License to Run an Employment Organization
It is also referred to as recruitment, staffing, placement or manpower agency. In order to provide recruitment and placement services to other employers, one is required to obtain a license to run an employment organization for the department of labor. These organizations deales with workers from areas such as construction, domestic/office cleaners, foreign domestic employers, office workers &foreign staffing companies. Any company or person who undertakes a job placement business requires the employment agency license.
The license validity is one year from the issued date and is renewable before the expiry date.
An employment agency may be granted a Certificate of Exemption from the Commissioner for Labor under section 52 of Employment Ordinance; when that happens, you are exempted from the license application.
Pre-requisites for Employment Organization License
Nominated operator. The operator is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the agency.
Placement of overseas domestic workers. The staff of an employment agency involved in the placement of overseas domestic workers must comply with the regulations concerning the employment of domestic helpers from abroad.
License to Operate a Travelling – Related Organization
Organizations that offer travellling or tour services need a ‘Travel Agent’s License’ from the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. Below are activities you can engage in when in possession of the travel permit:
- Organizing a group tour or package tour
- Selling or arranging tickets for transportation
- Accommodation in hotels or resorts
Pre-requisites for licensing:
- A complete Travel Agent’s License application form
- A statement of your particulars form
- Hong Kong Identify cards or travel documents
- TIC Membership Certificate
- Travel Association Membership Certificate.