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Security clearance (local partner)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Legal stamps (local partner)  (1) expand_more expand_less
Company name clearance  (3) 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
Environmental clearance for activities requiring clearance from DoECC  (5) expand_more expand_less
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Business license  (3) expand_more expand_less
Foreign currency account  (5) expand_more expand_less
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Request FDI registration certificate
(last modified: 14/04/2023)

You can apply for this step online

language Apply online

Wait until next step

1 day  -  3 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment (MoICE), Department of Industry

Doebum Lam, Thimphu 11001
Tel: +975 2 325 323 / +975 2 323 597
Fax: +975 2 337 624
Website: www.moice.gov.bt

Unit in charge

Invest Bhutan 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
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Sonam Lhamo

Dy. Chief Industries Officer
Tel: +975 2 337 623
Email: slhamo@moice.gov.bt

Expected results

Application number
For all types of investors:
1. Foreign direct investment registration form
Foreign direct investment registration form (original)
The form need not be submitted. It is only a guide to help applicants prepare information prior to applying online.
2. 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
Notarized Passport (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)
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
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
FDI in an Existing Entity
1.
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

FDI Registration Certificate will be issued within 3 working days provided all required documents are submitted and are in order. 
Waiting time until next step: Min.   1 day - Max.   3 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: Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment (MoICE), Department of Industry

Entity in charge

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment (MoICE), Department of Industry

Doebum lam, Thimphu 11001
Tel: +975 2 325 323 / +975 2 323 597
Website: www.moice.gov.bt

Unit in charge

Invest Bhutan 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

Tshesum Dawa

Chief Industries Officer
Tel: / +975 02 330 435
Email: tdawa@moice.gov.bt
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