Permits / Licences

License for Self-Drive Rent-a-Car

Service Introduction

Service detail: Application of Self-Drive Rent-a-Car

Service group: Companies who intend to operate self-drive automotive vehicles rental business.

Eligibility for application:

  1. Requirements:
    1. Approval for self-drive car rental shall only be granted to companies intending to operate in the Macao Special Administrative Region with the minimum quantity of
      cars as provided by Decree-Law No. 52/84/M, involving the following types:

      • Light passenger cars (25 at least); or
      • Motorcycles (12 at least); or
      • Authorised special light vehicles. (operated only by operators of both light passenger cars and motorcycles)
    2. An operator aims to provide self-drive car rental shall establish its headquarter in Macao as a company and have a minimum amount of capital of MOP100,000.00.
  2. Notice on Site Selection: The headquarters or subsidiaries of companies providing self-drive rent-a-car services shall set up independent installations to carry out their own businesses.

Service Result: By written notice.


MGTO headquarter

  • Address: Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção, n.os 335-341, Edifício “Hot Line”, 18º andar, Macau
  • 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, Macau
  • Telephone: (853) 2845 1515
  • 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, Taipa
  • Telephone: (853) 2842 1212
  • Office hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (no lunch break)
    (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Relevant specification or requirements

Please refer to the following links:

  1. Companies permitted to run self-driven rent-a-car business
  2. Guidelines of Application for Self-Drive Rent-A-Car (The Guidelines will be updated from time to time, the latest version can be downloaded on the website of MGTO)
  3. Flowchart of Application Procedure for Self-Drive Rent-A-Car.

Content provider: Macao Government Tourism Office (DST)

Last modified: 2021-09-20 16:35

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