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 Labour and Human Resources. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through MoLHR-MIS 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, MoLHR will keep notifying in future.

Call on by the Ambassador-Designate of Switzerland to Bhutan to the Minister, MoICE

H.E. Ralf Heckner, Ambassador-Designate of Switzerland to Bhutan called on Hon’ble Lyonpo Karma Dorji, MoICE this morning. Bhutan and Switzerland established diplomatic relations on 16 September 1985. Bhutan’s relationship with Switzerland dates back to the close personal friendship between Late His Majesty the Third King and the Von Schulthess family in the 1950s.

Switzerland has been an important development partner of Bhutan since the 1960s. Swiss assistance initially was confined largely to livestock and gradually expanded to areas in education, culture, rural infrastructure and renewable natural resources. It continues to engage and provide support to Bhutan through Helvetas. Development cooperation between the two countries today focuses on the key areas of vocational education, decentralization, local governance and civil society.

The Hon’ble Minister thanked the Government of Switzerland for their support and discussed collaborating in the areas of agribusiness, creative Industry & digitalization, FDI opportunities and others. His Excellency was Ambassador to India and Bhutan from September 2020.