Registration of establishment for import (of chilled meat/frozen meat/meat products)

First-time Application

How to process

Deadline for processing: Not applicable

Processing procedure and required documents

  1. The original Application Form for Retail License/Import Registration of Meat;
  2. If the applicant is an individual, a clear photocopy of the identification document of the signatory (with both sides of the identification document photocopied on the same page of an A4 sized paper) is required; if the applicant is a legal person, a photocopy of the valid Business Registration Certificate (exemption for companies registered at the Commerce and Movable Property Registry of Macao), or a photocopy of the valid Certificate of Association issued by the Identification Services Bureau is required. The application form is required to be signed by the legitimate representative and submitted with a photocopy of the identification document of the signatory;
  3. The original written report of property registration (exemption for establishments registered at the Real Estate Registry of Macao) or certificate of the usage of the establishment issued by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau;
  4. A photocopy of M/1 form – Business Registration Tax – Declaration of Initiation of Activities/Alterations registered at the Financial Services Bureau;
  5. A photocopy of the original construction plan of the establishment;
  6. The original location plan of the facilities and equipment of the establishment in the scale of 1:100 with explanatory notes;
  7. A photocopy of the final approved construction plan issued by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau is required. If renovation or alteration works are intended to be carried out in the establishment, application is required to be made in accordance with the guidelines of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau, and a photocopy of the letter with comments on feasibility issued by the Bureau is required to be submitted;
  8. If the establishment occupies an area of over 400 square metres or its refrigeration room has a capacity of over 140 cubic metres, a photocopy of the fire service installation plan approved by the Fire Services Bureau and a photocopy of the letter with comments on feasibility are required to be submitted;
  9. The original Operation Proposal and Information Registration Form for Retail/Import Establishments;
  10. Supporting documents of garbage disposal of the establishment.

Locations for processing the procedure and office hours

  • Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, n.os 762-804, Edifício China Plaza, 2º andar, Macau
  • Northern District Public Services Centre: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, Macau
  • Northern District Public Services Centre – Toi San Station: Av. de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, no.127, Edf. D. Julieta Nobre de Carvalho, Bl. B,R/C, Macau
  • Northern District Public Services Centre – Fai Chi Kei Station: Rua Nova do Patane, Habitação Social de Fai Chi Kei, Edf. Fai Tat, Bl. II, R/C,Lojas G e H, Macau
  • Central District Public Services Centre: Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, n.os 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3.˚ andar, Macau
  • Central District Public Services Centre – S. Lourenço Station: Rua de João Lecaros, Complexo Municipal do Mercado de S. Lourenço, 4˚ andar, Macau
  • Islands District Public Services Centre: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.º andar, Centro de Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas, Taipa
  • Islands District Public Services Centre – Seac Pai Van Station: Avenida de Vale das Borboletas, Complexo Comunitário de Seac Pai Van, 6.˚ andar, Coloane

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

  •  Document and Archive Centre: Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, n.° 163, r/c, Macau

Office hours: Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


Application fee

  • Application fee is exempted;
  • Applicant is not required to pay the annual license fee.

Stamp Duty

  • Not applicable

Fees, Charges and Prices List

  • Not applicable

Time required for processing

60 working days after submission of all required documents

Remarks/ points to note for application

  1. After submission of all required documents, the establishment is subject to inspection conducted by relevant unit of IAM;
  2. Import registrations issued are non-transferable and the registered establishments must not be moved;
  3. The procedure can only be processed upon receipt of all required documents;
  4. The import registration is valid till the end of the year in which it is issued;
  5. Though the import registration does not require payment of an annual license fee, applicants are required to file their applications which shall be examined and assessed to determine if they meet the necessary requirements for registration of establishments for import;
  6. The applications must comply with the guidelines and requirements for application for license and hygiene conditions. The applicants can refer to the IAM website for details (;
  7. Each application form is limited to application for one service item only;
  8. Each application item requires submission of a completed Operation Proposal and Information Registration Form for Retail/Import Establishments;
  9. For applicants who are non-Macao residents, pursuant to the current “Regulation on Prohibition of Illegal Employment”, personal and direct engagement of non-Macao residents in activities for personal interests is subject to prior administrative approval for this purpose;
  10. For applications made in the name of a legal person, if the shareholders or members of the administration and management body of a company are non-Macao residents who are responsible for the management of company and/or performing the business duties on behalf of the company, they should obtain relevant working permits;
  11. In case of necessity, the originals of the supporting documents are required to be submitted at the request of the administrative organisation;
  12. The establishment is required to notify IAM if there is any update to the business registration.

Relevant standards or requirements


Progress enquiry and obtaining result of service

Enquiry about application progress: Online enquiry about the progress of this formality is not available.

Method for obtaining the result of service: By post

Content provider: Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM)

Last modified: 2021-09-30 21:21

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