Macao SAR Passport/ Macao SAR Travel Permit

Application procedures for Macao SAR Passport (By post)

How to Apply

Application Procedures and Documents Required

Applicants can lodge the application by post if they are in other countries or regions. (Mainland China and Hong Kong are not included)

(Attention: This bureau will issue the travel document only after verifying the identity of the applicant)

Application procedures:

  1.  Access the “Postal Application Service” system of DSI to obtain an application number and print out an application slip;
  2. Mail “Part 2” of the application slip and the “Required documents” mentioned below to DSI. (Mailing address: Macau Postal Box No. 1089/ Avenida da Praia No. 804, Edificio China Plaza, 20 andar, Macau);
  3.  After receiving the required documents, DSI will update the application progress in the “Postal Application Service” system. Applicants should check their application status in the system from time to time.
  4.  When the application status changes to “Please pay for the application”, applicants can pay the fee to complete their application.

Required documents:

  1. A duly completed application form. Applicants can download the application form from the “Postal Application Service” system of DSI or request DSI to send the application form by post or obtain the application form by a representative in Macao (Please see Application form filled sample).
  2.  Photocopy of Macao SAR non-Permanent Resident Identity Card;
  3. One photograph taken from photography studio within the last 6 months and meets the specific requirements: color, bareheaded and full-faced photograph in plain white background, with the size of 1.5 inches (Photograph Specifications);
  4.  Supporting documents which prove that the applicant cannot lodge the application in person, such as proof of schooling or employment and so on;
  5.  For applicants over the age of 5, a clear set of ten fingerprint impression should be submitted (see Fingerprint Form);
  6.  In case of renewal application, applicants have to submit the former Macao SAR Travel Permit if it is still valid (Renewal application of the travel documents can be lodged within nine months prior to the expiration date);
  7.  Loss report is required if the applicant cannot provide the former Macao SAR Travel Permit;
  8.  If the applicant is under the age of 18, the photocopies of both parents’ identification documents are required. In addition, both parents should sign the application form;
  9. If applicants are under the age of 18, both parents, the person executing parenting right or guardianship by law have to submit their photocopy of identification documents and sign on the signature field;
  10. An duly completed authorization form (Procuração para requerimento de documento de viagem da RAEM, quando o interessado se encontrar no estrangeiro) is required if the applicant needs to authorize another person to lodge the application or collect the travel document on his/her behalf.

Fees and Payment Methods

Fees: Application fee + Postage + Surcharge (if applicable)

1. Application fee

Normal application: MOP430.
Urgent application: an additional fee of MOP150.

2. Postage:

Normal (air registered mail): According to the postage charged by the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau (the amount is subject to the destination and weight of the documents).
Express: According to the postage charged by the express courier company (the amount is subject to the destination and weight of the documents).
The applicant has to make a request in writing if he/she chooses express delivery mailing for the document. DSI will mail the document to the applicant with Macao Post EMS.

3. Surcharge (if applicable)

If the applicant cannot present the original travel document or the replacement is made for the reason of damage, the extra processing fees to be charged are as below:

The first time: an additional fee of MOP 150;
The second time: an additional fee of MOP 300;
The third time: an additional fee of MOP 600;
The fourth time: an additional fee of MOP 1,200;
The fifth time or above: an additional fee of MOP 2,400.

Remarks: After first collection of the new travel document (2019 version), if applicants apply for replacement due to loss or damage, the extra fee will be charged at the rate of first time cost.

Means of payment:

1. Pay online:

Pay by credit card in the “Postal Application Service” system.

2. Pay by an authorization person:

An applicant can submit an authorization letter to authorize a person in Macao to pay the fee in cash at DSI in person.


– You can settle the payment using one of the above methods. Starting from 1 January 2017, DSI will not accept payment by means of bank draft.
– In case of having made a payment to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government mistakenly due to system failure or other special conditions, the person concerned should contact the Identification Services Bureau (DSI) immediately.  DSI will return the relevant amount to the person concerned.
– If the applicant wants to cancel the application and have the refund of the application fee after completing the transaction online, he/she has to make a written request to DSI for the refund.

Processing Time

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


  1.  The collection date is counted from the following day after DSI received all necessary documents.
  2.  Under special circumstances, the collection date would be adjusted.
  3.  The processing time of the new document will be extended up to 60 days for application due to damage, theft or loss. In these cases, urgent application is not accepted. If the applicant has an urgent need of the new travel document, they can submit a letter stating their reasons and provide supporting documents. DSI will inform them of the assessment result 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.

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)

Progress Enquiry and Service Results Collection :

Progress enquiry: Postal Application Service – Application Status Enquiry

Collection Methods of service results:

  1. The Macao SAR travel documents will be posted by the Identification Services Bureau.
  2.  In person
  3.  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


  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: 2020-01-15 12:45

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