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Important Public Notification

The Department of Immigration would like to inform the general public that a one-time consideration shall be given to those who come forward voluntarily and declare any illegal foreign domestic helper employed in their household. The illegal immigrant shall be deported after completing required formalities.

In this regard, the Department of Immigration would like to appeal to the general public to seize this one-time opportunity, which shall remain valid till 28 February 2022 only.

From 1 March 2022, any individual caught with an illegal foreign domestic helper shall be prosecuted in a court of law. The offense of employing a foreigner illegally is a felony of the fourth degree and, if convicted, carries a sentence of 3-5 years.

The general public may make their voluntary declaration by email at the following offices before 28 February 2022. For any clarification, please contact Rinzin Phuntsho, Dy. Chief Immigration Officer, Department of Immigration, Thimphu, at telephone: 77614410 and email: rinzinp@mohca.gov.bt


Department of Immigration
Tel: 17685434
email:  sherabz@mohca.gov.bt
Paro Immigration Office
Tel: 77609616
email: tdoma@mohca.gov.bt
Regional Immigration Office
Tel: 17689197
email: ydorji@mohca.gov.bt
Regional Immigration Office
Tel: 17601352
email: kdradhir@gmail.com
Regional Immigration Office
Tel: 17170644
email: cthinley@mohca.gov.bt
Regional Immigration Office
Samdrup Jongkhar
Tel: 17621016
email: ntpelwang746@gmail.com


Director General
Department of Immigration
12 February 2022