License of Karaoke

First application


How to apply

Application procedures and required documents:

  • Establishments to be set up in buildings under construction
    1. Completed application form【Model C】 (forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/MGSC-I);
      1. If the application is made by a company, the relevant application form must be signed by the company’s lawful representative(s) according to the signature(s) on the identity document(s). A copy of the representative(s)’ identity document(s) (front and reverse side on the same page) as well as the company chop must be appended to the application.
      2. If the application is made by an individual, he/she should sign the relevant application form according to the signature on the identity document, with a copy of the identity document (front and reverse side on same page) attached.
      3. If the applicant authorises others to make the application on his/her behalf, the original letter of authorisation with notarised signature(s), or a certified copy of such, must be submitted. Copy of the identity document(s) of the authorised person(s) must be enclosed (front and reverse side on same page).
    2. If the application is made by a company, the following documents must be submitted:
      1. Original certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Movable Property Registry within past three months. If the company has been incorporated for less than three months, a copy of the company incorporation or a copy of the Official Bulletin of the Macao Special Administrative Region in which article of incorporation of company is published can be used to substitute certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Moveable Property Registry.
      2. Original certificate of criminal record of the company’s legal representative (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating karaoke lounges) or similar documents.
    3. If the application is made an individual, original certificate of criminal record should be submitted (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating karaoke lounges) or similar documents.
    4. One copy of the M/1 business tax form from the Finance Services Bureau (DSF) (can be submitted when applying for inspection of facilities).
    5. One original and six copies of following documents must be submitted:
      1. Location plan with appropriate proportions;
      2. Mezzanine levels in a scale of 1:100 in order that design facilities and passageways as well as locations for facilities can be appraised;
      3. * Design plans for water supply, drainage, sewage disposal and power equipment;
      4. * Design plans for fire-fighting system;
      5. For better understanding of the design plan, a cross-section and a longitudinal section are required. One of the sections should show the elevation entrances and exits;
      6. Designs for sound insulation and noise absorption in the establishment, including design details, design plans, and technical parameters and manuals of relevant materials.
        Reference: Recommendations for minimum requirement for sound insulation and noise absorbing equipment.
        Note

        • These design plans * should be submitted the latest at the facilities’ inspection stage providing that a declaration##【G Model 701】 (forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/ MGSC-I), DSSOPT issued receipt, C2 form and its index have been submitted to MGTO on this purpose.
          ##If applicant chooses a general application procedure instead, one original with six copies for documents listed under point 5 and a declaration【G Model 702】 should be submitted to MGTO on this purpose. Forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/ MGSC-I).
        • Design plans of all establishments must be drawn up by architects, civil engineers or technicians, in the field of electronic engineering or mechanical engineering, fire-fighting engineering companies, building contractors or construction companies, all registered with the Lands, Public Works and Transport Department (DSSOPT). All plans require signatures of applicants and relevant technicians.
        • If the establishment is located on a classified immovable property (i.e. “monuments”, “buildings of architectural interest”, “building complex” or “sites”), a “to-be-classified immovable property” or in a buffer zone and a temporary buffer zone as defined by Law No. 11/2013 on “Cultural Heritage Protection Act”, an additional copy shall be submitted to the Macao Government Tourism Office for the purpose of seeking opinion from the Cultural Affairs Bureau.
    6. If establishment provides drinks and/or food for customers, original menus must be submitted.
    7. Original identity document of person submitting application form must be produced.
  • Establishments to be set up in constructed buildings with operating license
    1. Completed application form【Model C】 (forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/MGSC-I);
      1. If the application is made by a company, the relevant application form must be signed by the company’s lawful representative(s) according to the signature(s) on the identity document(s). A copy of the representative(s)’ identity document(s) (front and reverse side on the same page) as well as the company chop must be appended to the application.
      2. If the application is made by an individual, he/she should sign the relevant application form according to the signature on the identity document, with a copy of the identity document (front and reverse side on same page) attached.
      3. If the applicant authorises others to make the application on his/her behalf, the original letter of authorisation with notarised signature(s), or a certified copy of such, must be submitted. Copy of the identity document(s) of the authorised person(s) must be enclosed (front and reverse side on same page).
    2. If the application is made by a company, the following documents must be submitted:
      1. Original certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Movable Property Registry within past three months. If the company has been incorporated for less than three months, a copy of the company incorporation or a copy of the Official Bulletin of the Macao Special Administrative Region in which article of incorporation of company is published can be used to substitute certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Moveable Property Registry.
      2. Original certificate of criminal record of the company’s legal representative (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating karaoke lounges or similar documents.
    3. If the application is made an individual, original certificate of criminal record should be submitted (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating karaoke lounges) or similar documents.
    4. One copy of the M/1 business tax form from the Finance Services Bureau (DSF) (can be submitted when applying for inspection of facilities).
    5. One original and four copies of following documents must be submitted:
      1. Location plan with appropriate proportions;
      2. Mezzanine levels in a scale of 1:100 in order that design facilities and passageways as well as locations for facilities can be appraised;
        For better understanding of the design plan, a cross-section and a longitudinal section are required. One of the sections should show the elevation entrances and exits;
      3. Designs for sound insulation and noise absorption in the establishment, including design details, design plans, and technical parameters and manuals of relevant materials;
        Reference: Recommendations for minimum requirement for sound insulation and noise absorbing equipment.
      4. Declaration of simplifying procedure##【G Model 701】 (forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/MGSC-I);
      5. A copy of receipt and M6 form with its index issued by DSSOPT.
        Note

        • ##If applicant chooses a general application procedure instead, one original with six copies for documents listed under point 5 and a declaration【G Model 702】 should be submitted to MGTO on this purpose. Forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/ MGSC-I.
        • Design plans of all establishments must be drawn up by architects, civil engineers or technicians, in the field of electronic engineering or mechanical engineering, fire-fighting engineering companies, building contractors or construction companies, all registered with the Lands, Public Works and Transport Department (DSSOPT). All plans require signatures of applicants and relevant technicians.
        • If the establishment is located on a classified immovable property (i.e. “monuments”, “buildings of architectural interest”, “building complex” or “sites”), a “to-be-classified immovable property” or in a buffer zone and a temporary buffer zone as defined by Law No. 11/2013 on “Cultural Heritage Protection Act”, an additional copy shall be submitted to the Macao Government Tourism Office for the purpose of seeking opinion from the Cultural Affairs Bureau.
    6. If establishment provides drinks and/or food for customers, original menus must be submitted.
    7. Original identity document of person submitting application form must be produced.

Location and service hours

MGTO headquarter
Address: Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção, n.os 335-341, Edifício “Centro Hotline”, 18º andar, Macau
Office hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:30pm – 5:45pm
Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Macao Government Services Centre (Application forms and related documents will be collected through Municipal Affairs Bureau representatives)
Address: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52, Macau
Office hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (no lunch break)
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Macao Government Services Centre in Islands (Application forms and related documents will be collected through Municipal Affairs Bureau representatives)
Address: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.º andar, Taipa
Office hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (no lunch break)
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


Fees

To be paid upon approval of application and inspection of facilities passed.

Karaoke lounge (each hall or each room)

  1. One year: MOP1,000.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)
  2. Half-year: MOP750.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)

Place of application

  • Macao Government Tourism Office – Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank draft (It should be made payable to “Direcção dos Serviços de Turismo”);
  • Macao Government Services Centre / Macao Government Services Centre in Islands – Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank draft (It should be made payable to “Instituto para os Assuntos Municipais”)

Important information
According to Administrative Regulation no. 22/2008

  • Payment can be made by only one of the 3 means above in each payment;
  • Exact amount payable should be put on the cheque and bank draft;
  • The date on the cheque should be no more than 3 days prior to the date when payment is made.
  • The cheque should be certified if the payment is equal to or exceeding MOP50,000.00.

Remarks/ application requirements

Validity of license: One year.

Please note:

  1. Applicants should apply for inspection of facilities within six months upon notice from MGTO regarding approval of application.
  2. Application for inspection of premises【LA Model 201】 can be downloaded here.
  3. To be submitted upon application for inspection of facilities:
    1. Construction license.
    2. N1- Notification of construction completion and a copy receipt; or a copy of project legalizing approval letter and a copy of tax payment receipt.

Flowchart of the Licensing Process

List of licensed saunas, massages, health clubs and karaokes


Relevant specification or requirements

Requirements

  1.  Location:
    1. hotel, apartment hotel, tourism complex, pousada, building for commercial use only, and area, with separate entrance and sound isolation equipment, of the commercial podium* in a semi-commercial building.
    2. *”Commercial part” is the part or parts of the podium building units used for commercial purposes. When the main building is constructed of the upper and the lower parts, the “podium” means the lower part which is with a larger area and with a single building or tower buildings built above the ground level.
    3. Explanation of terminology above is provided by the Lands, Public Works and Transport Department (DSSOPT). During the licenses’ application, DSSOPT will provide technical opinions whether or not the location complies with the laws.
  2. People under 16 years of age and student wearing uniforms are not allowed to enter.

(Refer to Decree Law no. 47/98/M dated 26th October, 1998.)


Licensing booking service

Licensing booking service: Please make an appointment via Macao Tourism Industry Net.


Enquiry on progress and reception of services results

Enquiry on application status: Application status can be check via Conta única de acesso comum aos serviços públicos da RAEM
(Relevant account should be created first.)

Way to obtain application result: In person.


Content provider: Macao Government Tourism Office (DST)

Last modified: 2020-08-26 11:49

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