Residence Authorization

Change of Personal Information

How to Apply

Time of application

  1. Persons granted any type of residence or stay authorization (e.g. “Residence Authorization”, “Special Authorization to Stay” for Applicants of Residence Authorization) and persons issued any type of certificate or document (e.g. “Residence Receipt”, “Residence Certificate”etc.), who need to change the personal information (e.g. their name, parent’s name, date of birth, marital status, etc.) registered at the Residence and Stay Affairs Department may make an application for change to the Subdivision which processes their residence or stay authorization.
  2. Persons who are applying or are going to apply for renewal of “Residence Authorization” or residence / stay permit may make an application for change of personal information at the same time.

Application procedures and documents required

  1. Application Approach
    1. To apply in person or by a legal representative;
    2. The legal representative is required to submit:
      1. A certified letter of authorization;
      2. Copy of his/her valid identification document (the original should be exhibited for authentication.
  2. 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.
  3. Necessary Documents
    1. Application form with reasonable justification (DARP/DARP M-6);
      [Note: “application” form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
    2. Copy of interested person’s valid identification document;
    3. Proof supporting the application justification.
  4. Form: Application Form for Change of Personal Information (DARP/DARP M-6)

Location of Application and Service Hours

Apply in person: Public Security Police Force – Residence Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department

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

Office Hours: Mon to Thu, 9:00 – 17:45
Fri, 9:00 – 17:30
(Closed on Sat, Sun and Macao government holidays)

Tags dispensed until: 17:00 (for making applications)
17:15 (collection of result or document supplementation)


Free of charge

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

Varies case by case

Remark / Requirements

  1. According to the current laws of Macao, persons who make a false declaration of personal information or submit false documents will be subject to imprisonment.
  2. Related Legislations
    1. Law of Illegal Immigration, Illegal Stay and Deportation – Law No. 6/2004〔B.O. no. 31 ( I ), 02/08/2004〕
    2. Criminal Code – Decree No. 58/95/M〔B.O. no. 46 ( I ), 14/11/1995〕

Content provider: Public Security Police Force (CPSP)

Last modified: 2019-12-19 11:01

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