Employment Agency Administrative Licence

New Application


 How to Apply

Application Eligibility

  1. Full legal age if the applicant is a natural person;
  2. Good repute of the applicant to carry out business activities; good repute of the managers, administrators, or directors (including partners) if the applicant is a company or an association;
  3. Organizational and technical capacity of the applicant.

Application Procedures and Required Documents

If the applicant is a natural person, the following documents must be submitted:

  1. A completed “Application Form for Employment Agency Licence” (the form can be collected at DSAL or downloaded from its website);
  2. A photocopy of identity document (original document is needed for verification);
  3. Resume and photocopies of related documents (such as education certificates and a record of employment) (original documents are needed for verification);
  4. Certificate of Criminal Record (application for sending the certificate to our bureau directly can be made to the Identification Services Bureau at its self-service kiosks);
  5. If the place of origin of the applicant’s recruitment of non-resident workers is Mainland China or Vietnam, a certificate recognized by the respective government showing the qualification in providing labour exportation services or a notarized copy of such document must be provided;
  6. Other documents or additional information that DSAL may request for analyzing the application.

If the applicant is a company or an association, the following documents must be submitted:

  1. A completed “Application Form for Employment Agency Licence” (the form can be collected at DSAL or downloaded from its website);
  2. If the applicant is an association, an association certificate issued by the Identification Services Bureau and a notarized copy of the notarization of the establishment certificate (or amendment to the establishment) of the association should be offered;
  3. Photocopies of the identity documents of administrators or directors (including shareholders) of the company or association (original documents are needed for verification);
  4. Resumes and photocopies of related documents (such as education certificates and records of employment) of administrators or directors (including shareholders) of the company or association (original documents are needed for verification);
  5. Certificates of Criminal Record of administrators or directors (including shareholders) of the company or association (application for sending the certificates to our bureau directly can be made to the Identification Services Bureau at its self-service kiosks);
  6. If the place of origin of the applicant’s recruitment of non-resident workers is Mainland China or Vietnam, a certificate recognized by the respective government showing the qualification in providing labour exportation services or a notarized copy of such document must be provided;
  7. Other documents or additional information that DSAL may request for analyzing the application.

Application Location and Office Hours

Address: Avenida do Dr. Francisco Vieira Machado, nos. 221 a 279, Edifício Advance Plaza, 1st floor of the Labour Affairs Bureau, Macau

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:45
Friday: 09:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:30

Appointment Booking Service for Enquiries About Employment Agency Licence


 Fees

MOP30,000 paid through a crossed cheque or a cashier order to “Fundo de Segurança Social”.


Application Processing Time

60 Days


Remarks/Notes for Application

  1. There are fee-charging employment agencies as well as non-fee-charging employment agencies in Macao.
  2. A guarantee of MOP$300,000 must be given by the applicant to secure the repatriation of non-resident workers if non-resident worker recruitment services are provided.

 Relevant Specifications or Requirements:

Site Selection: The location must comply with Law No. 6/99/M (Regulations on Use of Urban Real Estate), such as whether the location is for commercial or office purpose.


Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Status Enquiry: Please check the application status by using the Macao Government Service Mobile Application or the Macao SAR Government Portal (the applicant has to apply for an Online Account for Public Service in advance).  Online Account for Public Service

Methods of Result Collection: In person or by post

The following documents must be submitted at the same time:

  1. Crossed cheque or cashier order for the payment of relevant fee
  2. Bank guarantee document

Content provider: Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL)

Last modified: 2018-10-04 16:17

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