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Macao SAR Passport/ Macao SAR Travel Permit

Application procedures for Macao SAR Travel Permit


How to Apply

Application Methods:

  • Service counter
  • “Macao One Account” mobile application
  • Self-service Kiosk

Application Procedures and Documents Required

Application made at DSI 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.

Required Documents﹕

  • Original Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (will be returned to the applicant after verification);
  • Applicant can choose to submit a 1.5-inch, color, bareheaded and full-faced photograph in plain white background which is taken at a photography studio within the last 6 months, use the photograph taken onsite at no cost (Please read Remarks 1) (Click here for Photograph Specifications), or use the photograph for identification documents stored in “My Photo” of the “Macao One Account” for the travel document application. Please click here for the list of participating photography studios in the “Macao One Account” (Please read Remarks 1).
  • The former Macao SAR Travel Permit, in case of renewal (Renewal application of the travel documents can be lodged within nine months prior to the expiration date);;
  • An official loss report issued by the competent authority (e.g. police) if applicants cannot submit the former Macao SAR Travel Permit;
  • If applicants are under the age of 18, their parents or the person who executes the parental right or guardianship in compliance with the law must present their original identification documents and sign in the signature field of the application form (The original identification documents will be returned after verification and photocopying) (Please read Remarks 2 and 3).

Remarks 1: If the photo submitted or the live-captured photo is found to be unsatisfactory after examination, this bureau will inform the applicant of submitting another photo.

Remarks 2: If either parent cannot accompany his/her child to apply for the travel document, such parent has to fill out the
authorization form and provide a photocopy of a valid identification document which bears his/her signature.

Remarks 3: If parents of the applicant are in the state of unmarried, separation, partition of property or divorce, or either parent is unable to sign on the signature field 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.

 

Application through the “Macao One Account” mobile application

Applicants are required to download the “Macao One Account” mobile application .

Notes on Online Application for Travel Documents

  • The online service is applicable to the first-time application or renewal of travel documents in nine months before the expiry date.
  • Applicants have to log in to the “Macao One Account” to lodge the application.
  •  Applicants who cannot pass the facial recognition will not be allowed to apply for travel documents online.
  • In the application process, applicants have to choose the photo which is qualified for identification documents from “My Photo” in the “Macao One Account” (please refer to the list of participating photography studios in the “Macao One Account”), or scan the QR code on the “Receipt of the Digital Photo for Online Application for the Macao SAR Travel Document” provided by the designated photography studio.The photo has to be taken within the last 6 months. (Note: In order to avoid hindrance when using the travel document, DSI will request the applicant to submit additional photo if the photo provided does not meet the specified requirements.).
  • Applicants have to agree to use the Macau SAR Identity Card image stored in the Identification Services Bureau for lodging the application.
  • According to the regulation, applicants shall sign according to the signatures on their identity cards.
  • Applicants aged 18 or above are required to collect their documents at the DSI Service Station in person.
  • Notes to applicants under 18 years old
    • The application has to be lodged by using the “Macao One Account” of the applicant’s father, mother or guardians.
    • The service is only applicable to applicants who reached 5 years old or above on the latest issuance date on the Macao Resident Identity Card. In addition, if there is a significant change in the underage applicant’s appearance, he/she may not be able to pass the facial recognition.
    • Both parents or guardians are required to conduct facial recognition.
    • The document must be collected by the applicant’s parent or guardian.

 

Circumstances under which online application for travel document is not applicable:

  • The Macao Resident Identity Card has expired (excluding those who are in the process of renewing their identity card);
  • Interdicted person or quasi-interdicted person;
  • Application for a travel document due to loss or damage of document;
  • The parent or guardian of the applicant underage applicant does not hold a Macao Resident Identity Card.

 

Required documents for online application:

  1. The applicant’s original travel document (in case of document renewal);
  2.  A photo that is qualified for identification documents has been uploaded to “My Photo” of the “Macao One Account”, or the QR code of the “receipt of digital photo for online application for Macao SAR travel documents” for scanning in the application process.

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

Applicant Eligibilities:
– Possessing a Macao SAR Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card;
– 1.5 meters or above in height;
– Chinese national;
– Not eligible for other travel documents.

Please note that:

  • Applicants can use the self-service kiosks to submit a first-time application for the Macao SAR Travel Permit or renew the Macao SAR Travel Permit as early as 9 months before it expires or after its expiry.
  • Applicants may choose to use the live-captured photo or submit one photo taken at the photography studio within the last 6 months as the passport photo (Photograph Specifications).
  • The underage applicant and their parents or guardian must be present when lodging the application.
  • Please click here for the location of kiosks.

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 service counters.

  1. The Macao SAR Resident Identity Card expired. (except the identity card is being renewed);
  2. Apply on behalf of others;
  3. An interdicted or quasi-interdicted person;
  4. Application for travel document due to loss or damage of document;
  5. The parent or guardian of the underage applicant does not hold a Macao SAR Resident Identity Card.

 

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)

Online Application

Apply through the “Macao One Account” mobile application

Application via self-service kiosks

Please visit Self-services of the Identification Services Bureau


Fees and Payment Methods

Fees:

  • Normal: MOP360
  • Urgent: an additional fee of MOP150 will be charged
  • 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:
    – 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.

For persons who were first issued with the travel document (2019 version), the extra fee for replacement of travel document due to loss or damage will be counted for the first time all over again.

 

  • Applicants who are lack of financial capability due to following conditions can apply for exemption of application fees. The relevant fees can be exempted upon approval.
  • Types

    Requirements

    Unemployment

    1) Applicants have to sign the application form of fee exemption;
    2) Applicants have to sign a declaration to declare their unemployment status;
    3) Submit the receipts of Employment Registration issued by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) of the past 12 months to state a lack of financial capability due to long-term unemployment.

    Poverty

    1) Applicants have to sign the application form of fee exemption;
    2) Submit a photocopy of a valid Beneficiary Card issued by the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS). (The original document is required for verification)

    Disability

    1) Applicants have to sign the application form of fee exemption;
    2) Submit a photocopy of a valid Disability Assessment Registration Card issued by the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS). (The original document is required for verification)
    Note: Additional supporting documents may be required for applicant’s financial incapability verification of DSI, if necessary.

 

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.

Online Application

Online payment.

Application via self-service kiosks

Please visit Self-service Application for Macao SAR Travel Permit


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 travel permit, the re-issuance time of the new  travel permit 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:

DSI-Enquiry on the application progress

Collection Methods of service results:

  1.  In person
  2.  By authorized person (not applicable to online application)
  • 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. In case of renewal application, applicants have to submit the former Macao SAR Travel Permit if it is still valid.

Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2022-05-26 16:52

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