Mainland Residents Entering Macao for Residence Cannot Violate Regulations in Mainland


Representatives of the Identification Services Bureau met with the “Association of Macao Permanent Resident Parents of Non-beneficial Children” again on 8 April 2011. In the meeting, representatives of the Identification Services Bureau reaffirmed that the Central Government employs the identical standard in solving the “Adult Children” issue in the Macao SAR and the Hong Kong SAR. Other implementation details are adjusted according to the practical situation in two regions. The Macao SAR and the Hong Kong SAR identically uses remaining quotas for “Adult Children” to apply to reside in Macao. As always, Mainland residents coming to Macao for residence must fulfill the regulations of relevant application in Mainland. Even the “Adult Children” of Macao residents in Mainland in the measure of solving “Adult Children” issue, which was initiated in December 2009, must also fulfill the regulations at that time, i.e. the underage children applying to reside in Macao must be below the age of 14 years old and their parent must possess a Macao identity card and Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Resident (so-called “Home Return Permit”). Nevertheless, the “Non-beneficial Children” indicated by the above-mentioned “Association of Parents” is different from “Adult Children”. Since these parents did not possess any Macao identity card and “Home Return Permit”, their children did not fulfill the regulations of relevant application in Mainland at the time. In pursuant to the stipulation of Article 22 of the Basic Law of the Macao SAR, Mainland residents entering Macao for residence is governed by the Central People's Government. There are strict regulations on Mainland residents entering Macao for residence in Mainland. Relatives of Macao residents in Mainland must make the application in Mainland. Only those who are qualified will be approved and unqualified persons will not be permitted to reside in Macao.



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