License of Travel Agency

Establishment of branch


How to apply

Application procedures and required documents:

  1. Completed application form for establishment of a branch or a desk【AV Model 309】 (forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/MGSC-I).
    1. The application form must be signed by the lawful representative(s) of the company that is the license holder of the travel agency according to the signature(s) on the identity document(s), with a copy of the representative(s)’ identity document(s) (front and reverse side on the same page) attached.
    2. If the company that is the license holder of the travel agency authorises others to make the application on its 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. Original certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Movable Property Registry within the past three months;
  3. Floor plan of the branch in a scale of 1:100, signed by professional technician registered with the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau;
  4. Original certificate of registration issued by the Land Registry for immovable property of branch concerned;

Please note: Applicants should apply for inspection of facilities【AV Model 303】 within six months upon notice from MGTO regarding approval of application (forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/MGSC/MGSC-I).


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 application for inspection of facilities:
Fee for inspection of facilities: MOP500.00.

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.

Time for processing

Inspection of facilities: Within 14 working days counting from the day after the interested party submits the application and provides all necessary documents to MGTO.

Relevant specification or requirements

Pre-requisites

  1. According to item 1c of Article 21 of Decree Law no. 48/98/M dated 3rd November, amended by Administrative Regulation no. 42/2004, establishment of a branch must be approved by MGTO in advance.
  2. For each branch the company wishes to establish an additional capital of MOP 300,000.00 (minimum) is required.
  3. Premises: The activity of the branches shall be exercised in an immovable intended for commerce, service, offices or independent profession. In addition, travel agencies must exercise their activity in autonomous premises, with independent access, and which are exclusively for such exercise. The premises shall have:
    1. A minimum gross area of 20 square meters;
    2. An area for serving clients;
    3. Equipment appropriate to the exercise of their activities.

Licensing booking service

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


Reception of services results

Way to obtain application result: In person.


Content provider: Macao Government Tourism Office (DST)

Last modified: 2020-08-26 14:47

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