Special Inspection

Seating Alteration or Cabin Construction/Alteration – Application


How to apply

Documents to submit:

  1. The relevant application form* (No. 008/DV);
  2. The vehicle’s registration document (livrete, in Portuguese);
  3. The ID copy of the vehicle’s owner or his/her entrusted person;
  4. Drawings of scale 1:20 or photos showing the design of the modification subject to application;
  5. Detailed list of materials used or technical safety document;
  6. Installation responsibility declaration form (No. 017/DV);
  7. Declaration of technical safety regarding the design of the modification subject to application;
  8. Copy of the turnover tax’s proof of payment and copy of the industrial license of the workshop responsible for the modification subject to application;
  9. The vehicle’s weighing record (can be submitted at the time of its inspection).

Documents to produce:

  1. Original of the identification document of the vehicle’s owner or his/her entrusted person;
  2. Original of the vehicle’s registration document (livrete, in Portuguese);
  3. Document of the registered vehicle owner;
  4. Valid insurance document of the vehicle.

Addresses and service hours

Apply in person

  • Reception Area of the Transport Bureau (China Plaza)
    Address: Avenida da Praia Grande no. 762-804, China Plaza, 3rd floor, Macao.
    Service hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours).
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Reception Area of the Transport Bureau (Estrada de D. Maria II)
    Address: Estrada de D. Maria II, No. 33, ground floor, Macao.
    Service hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours).
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Centro de Serviços da RAEM
    Address: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, No. 52, 1st floor, Zone I, Macao.
    Service hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours).
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Centre for Motor Vehicle Inspection (Centro de Inspecções de Veículos Automóveis, or CIVA, in Portuguese)
    Address: Next to the Centre for Driving Lessons and Exams (Centro de Aprendizagem e Exame de Condução, in Portuguese), in Cotai.
    Service hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours).
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Centre for Motorcycle Inspection (Centro de Inspecção de Motociclo em Macau, or CIMM, in Portuguese)
    Address: On the ground floor of the ETAR Public Car Park, at Avenida 1.º de Maio.
    Service hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours).
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Centro de Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas
    Address: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.˚ andar, Taipa
    Service hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours).
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Costs

Charges and fees

  • Assessment and approval of the modification subject to application: MOP$3,000*, plus,
    Application for special inspection: MOP$2,000 (per vehicle) or MOP$1,200 (per motor scooter/motorcycle)
    *If it is a seating alteration that does not affect its position or alignment, then this charge does not apply.
  • Application form: Free
  • Stamp duty: Not required

Processing time

Application result will be available within 10 working days* (Performance pledge).
*Only applies when all required documents have been submitted.


Notes for attention

  1. The application can be made by the vehicle’s owner or his/her entrusted person
  2. To improve the inspection procedure and reduce the waiting time, from the 1st of January 2020, all inspections related to motor scooters and motorcycles will only be performed at the Centre for Motorcycle Inspection (CIMM), except for driving instruction vehicles.
  3. Only motor scooter/motorcycle related applications can be made at the Centre for Motorcycle Inspection (CIMM).
  4. After obtaining approval, the applicant should apply for special inspection within 90 days; otherwise, the process in question will be terminated.
  5. The vehicle concerned must undergo special inspection within 60 days from the day of application. If no special inspection took place within this period, a new application must be presented and an extra fee will be applied.
  6. The vehicles authorized for the special inspection should arrive at the Inspection Centre within the period indicated for that purpose. Before designing to utilize the service at the Inspection Centre, it is advised to consult the official website of DSAT regarding the availability of the daily inspection quota. It is only permitted to enter the Inspection Centre when there is a quota available for that day.
  7. Owners who need to change the inspection booked should do so before the scheduled appointment day. For advancement or deferral of inspection, an extra fee of MOP$400 per motor vehicle applies.

Related regulation or requirements


Enquiry about application status


Content provider: Transport Bureau (DSAT)

Last modified: 2020-01-10 16:01

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