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Bhutan - BICMA Type Approval - Overview

The Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) is the national regulator responsible for Radio and Telecommunication Equipment Type Approvals in Bhutan. 

Although BIMCA has a fairly lenient Type Approval regime, there are still some equipment categories requiring mandatory BICMA Type Approval. All BIMCA Type Approvals have permanent validity and no samples are required for the BICMA Type Approval applications. 

We provide the following end to end Bhutan BICMA country Type Approval services : 

1- Guidance and consulting on the approval scope and applicable Test standards in Bhutan

2- Handling all local customs duties and taxes payments and Govt. charges for Bhutan Type Approval Applications. 

3- Management of the full Bhutan Type Approval Process

4- Full support with BIMCA re-approvals in-case of any modifications to the already BICMA Type Approved equipment

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Bhutan Apprval Summary

Bhutan BICMA Type Approval - Summary:

  • Concerned Authority : Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA)  (

  • Applicable Radio and Telecommunication Equipment Certification : BICMA Type Approval

  • Required Documents:

    • Technical Literature of Device (User Manual, Specifications/Data Sheet, Operational Description)​

    • Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

    • RF,EMC,Health and Safety Test Reports as per applicable Test standards

    • GSMA TAC Letter(for cellular devices)

  • Sample Requirements: Not Required

  • Approval Validity: Permanent 

  • In-country Testing Requirements: Not Applicable

  • Local Representation : Not Required

  • Labelling Requirement: Yes, all BICMA Type Approved Equipment requires BICMA Logo and "Type Approved by BICMA" with approval year as labels

  • Lead time : 4-6 Weeks

Bhutan Exempt Items

List of Exempt Items from Bhutan BICMA Type Approval:

1- Mobile Phones

2- Telephone Handsets, PABX, Fax

3- Wireless Modems

4- Equipment embedded in Personal Computers that can either receive or transmit with output power below 100mW for example : Wifi, Bluetooth

5- Bluetooth, Wifi,CCTV, Cordless Audio Devices, Wireless Microphones, RFID Equipment

6- Amateur Radio equipment

7- GPS, Radio Sets (FM/AM/SW), Satellite Dish, Set-top-box

8- Vehicle Embedded Devices (VTDs, VSDs), Remote Car Keys, Remote Sensor Devices

9- Remote Control, Access Control, Alarms and Movement Detectors

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