Application of Macao SAR Resident Identity Card ( BIR )

Renewal Application


How to Apply

Application procedures and documents required

Applicants must lodge their application in person at DSI and present their Macao SAR Identity Card.

  • Application at counter (applicants are required to obtain a number tag in advance. For the methods to obtain the tag number, please refer to “Methods to Obtain Tag Number and Appointment” of the website of the Identification Services Bureau.)
  1. If the applicant is a Portuguese citizen and a non-permanent resident of the Macao SAR
    – The applicant must submit a “Residence Certificate” issued within the previous 90 days.
    For further information, please refer to “Remarks/ Notes for Application”.
  2. If the applicant is holding residence authorization documents
    – The applicant must submit the original copy of a valid residence authorization document.
    For further information, please refer to “Remarks/ Notes for Application”.
  3. If BIR expired
    – Applicants who are not subject to residence authorization can apply for the renewal of BIR 6 months prior the expiration date. For applicants holding a BIR with permanent validity, they can replace their BIR 30 days prior to or after the date of expiry of the Digital Certificate of their resident identity card.
    For further information, please refer to “Remarks/ Notes for Application”.
  4. If the original BIR is lost
    – The applicant should report the loss to the local police force and request for a loss report. After that, the applicant can apply for the replacement of identity card in person at DSI with the loss report on which the holder’s name, type of identity card and identity card number should be clearly stated. (For further information, please refer to the Questions & Answers section).
    For further information, please refer to “Remarks/ Notes for Application”.
  5. If the original BIR is damaged (not applicable to chip problem)
    – The applicant should apply for the renewal of BIR in person at DSI.
    For further information, please refer to “Remarks/ Notes for Application”.
  6. If the alteration of personal data is approved
    – The applicant should renew the BIR in person at DSI upon obtaining the approval of alteration of personal data. For details, please refer to “Personal Data Alteration” of DSI website.
    For further information, please refer to “Remarks/ Notes for Application”.
  7. Transformation from non-permanent resident to permanent resident
    – The applicant must submit a proof of having ordinarily resided in Macao for 7 consecutive years;
    – Applicants who are subject to residence authorization must submit a notification letter issued by the Residence and Stay Affairs Department of the Public Security Police Force or a confirmation declaration issued by the Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (applicable to applicant who applies the residence authorization through this Institute) indicating that their residence authorization have been renewed for 7 consecutive years;
    – Persons who are of Portuguese or other foreign nationalities and who have ordinarily resided in Macao for 7 consecutive years can only apply for the Macao SAR. Resident Identity Card after their declaration of domicile in Macao in accordance with Article 8 of Law Nº. 8/1999 is approved. Applicants can refer to the leaflet about the declaration of domicile in Macao for further information.
  8. For holders of permanent resident identity cards who are of foreign nationality, and the time interval between the date of application for ID card renewal and the last issue date of the ID card exceeds 3 years.
    – Applicants should submit a proof of having ordinarily resided in Macao from the last issue date of ID card until the day right before lodging the application for ID card renewal (e.g. proof of work, commercial register, proof of paying tax, proof of school attendance and so on), so as to ensure that the persons concerned do not violate the stipulations of Clause 2 of Article 2 of Law No. 8/1999.

Besides aforesaid circumstances, applicants can submit a request for replacement of identity card to the director of the Identification Services Bureau with other appropriate reasons. However, they can only lodge the application for identity card upon approval of the request.

  • Application via self-service kiosks (Number tag is not required):

Eligible applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
– Aged 18 or above
– Possessing a Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card

Eligible applicants can renew their resident identity card with the self-service kiosk within 6 months prior to or after the expiry of their resident identity card.

Please note that: The self-service kiosks are not applicable to applicants under the following conditions.  They are required to obtain a number tag and lodge their applications at traditional service counters.

  1. Need to modify personal data (such as data on card face, marital status, parents’ names and so on)
  2. Loss of ID card (applicant is required to provide a proof of loss)
  3. An interdicted or quasi-interdicted person

Documents Required


Remarks/ Notes for Application

  1. Applicants must lodge their applications in person at DSI;
  2. All applicants may choose to submit one 1.5” recent color photograph with a white background (Photograph Specifications – equivalent to the photograph standard for Macao SAR travel document application) or use the photograph taken on-site without charge as the card photo (Notice for Choosing to Use the Live-captured Photo as the Card Face Photo of the Macau SAR Resident Identity Card);
  3. For applicants under the age of 18, they are required to submit the photocopies of both parents’ identification documents and accompanied by one of the parents who will sign the application form for the applicants;
  4. If married, applicants have to submit the original and photocopy of marriage certificate and a photocopy of the spouse’s identification document; besides, a valid household registration transcript is required if applicants or their spouses are originally from Japan, France or Taiwan Region.
  5. If divorced, applicants have to submit the original and photocopy of their proof of divorce;
  6. If widowed, applicants have to submit the marriage certificate and the spouse’s death certificate;
  7. Applicants may be informed by DSI to submit supplementary documents for identity verification.
  8. If above-mentioned documents are not written in Chinese, Portuguese or English, applicants are required to produce an official translation.
  9. External Services: If applicants are not able to visit DSI in person, they or their relatives can request for “external service” at the Enquiry Counter on 1st floor of China Plaza or write to the Director of DSI with supporting reasons. “External service” is limited to Macao only and the service charge is MOP120.

Service Location and Office Hours

Application at counter

Identification Services Bureau

  • Headquarter
    Address: Avenida da Praia Grande, nº804, Edificio “China Plaza”, 1º andar, Macau
    Office hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and government holidays)
  • Macao Government Services Centre
    Address: Rua Nova da Areia Preta n.º 52, Macau
    Office hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and government holidays)
  • Macao Government Services Centre in Islands
    Address: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.º andar, Taipa
    Office hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and government holidays)

Application via self-service kiosks

Please visit Self-services of the Identification Services Bureau


Fees and Payment Methods

Fees:

  • Renewal application: MOP90.00;
  • Applicants who are lack of financial capability due to following conditions can apply for exemption of application fees:
  • Express Service: An additional charge of MOP 150.00.
  • Special Express Service: An additional charge of MOP 250.00.
  • If an applicant is unable to submit the original BIR no matter at the time of application or collection, additional charges will be imposed as follows:
    1st time – MOP 300.00
    2nd time – MOP 300.00
    3rd time – MOP 500.00
    4th time – MOP 1,000.00
    5th time or above – MOP 2,000.00
  • Replacement of former Macao SAR Resident Identity Card is MOP60.00. For applicants who are replacing their former Macao SAR Resident Identity Card with the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card, if they cannot submit the former BIR, a surcharge of MOP300.00 will be imposed.
  • Applicants who are lack of financial capability due to following conditions can apply for exemption of application fees:

Payment Methods:

Application at counter

Headquarter (China Plaza), Macao Government Services Centre and Macao Government Services Centre in Islands: Cash, credit card, Union Pay “QuickPass”, debit card, Macau Pass and MPay are accepted for payment.

Application via self-service kiosks

Please visit Self-service Application of Permanent Resident Identity Card Renewal


Processing Time

  • Standard Service: 15 working days. (Performance Pledge)
  • Express Service: 10 working days. (Performance Pledge)
  • Special Express Service: Within 3 working days. (Performance Pledge)

Attention: The abovementioned collection date is counted from the day after the day of receiving the application and all necessary documents by DSI. DSI reserves the right to adjust the processing time under special circumstances.


Progress Enquiry and Service Results Collection :

Progress enquiry:

Online enquiry on application status

Collection Methods of service results:

  1. In person
  2. By authorized person
    – The applicant can endorse the application receipt and sign according to the valid identification document in order to authorize a representative to collect the document on behalf of the applicant (if applicant is under the age of 18, his/her legal representative is the one to endorse the application receipt).
    – The authorized representative should present his/her original valid identification document and the photocopy of applicant’s identification document for verification.

Note: For details of document collection procedure, please visit electronic document collection process.

Attention: Applicants must return the original Macao SAR Identity Card to DSI when collecting the new identity card (except for the case of lost BIR)


Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2019-07-08 17:50

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