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.

Reminder to Employers of Foreign Workers to Adhere to the Provisions of Labour and Employment Act & Regulations.

We remind the employers of foreign workers in Bhutan to ensure the diligent implementation of the conditions outlined in the undertaking letter submitted to the Department of Labour (DoL) during the online foreign workers recruitment application process.


Employers are entrusted and have formally agreed to shoulder the responsibility (via the undertaking letter) to foster safe and conducive working conditions for foreign workers in accordance with the provisions outlined in the Labour and Employment Act and its associated regulations


Non-compliance to the relevant laws and regulations results in actions from our end, a situation that we believe many employers often try to challenge. Such instances lead to unnecessary confrontations between employers and the regulatory bodyWe emphasize that, in line with our mandate, we are obligated to and will enforce the provisions of the Act and Regulations without fear and favour, irrespective of the preferences or objections of a violator.


We have attached the following documents for your reference, though the complete documents are available …HERE…


A link to the following summarized documents will be provided to employers via bulk SMS:


1.    Chapter 9 of the Labour and Employment Act, OHS. …CICK HERE…

2.    Sample undertaking letter submitted by an employer while recruiting foreign workers

3.    Revised Regulations on the Management of Foreign Workers, 2022.


Thank you for your attention to this matter. 


 Chief Labour Administrator