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Migration, residency

“Special Authorization to Stay” for Non-resident Students

Introduction

Service Coverage

  1. Mainland students who intend to take a higher education program at a higher education institute in Macao are required to apply for Special Authorization to Stay (so-called Special Authorization to Stay for Students) or renewal / extension (program lasting for one scholastic year or more) of the Authorization according to Item 6, Term 1, Article 32 of Law No. 16/2021 and Articles 19-21 of Administrative Regulation No. 38/2021 in order to legally stay in Macao for study.
  2. Persons coming from other countries / regions and studying at a higher education institute in Macao are required to apply for Special Authorization to Stay (so-called Special Authorization to Stay for Students) or renewal / extension (program lasting for one scholastic year or more) of the Authorization according to Item 6, Term 1, Article 32 of Law No. 16/2021 and Articles 19-21 of Administrative Regulation No. 38/2021 if the limit of stay granted in the original Authorization to Stay is not long enough for them to legally stay in Macao for study.

Target Groups and Application Eligibility

Target Group

Persons taking a higher education program approved by the competent entity

Application Eligibility

  1.  Meeting the requirements stipulated in the Legal Regime of Immigration Control, Stay and Residence Authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the supplementary administrative regulations
    (e.g.(1) Meeting the stipulations relevant to the system of entry, stay and residence authorization in Macao; and (2) Not in a lawfully restricted status.)
  2. Admitted to a higher institute in Macao.
  3. Limit of stay granted in original “Authorization to Stay” not long enough for the student to legally stay in Macao until the program ends.

Service Result

Special Authorization to Stay for Students granted to the applicant by the Residence and Stay Affairs Department


Inquiry Approach

Service Provider: Public Security Police Force – Stay Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department

Contact Address: Immigration Building of the Public Security Police Force, Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao

Tel: (853) 2872 5488

Fax: (853) 8897 0300

Email: sminfo@fsm.gov.mo

Website: http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp

Online System

  1. Online Appointment System of Residence and Stay Affairs Department (Individual Application)
  2.  Inquiry System of Progress of Application for “Special Authorization to Stay” for Non-resident Students

Content provider: Public Security Police Force (CPSP)

Last modified: 2022-05-10 16:12

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