Registration of Association and Foundation

Certificate of Adoptable Name of Association and Foundation (issued in the form of an official letter)


How to Apply

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.)

1. Target Applicants:

a. A group that intends to establish an association or foundation

b. An established association that wants to change its name

2. Application formalities and required documents:

Application can be made at DSI by the association  or foundation founder in person or an authorized representative with the following documents:

a.  A completed application form (Pedido da admissibilidade de denominação para associação ou fundação);

b. A photocopy of the applicant’s valid identity document

c. Draft constitution* (a written declaration is required if failing to submit).

*Please refer to Law no. 2/99/M and Article 140 to 172 of the Civil Code of the Macao SAR.


Remarks/ Notes for Application

Firstly, the association or foundation founder should apply for the “Certificate of Adoptable Name of Association and Foundation” at the Identification Services Bureau (hereafter called DSI), and then notarize the Association establishment of the association or foundation at the Public Notary Office.  After the constitution is published in the Official Gazette by the Government Printing Bureau, DSI will notify the association or foundation of the registration number by an official letter.


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)

Fees and Payment Methods

Free of charge


Progress Enquiry and Service Results Collection

Progress enquiry:

Enquiry on the application progress

Service results collection: The official letter will be sent to the applicant by post.


Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2019-07-09 11:00

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