Authorization to Enter and Stay

Application for “Authorization to Enter and Stay”


How to Apply

Time of application: No relevant stipulation

Application procedures and documents required

  1. Application Approach
    1. Interested person or a legal representative applying to the Chief Executive through the Immigration Department
    2. The legal representative should submit the following:
      1. A certified letter of authorization;
      2. A copy of his/her valid identification document.
  2. Documents Must be Presented
    1. Unless otherwise noted, the original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted;
    2. The copy should be authenticated if the original cannot be exhibited.
  3. Documents to be submitted according to purpose of visit
    1. For the purpose of study at a higher institute
      1. A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members;
        [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
      2. Copy of the bio data page of a valid passport/travel document;
      3. Document of financial status (e.g. bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, etc.);
      4. Admission document issued by a higher institute in Macao;
      5. Reservation document of return flight (if the program taken by the student lasts for less than 6 months);
      6. 2 recent 1.5-inch, full-face, no-hat, white-background, coloured or black-and-white photos of the interested person.
    2. For the purpose of work
      1. A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members;
        [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
      2. Copy of the bio data page of a valid passport/travel document;
      3. Copy of employment approval document issued by the Macao authorities (i.e. the application or renewal application of “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” which has been verified by the Macao Immigration Department);
        [Note: The original of this document is not required.]
      4. 2 recent 1.5-inch, full-face, no-hat, white-background, coloured or black-and-white photos of the interested person.
    3. For the purpose of stay as family of non-resident workers
      1. A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members;
        [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
      2. Copy of the bio data page of a valid passport/travel document;
      3. Copy of approval notification (i.e. the letter notifying the non-resident worker’s reuniting family of the granting of “Special Authorization to Stay”);
        [Note: The original of this document is not required.]
      4. 2 recent 1.5-inch, full-face, no-hat, white-background, coloured or black-and-white photos of the interested person.
    4. For the purpose of group tour
      1. Guarantee issued by the travel agency responsible for the group tour and the traveler list;
      2. Information of the local travel agency organizing the group tour;
      3. Copy of the bio data page of all travelers’ valid passport/travel document;
      4. 2 recent 1.5-inch, full-face, no-hat, white-background, coloured or black-and-white photos of the interested person;
    5. For other purposes (e.g. individual travel, family visit, stay as dependant, residence, etc.)
      1. A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members;
        [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
      2. Copy of the bio data page and used inside pages of a valid passport/travel document;
      3. Document of financial status (e.g. bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, employment certificate, etc.);
      4. Document of transportation to Macao and accommodation arrangement (e.g. round-trip air ticket and hotel reservation receipts, etc.);
      5. Proof of purpose of visit (e.g. copy of residence/stay document or Macao Identity Card of kindred in Macao, document of kinship, etc.);
      6. Bio data page of travel document that has been used for entry to Macao (if any);
      7. Valid entry visa or residence visa/permit of other countries or regions (if any);
      8. 2 recent 1.5-inch, full-face, no-hat, white-background, coloured or black-and-white photos of the interested person.
  4. Forms
    1. Application form for “Authorization to Enter and Stay”(Format 1)
    2. Family Members of Applicant (format 9)
  5. Attachments
    1. Sample of “Authorization to Enter and Stay”
    2. Sample of “Entry Permit” (aka “visa-upon-arrival”)
    3. Sample of Macao visa

Location of Application and Service Hours

Apply in person: Public Security Police Force  – Foreigners Subdivision of the Immigration Department

Address: Immigration Department Office Building, Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa

Office Hours: Mon to Thu, 9:00 – 17:45
Fri, 9:00 – 17:30
(Closed on Sat, Sun and Macao government holidays)

Tags dispensed until: 17:00 (for making applications)
17:15 (collection of result or document supplementation)


Charge

  1. Individual: MOP100
  2. Family Passport: MOP200
  3. Children under the age of 12: MOP50
  4. Groups comprised of at least 10 people organized by a single travel manager and presenting a collective travel document: MOP50 per head

Processing Time

Approximately 15 working days
(It varies case by case)


Remark / Requirements

  1. The “Authorization to Stay” granted in a document in format 2 should be used within 120 days from the date it is granted. Otherwise, the Authorization will expire. The holder may stay in Macao for the period specified in the Authorization (generally 30 days from the date of entry).
  2. The holder is entitled to multiple entries within the limit of stay granted upon entry and do not have to apply for another visa or “entry permit” (aka “visa-upon-arrival”).

Application Status Enquiry

Method of result collection: Collect in person


Content provider: Public Security Police Force (CPSP)

Last modified: 2018-03-02 11:17

Public safety and migration Migration, residency

Is there anything wrong with this page?

Help us improve GOV.MO

* Mandatory field

Send

All information on this site is based on the official language of the Macao Special Administrative Region. The English version is the translation from the Chinese originals and is provided for reference only. If you find that some of the contents do not have an English version, please refer to the Traditional Chinese or Portuguese versions.