Target Groups and Application Eligibility:
Valid foreign driving license holders who intend to exchange for the Macao driving license
1.Mod. No. 3A (available at the Service Counters of the Transport Bureau or download from the Transport Bureau website)
2.Mod. No. 011/DLC (available at the Service Counters of the Transport Bureau or download from the Transport Bureau website)
3.Original copy of the driver’s medical certificate
4.Two photocopies of the valid foreign driving license or original copy of the valid foreign driving license (if it is obliged by the competent authority)
5.One distinct photocopy of the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card
6.Two 1.5 inches recent color photos (with white background)
Document must be presented:
1.To show the original copy of the valid foreign driving license
2.To show the original copy of the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card
Service Location and hour
Reception area of the Transport Bureau (Estrada de D. Maria II)
Address: Estrada de D. Maria II, N.° 33, Macau
Office Hours: Monday to Friday (working days) from 9 am to 6 pm (open during lunch hours).
Charges (or Taxes): MOP2,000
Note: An additional renewal fee of Mop400 will be paid if the validity of the foreign driving license is within 6 months
Fee for the form: Free of charge
Stamp Duty: No stamp duty
Additional fee for urgent pick-up : MOP400,00
Deposit: No deposit necessary
1. Application for the exchange to Macao driving license from foreign license must be made according to the “Law of Road Traffic” and “Administrative Regulations”. (Person with a foreign driving license can apply for the direct exchange of foreign driving license to Macao driving license in the Transport Bureau from the day that he or she resides in Macao SAR or within one year upon the date of his or her first arrival to Macao SAR)
2.Application is not accepted if the foreign driving license has been damaged, invalid, lost or stolen.
3.The foreign driving license must be valid, and application can be applied by the holder or the authorized person granted by the holder. The authorized person should submit the power of attorney signed by the holder of the foreign driving license, and which should be certified by the Notary Office under Macao Legal Affairs Bureau, or the Embassy or Consulate of the People’s Republic of China. Besides, all necessary documents are required and the original copy of the valid identification documents of the authorized person must be shown.
4.Certification of the foreign driving license issued by the competent authority should be written in one of the official languages of Macao SAR.
5.If the foreign driving license is not written in Chinese, Portuguese, English and French, a translation of one of the official languages of Macao SAR must be attached.
6.In some circumstances, a written consent should be filled by the applicant for the disclosure of the information of the foreign driving license.
7.If holder of Portuguese driving license applies for the exchange of Macao driving license, original copy of the Portuguese driving license must be surrendered.
8.Macao driving license holder must submit his or her original copy of the Macao driving license. If the validity of the Macao driving license is within six months or expired, holder must first renew the driving license before applying for the exchange of Macao driving license.
9.The medical certificate of the driver must specify all the categories that he or she can drive.
10.Holders of Philippine, South Korean and Taiwanese driving licenses are required to submit the proof of stay for at least six months in the related countries or regions.
11.The request of “urgent service” should be made upon submission of application and the “urgent service” request after submission of application is not accepted.
12.The “urgent service” application will be completed within 6 working days after receipt.