|First issued||app. 2006 (current version)|
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. It is valid for all countries unless otherwise endorsed.
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. Diplomacy and mediating were crucially important measures in pre-modern Bhutan chiefdoms.
In 1988, Bhutanese passport holders abroad were ordered to surrender their passports upon their return to Bhutan.
The passport contains text in English and Dzongkha (Tibetan script).