Application for Macao SAR Resident Identity Card ( BIR )

Personal Data Alteration


How to Apply

Application procedures and documents required

1. Change of marital status (can be handled in person or by family and friends)

If the marital status is changed to married:

(1)     If the expectant spouses are holding valid electronic Macao SAR Resident Identity Cards, at the time of applying for marriage registration at the Civil Affairs Registry under the Legal Affairs Bureau, they can authorize the entity to provide DSI with the information related to their application for marriage registration and the original Marriage Registration Certificate that they have applied for. Within 60 days from the date of marriage registration, the spouses can use the designated self-service kiosks to update the marital status of their Macao SAR Resident Identity Cards.

(2)     If the above situation does not apply, application can be lodged at the counter and:

  • Duely complete the “Requerimento de Alteração de Identificação” (it can be downloaded from the website of DSI);
  • Applicant is required to produce the original Macao SAR Resident Identity Card;
  • A photocopy of the marriage certificate shall be submitted  (The original document is required for verification);
  • A photocopy of the spouse’s identity card shall be submitted (If there is only a Chinese name registered on the the spouse’s identity card, a Romanized Cantonese transliteration will be registered according to law.);
  • A certified copy of a valid household registration transcript shall also be submitted for those applicants or their spouses who are originally from Japan or France;
  • A certified copy of a valid household registration transcript shall be submitted for those applicants or their spouses who are originally from Taiwan and fail to submit the marriage certificate issued by the Department of Household Registration.

 

If the marital status is changed to divorced, application can be lodged at the counter and:

  • Duely complete the “Requerimento de Alteração de Identificação” (it can be downloaded from the website of DSI);
  • The applicant is required to produce the original Macao SAR Resident Identity Card;
  • A photocopy of the proof of divorce shall be submitted (The original document is required for verification);
  • If the marriage information is not recorded in DSI, the relevant marriage certificate shall also be submitted.

 

If the marital status is changed to widowed, the applicant has to go through following formalities at the counter:

  • Duely complete the “Requerimento de Alteração de Identificação” (it can be downloaded from the website of DSI);
  • Applicant is required to produce the original Macao SAR Resident Identity Card;
  • A photocopy of the spouse’s death certificate shall be submitted (The original document is required for verification);
    • If the spouse passed away in Macao, the applicant has to present the narrative certificate of death registration issued by the Civil Affairs Registry;
    • If the spouse passed away in the Mainland, the applicant has to present the notarized death certificate/medical proof of death/proof of death with an official stamp issued by the Public Security Bureau or police station in the Mainland;
    • If the spouse passed away overseas, the applicant has to present the death certificate issued by official authorities;
  • If the marriage information is not recorded in DSI, the relevant marriage certificate shall also be submitted.

 

Reminders:

1.       Documents written in languages other than Chinese, Portuguese or English shall be accompanied by official translations.

2.       Those who have applied for the change of marital status at the counter with complete documents can immediately update the personal data stored in the chip on the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card and collect the identity card. If the documents need further examination, the identity card will be temporarily kept at DSI until relevant formalities are finished, after which the identity card can be collected. Please refer to the timetable below for the corresponding collection time of the identity card:

Time of Application

Time of ID Card Collection

09:00~10:15

13:30

10:15~14:30

17:00

14:30~16:00

17:45

Application for updating chip data of the identity card is not accepted after 16:00

 

 

2. If there is any change in personal data (such as names, date of birth, parents’ names, place of birth, etc.)

A. For applicant who was born in Macao:

The applicant should alter the personal data at the Civil Affairs Registry prior to the renewal of BIR. Upon approval, the applicant can then lodge the BIR renewal application at DSI with the updated birth certificate.

B. For applicant who was born outside Macao:

a. For applicant who does not obtain the residence authorization document issued by the Residence and Stay Affairs Department of the Public Security Police Force:

Applicant should make the personal data alteration request at DSI by completing the “Alteration of Personal Data Application Form” prior to the renewal of BIR. Supporting documents such as birth certificate, notary certificate, Household Register in Mainland China, the original copy of the Resident Population Registration Card issued by the Public Security Authority in China where the applicant’s household registration record are kept or its photocopy affixed with the official stamp of the Public Security Authority, the identification documents of siblings and so on should be enclosed with the application.

b. For holder of residence authorization documents:

Applicant should alter the personal data of the residence authorization document at the Residence and Stay Affairs Department of the Public Security Police Force prior to the renewal of BIR. After obtaining the updated residence authorization document, the applicant can then request for the alteration of personal data at DSI by completing the “Alteration of Personal Data Application Form”. The application should be lodged with relevant supporting documents. However, alteration in name sequence is not subject to this requirement.


Remarks/ Notes for Application

  1. Applicants should apply for the renewal of BIR in person at DSI upon approval of the aforesaid personal data alteration request.
  2. If the applicant is under the age of 18, he/she is required to submit the photocopies of both parents’ identification documents and accompanied by a parent who will sign the application form for the applicant when lodging the application.

Service Location and Office Hours

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)

Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2020-10-19 13:10

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