Residence Authorization

Application for ‘Residence Authorization’ by minors who are born outside Macao and are children of Macao permanent residents / holders of a “Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao” who are granted residence in Macao


How to Apply

Time of application: No relevant stipulation

Application procedures and documents required

The application should be tendered by the parent or guardian (or their legal representative) of the interested person. The documents are requested as the following:
[Note: (1) The original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted; (2) If the interested person cannot appear at the Residence and Stay Affairs Department, the parent / guardian or another representative should submit a recent photo of the interested person (1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background, coloured / black-and-white photo); (3) Unless the minor is represented by the parent, the representative should submit: a. a certified letter of authorization; b. a copy of his/her valid identification document.]

1) A completed application form (format 4); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes other minor children;
[Note: (1) The application form is available at the respective subdivision and the website of the Public Security Police Force; (2) The reason for application should be stated in the application form.]

2) Guarantee (format 5) signed by the guarantor for the purpose of undertaking the interested person’s departure expenses;
[Note: (1) The application form is available at the respective subdivision and the website of the Public Security Police Force; (2) The reason for application should be stated in the application form.]

3) Copy of the interested person’s valid passport / travel document (bio data page and used pages only) or identification document used for entry to and departure from Macao, and present the Arrival Card for this entry to Macao;

4) Copy of the interested person’s birth certificate or equivalent document;
[Note: For details, please see “Acceptance Standard for Necessary Documents in Application for Residence Authorization“]

5) Copy of the “Macao Permanent Resident Identity Card”, “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao” or proof of the Macao permanent resident status of the interested person’s father and/or mother (the card holder should be present for the application);

6) If one of the interested person’s parents is not a Macao resident, a written statement of that parent’s consent and reason to let the child reside in Macao with the other parent should be submitted;
[Note: The above statement should contain the declarant’s signature which is to be certified by the competent authorities. Otherwise, the declarant is required to sign the statement in the presence of the staff accepting the residence application and present the original of his / her identification document for verification.]

7) “Certificate of Criminal Record” of Macao issued within 90 days (if the interested person is 16 years old or above on the day the application is submitted);
[Note: Application for the Certificate should be made to the Identification Bureau by presenting the application acceptance receipt of “Residence Authorization”. The interested person may authorize the Bureau to send the Certificate directly to the Immigration Department.]

8) Copy of national Certificate of Criminal Record issued by the competent authorities of the latest country or region of domicile (if the interested person is 16 years old or above on the day the application is submitted);
[Note: For details, please see “Acceptance Standard for Necessary Documents in Application for Residence Authorization“.]

9) Copy of document issued by the competent authorities of the interested person’s country or region of domicile certifying he/she has continuously been residing in that place for at least two years just before applying for residence in Macao;
[Remark:
(1) The above requirement is mainly applicable to Chinese who are originally residents of Mainland China but then emigrated to the Region of Taiwan or a foreign country and granted residence status there;
(2)The 2-year residence should be counted from the day the residence status is officially granted and is subject to the actual residing period of two years at that place;
(3) The document should be a residence certificate or equivalent document issued by the competent authorities of the country or region in which the person resides. It can be presented in 2 or more certificates (e.g. Residents of the Region of Taiwan may submit their latest household registry transcript / household register and movement records of the Region of Taiwan as evidence of residence.)]

10) Copy of personal financial documents (e.g. employment certificate, bank book, payment receipt of revenue / sales tax of the reuniting kindred residing in Macao);

11) Proof of the interested person and his/her reuniting parent(s) habitually residing in Macao (e.g. proof of study of the interested person, employment certificate of the interested person’s parents, etc);

12) Document indicating the interested person’s residential address in Macao (e.g.: copy of water bill, electricity bill, phone bill, etc. of the last 3 months);

13) Our staff will take a digital photo for the interested person at the respective subdivision. The interested person can choose to use the digital photo or his/her own recent photo (1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background, coloured / black-and-white photo) on the residence document issued to him / her;

14) Other information should be submitted upon request by the authorities under special circumstances.

15) “Acceptance Standard for Necessary Documents in Application for Residence Authorization

16) Forms
(1) Application Form (format 4)
(2) Application Form (format 9)
(3) Guarantee (format 5)

17) Attachments
(1) Sample of “application acceptance receipt”
(2) Sample of “Residence Certificate”
(3) Sample of “Macao Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card”


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

Residence 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)

Online System: Online Appointment System of Residence and Stay Affairs Department


Charge

Service charge:  Free (Chinese) / MOP100 (others)


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

Varies case by case


Remark / Requirements

1) The Residence and Stay Affairs Department can deny part of or the whole application accordingly if the interested person’s passport / travel document and return / re-entry permit is found to be expiring in less than 30 days when he/she submits the application;

2) After receiving the residence application, the authorities will issue an “application acceptance receipt”, which includes the necessary documents that have not yet been submitted. The interested person (or the legal representative) should submit them within 180 days from the date the receipt is issued (or the date he/she is notified to supplement other documents). Otherwise, the authorities may announce the extinguishment of the application according to Article 103 of the Code of Administrative Procedure.
If all the necessary documents are submitted, the interested person (or the legal representative) should come in person to complete the follow-up procedures on the date specified on the receipt or by following the instructions on the receipt (e.g. to wait for a notification letter).
(1) For approved application, the interested person (or the legal representative) should pay the fee (Chinese nationals are exempted) and collect the “Residence Certificate” as soon as possible. When coming in person, he / she should:
> Present the application acceptance receipt;
> Present the “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao” or the valid passport / travel document / identification document used to apply for Residence Authorization;
> The parent or guardian representing the minor child in the application should present his/her valid identification document and proof of their relationship; other legal representative should present a certified letter of authorization and his/her valid identification document;
> Submit the “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card” (or the former “Non-resident Worker’s Permit”, also known as blue card) (if any) for cancellation.
(2) For disapproved application, the interested person will receive a written notice of the content of the written instructions and the means to appeal.

3) While waiting for the result of the residence application, the interested person can apply to the Residence Subdivision for single or multiple extension of Authorization to Stay (by using an application form for extension of “Authorization to Stay”, for detail, please see “Special Authorization to Stay” for Applicants of Residence Authorization) by presenting the Application Acceptance Receipt.

4) According to Term 2, Article 22 of Administrative Regulation No. 5/2003, renewal of the Residence Authorization depends on whether the application meets the prerequisites and requisites stipulated in Law No. 4/2003 and the above Administrative Regulation, especially whether the applicant (or the applicant and his/her reuniting kindred, or the applicant and the family members involved in the application and the reuniting kindred) habitually resides in Macao. In other words, they should make Macao a centre of living and reside in Macao for not less than 183 days per year starting from the effective date of the Residence Authorization. In addition, whenever they leave Macao, they should not be away for more than half a year. Otherwise, the applicant’s (and the family members involved) application for renewal of Residence Authorization may not be approved.Persons who have their final application for renewal of Residence Authorization approved should pay attention to the conditions causing the invalidation of the Residence Authorization specified in Article 24 of the above Administrative Regulation, e.g. not habitually residing in Macao and not meeting the prerequisite for the Residence Authorization. These persons (or their reuniting kindred) should continue to comply with the above stipulation of staying in Macao even during the 5th to 7th years of residence in Macao. Otherwise, their Residence Authorization may be invalidated.


Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Application Status Enquiry: Inquiry System of Progress of Application for ‘Residence Authorization’

Method of result collection: Collect in person


Content provider: Public Security Police Force (CPSP)

Last modified: 2020-11-25 16:45

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