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DTS License

How do you get DTS License to start a tourism company in Pakistan

To start a tourism company in Pakistan, you must get a DTS License from the Department of Tourist Services (DTS), a federal department under the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination. DTS is responsible for regulating and promoting the tourism industry in Pakistan. DTS issues licenses to hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, and tourist guides.

To get a DTS License for a travel agency, you need to follow these steps:

  • Submit an application on the prescribed form, available on the DTS website or in the download section on the main page.
  • Attach the required documents, such as bank certificate, statement of assets and liabilities, national tax registration number, lease/rent agreement or proof of ownership of the premises, partnership deed or incorporation certificate (if applicable), office plan, list of staff and their qualifications and experience certificates, and copies of national identity cards of the proprietor/partners/directors/chief executive/manager.
  • Wait for the scrutiny of documents by DTS and the character verification of the applicant.
  • Allow the inspection of premises by DTS to ensure that they meet the standards and requirements of DTS.
  • Pay the registration/license fee and bank guarantee as per the demand note issued by DTS after approval of the application.
  •  Receive the license from DTS.

The license is valid for one year and can be renewed upon payment of the renewal fee and submission of the annual performance report. The license can be suspended or canceled by DTS if the licensee violates any rules or regulations of DTS or fails to provide satisfactory services to tourists.

Requirements for DTS License in Pakistan?

The requirements for DTS License in Pakistan are as follows:

  • A bank certificate shows you must have a capital of not less than four lakh rupees.
  • You must have a statement of assets and liabilities duly certified by an appropriate authority.
  • You must have a national tax registration number and an attested copy.
  • You must have suitable office premises with adequate space, counters, show windows, etc., and an attested copy of the lease/rent agreement or proof of ownership.
  • You must have qualified and experienced staff and a list showing their designations, qualifications, training, and experience certificates. You must also have attested copies of your national identity cards.
  • If you are a partnership firm, you must have a registration certificate and a partnership deed duly certified by the registrar of firms. You must also have attested copies of the national identity cards of the partners.
  • If you are a limited company, you must have an incorporation certificate, a memorandum and articles of association, a form-A, and form-29 duly certified by the registrar of companies. You must also have attested copies of the national identity cards of the directors/chief executive/manager.

These are the requirements for DTS License in Pakistan. If you meet these requirements, you can apply for the license by following the steps.

How much is the registration/license fee and bank guarantee?

The registration/license fee and bank guarantee for a DTS License vary depending on the type and category of the tourism service provider. The fee and bank guarantee for a travel agency is as follows:

  • The registration fee is a one-time payment of twelve thousand for a domestic travel agency and five thousand for an international travel agency.
  • The license fee is an annual payment of 20 thousand for a domestic travel agency for trekking, shooting, and mountain climbing. 
  • The bank guarantee is a security deposit of four lac for a domestic travel agency and three lac for an international

You must pay these amounts to get a DTS License for a travel agency in Pakistan. You have to pay the fee and bank guarantee through a challan form, available on the DTS website or in the download section on the main page. You must submit the paid challan, your application form, and other documents to DTS.

 

Eligibility for DTS license 

The eligibility for DTS License depends on the type and category of the tourism service provider. For a travel agency, the eligibility criteria are as follows:

 

  • You must be a citizen of Pakistan or a person of Pakistani origin holding a valid passport and national identity card.
  • Car on the name of owner at least 800cc
  • A bank certificate shows you must have a capital of not less than four lakh rupees.
  • You must have a statement of assets and liabilities duly certified by an appropriate authority.
  • You must have a national tax registration number and an attested copy.
  • You must have suitable office premises with adequate space, counters, show windows, etc., and an attested copy of the lease/rent agreement or proof of ownership.
  • You must have qualified and experienced staff and a list showing their designations, qualifications, training, and experience certificates. You must also have attested copies of your national identity cards.
  • If you are a partnership firm, you must have a registration certificate and a partnership deed duly certified by the registrar of firms. You must also have attested copies of the national identity cards of the partners.
  • If you are a limited company, you must have an incorporation certificate, a memorandum and articles of association, a form-A, and form-29 duly certified by the registrar of companies. You must also have attested copies of the national identity cards of the directors/chief executive/manager.

Final Thoughts

This is the complete procedure for getting a DTS License for a travel agency in Pakistan. If you meet these criteria, you can apply for the license by following the steps. I hope this information helps you. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

John Doe

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