List of steps
(Total number of steps: 36)
Purchase legal stamps  (1)
Obtain security clearance  (2)
Obtain letter of intent  (2)
Obtain geog administration approval/ public clearance  (2)
Obtain location map  (1)
Obtain land lease approval  (16)
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Site visit
Sign land lease agreement  (1)
Obtain project approval  (5)
Obtain business license  (3)
Open current bank account  (1)
Obtain tax payer number  (2)

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Summary of the procedure
 

Where to go? (11)

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
Any relevant agency (x 3)
4 5 25
Any relevant agency
Any Concerned Geog Administration Office (x 2)
6 7
Any Concerned Geog Administration Office
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
8
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
District Administration, Punakha (x 12)
District Administration, Punakha
Any Forest Range Office (x 4)
Any Forest Range Office
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Industry (x 2)
26 30
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Industry
Any competent authority (x 2)
27 29
Any competent authority
Revenue section of the competent authority
28
Revenue section of the competent authority
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Thimphu
33
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Thimphu
Any Two Commercial Banks - Bank of Bhutan Ltd or Bhutan National Bank Ltd
34
Any Two Commercial Banks - Bank of Bhutan Ltd or Bhutan National Bank Ltd

What you will get (3)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Project approval
30
Project approval
Business license
33
Business license
Tax payer number
36
Tax payer number

Required documents 

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

Covering letter
4
Covering letter
Business plan (x 6)
4 6 9 15 26 31
Business plan
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - DA-1
6
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - DA-1
Preliminary assessment report to lease GRF land for business activity - form DA-2
9
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
9
Preliminary assessment report to lease GRF land for business activity - form DA-3
Letter of intent from relevant agency
9
Letter of intent from relevant agency
Public clearance (x 2)
9 15
Public clearance
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - Form IE-1
9
Application form to lease GRF land for business activity - Form IE-1
Location map
9
Location map
Forestry clearance letter
11
Forestry clearance letter
Forestry clearance (x 2)
15 21
Forestry clearance
Initial environment examination (IEE) - General
15
Initial environment examination (IEE) - General
Sector clearance
15
Sector clearance
Cover letter for EC
15
Cover letter for EC
Revenue receipt
17
Revenue receipt
Environmental clearance for land
21
Environmental clearance for land
Legal stamp (x 2)
25 34
Legal stamp
Certificate of clearance/ land lease approval
25
Certificate of clearance/ land lease approval
Land lease agreement
26
Land lease agreement
Initial environmental examination (IEE) - Industry
27
Initial environmental examination (IEE) - Industry
Environmental clearance payment notification
28
Environmental clearance payment notification
Payment receipt
29
Payment receipt
Project approval
31
Project approval
Current account opening form (BNB)
34
Current account opening form (BNB)
Citizenship identity card of investor (x 2)
34 35
Citizenship identity card of  investor
Business license
35
Business license
Current account number
35
Current account number
Promoter's details
35
Promoter's details

How much?

Estimated cost of the procedure  BTN  179,260

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Cost detail

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BTN  10 per legal stamp
- BTN 40
4
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): 85 d 270 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 5mn 2h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 50mn 3h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 85 d 270 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Chapter 4, Section 32(a)
Environmental Assessment Act, 2000 Environmental Assessment Act, 2000 Chapter II
  articles 8, 9, 10, 35.3
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
Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, 2017 Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, 2017
  articles 15, 16, 17, 18
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR INDUSTRIAL AND  COMMERCIAL VENTURES IN BHUTAN, 1997 General Guidelines for Industrial and Commercial Ventures in Bhutan, 1997 Annex II
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 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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