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The Department of Immigration would like to inform the general public that a Zoning System is being introduced for the import of foreign workers through designated land ports of entry.

Henceforth, all foreign workers shall be required to enter the country based on the location of their worksites in accordance with the Zoning System outlined below:

A. Samtse Port of Entry

(i) Samtse Dzongkhag
(ii) Haa Dzongkhag
(iii) Paro Dzongkhag

B. Phuentsholing Port of Entry

(i) Chukha Dzongkhag
(ii) Thimphu Dzongkhag
(iii) Gasa Dzongkhag

C. Gelephu Port of Entry

(i) Sarpang Dzongkhag
(ii) Tsirang Dzongkhag
(iii) Dagana Dzongkhag
(iv) Wangdiphodrang Dzongkhag
(v) Punakha Dzongkhag
(vi) Trongsa Dzongkhag
(vii) Bumthang Dzongkhag
(viii) Zhemgang Dzongkhag

D. Samdrup Jongkhar Port of Entry

(i) Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag
(ii) Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag
(iii) Tashigang Dzongkhag
(iv) Tashi Yangtse Dzongkhag
(v) Mongar Dzongkhag
(vi) Lhuentse Dzongkhag

The system shall be rolled out once the moratorium on entry of foreign workers is lifted. All employers are requested to comply with the Zoning System. Details are available at and and for any clarification or queries, please contact Service Division, Department of Immigration at 02-330874/02-331263 or PABX: 02-323127 (ext. 113/125).

Department of Immigration
1 September 2021


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