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Resident employment

Application for deadline extension of employment for the minimum required number of resident workers


Enterprises authorized to hire non-resident workers must comply with and maintain the minimum number of local workers stated in the employment permit. If local workers leave the enterprise, their replacement should take place within 15 days. If the enterprise is unable to complete the replacement within that period, a duly substantiated request must be submitted to the Labour Affairs Bureau within five days after the above-mentioned period, applying for an extension.

Enquiry Methods:

Entity and subunit in charge: Labour Affairs Bureau – Non-resident Workers Employment Department

Address: Avenida do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues 614A-640, Edifício Long Cheng 9/F, Macau (entrance at Rua de Goa 105)

Tel: (853) 2833 6960

Fax: (853) 2871 1224


Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:45

Friday: 9:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:30

Services – Performance Pledge:

Written enquiry – reply within five working days

Content provider: Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL)

Last modified: 2021-12-02 18:18

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