Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR

First Time & Renewal Application


How to Apply

Application Methods:

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.)

Documents Required:

  • The original of Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card, or Macao SAR Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card (will be returned to the applicant after verified);
  • 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);
  • The original of Visit Permit to HKSAR, in case of renewal;
  • The official report-lost slip (if the applicant cannot submit the original of Visit Permit to HKSAR);
  • 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.

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

Applicant Eligibilities:
– Possessing a Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card or a Macao SAR Non-permanent Resident Identity card;
– Aged 18 or above;
– Chinese or Portuguese national.

Eligible applicants can use the self-service kiosks to submit a first-time application for the Visit Permit to HKSAR or renew the Visit Permit to HKSAR as early as 9 months before it expires or after its expiry. (Please click here for the location of kiosks.)

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).

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. An interdicted or quasi-interdicted person.

Online Application through the DSI Service Station mobile application

Applicants are required to download the DSI Service Station mobile application.

Notes on Online Application for Travel Documents

  • This online service is applicable to the first-time application or renewal of travel documents within nine months prior to the expiry date..
  • Applicants shall login with the account of Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR.
  • Applicants will not be allowed to apply for travel documents online if they cannot pass the facial recognition.
  • During the application process, applicants are required to 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 and ensure that the photo was taken within the last 6 months (Note: to avoid affecting the use of the travel document, DSI may require replacement of the photo which does not meet DSI’s requirements).
  • 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 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.
    • After logging in to the system, the application will proceed only after the underage applicant’ parents or guardian pass the 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 using the online application service:

  1. The applicant’s Macao Resident Identity Card;
  2. The applicant’s original travel document (in case of document renewal);
  3. The applicant’s Receipt of the Digital Photo for Online Application for the Macao SAR Travel Document (QR code).

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

Online Application

Apply through the DSI Service Station mobile application

Fees and Payment Methods

Fees:

  • MOP 100.00
  • 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 the original and a photocopy of a valid Beneficiary Card issued by the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS).

    Disability

    1) Applicants have to sign the application form of fee exemption;
    2) Submit the original and a photocopy of a valid Disability Assessment Registration Card issued by the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS).
    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.

Application via self-service kiosks

Please visit Self-service Application for Visit Permit to Hong Kong

Online Application

Payment is made by credit card only.


Processing Time

5 working days after the date of submission of all required documents (exclusive of the date of submission).(Performance Pledge)


Remarks/ Notes for Application

  • Visit Permit to HKSAR is issued as an individual document, the applicant’s spouse and children should apply for their own Visit Permits.

Validity

  •  The validity of the “Visit Permit to HKSAR” must not exceed 7 years and the holder has to apply for a new permit after its expiry. The holder can pay multiple visits to the Hong Kong SAR with a valid “Visit Permit to HKSAR”.

Period of Stay

  •  Macao SAR Permanent Residents possessing a “Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to the HKSAR” can enter the HKSAR as visitors and stay for a maximum period of 180 days if the immigration requirements are duly fulfilled.
  •  Macao SAR Non-Permanent Residents possessing a “Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to the HKSAR” can enter the HKSAR as visitors and stay for a maximum period of 30 days if the immigration requirements are duly fulfilled.

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 (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. 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 Visit Permit to HKSAR.


Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2020-07-03 15:36

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