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Obtain security clearance (local partner)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Purchase legal stamps (local partner)  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain company name clearance  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain FDI registration certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Register company  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain site layout plan and location map  (1) expand_more expand_less
Sign agreement on land use  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain land use approval from Gewog  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain location clearance  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain project approval  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business license  (3) expand_more expand_less
Open bank account  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tax payer number  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Request FDI registration certificate
(last modified: 17/11/2020)

Timeframe ( see details )

Wait until next step

0 mn  -  15 mn
1 day  -  5 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Department of Industry, MoEA

Doebum lam , Thimphu
Website: www.moea.gov.bt

Unit in charge

Foreign Direct Investment Division

Mon: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Person in charge

Sonam Lhamo

Senior Industries Officer
Tel: +975 2 337 623
Email: slhamo@moea.gov.bt

Expected results

Appointment
For all types of investors:
1. Foreign direct investment registration form
Foreign direct investment registration form (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Legal stamp (original)
1 legal stamp on FDI registration form
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Letter of authority (original)
or Power of Attorney for the authorized representative of the foreign investor
For foreign corporate investor, supplement:
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Notarized copy of Certificate of incorporation of the foreign investing company (an authentic copy)
or equivalent. Documents not in English, to be translated and notarised by an authorized organization in the investor's country
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Shareholder's resolution of the foreign investing company (original)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Audited accounts of foreign investing company for the last financial year (Simple copy)
For foreign individual investor, supplement:
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
CV of foreign investor (an authentic copy)
Documents not in English, to be translated and notarised by an authorized organization in the investor's country
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passports of all foreign investors (an authentic copy)
notarized by licensed public notary
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tax return of foreign investors for the last financial year (Simple copy)
For domestic partner, supplement:
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company profile of domestic partner (Simple copy)
in case of individual, personal profile to be submitted
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
CV of domestic partner (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Proof of financial capability of domestic partner (original)
in the form of income/bank statements
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Documents establishing title and the valuation of land (Simple copy)
where land is contributed as local equity
4.
Tax return/audited accounts of the founder/promoter in the case of Special Purpose Vehicle (Simple copy)
This is required where foreign investing company is a newly formed company
5.
Audited Final Accounts of the existing entity for the last financial year
Including company valuation report. This is needed for FDI in an existing entity.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Max.  5mn
Attention at counter: Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   1 day - Max.   5 days

Legal justification

1. Foreign Direct Investment Policy 2019
Foreign Direct Investment Policy 2019
Article 6.1
2. FDI Regulations 2019
FDI Regulations 2019
articles 56, 59

Recourse: Department of Industry, MoEA

Entity in charge

Department of Industry, MoEA

Doebum lam , Thimphu
Website: www.moea.gov.bt

Unit in charge

FDI Division

Mon: 09:00 - 01:00, 02:00 - 05:00
Tue: 09:00 - 01:00, 02:00 - 05:00
Wed: 09:00 - 01:00, 02:00 - 05:00
Thu: 09:00 - 01:00, 02:00 - 05:00
Fri: 09:00 - 01:00, 02:00 - 05:00

Person in charge

Throwa Tenzin

Chief Industries Officer
Tel: +975 16 929 219 / +975 02 330 435
Email: throwatenzin@moea.gov.bt
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