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Employment Service Adviser Licence

New Application

How to Apply

Application Eligibility

1.      Being a Macao resident;

2.      Having legal capacity;

3.      With a high school diploma or above;

4.      With a vocational skill certificate issued by the Labour Affairs Bureau after passing its vocational skill test for employment service adviser;

5.      Not having been sentenced to imprisonment of three years or more, except those whose rights have been restored in accordance with the law;

6.      Within one year prior to the date of submission of the application, not having the licence cancelled for reasons of having administrative infractions of violation of the exclusivity, engaging in the job of employment service adviser without a valid licence or during the licence suspension period for three times in three years.

Application Procedures and Required Documents:

1.      The “employment service adviser licence application form” duly completed (the form can be obtained from the Labour Affairs Bureau or downloaded from its website);

2.      Copy of identification document;

3.      Copy of education certificate;

4.      Copy of vocational skill certificate of employment service adviser;

5.      Certificate of criminal record (the applicant may apply in person at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI) or at the self-service kiosk of the DSI or apply online through the “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR (Individual)” and may select the option that the certificate will be sent to the Labour Affairs Bureau).

Application Location and Office Hours

Address: Avenida do Dr. Francisco Vieira Machado, nos. 221 a 279, Edifício Advance Plaza, 1st floor of the Labour Affairs Bureau, Macau

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:45
Friday: 09:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:30

Appointment booking service for enquiries about employment service adviser licence


MOP180 (calculated according to the proportion of the licence period)

Application Processing Time

15 days (upon receipt of all necessary documents)

Remarks/Notes for Application

The following persons are exempted from the requirements of having a high school diploma or above when applying for the employment service adviser licence:

1.      Prior to the effective date of the Law (i.e. on or before 14 March, 2021), the natural person, company’s shareholder, administrator or principal person of the organ of association who has been granted a valid employment agency activity licence;

2.      Employees who have been engaged in employment agency activity for minimum five years prior to the date of promulgation of the Law (i.e. on or before 13 September, 2020).

Service Result Collection

Methods of Service Result Collection: Collect in person or download the digital licence through the electronic platform

Presenting the identity card and payment of fee are required during collection

Content provider: Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL)

Last modified: 2021-06-17 17:52

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