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.

Overseas Employment Agents Information

Terminated or Suspended Overseas Employment Agent are:

  • Lama Youth Employment Overseas Private Limited
  • Global Recruitment Overseas Employment Agent
  • Tenzu Overseas Employment Agent
  • Yarphel Overseas Recruitment Agency
  • Best Placement Agency
  • Bhutan Employment Overseas (Suspended)

Details on Overseas Employment Agents

Further, as per the Regulation on Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent

“Except where the prevailing system in the country of destination, either by law, policy or practice, do not allow the charging or collection of placement and recruitment fee, BOEA may, upon successful placement, charge and collect from hired workers a placement fee in an amount equivalent to one month salary, exclusive of documentation costs.

Documentation costs to be paid by the worker shall include, but not limited to, expenses for the following:

a. Passport
b. Security Clearance Certificate
c. Birth Certificate
d. Medical Fitness Certificate
e. Skill Test, if necessary
f. Inoculation, if required by the destination country.

In the event of the BOEA agrees to perform documentation services, the worker shall pay only the actual cost of document based on the official receipts.

The above-mentioned placement and documentation costs are the only authorised payments that may be collected from a hired worker. No other charges in whatever form, manner or purpose, shall be imposed on and be paid by the worker without prior approval of the Administration. Such fees shall be collected from the hired worker only after he/she has been successfully placed with the principal employer

Focal Person Contact Details

Office No: 02-330788 / 02-330787
Email ID:

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Lower Motithang
Thimphu, Bhutan
PABX : +975-2-333867
Overseas Unit: 02-339531
Employment Service Centre: 02-334495

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