Migration, residency

Residence Authorization

Introduction

Service Coverage

  1. Persons who intend to apply for residence in Macao as an investor, managerial personnel or specialized technical personnel may make their application in accordance with Administrative Regulation No. 3/2005 to the Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) (Address: 1/F, World Trade Centre, 918, Avenida da Amizade, Macao; Tel: (853) 2871 2055). After the application is approved, they need to apply to the Residence Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department for “Receipt of Residence Authorization / Residence Authorization Renewal” (“Residence Receipt”), with which they can apply to the Identification Bureau for a “Macao Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card”.
  2. Other persons who also intend to apply for residence in Macao may make their application in accordance with Law No. 4/2003 and Administrative Regulation No. 5/2003 to the relevant subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department of the Public Security Police Force, depending on their status. After the application is approved, they will receive a “Residence Certificate” or a “Residence Receipt”, with which they can apply to the Identification Bureau for a “Macao Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card”.
  3. Applicant makes an application to the relevant Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department according to the category:
    1. Residence Subdivision
      > “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao” holders from Mainland China
      > Minor children who are born outside the Macao S.A.R. and whose parents are Macao permanent residents / “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao” holders granted residence in Macao
      > Persons of Portuguese Nationality
      > Others
    2. Applicants, who are “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao” holders from Mainland China will make an appointment for the application upon entry through the Border Gate Checkpoint. Applicants of the other categories may make the application by approaching the subdivision concerned and waiting for their turn, or by using our Online Appointment System. Click here for online appointment. Upon completion of the application for Residence Authorization, the applicants who are “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao” holders from Mainland China can choose collect the Residence Certificate at the Subdivision concerned, the Centro de Serviços da RAEM or the Centro de Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas.

Target Groups and Application Eligibility

Target Group

  1. Persons applying for ‘Residence Authorization’ and renewal according to Law No. 4/2003 and Administrative Regulation No. 5/2003
  2. Persons applying for “Residence Receipt” after ‘Residence Authorization’ is granted or renewal application is approved by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

Application Eligibility

Meeting the stipulations relevant to the system of entry, stay and residence authorization in Macao
(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.)

Service Result

  1. Issuing “Residence Certificate” to persons whose application for ‘Residence Authorization’ is made to and approved by the Residence Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department
  2. Issuing “Residence Receipt” to persons whose application for ‘Residence Authorization’ is made to and approved by the Residence Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department
  3. Issuing “Residence Receipt” to persons who are granted ‘Residence Authorization’ and whose renewal application is approved by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

Inquiry Approach

Service Provider: Public Security Police Force – Residence 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
  2. Inquiry System of Progress of Application for ‘Residence Authorization’

Content provider: Public Security Police Force (CPSP)

Last modified: 2021-06-23 16:41

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