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"Special Authorization to Stay" for Non-resident Students

Cancellation


How to Apply

Time of application

Non-resident students who no longer study at the original higher education institute owing to withdrawal, suspension, early completion of the program, transfer to another institute or other reasons before the expiry of the Special Authorization to Stay (so-called Special Authorization to Stay for Students) are required to make the cancellation at the Stay Subdivision in person after they complete the formalities at the institute.

Application procedures and documents required

  1. 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.
  2. Necessary Documents
    1. Declaration of voluntary cancellation of Special Authorization to Stay for Students by the interested person (DARP/DARP M-3);
      [Note: The Declaration template is available at the respective Subdivision and our website.]
    2. A copy of the valid passport / travel document (bio data page only) or “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” and “Type D – Stay” endorsement used in the application for Special Authorization to Stay for Students and the relevant procedures, and a copy of the latest Slip of Authorization to Stay for Students granted by our Department.
      [Note: Upon completion of the procedure, the Special Authorization to Stay for Students will be cancelled. If the student does not possess other valid Authorization to Stay but meets the requirements stipulated in the laws relevant to the legal regime of immigration control, stay and residence authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region [i.e. 1. his / her passport / travel document / “Type D – Stay” endorsement in the P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao has an appropriate validity (Article 4 of Administrative Regulation No. 38/2021); and 2. not in a lawfully restricted status (for details, please see ‘Remark / Requirements’)], he / she will be granted ordinary Authorization to Stay for departure preparation according to Article 37 of Law No. 16/2021.]
  3. Form: Declaration / Application (DARP/DARP M-3)

Location of Application and Service Hours

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

Stay Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs 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 17:00 (for making applications)
17:15 (collection of result or document supplementation)

Application Location: Rua Nova da Areia Preta No. 52

Zone K, 1/F,Centro de Serviços da RAEM
– Only the services of renewal, validity update and cancellation of Special Authorization to Stay for individual non-resident student are provided.

Office Hours Mon to Fri 9:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sat, Sun and government holidays

Application Location: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, na Taipa

Zone C, 3/F,Centro de Serviços da RAEM das ilhas
– Only the services of renewal, validity update and cancellation of Special Authorization to Stay for individual non-resident student are provided.

Office Hours Mon to Fri 9:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sat, Sun and government holidays

 


Charge

Free of charge


Processing Time (excluding time of waiting in a queue and postage time for documents sent by mail)

Within the same day

(It is timed from the moment when the service unit received and confirmed that all the required documents had been correctly prepared.)


Remark / Requirements

  1. Students who no longer study at a higher education institute owing to withdrawal, suspension and early completion of the program should pay attention to the following after completing the formalities at the institute:
    1. Approach the Stay Subdivision of the Department as soon as possible for cancellation of the original Special Authorization to Stay for Students and make a departure within the period stipulated in Article 37 of Law No. 16/2021; or
    2. If there is a need, apply to the Department for ordinary Authorization to Stay for the purpose of extending the limit of stay and for departure in order to avoid overstaying in Macao.
  2. If the student intends to transfer to another higher institute, he/she should also cancel the Special Authorization to Stay for Students as mentioned above at the Stay Subdivision and apply for new Special Authorization to Stay for Students before the expiry of the ordinary “Authorization to Stay” by submitting proof of enrollment for a new program.
  3. Penalty for overstay
    According to Article 58 of Law No. 16/2021 “Legal Regime of Immigration Control, Stay and Residence Authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region”, non-residents who overstay not because of non-imputable justified reasons will be deported and may be interdicted from entry and prohibited from making applications for Residence Authorization or Special Authorization to Stay for two years starting from the expiry of the entry interdiction period. If a non-resident overstays for not more than 30 days, is not a repeated offender of such infraction and pays the minimum fine (MOP500 per overdue day) upon giving himself or herself to the police or immediately after he or she is discovered, the above stipulation is not applicable. In addition, according to Article 94 of Law No. 16/2021, repetition of the same infraction within 1 year from the date the decision of administrative penalty becomes unappealable and any new administrative infraction committed within 5 years from the previous infraction are considered to be recidivism.

Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Method of result collection: Collect in person


Content provider: Public Security Police Force (CPSP)

Last modified: 2022-05-10 16:19

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