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Obtain security clearance  (2) expand_more expand_less
Purchase legal stamps copy  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain retail license  (3) expand_more expand_less
Open current bank account  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tax payer number  (2) expand_more expand_less

Request retail license
(last modified: 22/01/2019)

You can apply for this step online

language Apply online

Wait until next step

0 days  -  0.5day

Expected results

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


1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Security clearance certificate (Simple copy)

Time frame

Waiting time until next step: Max.   0.5day

Legal justification

1. Micro, Retail & Wholesale Trade Regulation 2006
Micro, Retail & Wholesale Trade Regulation 2006
Article 4 page no. 6

Additional information

When you apply for retail license through online, the first step is to click on the the license type you want to apply for (sole proprietorship, partnership, company or others), second step would to be provide investor's detail like CID no., security clearance number, email id, etc., if it is sole proprietorship or partnership business, in case of company you have to provide company details and company registration number, third step would be selecting business activity with proposed investment scale of the business to be undertaken, and then provide details of the business location, and the final step would be attaching documents like security clearance of investors, undertakings and other necessary documents. After submission of the application, you will immediately receive sms notification of application number along with payment notification which you provide for processing license fee payment in the next step.

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

Entity in charge

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

Changzamtok Industrial Estate , Thimphu
Tel: +975 2 325 622 / +975 2 331 901

Unit in charge

Regional Director's Office, RTIO, Thimphu

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

Sangay Phuntsho

Regional Director
Tel: +975 17 610 668 / +975 2 323 334
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