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  Re-entry Certificate
  Introduction (Service Coverage)
Macao residents who need to prove that they are admissible to the Macao Special Administrative Region after their short stay at another country or region may apply for a "Re-entry Certificate".
  Service Provider
  Residence Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department
  Application Location
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 government holidays
Tags dispensed until: 17:00 (for making applications)
17:15 (collection of result or document supplementation)
  Enquiry Methods
  In person: the above address
  Tel: (853) 2872 5488
  Fax: (853) 8897 0300
  Transactional Category
  Target Groups and Application Eligibility
Macao residents who need to prove to the country or region which they intend to visit that they are allowed to return to Macao
  Application Approach
To apply in person or by a legal representative to the Subdivision concerned during office hours
The legal representative should submit the following:
    (1) A certified letter of authorization;
A copy of his/her valid identification document.
  Documents to be Presented
  The original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted
  Required Documents
A completed application form for Re-entry Certificate;
A copy of interested person's valid Macao Identity Card AND travel document;
Document certifying the reason for application;
2 photos of 1.5-inch, full face, no-hat, white-background, coloured/black-and-white.
  Supplementary Documents
  The above document/information marked with "*"
  Charge (or Tax)
  Time Needed
Approximately 10 working days [Note: It is timed from the next working day the service unit receives all the necessary documents and confirms nothing is missing.]
Validity of Re-entry Certificate:
For permanent residents:
The validity is generally 1 year, but it may reach 5 years under special circumstances with reasonable justification.
For non-permanent residents:
The maximum validity can be the same as that of the "Residence Authorization" and is limited to 2 years.
  B. Extension of validity:
The validity of a "Re-entry Certificate" can only be extended under exceptional circumstances where reasonable justifications are given.
In any circumstances, the exceptional extension of the validity of a "Re-entry Certificate" cannot be used as an excuse for any failure to duly renew the "Residence Authorization" within the statutory time.
  Sample of "Re-entry Certificate"
  Application Form for Re-entry Certificate
  Legislations Website
General Principles of the System of Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization
Law No. 4/2003 [B.O. no. 11 ( I ), 17/03/2003]
Regulations of Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization
Administrative Regulation No. 5/2003 [B.O. no. 15 ( I ), 14/04/2003]
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