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.

Joining of the New Director, Department of Trade, MoICE

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment in a simple Tendrel Ceremony welcomed Mr. Sonam Tshering Dorji as the Director of the Department of Trade on 18 April 2024, coinciding with the Auspicious day of Zhabdrung Kuchoe. Prior to his current appointment, he was serving as the Chief Trade Officer of the Trade Negotiation Division. He began his career at the Policy and Planning Division, erstwhile Ministry of Economic Affairs and has worked in different capacities at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment and Ministry of Finance in the last two decades. We welcome the new Director and wish him a heartfelt Tashi Delek and Best Wishes.