Criminal Record

Certificate of Criminal Record – Application made in person


How to Apply

Application Procedures and Documents Required

Applicant should provide the usage of the Certificate of Criminal Record (Please refer to the list of usage).

 1. 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(DSI).)

  • Macao SAR Resident Identity Card
  • Non-BIR holders:
    (i) Applicant’s valid travel document or the valid document for entering Macao; (ii) Documentary proof of the connection between the applicant and Macao, such as Residence Permit, Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card or Non-resident Worker’s Card, proof of schooling or proof of application for residing in Macao (e.g. a notice of Residence Permit issued by the Public Security Police Force or a notice of submitting the Certificate of Criminal Record issued by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and so on).

* Applicants who are holding the Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card issued on or after 14th March 2021, please enquire and print “the Authorization to Stay as Worker” with DSI integrated self-service kiosks before lodging the application.

 

2. 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 16 or above; 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;
  2. The Macao Resident Identity Card is being renewed;
  3. Apply on behalf of others.

3. Online Services (Applicable for persons who are in Macao):

Please visit Online Services of the Identification Services Bureau

 

4. Applicants who fulfill the following conditions can collect their Certificate of Criminal Record on the same day after lodging the application through the “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR” platform, DSI online platform or self-service kiosks.

  • Holding a valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card
  • Aged 16 or above;
  • Not first-time applicants for the Certificate of Criminal Record;
  • Do not need DSI’s certificate transfer service;
  • Identity information does not need further verification.

 

The collection time varies according to the collection location:

Time of application

Collection location

The Identification Services Bureau
(1st floor, China Plaza)

The Macao Government Services Centre in Areia Preta
(Zone R, 2nd floor)

The Macao Government Services Centre in Islands
(Zone D, 3rd floor)

09:00~10:15

13:30

13:30

10:16~13:00

17:00

17:45

13:01~14:30

13:30 on the following working day

14:31~16:00

17:45

After 16:01

13:30 on the following working day

 

Attention:

  • Eligible Applicants will be notified of collecting the certificate on the same day right after completing the application through the Internet or the self-service kiosk.
  • During the examination process, if a situation arises that makes DSI not able to issue the certificate on the same day, the applicant will be informed by further notice.
  • For applicants who lodge the application through the “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR” platform, they can check the expected collection date of their certificate in their “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR” account.
    For applicants who use “other methods” to lodge the application on DSI’s website, they can check the status of their application using the hyperlink sent to the email provided at the time of application.

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: 

  • Standard Service: MOP50.00
  • Express Service: MOP150.00

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 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.

Application via self-service kiosks

Please visit Self-service Application for Certificate of Criminal Record


Processing Time

  • Normal application: 5 working days (Performance Pledge)
  • Urgent application: 2 working days (Performance Pledge)

Notes: Counting from the following day after DSI received all necessary documents, not including the processing time of postal.


Remarks/ Notes for Application

The Criminal Record Certificate is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.


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:
  • 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.
  • The authorized representative should present his/her original valid identification document and the photocopy of applicant’s identification document for verification when collecting the certificate.

Note: For details of document collection procedure, please visit electronic document collection process.


Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2021-07-16 15:13

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