Non-resident Worker's Identification Card ("Non-resident Worker's Card" for short)

Issue


How to Apply

Application time limit: Within 6 months from the day the employer or his or her legal representative signs for the ‘employment authorization’ written instructions (aka ‘import written instructions’) at the Labour Affairs Bureau or the effective date of the written instructions.

Applicant:
Application for “Non-resident Worker’s Card” can be made by any one of the following persons or entities:

  1. Employer;
  2. Licensed employment agency appointed by the employer; (Remark 1.)
  3. “Self-employed”;
  4. Legal representative of persons listed in Points (1) and (3). (Remark 2.)

Documents to be Presented

  1. Unless further specified, all copies of documents to be submitted should be presented with the original for authentication;
  2. The written instruction and official notification regarding the “employment authorization”;
  3. If the original cannot be presented, the relevant copy should be certified.

Application Procedures and Necessary Documents

Skilled, non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from Mainland China

  • Examination
  1. Preliminary Examination
    1. Required Documents
      1. A completed application form for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (“application form” for short) and a copy of it;
      2. 1 recent colour photo of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background;
      3. Copy of the People’s Republic of China Resident ID;
      4. Copy of the joint statement of labour cooperation (employers of domestic helpers only).
    2. The applicant may inquire about the result through the “Inquiry System of Progress of Application for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” in the Preliminary and Initial Examination Phases (applicable to non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from Mainland China)”, or by presenting the “receipt of application” in person (or through the employer or employment agency) to the Subdivision around 5 working days after the above documents are properly submitted. If the application is approved, the applicant is required to collect from the Subdivision the preliminarily approved “application form” and the relevant copies, with which he/she can apply to the border control department in the Mainland for a “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” (hereafter call “Two-way Exit Permit” for short) and an endorsement for the “non-resident worker”. Then the applicant may proceed to the formal examination procedures.
  2. Formal Examination
    After the Preliminary Examination result is out, the Subdivision concerned will conduct a detailed examination of the application. The “non-resident workers” should go to the Subdivision concerned in person for inquiry of the examination result after he/she enters Macao with “Two-way Exit Permit” and “type (D) Stay Endorsement”. If it is approved, the application for “Authorization to stay for the Non-resident Workers” can enter Final Examination directly. if not, the “non-resident workers” cannot enter Final Examination and has to be further examined in Initial Examination (Remark 3.)

    1. Final Examination
      1. The “non-resident workers” should go to the Subdivision concerned in person for payment of the processing fee and other procedures and submit the following documents:
        1. Approved “application form” and a copy of it;
        2. “Two-way Exit Permit” in book type holders shall submit the inside page containing “Type D-Stay endorsement”, while “Two-way Exit Permit” in card type holders shall submit the back copy containing “Type D-Stay endorsement”;
        3. 1recent colour photo of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background;
        4. A completed “Declaration of Identification”;
        5. Copy of other certificates or documents (specifically named in the “employment authorization” written instruction).
      2. Upon completion of the procedure, the Subdivision will issue a “Revenue Receipt” and grant “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (which expires on the same date as that of the “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card”, hereafter called “Non-resident Worker’s Card” for short).
  • Card Collection
    On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the “non-resident worker” should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned or Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM in person, to collect the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’. He or she may also authorize a third person (Remark 4.) to collect the Card on his or her behalf. To learn about the readiness of the Card, the non-resident worker may refer to the “Inquiry System of the Date of Collection of the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’” or call (853) 2872 5488.

Application Procedures and Necessary Documents

Skilled and non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from countries and regions other than Mainland China

  • Examination

Formal Examination

  1. Initial Examination:
    1. Required Documents
      1. A completed application form for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (hereafter called the “application form” for short) and a copy of it;
      2. Copy of valid passport/travel document (bio data page only) or identification document used for entry to and departure from Macao;
      3. 1 recent colour photo of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background;
      4. Copy of employer’s valid identification document (Remark 5.);
      5. Vietnamese are required to submit the original of Judicial Record Card No.2 issued by the competent authorities of Vietnam (For details of the time effect and authentication requirements, please see “Acceptance Standard for Documents”)
      6. Copy of other certificates or documents (specifically named in the “Employment Authorization” written instruction).
    2. Subdivision concerned will conduct preliminary examination of application after necessary documents are submitted.
      1. For non-skilled workers:
        The applicant may inquire about the result through the “Inquiry System of Progress of Application for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” in the Preliminary and Initial Examination Phases (applicable to non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from Mainland China)”, or by presenting the “receipt of application” in person to the Subdivision around 5 working days after the above documents are properly submitted. If the application is approved, the applicant is required to collect from the Subdivision the initially approved “application form”.
      2. For skilled workers and domestic helpers:
        Initial Examination of the application is instantaneously conducted. If the application is approved, the initially approved “application form” will be returned instantaneously.
    3. After entering Macao, the “non-resident worker” may apply to the Subdivision for “Temporary Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” in person (or through the employer or employment agency) with the “application form” and a valid identification document. Then the “non-resident worker” can remain and temporarily work in Macao legally until the Authorization expires.
  2. Final Examination
    1. The Subdivision concerned will conduct a detailed examination of the application and make a final decision before the “Temporary Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” expires. The “non-resident worker” should go to the Subdivision in person for inquiry of the result on the expiry date of the Authorization (or the date specified by the authorities). If the application is approved, the “non-resident worker” is required to be fingerprinted, pay the application fee and submit the following:
      1. Copy of the approved “application form”;
      2. 1 recent colour photo of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background;
      3. A completed “Declaration of Identification”.
    2. Upon completion of the procedure, the Subdivision will issue a “Revenue Receipt” and grant “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (which expires on the same date as that of the “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card”). After the “Non-resident’s Working Permit” has been approved, the “non-resident worker” can bring along the original of the valid identification document, which is used to apply the Working Permit and the revenue receipt and come in person to the designated locations within office hours to Register for Automated Passenger Clearance System (e-Channel). [For details, please refer to “Registration for Automated Passenger Clearance System (e-Channel) for Non-residents”].
  • Card Collection
    On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the non-resident worker should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned or Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM in person, to collect the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’. He or she may also authorize a third person (Remark 4.) to collect the Card on his or her behalf. To learn about the readiness of the Card, the non-resident worker may refer to the “Inquiry System of the Date of Collection of the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’” or call (853) 2872 5488.

Application Procedures and Necessary Documents

Self-employed

  • Examination

Formal Examination

  1. Initial Examination
    1.  Required Documents
      1. A completed application form for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (hereafter called the “application form” for short) and a copy of it;
      2. Copy of valid passport/travel document (bio data page only) or identification document used for entry to and departure from Macao;
      3. 1 recent colour photo of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background;
      4. Copy of other certificates or documents (specifically named in the “employment authorization” written instruction).
  2. After the above documents are properly submitted, the Subdivision conducts an initial examination of the application instantaneously. If it is approved, the initially approved “application form” will be returned instantaneously. After entering Macao, the “self-employed” listed in the above initially approved “application form” may apply to the Subdivision for “Temporary Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (valid for a maximum of 45 days) with the “application form” and a valid identification document. Then the “self-employed” can remain and temporarily work in Macao legally until the Authorization expires.
  1. Final Examination
    1. The Subdivision concerned will conduct a detailed examination of the application and make a final decision before the above “Temporary Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” expires. The “self-employed” should go to the Subdivision in person for inquiry about the result on the expiry date of the Authorization (or the date specified by the authorities). If the application is approved, the “self-employed” is required to be fingerprinted, pay the application fee and submit the following:
      1. Copy of the initially approved “application form”;
      2. 1 recent color photo of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background;
      3. A completed “Declaration of Identification”.
    2. Upon completion of the procedure, the Subdivision will issue a “Revenue Receipt” and grant “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (which expires on the same date as that of the “Non-resident Worker’s Card”). After approved the non-resident stay permit, “self-employed” can bring along the original of valid identification document and the revenue receipt and come in person to the designated locations within office hours to Register for Automated Passenger Clearance System (e-Channel). [For details, please refer to “Registration for Automated Passenger Clearance System (e-Channel) for Non-residents”]
  • Card Collection
    On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the “self-employed” should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned or Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM in person, to collect the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’. He or she may also authorize a third person (the employer / the employment agency authorized by the employer / a legal representative) to collect the Card on his or her behalf. To learn about the readiness of the Card, the non-resident worker may refer to the “Inquiry System of the Date of Collection of the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’” or call (853) 2872 5488.

Remarks:

  1. For details, please see the Labour Affairs Bureau’s website at http://www.dsal.gov.mo/.
  2. The legal representative should submit a certified letter of authorization and a copy of his/her valid identification document (the original should be exhibited for authentication.
  3. Initial Examination
    1. the following documents should be submitted to the Subdivision concerned:
      1. Approved “application form” and a copy of it;
      2. “Two-way Exit Permit” in book type holders shall submit the inside page containing “Type D-Stay endorsement”, while “Two-way Exit Permit” in card type holders shall submit the back copy containing “Type D-Stay endorsement”;
      3. Copy of other certificates or documents (specifically named in the “employment authorization” written instruction).
    2. After submission of the above documents:
      1. For non-skilled workers and domestic helpers: The applicant may inquire about the result through the “Inquiry System of Progress of Application for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” in the Preliminary and Initial Examination Phases (applicable to non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from Mainland China)”, or by presenting the “receipt of application” in person to the Subdivision around 5 working days after the above documents are properly submitted. If the application is approved, the applicant is required to collect from the Subdivision the initially approved “application form”.
      2. For skilled workers: Initial Examination of the application is instantaneously conducted. If the application is approved, the initially approved “application form” will be returned instantaneously.
    3. After entering Macao, the “non-resident worker” may apply to the Subdivision for “Temporary Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” in person (or through the employer or employment agency) with the “application form”, valid “Two-way Exit Permit” and “Type (D) Stay Endorsement”. Then the “non-resident worker” can remain and temporarily work in Macao legally until the Authorization expires.
  4. the employer / the employment agency authorized by the employer / a legal representative.
  5. Employers of domestic helpers only; the employer’s signature on the copy of his/her identification document is required if he/she is also a “non-resident worker” or a “Special Stay Permit” holder, and submit the copy of his/her “Special Stay Permit” or “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card”.

Forms

  1. Application Form for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” (SM-CTNR M28)
  2. Letter of Authorization (SM-CTNR M25)

Application location and office hours

Application Location: Immigration Department Office Building, Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao

Non-resident Workers Subdivision of the Immigration Department

Office Hours Mon to Thu 9:00 – 17:45
Fri 9:00 – 17:30
Closed on Sat, Sun and government holidays
Tags dispensed until 16:30 (for making applications)
17:15 (for collecting Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card, reissued password slip for Non-resident Worker’s Identification and document supplementation)

Charge

“Non-resident Worker’s Card”: MOP100


Time Needed

Skilled and non-skilled workers and the domestic helpers from Mainland China

  • Examination
  1. General Situation
    1. Preliminary Examination: approximately 5 working days
    2. Formal Examination (Final Examination): within the same day
  2. Special Situation
    1. Preliminary Examination: approximately 5 workings days
    2. Formal Examination
      1. Initial Examination:
        Non-skilled workers – approximately 5 workings days
        Skilled workers – within the same day
      2. Final Examination: approximately 30 to 45 days
  • Issue: approximately 45 to 60 days

Skilled and non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from countries and regions other than Mainland China

  • Examination
  1. Formal Examination
    1. Initial Examination: non-skilled workers – approximately 5 days; skilled workers/domestic helpers – within the same day
    2. Final Examination: approximately 30 to 45 days (general situation)
  • Issue: approximately 45 to 60 days

“Self-employed”

  • Examination
  1. Formal Examination:
    1. Initial Examination – within the same day;
    2. Final Examination – approximately 30 to 45 days (general situation)
  • Issue: approximately 45 to 60 days

Remarks / Points to note

  1. Date of issue and expiry of “Non-resident Worker’s Card”
    1. Date of Issue: Same as that of the “Revenue Receipt”
    2. Date of Expiry: Correspondent with the limit approved by the Secretary for Economy and Finance or the Director of the Labour Affairs Bureau in the Employment or Work Authorization, unless a shorter term has to be granted according to the stipulation in the system of entry, stay and residence authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region.
  2. Languages Used in the Fields of Employing Entity and Occupation on the “Non-resident Worker’s Card”
    1. The information regarding the employing entity and occupation on the “Non-resident Worker’s Card” will be printed exactly in the languages (Chinese / Portuguese, or Chinese and Portuguese) indicated in the Labour Affairs Bureau’s ‘employment authorization’. [Location of the Fields of Employing Entity and Occupation]
    2. Therefore, if an employer (or employee) requests both Chinese and Portuguese languages or the other official language (e.g. request for Portuguese while the ‘employment authorization’ is in Chinese) to be printed in the fields of employing entity and occupation on the “Non-resident Worker’s Card” while the Labour Affairs Bureau’s ‘employment authorization’ shows the information in only one language (Chinese or Portuguese), the employer should make the request to the Labour Affairs Bureau first and have the ‘employment authorization’ updated before we proceed accordingly.
  3. If the non-resident worker / reuniting kindred of the non-resident worker / “Special Stay Permit” holder renews the passport / travel document / “Two-way Exit Permit” / identification document used for application for the “Authorization to Stay” in Macao, he or she is required to bring the renewed document to the Subdivision concerned for update of the document information and application for reissue of the “Slip of Authorization to Stay”.

Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Application Status Enquiry:

  1. Inquiry System of Progress of Application for “Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers” in the Preliminary and Initial Examination Phases (Applicable to non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from the Mainland of China) 
  2. Inquiry System of the Date of Collection of the “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card”

Ways to collect service result:

  1. Collect in person;
  2. Collect by a legal representative.

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Last modified: 2018-04-30 16:44

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