The Bhutan eRegulations site is brought to you by the Department of Industry under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. You can access step-by-step guides on investment procedures in all 20 Dzongkhags, describing the actual practice from the user's point of view. The development of the eRegulations portal was made possible with support from the Business Facilitation Program under the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
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Application for a Business License (original)
completed by applicant
Valid Identification (original)
National ID or Passport
Letter of Support from Government Agency (original)
Relevant Ministry endorsement depending on activity is submitted together with application. E.g. Fishery activity will require a letter from the Ministry of Fisheries
Business Inspection Form (original)
Upon Lodgement of application, the applicant will be asked to complete informed that an inspection visit will be conducted to the site of intended business. Business Inspection form should be completed.
Paper application for initial business license incl. of CT
Payment methods:cash, credit cards, Check, EFTPOS
*Applying online for a new Business License is TOP $57.50 incl. of CT.
*Renewal of a business license in person is TOP $57.50 incl. of CT while renewal of business license online is TOP $28.00.
*Only company cheques are accepted.
For more details on fees, please refer to attachment.
You must determine what name to use on the business licence. If one decides to use any other name other than your own name then you are required to register that name under the Registration of Business Name Act 2013.
NOTICE: If applicant is a foreign investor then a Foreign Investment Certificate is required before the issuance of a business licence.
If you wish to register online, or to maintain an existing business licence online, you will first need a Business Registries account.
Filling in the application form for a new license and renewal of license can be done online but payment has to be paid to the office.
Renewal of business license is done annually.