List of steps
(Total number of steps: 18)
Purchase Legal Stamps  (1)
Obtain security clearance  (2)
Obtain location map  (1)
Obtain Project Approval  (9)
Obtain business license  (3)
Obtain tax payer number  (2)

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Summary of the procedure
 

Where to go? (7)

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 licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
4
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Cottage and Small Industry (x 3)
5 12 13
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Cottage and Small Industry
Any competent authority (x 2)
6 8
Any competent authority
Revenue section of the competent authority
7
Revenue section of the competent authority
City Corporation, Thimphu (x 3)
9 10 11
City Corporation, Thimphu
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office (x 3)
14 15 16
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office

What you will get (3)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Project approval
13
Project approval
Business license
16
Business license
Tax payer number
18
Tax payer number

Required documents 

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

Security clearance certificate
5
Security clearance certificate
Business plan (x 2)
5 14
Business plan
Citizenship identity card of domestic investor (x 2)
5 17
Citizenship identity card of domestic investor
Initial environmental examination (IEE) - Industry
6
Initial environmental examination (IEE) - Industry
Environmental clearance payment notification
7
Environmental clearance payment notification
Payment receipt
8
Payment receipt
Legal stamp (govt. l) (x 2)
10 14
Legal stamp (govt. l)
Lease rental payment invoice
11
Lease rental payment invoice
Land lease agreement
12
Land lease agreement
Application form for industry license
14
Application form for industry license
Project approval
14
Project approval
Application letter for license
14
Application letter for license
Revenue receipt
16
Revenue receipt
Business license
17
Business license
Promoter's details
17
Promoter's details

How much?

Cost of the procedure  BTN  51,650

Cost detail

Estimate your cost

BTN 50
5 legal stamps for BTN 10 each
BTN 50,000
Environmental Clearance fee
BTN 500
Environmental Clearance application fee
BTN 1,000
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): 15 d 43 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 0mn 2h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 30mn 2h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 15 d 44 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
Environmental Assessment Act, 2000 Environmental Assessment Act, 2000
  Section  35 (sub-tion 35.3) and 63
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
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 2001 Regulation for the Environmental Clearance for Projects 2001 Annex II
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 on the Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Rules on the Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001
  articles II, Rule 3
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