List of steps
(Total number of steps: 45)
Purchase legal stamps  (1)
Obtain security clearance  (2)
Obtain name clearance  (1)
Obtain FDI registration certificate  (2)
Obtain business guest visa clearance  (4)
Open bank account  (4)
Register company  (3)
Obtain letter of intent  (2)
Obtain Geog Administration approval/ public clearance  (2)
Obtain forest clearance  (2)
Obtain environmental clearance for land  (6)
28
Site visit
Obtain location map  (1)
Obtain land lease approval  (4)
33
Site visit
Sign land lease agreement  (1)
Obtain Project Approval  (5)
Obtain business license  (3)
Obtain tax payer number  (2)

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Summary of the procedure
 

Where to go? (15)

You will have to go to the following agencies. The number indicates how many interactions are required with each entity.
Any post office or local stationary shop
1
Any post office or local stationary shop
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Industry (x 8)
4 5 6 7 15 17 36 40
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Industry
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Secretariat
8
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Secretariat
Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Department of Immigration (x 2)
9 10
Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Department of Immigration
Royal Monetary Authority (x 2)
11 12
Royal Monetary Authority
Any Two Commercial Banks - Bank of Bhutan Ltd or Bhutan National Bank Ltd (x 2)
13 14
Any Two Commercial Banks - Bank of Bhutan Ltd or Bhutan National Bank Ltd
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Thimphu
16
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Thimphu
Any relevant agency (x 3)
18 19 35
Any relevant agency
Any Concerned Geog Administration Office (x 2)
20 21
Any Concerned Geog Administration Office
Any concerned Forest Range Office (x 2)
22 23
Any concerned Forest Range Office
District Administration, Trongsa (x 10)
District Administration, Trongsa
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
30
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
Any competent authority (x 2)
37 39
Any competent authority
Revenue section of the competent authority
38
Revenue section of the competent authority
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Trongsa (x 3)
41 42 43
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Trongsa

What you will get (5)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Foreign direct investment registration certificate
6
Foreign direct investment registration certificate
Certificate of incorporation
17
Certificate of incorporation
Project approval
40
Project approval
Business license
43
Business license
Tax payer number
45
Tax payer number

Required documents 

The documents with green band will be provided to you during the procedure.

Name clearance form
4
Name clearance form
Legal stamp (x 6)
4 7 13 14 35 41
Legal stamp
Passport of all foreign investors
4
Passport of all foreign investors
Security clearance certificate (x 2)
4 15
Security clearance certificate
Citizenship identity card of investor (x 4)
4 13 15 44
Citizenship identity card of  investor
Certificate of incorporation of the foreign investor company
5
Certificate of incorporation of the foreign investor company
Board of Directors'/shareholder's resolution of the foreign investing company
5
Board of Directors'/shareholder's resolution of the foreign investing company
Audited accounts of foreign investing cmpany
5
Audited accounts of foreign investing cmpany
CV of foreign investor (x 2)
5 15
CV of foreign investor
Passport of all foreign investors
5
Passport of all foreign investors
Tax return of foreign investors
5
Tax return of foreign investors
Company profile of domestic investor
5
Company profile of domestic investor
Proof of financial capability of domestic investor
5
Proof of financial capability of domestic investor
Business guest visa application form
7
Business guest visa application form
Visa application form
7
Visa application form
Trade/ Industry license
7
Trade/ Industry license
Passport of foreign investor
7
Passport of foreign investor
Visa request letter
7
Visa request letter
Work plan for visiting guests
7
Work plan for visiting guests
Consent letter from parent company
7
Consent letter from parent company
Recommendation letter from MoEA 
9
Recommendation letter from MoEA 
Business guest visa application form (one of the duly filled form submitted)
9
Business guest visa application form (one of the duly filled form submitted)
Visa application form (one of the duly filled form submitted)
9
Visa application form (one of the duly filled form submitted)
Passport of foreign investor
9
Passport of foreign investor
Application form - FCA - III
11
Application form - FCA - III
FDI registration certificate
11
FDI registration certificate
Current account opening form (BNB)
13
Current account opening form (BNB)
Certificate of incorporation
13
Certificate of incorporation
Board resolution of the company to open account in the bank
13
A letter with additional signatories details and documents
13
Approval for FC account
14
Approval for FC account
Current account number (x 2)
14 44
Current account number
Articles of incorporation
15
Articles of incorporation
Consent to act as director
15
Consent to act as director
Declaration of compliance
15
Declaration of compliance
Foreign direct investment registration certificate
15
Foreign direct investment registration certificate
List of names and addresses of the first Directors and CEO of the company
15
List of names and addresses of the first Directors and CEO of the company
Joint venture agreement between the investors /shareholders
15
Articles of incorporation of the foreign investor company
15
Articles of incorporation of the foreign investor company
Notification for payment
16
Notification for payment
Payment receipt
17
Payment receipt
Covering letter
18
Covering letter
Business plan (x 7)
Business plan
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - DA-1
20
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - DA-1
cover letter for forest clearance
22
cover letter for forest clearance
Forestry clearance (x 2)
24 31
Forestry clearance
Public clearance (x 2)
24 31
Public clearance
Initial environment examination (IEE) - General
24
Initial environment examination (IEE) - General
Sectoral clearance
24
Sectoral clearance
Cover letter for EC
24
Cover letter for EC
Revenue receipt
26
Revenue receipt
Preliminary assessment report to lease GRF land for business activity - form DA-2
31
Preliminary assessment report to lease GRF land for business activity - form DA-2
Preliminary assessment report to lease GRF land for business activity - form DA-3
31
Preliminary assessment report to lease GRF land for business activity - form DA-3
Letter of intent from relevant agency
31
Letter of intent from relevant agency
Environmental clearance for land
31
Environmental clearance for land
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - Form IE-1
31
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - Form IE-1
Location map
31
Location map
Certificate of clearance/ land lease approval
35
Certificate of clearance/ land lease approval
Land lease agreement
36
Land lease agreement
Initial environmental examination (IEE) - Industry
37
Initial environmental examination (IEE) - Industry
Environmental clearance payment notification
38
Environmental clearance payment notification
Payment receipt
39
Payment receipt
Application form for industry license
41
Application form for industry license
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
41 44
Certificate of incorporation
Project approval
41
Project approval
Application letter for license
41
Application letter for license
Revenue receipt
43
Revenue receipt
Business license
44
Business license
Promoter's details
44
Promoter's details
Percentage shareholding of partners
44
Percentage shareholding of partners

How much?

Estimated cost of the procedure  BTN  181,310

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BTN  10 per legal stamp
- BTN 90
9
BTN 2,000
Business registration fee for authorized share capital above BTN 2 million
BTN 50,000
Environmental clearance fee
BTN 500
Environmental clearance application fee
BTN 30,000
Environmental clearance fee
BTN 500
Environmental clearance application fee
BTN 5,000
Environmental clearance fee
BTN 500
Environmental clearance application fee
BTN 20
per sq. ft.
BTN 50,000
Environmental Clearance fee
BTN 500
Environmental Clearance application fee
BTN 30,000
Environmental clearance fee
BTN 500
Environmental clearance application fee
BTN 5,000
Environmental clearance fee
BTN 500
Environmental clearance application fee
BTN 4,000
Business license fee
BTN 100
Booklet fee
BTN 2,000
Business license fee
BTN 100
Booklet fee

How long ?

The estimated total time is calculated by adding the time spent: 1) waiting in queue, 2) at the counter and 3) between steps.
  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 82 d 265 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 5mn 5h.
Attention at counter: 1h. 30mn 6h. 30mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 82 d 265 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Chapter 5, Sections 38-43
  Section  16
Environmental Assessment Act, 2000 Environmental Assessment Act, 2000 Chapter II
  articles 8, 9, 10, 35.3
Evidence Act of Bhutan, 2005 Evidence Act of Bhutan, 2005 Section 35(c)
FDI Rules and Regulations 2012 FDI Rules and Regulations 2012 (Amended Dec 13, 2014) Schedule VI, 2 (ii,e)
  articles 19, 20, 21
Fee schedules to cover the cost of administering the environmental assessment act 2000 Fee schedules to cover the cost of administering the environmental assessment act 2000
  Article 5
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, 2010 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, 2010 (Amended on July 18, 2014)
  articles 3.7, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2
Foreign Exchange Regulations of Bhutan, 1997 Foreign Exchange Regulations of Bhutan, 2013
  Article 48
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR INDUSTRIAL AND  COMMERCIAL VENTURES IN BHUTAN, 1997 General Guidelines for Industrial and Commercial Ventures in Bhutan, 1997 Annex II
Immigration Rules and Regulations of Bhutan 2012 Immigration Rules and Regulations of Bhutan 2012
  Article 63
Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Part II, Chapter 6, Section 14
Public Finance Act of Bhutan 2007 Public Finance Act of Bhutan 2007
  articles 171, 172
Regulation for the Environmental Clearance for Projects 2006 Regulation for the Environmental Clearance for Projects 2006
  Article 31
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
Rules and Regulations for Lease of Government Reserved Forest Land & Government Land 2009 Rules and Regulations for Lease of Government Reserved Forest Land & Government Land 2009 Annex C- 9, 11(a)
  Article 43
Rules and regulations for lease of government reserved forest land and government land Rules and regulations for lease of government reserved forest land and government land
  articles 9, 11(a)
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 II, Rule 3
The Immigration Act of Kingdom of Bhutan, 2007 The Immigration Act of Kingdom of Bhutan, 2007
  Chapter  6 ,  Section  43 (e) ,  Article 43
The Land Act of Bhutan 2007 The Land Act of Bhutan 2007 Sections 306-310
  Sections 184-188, 306 ,  articles 309, 310
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