Special Stay Permit


How to Apply

Time of application

In possession of a letter issued by the “Liaison Office” or the “Office of the Commissioner” requesting for a Special Stay Permit for the interested person.

Application procedures and documents required

  1. People making the application
    1. The above applicants;
    2. Legal representative of the applicant( Remark 1.).
  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. A completed application form (DARP/SP-M9)(Remark 2.);
    2. Letter issued by the “Liaison Office” or the “Office of the Commissioner”;
    3. Copy of the bio data page of the “Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao for Business Purpose” (“Two-way Exit Permit for Business Purpose” for short) and the inside page affixed with the latest and valid endorsement;
    4. 2 recent colour photos of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background.
  4. An initial examination will be conducted right after all necessary documents are properly submitted. Once the application is approved in the initial examination, a copy of the application form will be given to the applicant. The copy is affixed with a stamp which contains the “date of collection” and the list of documents to be presented for the collection of the Permit.


  1. The legal representative is required to submit a certified letter of authorization and a copy of his/her valid identification document (the original should be exhibited for authentication);
  2. The template of the “application letter” is available at the Non-resident Workers Subdivision and the website of the Public Security Police Force.

Application Form for Special Stay Permit(DARP/SP-M9)

Location of Application and Service Hours

Address: 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 Macao government holidays
Tags dispensed until: 17:00 (for making applications)
17:15 (for collection of Permit or document supplementation)


MOP100 per Permit (According to Written Instructions No. 192/2003 of the Chief Executive, staff of the official representations of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China is exempted from paying the fee for the Permit.)

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

8 working days < performance pledge >

(It is timed from the next working day the service unit receives all the necessary documents and confirms nothing is missing.)

Remark / Requirements

  1. Date of issue and validity period of Special Stay Permit
    1. Date of Issue: Same as the date of approval by the examination authorities;
    2. Validity Period:
      1. It is based on the working period stated in the official letter of the “Liaison Office” or the “Office of the Commissioner” requesting for the issue of a Special Stay Permit, and it should not be more than 3 years;
      2. Besides the above restriction, the validity period of the Special Stay Permit issued to the staff of the public enterprises and public capital enterprises of the People’s Republic of China (or their dependants) is also restricted by the validity period of the applicant’s endorsement.
  2. According to the laws and regulations of Macao, holders of a “Two-way Exit Permit for Business Purpose” and a working endorsement to Macao (or stationing endorsement to Macao) are allowed to stay in Macao within the validity period of the endorsement. However, the limit of stay per entry is a maximum of 90 days. If the limit of stay (90 days) granted to the interested person upon his or her last entry to Macao is expiring during his or her application for a Special Stay Permit, the interested person may apply to the Residence and Stay Affairs Department of the Public Security Police Force for extension of the Authorization to Stay. Otherwise, overstay may be resulted.
  3. Non-resident workers / their dependants / Special Stay Permit holders who have their passport / travel document / “Two-way Exit Permit” / identification document which was used to apply for the relevant Authorization to Stay replaced are required to bring the document to the Subdivision concerned for information update and reissue of Slip of Authorization to Stay.

Content provider: Public Security Police Force (CPSP)

Last modified: 2021-03-29 12:15

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