Operating License – Rough Diamond Economic Activities

First-time Application

How to Apply

Application deadline

Apply as needed, there is no application deadline.

Application procedures and required documents

Submission methods

  1. Online submission: applicant registers as a “Normal User”, completes the application form, uploads the required documents and submits the application with an electronic signature1 through the DSEDT website (www.dsedt.gov.mo).
  2. Online pre-application + submission in paper: applicant completes the application form and submits it electronically for pre-application through the DSEDT website (www.dsedt.gov.mo), then prints and signs the form and submits it with the required documents in-person at the DSEDT office.

Required documents include:

  1. Copy of ID document of the sole proprietor/administrator(s);
  2. Certificate of Criminal Record or equivalent documents of the sole proprietor/administrator(s);
  3. Declaration (of non-bankruptcy or non-insolvency);
  4. Other supporting documents uploaded by applicant;
  5. Commercial Registration Certificate issued by the Legal Affairs Bureau (Commercial and Movable Property Registry Office)2;
  6. Form M1: Business Tax New Registration/Amendment Form of the Financial Services Bureau (DSF) 2;
  7. Certificate of Non-Indebtedness to the Macao Special Administrative Region issued by DSF2;
  8. Letter of attorney and copy of ID document of the authorized person (if any);

Note/Information for applicants

Note “1”: Requires signing by means of a qualified certificate electronic signature issued by the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT).
Note “2”: Applicants may give consent to DSEDT to obtain the required information from the Legal Affairs Bureau and DSF.



Time required for approval

10 working days upon receipt of all required application documents.

Enquiry on progress and collection of results

DSEDT will notify applicants to collect their Operating Licenses in-person at the DSEDT office via e-mail and/or SMS messages.

Service location and hours

  1. Online submission: apply online (platform hyperlink)
  2. Online pre-application + submission in paper: After submitting a pre-application online (platform hyperlink), submit the application with the required documents in-person at the DSEDT office.

DSEDT – Foreign Trade Division
Address: Rua Dr. Pedro José Lobo, 1-3, 2/F, Macao
Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Content provider: Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT)

Last modified: 2021-02-01 00:10

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