Migration, residency

Nationality Application

Service Introduction

Service Description

Application procedures for naturalization, renunciation, restoration of chinese nationality, nationality selection and change of nationality.

Service Targets and Eligibility

1.Application for Naturalization of Chinese Nationality

  •  Foreign nationals or stateless persons who are Macao SAR permanent residents of the Macao SAR;
  • The application may also include the applicant’s spouse and minor children.

2.Application for Renunciation of Chinese Nationality

  • Macao SAR residents with Chinese nationality;
  • Being near relatives of foreign nationals, or having settled abroad, or having other legitimate reasons
  • The application may also include the applicant’s spouse and minor children.

3.Application for Restoration of Chinese Nationality

  • Residents of the Macao SAR;
  • Foreign nationals who once held Chinese nationality;
  • The application may also include the applicant’s spouse and minor children.

4.Application for Selection of Nationality

  • Residents of the Macao SAR of both Chinese and Portuguese descent;
  • The application may also include the applicant’s spouse and minor children.

5.Application for Change of Nationality

  • Original residents of Macao with Chinese nationality that have returned to Macao before or after the establishment of the Macao SAR;
  • If the above-mentioned original Macao SAR resident with Chinese nationality also possesses other foreign nationality, he/she can request to change his/her nationality into other foreign nationality. However, he/she will no longer possess Chinese nationality at the time he/she makes such change;
  • The application may also include the applicant’s spouse and minor children.

Service Results

To issue Certificate of Nationality


Enquiry Methods

Responsible Department: Identification Services Bureau

Address: Avenida da Praia Grande, nº804, Edificio “China Plaza”, 1º andar, Macau.

Enquiry and Appointment Hotline:(853)28370777/(853)28370888

Fax: (853)28374300

Mailing Address: Macau P.O. Box 1089

Email: info@dsi.gov.mo

Website: http://www.dsi.gov.mo


Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2018-01-04 16:40

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Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages of Macao, the English version of the web site is the translation from the Chinese originals and is provided for reference only.