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  Service
 
"Special Authorization to Stay" for Non-resident Students
  Introduction (Service Coverage)
 
Non-resident students who drop out, suspend schooling, finish studies early, transfer to another higher institute or discontinue studies at the original higher institute for other reasons before the expiry of the "Special Authorization to Stay" (aka "Authorization to Stay - student type") are required to cancel the Authorization and apply for ordinary "Authorization to Stay" for departure preparation.
  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
  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
  Email: sminfo@fsm.gov.mo
  Online:
 
Cancellation
  Transactional Category
  Cancellation
 
Relevant Service (Relevant Information)
  Extension of "Authorization to Stay"
  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 of record of "Special Authorization to Stay" for foreign students
  4. Certificate issued according to the information in archives
  Target Groups and Application Eligibility
 
Non-resident students who drop out, suspend schooling, finish studies early, transfer to another higher institute or discontinue studies at the original higher institute for other reasons before the expiry of the "Authorization to Stay - student type"
  Application Approach
 
Cancellation to be made in person at the Foreigners Subdivision on the next working day following the completion of the drop-out procedure at the higher institute
 
[Note: Upon completion of the drop-out or suspension procedure, the higher institute will notify the Immigration Department accordingly. As soon as our Department receives the notification letter, the student's "Authorization to Stay - student type" becomes invalid immediately (even though it is not expiring). If the student fails to cancel the "Authorization to Stay - student type" and apply for ordinary "Authorization to Stay" for departure preparation in person within the time limit, overstay will result from the invalidation of the "Authorization to Stay - student type" under the circumstance that the student has no other valid "Authorization to Stay" (e.g. Authorization granted upon entry) (For details, please see "Remark").]
  Documents to be Presented
  The original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted
  Required Documents
  1.
Declaration of voluntary cancellation of "Authorization to Stay - student type" by the interested person; [Note: The Declaration template is available at the respective Subdivision and our website.]
  2.
Original and a copy of the valid passport / travel document or "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao" and "Type D - Stay" endorsement (bio data page and inside pages with exit-entry stamps and the "endorsement" for book style "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao" users) used for application for "Authorization of stay - student type", and the last "Slip of Authorization to Stay - student type" issued by our Department.
   
[Note: Upon completion of the procedure, the student's "Authorization to Stay - student type" will be cancelled. If the student does not possess other valid "Authorization to Stay" but meets the stipulations relevant to the system of entry, stay and residence authorization in Macao [i.e. 1. his/her passport/travel document / "Type D – Stay" endorsement in the P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao is valid for a reasonable period of time (Article 9 of Administrative Regulation No. 5/2003); and 2. not in a lawfully restricted status (for details, please see 'Remark')], he/she will be granted ordinary "Authorization to Stay" for departure preparation (generally valid for 10 days).]
  Charge (or Tax)
  Free of charge
  Processing Time
 
Within the same day
  Remark
  1.
If the student drops out, suspends schooling or finishes his/her studies early, he/she will have to:
   
(1)
Leave Macao on or before the first government working day following the completion of the school leaving procedure. In case the student needs to extend his/her limit of stay in Macao, he/she should cancel his/her original "Special Authorization to Stay" in person at the Foreigners Subdivision of our Department and apply for ordinary "Authorization to Stay" for the purpose of extension of stay and departure from Macao during office hours on the first government working day following the completion of the school leaving procedure;
(2)
If the student does not apply for "Authorization to Stay" accordingly but just possesses the original "Special Authorization to Stay", he/she will become an ‘overstayer’ starting from the second government working day following our receipt of the formal notification from the higher institute.
Example 1:
Student A completes the school leaving procedure on 4 January 2016 (Monday). He/she should leave Macao on or before 5 January 2016 (Tuesday), or he/she should cancel the original "Special Authorization to Stay" in person at our Foreigners Subdivision and apply for ordinary "Authorization to Stay" during office hours on 5 January 2016 (Tuesday). If student A remains in Macao by simply possessing the original "Special Authorization to Stay", he/she becomes an ‘overstayer’ starting from 6 January 2016 (Wednesday).
Example 2:
Student B completes the school leaving procedure on 8 January 2016 (Friday). He/she should leave Macao on or before 11 January 2016 (Monday), or he/she should cancel the original "Special Authorization to Stay" in person at our Foreigners Subdivision and apply for ordinary "Authorization to Stay" during office hours on 11 January 2016 (Monday). If student B remains in Macao by simply possessing the original "Special Authorization to Stay", he/she becomes an ‘overstayer’ starting from 12 January 2016 (Tuesday).
  2.
If the student intends to transfer to another higher institute, he/she should also cancel the "Authorization to Stay - student type" as mentioned above at the Foreigners Subdivision and apply for new "Authorization to Stay - student type" before the expiry of the ordinary "Authorization to Stay" by submitting proof of enrollment for a new program.
  3. Penalty for overstay
   
1.
According to Administrative Regulation No. 14/2014 'Amendments to the Provision on Overstay in the 《Regulations of the Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization》', persons who still stay in the Macao SAR but not over 30 days after the expiry of the authorization granted is fined MOP500 per overdue day from 9/7/2014. The violators are required to pay the fine immediately after they are arrested or report themselves to the police. The above mentioned penalty regulation is not applicable to those who have overstayed in Macao within one year. Those will be considered to be illegal immigrants if they do not pay the fine and the penalty regulation is not applicable to them. Moreover, they cannot make any application for Residence Authorization, extension of Authorization to Stay and Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers within two years to the Immigration Department.
2.
According to Law No. 6/2004, persons who are considered to be illegal immigrants will be deported and interdicted from entry to the Macao SAR for the period indicated in the deportation order.
  Form
  Declaration / Application
  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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