Services > Immigration > Authorization to Enter and Stay
  Service
  Authorization to Enter and Stay
  Introduction (Service Coverage)
 
Visitors who are not exempted from a visa or entry permit [Note: For details, please see 'Persons Exempted from "Visa" or "Entry Permit"'.] and do not wish to apply for an entry permit (aka "visa-upon-arrival") at the moment they arrive at Macao may appoint a representative to apply to the Immigration Department in advance for "Authorization to Enter and Stay" if no Chinese consulate/embassy or diplomatic representation is located at their place of residence for pre-arrival visa application.
  Service Provider
  Foreigners Subdivision of the Immigration Department
  Application Location
  Immigration Department Office Building, Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao
  Office Hours
  Mon to Thu: 9:00 – 17:45 (Tags dispensed until 17:00)
  Fri: 9:00 – 17:30 (Same as above)
  Closed on Sat, Sun and government holidays
  Enquiry Methods
  In person: the above address
  Tel: (853) 2872 5488
  Fax: (853) 8897 0300
  Email: sminfo@fsm.gov.mo
 
Application
  Transactional Categories
  Application
  Relevant Service (Relevant Information)
  Entry and Departure of Non-residents
  Extension of "Authorization to Stay"
  Application for Macao Visa through Chinese Embassy or Consulate
  Certificate
 
  1. Statement to prove the applicant is in application procedure
  2. Certificate to prove the document is copied from the applicant's dossier
  3. Certificate issued according to the information in archives
  Target Groups and Application Eligibility
  Visitors who are not exempted from a visa or entry permit
  Application Approach
  1.
Interested person or a legal representative applying to the Chief Executive through the Immigration Department
  2. The legal representative should submit the following:
    (1) A certified letter of authorization;
    (2)
A copy of his/her valid identification document.
  Documents to be Presented
 
Unless otherwise noted, the original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted;
The copy should be authenticated if the original cannot be exhibited.
  Required Documents
  Documents to be submitted according to purpose of visit:
  A. For the purpose of study at a higher institute:
    1.
A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members; [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
    2. Copy of the bio data page of a valid passport/travel document;
    3.
Document of financial status (e.g. bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, etc.);
    4.
Admission document issued by a higher institute in Macao;
    5.
Reservation document of return flight (if the program taken by the student lasts for less than 6 months).
  B. For the purpose of work:
    1.
A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members; [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
    2. Copy of the bio data page of a valid passport/travel document;
    3.
Copy of employment approval document issued by the Macao authorities (i.e. the application or renewal application of "Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers" which has been verified by the Macao Immigration Department). [Note: The original of this document is not required.]
  C. For the purpose of stay as family of non-resident workers:
    1.
A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members; [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
    2. Copy of the bio data page of a valid passport/travel document;
    3.
Copy of approval notification (i.e. the letter notifying the non-resident worker's reuniting family of the granting of "Special Authorization to Stay"). [Note: The original of this document is not required.]
  D. For the purpose of group tour:
    1.
Guarantee issued by the travel agency responsible for the group tour and the traveler list;
    2.
Information of the local travel agency organizing the group tour;
    3.
Copy of the bio data page of all travelers' valid passport/travel document.
  E.
For other purposes (e.g. individual travel, family visit, stay as dependant, residence, etc.):
    1.
A completed application form (format 1); application form (format 9) is also required if the application includes family members; [Note: The application form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.]
    2.
Copy of the bio data page and used inside pages of a valid passport/travel document;
    3.
Document of financial status (e.g. bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, employment certificate, etc.);
    4.
Document of transportation to Macao and accommodation arrangement (e.g. round-trip air ticket and hotel reservation receipts, etc.);
    5.
Proof of purpose of visit (e.g. copy of residence/stay document or Macao Identity Card of kindred in Macao, document of kinship, etc.);
    6.
Bio data page of travel document that has been used for entry to Macao (if any);
    7.
Valid entry visa or residence visa/permit of other countries or regions (if any).
  Charge (or Tax)
  MOP100 per person
  Time Needed
  Approximately 15 working days [Note: It varies case by case.]
  Remark
  1.
The "Authorization to Stay" granted in a document in format 2 should be used within 120 days from the date it is granted. Otherwise, the Authorization will expire. The holder may stay in Macao for the period specified in the Authorization (generally 30 days from the date of entry).
  2.
The holder is entitled to multiple entries within the limit of stay granted upon entry and do not have to apply for another visa or "entry permit" (aka "visa-upon-arrival").
  Attachments
  Application form for "Authorization to Enter and Stay"(Format 1)
Family Members of Applicant (format 9)
Sample of "Authorization to Enter and Stay"
Sample of "Entry Permit" (aka "visa-upon-arrival")
Sample of Macao visa
  Legislations Website
  1.
General Principles of the System of Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization
Law No. 4/2003 [B.O. no. 11 ( I ), 17/03/2003]
  2.
Regulations of Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization
Administrative Regulation No. 5/2003 [B.O. no. 15 ( I ), 14/04/2003]
  3.
Amendments to the Stipulation on Overstay in the Regulations of Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization
Administrative Regulation No. 14/2014 [B.O. no. 25 ( I ), 23/06/2014]
 
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