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 Registration for new FWRA is temporarily on hold until the amendment of Regulation on Foreign Workers Management (FWMR) 2022, is finalized and endorsed by the Ministry.

For any inquiries or concerns, please contact our focal officers at the respective Regional Offices of Industry, Commerce, and Employment, MoICE :

SN. Name Region Contact number
1Mr. Penpa,Phuentsholing and Samtse17351399
2Mr. Karma LodreySamdrup Jongkhar17655045
3Mr. Bhim Bdr. ChettriGelephu17767187

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