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Liquor Licences Hong Kong


Liquor Licences Hong Kong | Bestar
Liquor Licences Hong Kong | Bestar

Liquor Licences Hong Kong


In Hong Kong, the sale of liquor is regulated by the Liquor Licensing Board (LLB), which is a statutory body established under the Dutiable Commodities (Liquor) Regulations (Cap. 109 sub. leg. B).


To sell liquor in Hong Kong, you must obtain a liquor licence from the LLB. There are two types of liquor licences:

  • Ordinary liquor licence: This licence allows you to sell liquor for consumption on the premises.

  • Club liquor licence: This licence allows you to sell liquor for consumption on the premises of a club.

The requirements for obtaining a liquor licence in Hong Kong vary depending on the type of licence you are applying for. However, some of the common requirements include:

  • You must be at least 21 years old.

  • You must have a good character and reputation.

  • The premises where you will be selling liquor must meet certain requirements, such as having adequate ventilation and fire safety measures.

  • You must pay the prescribed licence fee.

The application process for a liquor licence in Hong Kong can be complex and time-consuming. You should carefully review the requirements and procedures before you apply.

Here are the steps on how to apply for a liquor licence in Hong Kong:

  1. Download the application form from the website of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD).

  2. Complete the application form and submit it to the FEHD office in your district.

  3. Pay the prescribed licence fee.

  4. Attend an interview with the LLB.

  5. Wait for the LLB to make a decision on your application.

The LLB will usually make a decision on your application within 6 months. If your application is approved, you will be issued a liquor licence. The licence will be valid for one year.


You can find more information about liquor licences in Hong Kong on the website of the FEHD.


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Application for Liquor Licences Hong Kong


Here are the steps on how to apply for a liquor licence in Hong Kong:

  1. Download the application form from the website of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD).

  2. Complete the application form and submit it to the FEHD office in your district. The list of FEHD offices is available on the FEHD website.

  3. Pay the prescribed licence fee.

  4. Attend an interview with the Liquor Licensing Board (LLB). The LLB will usually schedule an interview with you within 6 months of your application.

  5. Wait for the LLB to make a decision on your application. The LLB will usually make a decision on your application within 6 months of your interview.

Here are the documents that you need to submit with your application form:

  • A copy of your valid identity card or passport.

  • A copy of your business registration certificate.

  • A copy of the lease agreement for the premises where you will be selling liquor.

  • A site plan of the premises.

  • A fire safety certificate for the premises.

  • A ventilation certificate for the premises.

  • A letter of good character from two referees.

You can find more information about the application requirements on the website of the FEHD.


Here are some additional tips for applying for a liquor licence in Hong Kong:

  • Make sure that you complete the application form carefully and accurately.

  • Provide all of the required documents.

  • Be prepared to answer questions about your business and your plans for selling liquor.

  • Be polite and cooperative during the interview with the LLB.

The LLB will consider a number of factors when making a decision on your application, including:

  • Your character and reputation.

  • The suitability of the premises for selling liquor.

  • The need for liquor in the area.

  • The potential impact of the sale of liquor on the community.

If your application is approved, you will be issued a liquor licence. The licence will be valid for one year. You will need to renew your licence every year.


Prescribed Licence Fee


The licence fee for an ordinary liquor licence and for a club liquor licence is:



How Bestar can Help


Bestar is a firm that specializes in providing accounting and business advisory services to businesses in Hong Kong. We can also help with liquor licences, and here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Advise you on the requirements for obtaining a liquor licence. Bestar can help you understand the different types of liquor licences available, the requirements for each type, and the process for applying for a licence.

  • Prepare the necessary application documents. Bestar can help you gather and prepare the required documents for your liquor licence application, such as the business registration certificate, lease agreement, and fire safety certificate.

  • Represent you at the interview with the Liquor Licensing Board. If you are required to attend an interview with the Liquor Licensing Board, Bestar can represent you and answer any questions that the board may have.

  • Follow up on your application and ensure that it is processed smoothly. Bestar can track the progress of your application and keep you updated on the status. We can also help you resolve any issues that may arise during the application process.

Here are some of the benefits of using Bestar's services for liquor licences:

  • We have a team of experienced accountants and business advisors who are familiar with the liquor licensing process in Hong Kong.

  • We can help you navigate the complex regulations and ensure that your application is successful.

  • We offer a free consultation so that you can get an idea of the fees involved.

If you are considering applying for a liquor licence in Hong Kong, contact Bestar for more information.


In addition to the above, here are some other things that Bestar can help you with:

  • Renewing your liquor licence

  • Dealing with any violations or complaints related to your liquor licence

  • Providing advice on liquor liability insurance

  • Helping you set up your liquor inventory and accounting system

If you are a business owner in Hong Kong who needs help with liquor licences, Bestar is a great resource. We can help you with every step of the process, from application to renewal.


Contact us if you have any other questions.


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