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Online Licensing System :
In keeping with the Government’s policy of simplifying and enhancing the delivery of public services ,
Related : Department of Revenue & Customs TPN Search Bhutan : www.statusin.org/39584.html
the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) is pleased to announce that the Online Licensing System has been upgraded and would be operational from 1st November, 2017.
Apply for New Application :
1. Select License Category
2. Select Service
3. Click on the Apply button
List of License for Renewal :
Please submit your CID No or License No to get the list of application for renewal.
What are the documents required for New Cable Television (CATV) licence?
** Dully filled application for the new CATV licence
** Recommendation from Gup and Dzongkhag/Thromde
** Security Clearance
** Citizenchip Identity Card
** Recommendation from Association of Bhutanese Cable Operators (ABCO) or any legitimate service provider
** Business Project Proposal
** 1 passport size photo
What is the fee for new CATV licence?
The fee for new CATV licence is Nu 25000(Twenty five thousand)
What are the documents required for renewal of CATV licence?
** Duly filled application for renewal of CATV licence
** Recommendation from Gup or Dzongkhag/Thromde
** Tax Clearacne certificate from Regional Revenue and Customs office
** List of Channels
** Recommendation from ABCO or any other legitimate service provider
** If all the documents attached correctly as above it will take one day or less
** Those who want to use radio transmit and receive equipment for the communication medium.
What is the fee for renewal of CATV licence?
Based on this formula – (0.01x12x231xnumber of customer) + 10000
Are the cable operators allowed to charge installation charges on new connection?
** not allowed to charge the initial CATV installation fee to the subscribers if the subscribers is within or up to 100 meters from the nearest distribution point.
** you may charge only the expenses occurred for the materials if the subscribers point is beyond 100 meters
Is there a need for the cable operator to get recommendation while extending the cable network from one geog/place to another?
If the area of operation is not mentioned in his licence ,the cable operator has to get recommendation from the Geog/Dzongkahg and then request the Authority as well for extension of area of operation.
What are the documents required for Ownership transfer of CATV licence?
** Duly filled application for ownership transfer of CATV licence
** Sales deed between the new and old owner with witness
** Citizenship copy of new owner and witness
** Passport size photo of new owner
** Security clearance of new owner
What is the fee for ownership change of CATV licence?
The fee for ownership change of CATV licence to the Authority is Nu 10,000/-