Department of Tourist Services (DTS)

The Department of Tourist Services was established in 1976 as an attached department of Federal Ministry of Tourism, to cater for different requirements of tourism industry and to ensure quality of services provided by hotels, restaturants and travel agents.

Restaurants
Restaurants
TravelAgencies
Travel Agencies
TouristGuides
Tourist Guides

Hotels

Grant of Registration (One time only)

Documents Required

Enlisted below document are required for Hotel Registration:

  • Prescribed Application form duly filled in (Download Prescribed Application Form)
  • Building Map
  • Rules of Establishment
  • Medical Fitness Certificate of Staff
  • Qualification and Experience Certificates of GM, Manager and other Staff

Fee

Grant of License (Annual)

Documents Required

Enlisted below document are required for Hotel License:

  • Building Map
  • Rules of Establishment
  • Medical Fitness Certificate of Staff
  • Qualification and Experience Certificates of GM, Manager and other Staff

Fee

Renewal of License (Annual)

Documents Required

Enlisted below document are required for Hotel License Renewal:

  • Paid Challan in respect of renewal fee and original licence alomgwith request letter before expiry date of license

Fee

Restaurants

Grant of Registration (One time only)

Documents Required

Enlisted below document are required for Restaurant Registration:

  • Prescribed Application form duly filled in (Download Prescribed Application Form)
  • Building Map
  • Rules of Establishment
  • Medical Fitness Certificate of Staff
  • Qualification and Experience Certificates of GM, Manager and other Staff

Fee

  • Rs. 1600/- to 20,000/- depending on air-conditioning status and seating capacity and city. (Download Challan Form)

Grant of License (Annual)

Documents Required

Enlisted below document are required for Restaurant License:

  • Building Map
  • Rules of Establishment
  • Medical Fitness Certificate of Staff
  • Qualification and Experience Certificates of GM, Manager and other Staff

Fee

  • Rs. 1600/- to 10,000/- depending on air-conditioning status and seating capacity and city. (Download Challan Form)

Renewal of License (Annual)

Documents Required

Enlisted below document are required for Restaurant License Renewal:

  • Paid Challan in respect of renewal fee and original licence alomgwith request letter before expiry date of license

Fee

Travel Agencies

Grant of License

Documents Required

The application form is prescribed in the Travel Agencies Rules 1977 under Rule 3(1), according to which following documents are required with the licence application: (Download Prescribed Form
  • 1. Bank Balance Certificate not less than Rs.200, 000/-.
  • 2. An investment statement showing assets and liabilities duly certified by an appropriate authority i.e. chartered accountant or income tax practitioner.
  • 3. An attested copy of National Tax Number.
  • 4. Attested copies of lease/rent agreement / proof of the ownership of the premises.
  • 5. In case of Partnership Firm, attested copies of Registration Certificate and Partnership Deed duly attested.
  • 6. In case of Limited Company, attested copies of Incorporation Certificate, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Form-A and Form-29 duly certified from Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).
  • 7. A sketch of the office showing various counters, windows etc. with measurement showing its covered area not less than 250 sq. ft.
  • 8. A list of staff showing their designations, qualification, training and experience in travel trade business along with attested copies of the supporting documents.
  • 9. Attested copies of CNIC of the Proprietor/Partners/Directors/Chief Executive/Manager and employee.
  • 10. Photo copy of registration of a vehicle of 800cc or above.

Fee

  • Only for air ticketing: Rs.8,000/- and Bank Guarantee Rs.200,000/-
  • Ticketing + Group Tours + Transportation Accommodation Rs.20,000/- and Bank Guarantee Rs.400,000/-
  • Domestic Tourism + Transportation Accommodation Rs.16,000/- and Bank Guarantee Rs.200,000/-

Download Challan Form

Renewal of License

Documents Required

Enlisted below document are required for License Renewal:

  • ​Paid Challan in respect of renewal fee and original licence alomgwith request letter before expiry date of license

Fee

  • Only for air ticketing: Rs.8,000/- and Bank Guarantee Rs.200,000/-
  • Ticketing + Group Tours + Transportation Accommodation Rs.20,000/- and Bank Guarantee Rs.400,000/-
  • Domestic Tourism + Transportation Accommodation Rs.16,000/- and Bank Guarantee Rs.200,000/-

Download Challan Form

Alteration in License 

Documents Required

  • Depends of the nature of alteration

Fee

  • Rs. 10,000/- for change in nature of composition of a travel agency
  • Rs. 2000/- for each branch for change in the number of branches
  • Rs. 5000/- and Rs. 1000/- for change in field of operation
  • Rs. 10,000/- for duplicate license
  • Rs. 1000/- and 500/- for shifting of office premises

Download Challan Form

Tourist Guides

Grant of License

Documents Required

  • Prescribed Application form duly filled in (Download Prescribed Application Form)
    • Account maintaining certificate of Bank
    • Copy of the CNIC
    • Minimum Qualification is Intermediate
    • Copy of Experience Certificate

Fee

Renewal of License (Annual)

Documents Required

  • ​Paid Challan in respect of renewal fee and original licence alomgwith request letter before expiry date of license

Fee