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An applicant for a Commercial Driving License for Medium and Heavy vehicles including passenger transport buses, tourist buses and school buses must:

  • proceed to the nearest office in the applicant's location. For the list of where you can go, please see the 'Office Locations and Contacts' section in this page.
  • come in person;
  • have held an Ordinary Driving License for at least three years;
  • possess an educational qualification of a minimum of Class VIII or equivalent qualification from Monastic Institutes and produce original academic certificate as proof;
  • fill in the prescribed application form;
  • have achieved the minimum pass score in the practical driving Selection Criteria for Highway Drive Test set in the Evaluation Form for Light Vehicle Driving Test as prescribed by the RSTA;
  • produce a copy of the latest passport size photograph;
  • produce Citizenship Identity Card or other accepted identification documents for Bhutanese Nationals, and passport or other identification cards in case of foreigners; and
  • pay a fee as prescribed


Required Documents[edit]

  • Original academic certificate
  • Latest passport size photograph
  • Citizenship Identity Card
  • Passport or other identification cards(for foreigner)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Head Office[edit]

For complete list of contact numbers, please follow the link:

Thimphu Region[edit]

Toll free number 224

  • Name: Dophu Dukpa
    • Designation: Sr.Regional Transport Officer,Thimphu.
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Tel: 02-322147 Fax:02-323273
  • Name: Ugyen Lhamo
    • Designation:Asst. Registration & Licensing Officer
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Tel: 02-321282

For complete list of contact numbers, please follow the link:

Phuntsholing Region[edit]

Toll free number 225

For complete list of contact numbers, please follow the link:

Gelephu Region[edit]

Toll free number 226

  • Name: Bola Gyeltshen
  • Designation: Chief Regional Transport Officer.
  • Name: Damber Thapa
    • Designation: Registration and Licensing Officer,Gelephu.
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Tel: 06-251142/17621995/77331497

For complete list of contact numbers, please follow the link:

Samdrupjongkhar Region[edit]

Toll free number 227

  • Name:Kinga Gyeltshen
  • Name:Tezin Jamtsho

For complete list of contact numbers, please follow the link:


Applicant must be a minimum age of 25 years and a maximum age of 55 years at the time of application.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Commercial Driving License is valid for three years.

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Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

This type of license is required to operate a medium and heavy vehicle in Bhutan.

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