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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  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain FDI registration certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business guest visa clearance  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain site layout and location maps  (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
Register company  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain project approval  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business license  (3) expand_more expand_less
Open bank account  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tax payer number  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Request business license
(last modified: 22/01/2019)

You can apply for this step online

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Wait until next step

0 days  -  0.5day

Expected results

Application number (SMS notification)
Payment advice (SMS notification)

Requirements

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Project approval (Simple copy)
3. Undertaking form
Undertaking form (original)
A requirement for businesses in the border towns to control fronting and other illegal trade businesses
4. Business plan
Business plan (Simple copy)
Follow the guidelines for preparation of business plan given in Annexure I of the FDI Rules and Regulations 2012. You do not have to submit the business plan unless the Project Approval does not mention certain requirements for business license. For example: investment size, no. of employees, etc.

Time frame

Waiting time until next step: Max.   0.5day

Legal justification

1. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, 2010 (Amended on July 18, 2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, 2010 (Amended on July 18, 2014)
Article 3.7
2. 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, 29
3. FDI Rules and Regulations 2012 (Amended Dec 13, 2014)
FDI Rules and Regulations 2012 (Amended Dec 13, 2014)
articles 21(ii)a, c See also Annex 1 for guidelines on preparation of business plan

Additional information

Choose "Company" for ownership type and provide the required information.

Recourse: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Gelephu

Entity in charge

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Gelephu

Gelephu, Sarpang
Tel: +975 6 251 083 / +975 6 252 123
Fax: +975 6 251 160
Website: www.moea.gov.bt

Unit in charge

Licensing Section, RTIO, Gelephu

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

Tshering Lhamo

Trade Officer
Tel: +975 17 920 578
Email: tlhamo@moea.gov.bt
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