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Security clearance (local partner)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Legal stamps (local partner)  (1) expand_more expand_less
FDI registration certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Company registration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Site layout plan and location map  (1) expand_more expand_less
Land use agreement  (1) expand_more expand_less
Land use approval from gewog  (2) expand_more expand_less
Location clearance  (2) expand_more expand_less
Project approval  (2) expand_more expand_less
Business license  (3) expand_more expand_less
Foreign currency account  (5) expand_more expand_less
Tax payer number  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 12 expand_more expand_less

Any post office or local stationery shop
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment (MoICE), Department of Industry (x 4)
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Secretariat Office. (x 2)
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Secretariat Office.
Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Employment, Regional Office of MoICE, Thimphu (x 2)
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
Any building owner/ institution
Any Concerned Gewog Administration Office (x 2)
District Administration, Wangduephodrang (x 2)
Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Employment, Department of Industry (x 2)
Royal Monetary Authority (x 3)
Any commercial bank in Bhutan (x 2)
Regional Revenue and Customs Office, Thimphu (x 2)

Results 5 expand_more expand_less

Foreign Direct Investment Registration Certificate
Certificate of incorporation
Land Use Approval from geog
Business license
Tax payer number

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Company profile of domestic partner
Proof of financial capability of domestic partner
Documents establishing title and the valuation of land
Audited Final Accounts of the existing entity for the last financial year
Foreign Direct Investment Registration Certificate
Joint venture agreement between the investors /shareholders
Valid Security clearance
Legal stamp (x 3)
Lease agreement
Business proposal (x 3)
Cover letter for gewog approval
Land Use Approval from geog
Site layout plan
Location map
Covering letter
Location clearance
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Project approval (FDI) XXX
Application form - FCA - III
FDI registration certificate
Current account opening form
Business license (x 2)
Board resolution of the company to open account in the bank
A letter with additional signatories details and documents
Approval for FC account
Current account number (x 2)
Promoter's details
Percentage shareholding of partners
Reference number for TPN
CV of foreign investor (x 2)
Notarized Passport (x 2)
Tax return of foreign investors for the last financial year
Tax return/audited accounts of the founder/promoter in the case of Special Purpose Vehicle
Notarized copy of Certificate of incorporation of the foreign investing company (x 2)
Shareholder's resolution of the foreign investing company (x 2)
Audited accounts of foreign investing company for the last financial year
Articles of incorporation of the foreign investing company

Estimated cost BTN  19,060

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BTN 60 -
BTN  10 per 
legal stamp
BTN 7,000
for public company
BTN 4,000
Business license fee for authorized share capital above BTN 100 m for large scale industry
BTN 8,000
Registration fee for large scale industry

Total Duration 26d - 104d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 26d 104d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 10mn 1h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 30mn 1h. 30mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 25d 104d

Laws 15 expand_more expand_less

Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Chapter 4, Section 30
Cottage and Small Industry Policy 2019 Cottage and Small Industry Policy 2019 Chapter 5 - reference for investment size
Evidence Act of Bhutan, 2005 Evidence Act of Bhutan, 2005 Section 35(c)
FDI Guidelines 2019 FDI Guidelines 2019
  Article Annexure II
FDI regulations 2019 FDI Regulations 2019
  articles 15, 54, 56, 59, 70, 71-74, 75
FDI Regulations 2019 FDI Regulations 2019 Annex I(4)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, 2010 (Amended on July 18, 2014) Foreign Direct Investment Policy 2019
  Article 5.10
Foreign Direct Investment Policy 2019 Foreign Direct Investment Policy 2019
  articles 3.6, 3.7, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 11 (i)
Foreign Exchange Rules and Regulations 2022 Foreign Exchange Rules and Regulations 2022 40, 44-a(vi)
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR INDUSTRIAL AND  COMMERCIAL VENTURES IN BHUTAN, 1997 General Guidelines for Industrial and Commercial Ventures in Bhutan, 1997
  articles 2.4, 4.1 (iii)
Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Part I, Chapter 10, Section 47 and Part II, Chapter 4, Section 16
Rules and Regulations for establishment and operation of industrial and commercial ventures in Bhutan, 1995 Rules and Regulations for establishment and operation of industrial and commercial ventures in Bhutan, 1995 Rules 1
Rules on the Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Rules on the Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Part I, Rule 6.1 and Part II, Rule # 3 (3.1)
The Land Act of Bhutan 2007 The Land Act of Bhutan 2007
  Article 180
The Tenancy Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2004 The Tenancy Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2004
  Section  6.2
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