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Recognition of professional qualifications

Transferist Card

Service Introduction

Service group: Travel agency employees who hold certificate of relevant courses issued by the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies.

Definition of transferist: A transferist is a professional hired by an agency who welcomes and escorts tourists between border posts and between these and the hotels, against remuneration.

Eligibility for application:

  1. The exercise of the profession of transferist depends upon the conclusion of general secondary school and the attendance of a seminar especially organized for this purpose by IFTM, after having consulted MGTO, and the passing of the respective final exam.
  2. A transferist qualified in accordance with the previous paragraph is only authorized to exercise the profession after registration with MGTO and the issuance of a transferist card.


MGTO headquarter (With barrier-free information counter)

  • Address: Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção, n.os 335-341, Edifício “Hot Line”, 18º andar
  • Telephone: (853) 2831 5566
  • Fax: (853) 2833 0518
  • Email:
  • 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)
  • website:

Macao Government Services Centre

  • Address: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52
  • 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

  • Address: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.º andar
  • Office hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (no lunch break)
    (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Relevant specification or requirements

  1. Guidelines of Application for Travel Agency License and Tour Guide Card (The Guidelines will be updated from time to time, the latest version can be downloaded on the website of MGTO)
  2. List of transferists

Relevant Forms

Application for transferist / tour guide trainee card 【T/CG Model 501】

Content provider: Macao Government Tourism Office (DST)

Last modified: 2021-11-15 17:23

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