Registration of Association and Foundation

Certificate of the Leadership Structure of Established Association or Foundation

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. Member of the leadership structure of the association or foundation

b. Representative authorized by the president or director of the association or foundation

2. Certificate Content:

Registration number, name of association or foundation, the first publication date in the Official Gazette, date of general assembly and the leadership structure

3. Application Formalities and Required Documents:

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

a. A completed application form (Pedido de Certificado de Associação e Fundação) (affixed with the stamp of the association or foundation);

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

c. A power of attorney is required if the applicant is not a member of the leadership structure;

d. General assembly minutes of the election of members of leadership structure (Original / authenticated copy for verification purpose)*;

e. A photocopy of valid identity documents of every member* of the leadership structure

*The aforesaid minutes and photocopy of valid identity documents are exempted when lodging the application if they have been submitted to DSI before.

Online Services

Please visit Online Services of the Identification Services Bureau

Remarks/ Notes for Application

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


MOP15.00, extra MOP5.00 for each additional page
(Note: Administrative Public Welfare Legal Person is exempt from the fees and charges)

Payment Methods:

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.

Processing Time

  • 12 working days(Performance Pledge)
    (Note: counting from the following working day upon the receipt of completed application form and all required documents.)
  • Applicants who lodge the application online can collect their certificate according to the following schedule:
    • Collection location: The Identification Services Bureau on the 1st floor of the China Plaza
    • Collection location: Area R on the 2nd floor of Macao Government Services Centre in Areia Preta and Area D on the 3rd floor of Macao Government Services Centre in Islands

Progress Enquiry and Service Results Collection

Progress enquiry:

Enquiry on the application progress

Collection Methods of service results:

  1.  In person
  2.  By authorized person(The application receipt and the original copy of the authorized representative’s valid identity document should be presented.)

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

Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2019-07-09 11:02

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