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Bhutanese passport

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Bhutanese passport
Bhutanese passport.jpg
The front cover of a Bhutanese passport
Date first issuedapp. 2006[1] (current version)
Issued by Bhutan
Type of documentPassport
Eligibility requirementsBhutanese citizenship
Expiration5 years

A Bhutanese passport is a document which authorises and facilitates travel and other activities in Bhutan or by Bhutanese citizens.

Foreign travel passports are issued to citizens of Bhutan for international travel by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2]


A Lhotshampa man holding his Bhutanese passport

In the Kingdom of Bumthang, which constitutes a part of modern-day Bhutan, feudal passbooks or 'dzeng' (Dzongkha: ཛེང) were issued to court messengers in order to travel from kingdom to kingdom.[2] Diplomacy and mediating were crucially important measures in pre-modern Bhutan chiefdoms.[3]


The passport contains text in English and Dzongkha (Tibetan script).[4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  4. ^ James Minahan (1 December 2009). The complete guide to national symbols and emblems. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-34498-5.

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