The front cover of a Bhutanese passport
|Date first issued||app. 2006 (current version)|
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Bhutanese citizenship|
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.
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.
The passport contains text in English and Dzongkha (Tibetan script).
- James Minahan (1 December 2009). The complete guide to national symbols and emblems. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-34498-5.