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Massage Establishments Licence Hong Kong

Massage Establishments Licence Hong Kong

A Massage Establishments Licence is required to operate a massage establishment in Hong Kong.

The licensing authority is the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) .

Here's a summary of the application process for a Massage Establishments Licence in Hong Kong:

Who can Apply

  • Any person can apply for a Massage Establishments Licence.


  • The applicant must be a Hong Kong permanent resident or have the right to work in Hong Kong.

  • The massage establishment must comply with all the requirements of the Massage Establishments Ordinance (Cap. 266) and the Massage Establishments Regulations. This includes meeting fire safety standards and having the proper signage.

Required Documents

In addition to the application form, several documents are required when applying for a Massage Establishments Licence in Hong Kong. Here's a list of some key documents:

  • Applicant Identification:

  • Two recent passport-sized photographs of yourself.

  • Proof of entitlement to work in Hong Kong (if you are not a permanent resident).

  • Business and Premise Information:

  • A copy of the Occupation Permit issued by the Building Authority for the premises.

  • Three copies of a detailed floor plan of the massage establishment, showing:

  • Internal layout with partitions, screens, and doors.

  • Designated use for each area.

  • Measurements of each area.

  • Location of fire-fighting equipment.

  • How massage treatment areas are open to general view.

  • Three copies of a sketch depicting the signage for the massage establishment, including:

  • Wording, size, and materials used.

  • Illumination method (if applicable).

  • Three copies of a sketch showing the location of the signage.

  • For partnerships: a copy of the partnership agreement and business registration certificate.

  • Fire Safety Compliance: (Though not technically a document, this is a crucial requirement)

  • You'll need to obtain certificates or documents proving compliance with fire safety regulations set by the Fire Services Department (FSD).

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. It's recommended to consult the official HKPF website for the most up-to-date information on required documents.

Application Process

  1. Obtain and complete the application form, which can be downloaded from the HKPF website.

  2. Submit the completed application form, along with all required documents, to the HKPF Licensing Office.

  3. The HKPF will inspect the massage establishment to ensure it meets all the requirements.

  4. If the application is approved, the HKPF will issue a Massage Establishments Licence.


  • The fee for a new Massage Establishments Licence is HK$12,900 for a period of 12 months.

  • The fee for the renewal of a licence is HK$5,030 for a period of 24 months.

Additional Information

  • You can find more information about Massage Establishments Licences on the HKPF website.

  • You can also contact the HKPF Licensing Office for enquiries.

How Bestar can Help

Bestar deals with Massage Establishment Licences. Our services is helpful during the application process. Here's how we could assist:

  • Understanding Business Registration:  Bestar can advise on business registration aspects, especially if you're forming a partnership for the massage establishment.

  • General Compliance Guidance: Our knowledge of Hong Kong regulations is useful in ensuring your business structure adheres to relevant rules.

  • Licensing Process: Bestar handles the application of the Massage Establishments Licence.

Here's a breakdown:

  • Business registration guidance (if applicable)

  • General compliance advice

  • Application processing

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