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  Change of Personal Information
  Introduction (Service Coverage)
Persons who need to change the personal information (e.g. their name, parent's name, date of birth, marital status, etc.) registered at the Immigration Department may make an application for change to the Subdivision which processes their residence or stay authorization.
Department Application Item
Residents Subdivision
1. Application for "Residence Authorization"
"P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao" holders from Mainland China;
Persons of Portuguese nationality (including applications for renewal of "Residence Authorization");
Minor children who are born outside Macao and whose parents are Macao permanent residents or holders of a "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to Hong Kong and Macao".
Foreigners Subdivision
Application for "Residence Authorization" (beyond the service scope of the Residents Subdivision and the Trade and Investment Promotion Institute);
Application for Exceptional Extension of Authorization to Stay;
Application and renewal of "Special Authorization to Stay" for Foreign Students;
Application for "Residence Receipt" (persons granted residence authorization by the Trade and Investment Promotion Institute).
Non-resident Workers Subdivision
Application, renewal, reissue or replacement of "Non-resident Worker's Identification Card";
Application, renewal or reissue of "Special Stay Permit";
Application and renewal of "Special Authorization to Stay" for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers.
Persons who are applying or are going to apply for renewal of "Residence Authorization", "Authorization to Stay" or residence / stay permit may make an application for change of personal information at the same time.
  Service Provider
  Immigration Department
- Foreigners Subdivision
- Residents Subdivision
- Non-resident Workers Subdivision
  Other Entity / Agency
  Identification Services Bureau
  Application Location
  Immigration Department Office Building, Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao
  Office Hours
Mon – Thu: 9:00 – 17:45 (Tags dispensed until 16:30 at the Non-resident Workers Subdivision and until 17:00 at the other Subdivisions)
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
Change of Information
  Transactional Category
  Change of Information
  Target Groups and Application Eligibility
Persons granted any type of residence or stay authorization (e.g. "Residence Authorization", Exceptional Extension of Authorization to Stay") and persons issued any type of certificate or document (e.g. "Residence Receipt", "Residence Certificate", "Non-resident Worker's Identification Card", "Special Stay Permit", etc.)
  Application Approach
To apply in person or by a legal representative
[Note: The legal representative is required to submit:
  1. A certified letter of authorization;
Copy of his/her valid identification document (the original should be exhibited for authentication).]
  Documents to be Presented
  The original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted
  Required Documents
1. Application form with reasonable justification
The "application" form is available at the Subdivision concerned and the website of the Public Security Police Force.];
2. Copy of interested person's valid identification document;
3. Proof supporting the application justification.
  Charge (or Tax)
  Free of charge
  Time Needed
  Varies case by case
According to the current laws of Macao, persons who make a false declaration of personal information or submit false documents will be subject to imprisonment.
  Application Form for Change of Personal Information
  Legislations Website
  1. Law of Illegal Immigration, Illegal Stay and Deportation
Law No. 6/2004〔B.O. no. 31 ( I ), 02/08/2004〕
  2. Criminal Code
Decree No. 58/95/M〔B.O. no. 46 ( I ), 14/11/1995〕
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