Permits / Licences

Pharmacy Licence

Service Introduction

Procedures for the issuance of Pharmacy Licence to individuals or legal persons (corporations) who intend to run a pharmacy. According to Article 18 of Decree-Law no. 58/90/M dated 19th September, anyone who intends to open a pharmacy must file an application to and obtain prior authorisation from the Health Bureau.

Service targets:Individuals or legal persons (corporations) who intend to run a pharmacy.

According to Article 29 of Decree-Law no. 58/90/M dated 19th September, the authorisation for the opening of a pharmacy depends on the fulfillment of the following general requirements:

  1. The applicant shall reside or be based in Macao, and be constituted in accordance with law if the applicant is a legal person;
  2. The applicant, or its managers and administrators or directors, shall not engage in any activity that involves provision of medical services, particularly doctors or related professions;
  3. The applicant, as well as its managers, administrators or directors (applicable to legal persons), shall possess the appropriate civil qualification for engaging in pharmaceutical activities;
  4. Technical guidance shall be ensured for the pharmacy in accordance with this law;
  5. The personnel that will work in the pharmacy shall possess the qualifications that are required by law for performing related duties;
  6. The pharmacy’s facilities and equipment shall fulfill the appropriate conditions stipulated in this law and other legislation on safety, sanitation and hygiene in commercial premises.

Result of application: The Health Bureau will issue a pharmacy licence to the individuals or legal persons (corporations) that meet the statutory requirements.


Executive department and unit: Health Bureau – Pharmaceutical Affairs Department – Inspection and Licensing Division

Correspondence Address: Avenida Sidónio Pais, n.º 51, Edif. “China Plaza”, 4.º andar, Macau

Telephone: 8598 3522

Facsimile: 2852 4016


Content provider: Health Bureau (SS)

Last modified: 2021-09-20 23:45

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