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Bhutan - Renew a Vehicle Registration Certificate

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  1. Renew your vehicle's registration certificate by presenting it (original copy) to the licensing authority (any Regional or Base Office).
  2. Your vehicle must undergo a test to determine its road worthiness. The fitness test will ensure that the car is safe to drive and is in good condition to run with out any problem for both the driver and its passengers and other road users.
  3. Pay the renewal fee. If you are applying for renewal beyond the expiry date, you will also need to pay the penalty charge.

If the vehicle is undergoing a repair: You must inform the authority in writing that the vehicle was taken for repair and surrender the registration certificate to the authority. After the repair ,the owner must furnish an authentic evidence or a certificate from the concerned workshop after the repairs have been completed, showing the duration of repair. You may now proceed to the nearest RSTA office to renew your documents.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Original registration certificate

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Head Office
Mongar Region
Thimphu Region
Phuntsholing Region
Gelephu Region
S/jongkhar Region


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.



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]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 


Make sure to renew your vehicle registration before its expiry date to avoid paying a penalty.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. 
e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Road Safety and Transport Authority:


More information which might help people.