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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.

In addition to any test that the Authority requires an applicant for a learner license to undergo, the Authority may require the applicant to:

  • provide the Authority with personal particulars (including evidence that the Authority may reasonably require as to those particulars) as per application form provided by the Authority;
  • produce Citizenship Identity Card or other accepted identification documents for Bhutanese Nationals, and passport or other identification cards in case of foreigners;
  • bring along a latest passport-size photograph in national dress for Bhutanese;
  • produce a medical screening certificate duly signed by a Medical Personnel within the country;
  • fill in the application form;
  • furnish a verification report from the local Police Authority;
  • obtain the Learners License in person or through a Driving School upon fulfilling the set criteria; and
  • pay the required fees


Required Documents[edit]

  • Citizenship Identity Card
  • Passport or other identification cards in case of foreigners
  • Latest passport-size photograph
  • Medical screening certificate
  • Verification report from local police Authority

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 17 years of age or more.


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


A learner license is valid for one year after the date of issue or when a driver license which authorizes the person to drive such a motor vehicle is issued to the person whichever occurs first.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
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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]

Learner driver's license is required to drive a vehicle but still with the supervision of an experienced driver with valid license.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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