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  Service
  Application for Macao Visa through Chinese Embassy or Consulate
  Introduction (Service Coverage)
  1.
Visitors who are not exempted from a "visa" and "entry permit" can apply for a "visa-upon-arrival" and "Authorization to Enter and Stay", or apply for a "visa" of the Macao Special Administrative Region in advance through an embassy or consulate of the People's Republic of China.
  2.
Starting from 1 July 2010, visitors from the following 6 countries are required to apply for a valid Macao "visa" in advance through a Chinese embassy or consulate instead of applying for an Entry Permit (so-called "visa-upon-arrival"). Nonetheless, the consular officials of these countries stationed on Chinese territory, the officials of various international organizations and their family can continue to apply for "visa-upon-arrival" with their passport, diplomatic/consular identity card or staff card.
    1. Bangladesh
    2. Nepal
    3. Nigeria
    4. Pakistan
    5. Sri Lanka
    6. Vietnam
  Service Provider
  Embassy and consulate of the People's Republic of China
  Other Entity / Agency
  Immigration Department
  Application Location
  Embassy and consulate of the People’s Republic of China
  Office Hours
  Please refer to the website of Chinese embassies and consulates
  Enquiry Methods
  Please refer to the website of Chinese embassies and consulates
 
Application
  Transactional Category
  Application
  Relevant Service (Relevant Information)
  Entry and Exit of Non-residents
  Extension of "Authorization to Stay"
  Authorization to Enter and Stay
  Target Groups and Application Eligibility
  Visitors who are not exempted from a visa and entry permit
  Application Approach
  Interested person applying through a Chinese embassy or consulate
  Documents to be Presented
  Depending on the requirement of the Chinese embassy or consulate
The original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted
  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; [Note: The application form is available at the respective Subdivision 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; [Note: The application form is available at the respective Subdivision 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; [Note: The application form is available at the respective Subdivision 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.
Letter of guarantee by the travel agency organizing the tour group and name list of the tour members;
    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; [Note: The application form is available at the respective Subdivision 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.
Travel documents affixed with Macao entry and exit stamps (if any);
    7.
Valid entry visa or residence visa/permit of other countries or regions (if any).
  Supplementary Document
  Depending on the requirement of the Chinese embassy or consulate
  Charge (or Tax)
  1. Application fee: USD30
  2. Additional charge:
    (1) Communication fee of relating to the Macao Immigration Department: USD20
    (2) Express: USD20
    (3) Extra express: USD30
  Time Needed
  Normal:
5 working days (applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)
Approximately 3 weeks (applications that have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)
  Express:
3 working days (only applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)
  Extra express:
Same day or next working day (only applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)
  [Note: Processing time starts after all necessary documents are properly submitted.]
  Remark
  1. Types of Macao visa:
    (1) Diplomatic visa;
    (2) Official visa;
    (3) Ordinary visa.
  2. Expiry of Macao visa:
    (1) Valid for 1 entry within 3 months, 14 days of stay per entry;
    (2) Valid for 2 entries within 3 months, 14 days of stay per entry;
    (3) Valid for multiple entries within 6 months, 14 days of stay per entry.
  Attachment
  Sample of Macao visa
  Form
  Application Form for 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]
  4.
Stipulation of application for pre-arrival visa by nationals of certain countries
Chief Exective's Written Instruction No. 165/2010 [B.O. no. 22 ( I ), 31/05/2010]
 
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