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An applicant for a Commercial Driving License for Taxis 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;
  • 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 held an Ordinary Driving License for at least two years;
  • have achieved the minimum pass score in the Selection Criteria for 5/3-Point Turn (Practical Test) set in the Evaluation Form for Light Vehicle Driving Test as prescribed by the Authority;
  • produce a copy of the latest passport size photograph in national dress for Bhutanese;
  • 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 21 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.


Professional Driving License is valid for three years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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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 taxi vehicle in Bhutan.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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