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Bhutan - Renew Or Duplicate a Driver License

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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. OR visit the RSTA website for duplication and renewal. Pay the prescribed fee, select the regional office from where you want to collect the license from.

Duplicate License[edit]

  • You can contact the Authority that can issue a replacement license.
  • You have to pay the prescribed fee.
  • For the duplicate license to be issued, you have to have proper verification/clearance from the offices of the Authority and the Traffic Police.


The Authority may require an applicant for renewal to:

  • Fill in an application form in case of change in personal information.
  • Provide any additional information (including any evidence that the Authority may reasonably require as to those particulars)
  • Provide one latest passport size photograph
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

The Authority may refuse to renew a driving license or grant license variation if the:

  • applicant has not completed with a procedure or requirements under the Act and Regulations;
  • Authority believes that the applicants license should not be renewed or extended or variation given;
  • person has not passed the test in case of a request for license variation; and
  • person is a repeat offender.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Clearance from the offices of the Authority and the Traffic Police
  • Payment for processing
  • One latest passport size photograph

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:


If you have lost, damaged or have an expired driver's license, you are eligible to undergo this process.


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


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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

Need for the Document[edit]

Renewal or duplicate of driver's license is requested in replacement of the first or original driver's license to legally drive in Bhutan.

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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