Visit Permit for Residents of the Macao SAR to the Hong Kong SAR

Application procedures for Visit Permit to HKSAR (Postal Application)


How to Apply

Application Procedures and Documents Required

Applicants who are outside Macao can lodge the application by post.

(Attention: This bureau will issue the travel document only after successful verification of the applicant’s identity)

 

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 Permanent Resident Identity Card or Macao SAR Non-permanent Resident Identity Card;
  3. One photograph taken from photography studio within the last 6 months which meets the specific requirements: color, bareheaded and full-faced photograph in plain white background, with the size of 1.5 inches (Photograph Specifications);
  4. A clear set of the applicant’s ten fingerprint impression (see Fingerprint Form);
  5. In case of renewal application, applicants have to submit the former Visit Permit to HKSAR (Application for renewing travel document can be lodged within nine months prior to its expiry);
  6. Loss report is required if the applicant cannot provide the former Visit Permit to HKSAR;
  7. If applicants are under the age of 18, both parents, the person executing parental right or guardianship by law have to submit their photocopy of identification documents and sign the application form;
  8. A duly completed authorization form 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

1. Application fee

MOP100.00;

 

2. Postage:

  • Normal (surface/air registered mail with advice of delivery): 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 rate of the express courier company (the preliminary estimated amount is based on the destination and the weight of the parcel. The express courier may charge the applicant the difference in postage according to the actual delivery situation).
  • ※ Attention: To avoid loss in delivery, DSI only sends the travel document by express delivery or surface/air registered mail with advice of delivery. Travel documents will not be sent by ordinary surface/air mail.

 

Means of payment:

1. Online payment:

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

2. By an authorized person in Macao:

The applicant can submit an authorization to authorize a person in Macao to pay the fee in cash in person at this Bureau.

Attention:

  • Payment for postal application can only be made by the above-mentioned methods.
  • 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

5 working days.

(The collection date is counted from the day after DSI has received all required documents. Delivery time is not included.)


Remarks/ Notes for Application

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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

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 Visit Permit to HKSAR if it is still valid.

Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2021-07-14 15:00

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