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Saunas, Massage Parlours, Health Clubs & Karaoke Lounges



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 (Sauna and/or massage parlours)

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    I) Establishments to be set up in buildings under construction

    Application procedure and documents required

    1. Completed application form【Model C】(forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/CSRAEM);
    • If the application is made by a company, the relevant application form must be signed by the company's lawful representative(s) according to the signature(s) on the identity document(s). A copy of the representative(s)' identity document(s) (front and reverse side on the same page) as well as the company chop must be appended to the application.
    • If the application is made by an individual, he/she should sign the relevant application form according to the signature on the identity document, with a copy of the identity document (front and reverse side on same page) attached.
    • If the applicant authorises others to make the application on his/her 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. If the application is made by a company, the following documents must be submitted:
    • Original certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Movable Property Registry within the past three months. If the company was incorporated less than three months ago, a copy of the company incorporation or a copy of the Official Bulletin of the Macao Special Administrative Region in which article of incorporation of company is published can be used to substitute certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Moveable Property Registry.
    • Original certificate of criminal record of the company’s legal representative (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating sauna and massage parlours) or similar documents.
    3. If the application is made by an individual, original certificate of criminal record to be submitted (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating sauna and massage parlours) or similar documents.
    4. One copy of M/1 business tax form from the Finance Services Bureau (DSF) (can be submitted when applying for inspection of facilities).
    5. One original and six copies of the following documents must be submitted:
    • Location plan with appropriate proportions;
    • Mezzanine levels in a scale of 1:100 in order that design facilities and passageways as well as location of facilities can be appraised;
    • * Design plans for water supply, drainage, sewage disposal and power equipment;
    • * Design plans for fire-fighting system;
    • For better understanding of the design plan, a cross-section and a longitudinal section are required. One of the sections should show the elevation entrances and exits;
      (1) These design plans * should be submitted the latest at the facilities’ inspection stage providing that a declaration【G Model 701】, DSSOPT issued receipt, C2 form and its index have been submitted to MGTO on this purpose.
      (2) Design plans of all establishments must be drawn up by architects, civil engineers or technicians, in the field of electronic engineering or mechanical engineering, fire-fighting engineering companies, building contractors or construction companies, all registered with the Lands, Public Works and Transport Department (DSSOPT). All plans require signatures of applicants and relevant technicians.
    6. If the establishment provides drinks and/or food for customers, original menu must be submitted.
    7. Original identity document of person submitting application form must be produced.

    II) Establishments to be set up in constructed buildings with operating license

    Application procedure and documents required

    1. Completed application form【Model C】(forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/CSRAEM);
    • If the application is made by a company, the relevant application form must be signed by the company's lawful representative(s) according to the signature(s) on the identity document(s). A copy of the representative(s)' identity document(s) (front and reverse side on the same page) as well as the company chop must be appended to the application.
    • If the application is made by an individual, he/she should sign the relevant application form according to the signature on the identity document, with a copy of the identity document (front and reverse side on same page) attached.
    • If the applicant authorises others to make the application on his/her 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. If the application is made by a company, the following documents must be submitted:
    • Original certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Movable Property Registry within the past three months; If the company was incorporated less than three months ago, a copy of the company incorporation or a copy of the Official Bulletin of the Macao Special Administrative Region in which article of incorporation of company is published can be used to substitute certificate of company registration issued by the Commercial and Moveable Property Registry.
    • Original certificate of criminal record of the company’s legal representative (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating sauna and massage parlours) or similar documents.
    3. If the application is made by an individual, original certificate of criminal record to be submitted (should specify purpose of certificate is to apply for operating sauna and massage parlours) or similar documents.
    4. One copy of M/1 business tax form from the Finance Services Bureau (DSF) (can be submitted when applying for inspection of facilities).
    5. One original and four copies of the following documents must be submitted:
    • Location plan with appropriate proportions;
    • Mezzanine levels in a scale of 1:100 in order that design facilities and passageways as well as location of facilities can be appraised;
    • For better understanding of the design plan, a cross-section and a longitudinal section are required. One of the sections should show the elevation entrances and exits;
      NB: Design plans of all establishments must be drawn up by architects, civil engineers or technicians, in the field of electronic engineering or mechanical engineering, fire-fighting engineering companies, building contractors or construction companies, all registered with the Lands, Public Works and Transport Department (DSSOPT). All plans require signatures of applicants and relevant technicians.
    • Declaration of simplifying procedure【G Model 701】(forms can be downloaded from MGTO Industry Net or available from MGTO/CSRAEM);
    • A copy of receipt and M6 form with its index issued by DSSOPT.
    6. If establishment provides drinks and/or food for customers, original menus must be submitted.
    7. Original identity document of person submitting application form must be produced.


    Please note: Applicants should apply for inspection of facilities within six months upon notice from MGTO regarding approval of application.
    Application for inspection of premises【LA Model 201】 can be downloaded here.

    To be submitted upon application for inspection of facilities

    1. Construction license.
    2. N1- Notification of construction completion and a copy receipt; or a copy of project legalizing approval letter and a copy of tax payment receipt.

    Requirements

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  • Location: hotel, apartment hotel, tourism complex, pousada, building for commercial use only, and area, with separate entrance, of the commercial podium* in a semi-commercial building.
    * "Commercial part" is the part or parts of the podium building units used for commercial purposes. When the main building is constructed of the upper and the lower parts, the "podium" means the lower part which is with a larger area and with a single building or tower buildings built above the ground level.
    Explanation of terminology above is provided by the Lands, Public Works and Transport Department (DSSOPT). During the licenses’ application, DSSOPT will provide technical opinions whether or not the location complies with the laws.
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  • People under 18 years of age are prohibited from entering establishments. Massagists cannot be exhibited.

    (Refer to Decree Law no. 47/98/M dated 26th October, 1998.)

    Fees – to be paid upon approval of application and inspection of facilities passed

    Sauna and massage parlour
  • One year: MOP 12,000.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)
  • Half-year: MOP 7,500.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)
  • Sauna for steam bath only
  • One year: MOP 5,000.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)
  • Half-year: MOP 3,000.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)
  • Massage parlours for massage service only
  • One year: MOP 9,000.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)
  • Half-year: MOP 5,000.00 (plus 10% stamp duty)
  • 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 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.
    Updated on: 01/01/2019
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