Macao SAR Passport/ Macao SAR Travel Permit

Application procedures for Macao SAR Passport (In person)


How to Apply

Application Procedures and Documents Required

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.)

The applicant should apply in person at the Identification Services Bureau and submit the following documents:

  •  Original Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card (will be returned to the applicant after verified);
  •  Photograph which meets specific requirements; one recent, color, bareheaded and full-faced photograph in plain white background in 1.5 inches (Photograph specifications);
  •  The former Macao SAR Passport, in case of renewal;
  •  Macao SAR Travel Permit, if any;
  • An official loss report issued by the competent authority (e.g. police) if applicants cannot submit the former Macao SAR Travel Permit or Macao SAR Passport;
  • Original identification documents of both parents or the legal guardian (will be returned after verification and photocopying) if applicants are under the age of 18. Signatures of both parents or the legal guardian are required on the application form;
    • Remarks 1: If either parent cannot accompany his/her child to apply for the travel document, such parent has to fill out the authorization form (Procuração para tratamento de documentos de viagem da RAEM (1)) and provide a photocopy of a valid identification document which bears his/her signature.
    • Remarks 2: If parents of the applicant are in the state of unmarried, separation, partition of property or divorce, or either parent is unable to sign the application form due to certain reason (e.g. missing), the other parent has to prove his/her entitlement to exercise parental right in order to lodge the application for underage children.
  • In addition, Macao SAR Passport is issued on an individual basis, the applicant’s spouse and children should apply for their own document.
  • If the applicant is in Macau, he/she has to lodge the application at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI) in person

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*
– Chinese national

Eligible applicants can use the self-service kiosks to submit:
– first-time application for Macao SAR Passport; or
– renewal application for Macao SAR Passport within 9 months prior to or after the expiry date of the Macao SAR passport.

* 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.  The Macao Resident Identity Card is expired (excluding the identity card which is being renewed)
  2.  An interdicted or quasi-interdicted person
  3.  To apply for another person

Required documents:

  1.  Original Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card;
  2.  Photograph which meets specific requirements; one recent, color, bareheaded and full-faced photograph in plain white background in 1.5 inches; (Photograph specifications).

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:

  • Normal: MOP 300.00
  • Urgent: an additional fee of MOP 150.00 will be charged.
  • If applicants cannot submit the former travel document because it is lost, damaged, defaced or is not available, they should pay extra charges as below:
    – First time: an additional fee of MOP 150.00;
    – Second time: an additional fee of MOP 300.00;
    – Third time: an additional fee of MOP 600.00;
    – Fourth time: an additional fee of MOP 1,200.00;
    – Fifth time or above: an additional fee of MOP 2,400.00.
  • 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 for Macao SAR Passport


Processing Time

  • Normal: 10 working days(Performance Pledge)
  • Urgent: 2 working days(Performance Pledge)

Notes:

  1.  The above expected collection date is counted from the following day after submission of all necessary documents to DSI. Under special circumstances, the expected collection date would be adjusted.
  2.  In case of damaged, stolen or lost the former Macao SAR Travel Permit or Macao SAR Passport, the re-issuance time of the new Passport is 60 days at maximum. Urgent application is not accepted under normal circumstances except written request and supporting documents are submitted. The approval result will be informed within 2 working days.

Remarks/ Notes for Application

  1.   The list of countries and territories which have granted travel facilitation to holders of the Macao SAR Passport and Travel Permit, please visit the official website of the Identification Services Bureau.
  2. Regarding the knowledge of Macao residents on their fundamental rights and duties under the protection of the Basic Law; information about consular protection and consular services and tips on the preparation before going abroad, safely reminders and emergency contact information for travelling overseas, please visit the dedicated website of Fundamental Rights and Duties of Macao Residents, Information about Consular Protection and Consular Services.

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:

  1. For details of document collection procedure, please visit electronic document collection process.
  2.  Except first-time application and loss of Visit Permit to HKSAR, the applicant has to return the former Visit Permit to HKSAR to the Identification Services Bureau at the time of collecting the new Macao SAR Passport/Macao SAR Travel Permit.

Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2019-07-08 17:57

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