICE) Lyonpo Namgyal Dorji, along with Bhutan’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, officials from the Department of Tourism, and Bhutanese tour operators are participating in the 3rd...

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PRESS RELEASE by Department of Trade

The 9th Commerce Secretary Level Meeting (CSLM) between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was convened from 24-25 April 2024, in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Ms. Tashi...

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