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Travel Agency



This English translation is for reference only. Should there be any discrepancy between the English translation version and the original in Chinese, the latter shall prevail.
 
  • First application

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    Documents needed for application

    1.
    Completed application form for opening travel agency【AV Model 301】(forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO).
    NB: According to Article 10 of Decree Law no. 48/98/M dated 3rd November, which is amended by Administrative Regulation no. 42/2004, names of the travel agency should be in the official languages of Chinese and Portuguese. An additional name in a foreign language, such as English, can be included. The meaning of the name in official languages should be basically compatible.
    • The application form must be signed by the applying company's lawful representative(s) according to the signature(s) on the identity document(s), with a copy of the representative(s)' identity document(s) (front and reverse side on the same page) attached.
    • If the applying company authorises others to make the application on its behalf, the original letter of authorisation with notarised signature(s), or a certified copy of such, must be submitted. Copy of the identity document(s) of the authorised person(s) must be enclosed (front and reverse side on same page).
    2.
    Documents proving the technical director to be employed satisfies all requirements, namely:
    Photocopy of identity document (front and reverse side on the same page);
    Certified copy of academic certificates; originals must be produced for verification in case photocopies are submitted;
    Original or certified copy of certificates of work experience; originals must be produced for verification in case photocopies are submitted;
    Contribution Certificate issued by Social Security Fund; originals must be produced for verification in case photocopies are submitted.
    Completed curriculum vitae and declaration letter of technical director【AV Model 302】(forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO).
    3.
    Original of company registration certificate issued by the Commercial and Movable Property Registry within the past 3 months;
    4.
    Original certificate of registration issued by the Land Registry for immovable property of travel agency concerned;
    5. Floor plan of the travel agency in a scale of 1:100, signed by professional technician registered with the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau;
    6.
    Document(s) proving co-operation with local and foreign travel agencies.
    7.
    Copy of M/1 business tax form of the Finance Services Bureau (DSF) (may be submitted upon application for inspection of facilities);
    8.
    Original or certified copy of professional liability insurance policy (may be submitted upon application for inspection of facilities);
    9.
    Original bank guarantee amounted MOP500,000.00 (may be submitted upon application for inspection of facilities).
    Please note: Applicants should apply for inspection of facilities【AV Model 303】 within six months upon notice from MGTO regarding approval of application (forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO).

    Fees (to be paid upon application for inspection of facilities)

    Fee for license issuance - MOP 25,000.00 (plus 10% stamp duty);
    Fee for inspection of facilities - MOP 500.00;
    Fee for publishing license extract in the Official Bulletin of the Macao SAR - MOP 1,000.00 (Overpayment refundable; supplemental payment for deficiency).

    Place of Application

    Macao Government Tourism Office – Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank draft  (It should be made payable to "Direcção dos Serviços de Turismo") ;
    Centro de Serviços da RAEM – Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank draft (It should be made payable to "Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais")。

    Important information

    According to Administrative Regulation no. 22/2008,
    Payment can be made by only one of the 3 means above in each payment;
    Exact amount payable should be put on the cheque and bank draft;
    The date on the cheque should be no more than 3 days prior to the date when payment is made.
    The cheque should be certified if the payment is equal to or exceeding MOP50,000.00.

    Validity of license

    One year.

    Performance pledge

      Items of Performance Pledge Standard handling time and service description
      Examination and approval of technical director Within 15 working days counting from the day after MGTO receives the application and all necessary documents.
      Inspection of facilities Within 14 working days counting from the day after the interested party submits the application and provides all necessary documents to MGTO.
      Reimbursement of the remaining balance for the publication at Macao Official Gazette for the issue of new licence Within 15 working days from the following day after the full set of application and necessary documents are received.
    Updated on: 01/07/2016
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