|First issued||app. 2006 (current version)|
A Bhutanese passport is a document that 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. It is valid for all countries unless otherwise endorsed.
In the Kingdom of Bhutan, 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. Diplomacy and mediating were crucially important measures in pre-modern Bhutan chiefdoms.
Foreign travel passports are issued to citizens of Bhutan for international travel. New Bhutanese passports are issued by the foreign affairs.
In 1988, Bhutanese passport holders abroad were ordered to surrender their passports upon their return to Bhutan.
In approximately 2006, the current version of the Bhutanese passports were first issued.
The passport contains text in English and Dzongkha (Tibetan script).
|Type of passport||Colour||Image|
|Ordinary passport (Dzongkha: ་དགེ་འདུན་, romanized: Shinthron)||blue|
|Official passport (Dzongkha: དབྱངས།་, romanized: Pawchang)||green|
|Diplomatic passport (Dzongkha: ཞག་དང་རྣ, romanized: Denzhen)||red|
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