Services > Immigration > Non-resident Worker's Identification Card ("Non-resident Worker's Card" for short)
  Service
 
Non-resident Worker's Identification Card ("Non-resident Worker's Card" for short)
  Introduction (Service Coverage)
 
To issue, renew, reissue, replace and cancel "Non-resident Worker's Identification Card" ("Non-resident Worker's Card" for short) for non-residents who are employed by Macao employers with valid "employment authorization" ("non-resident workers" for short).
  Service Provider
  Non-resident Workers Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department
  Other Entity / Agency
  Labour Affairs Bureau
  Application Location
  1.
Immigration Building of the Public Security Police Force, Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao
  2.
Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, Rua Nova da Areia Preta N.° 52 (Only the following services: 1. Renewal (or reposition) of Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card for domestic helpers and skilled non-resident workers; 2. Reissue of password slip of Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card; 3. Collection of "Non-resident Worker's Identification Card")
  Office Hours
  1. Immigration Building of the Public Security Police Force
    Mon to Thu: 9:00 – 17:45
    Fri: 9:00 – 17:30
    Closed on Sat, Sun and government holidays
   
Tags dispensed until: 16:30 (for making applications)
  17:15
(for collecting Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card, reissued password slip for Non-resident Worker’s Identification and document supplementation)
  2. Centro de Serviços da RAEM
    Mon to Fri: 9:00 – 18:00
    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
  Website:
 
Inquiry System of Progress of Application for "Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers" in the Preliminary and Initial Examination Phases
(Applicable to non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from the Mainland of China)
   
 
Inquiry System of Date of Collection of "Non-resident Worker's Identification Card"
   
 
Inquiry System of Progress of Application for Renewal of "Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers"
(Applicable to non-skilled workers and domestic helpers from the Mainland of China)
   
 
Inquiry System of Archived Digital Copy of Non-resident Worker's Identification Card
   
 
Inquiry System of Invalidity of "Employment Authorization" (Article 12 of Law No. 21/2009)
   
  Online Appointment
 
Skilled workers and domestic helpers (from countries and regions other than Mainland China) may take the application by using our Online Appointment System. Click here for online appointment.
  FAQ (Vietnamese version)
 
 
Issue Renewal (including Reposition) Reissue / Replacement Cancellation
  Transactional Category
  Reissue / Replacement
  Relevant Service (Relevant Information)
  "Special Authorization to Stay" for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers
  Certificate
 
  1. Declaration of application in process
  2. Certificate of document copied from dossier
  3. Certificate of China resident's employment status in Macao
  4. Certificate of limit of stay granted in "Authorization to Stay"
  5. Other certificates issued based on information in dossier
  Registration for Automated Passenger Clearance System (e-Channel) for Non-residents
  Target Groups and Application Eligibility
  A. Target Groups
   
Reissue:
Individuals who need to apply for reissue of the "Non-resident Worker's Card" because it is damaged, lost, stolen or plundered.
 
[Note: non-resident workers are able to report the loss of Non-resident Worker's Identification Card in the executing subdivision.]
Replacement:
Individuals who need to apply for replacement of the "Non-resident Worker's Card" because there is a change in the information of the Card (including approved transfer to another employing entity).
  B. Application Eligibility
   
1. Employers possessing valid "employment authorization";
2.
"Non-resident workers" meeting the stipulation relevant to the system of entry, stay and residence authorization in Macao (e.g. 1. in possession of a valid passport/travel document/identification document for entry to and departure from Macao; and 2. not in a lawfully restricted status).
  Application Approach
  Applicant:
  1.
Applications relating to the "Non-resident Worker's Card" can be made by any one of the following persons or entities:
   
(1) Employer (in transfer cases);
(2)
Licensed employment agency appointed by the employer (in transfer cases); [Note: For details, please see the Labour Affairs Bureau's website at http://www.dsal.gov.mo/.]
(3)
"Non-resident worker" (in case of reissue or replacement owing to change of Card information);
(4) Legal representative of persons listed in Points (1) and (3).
 
[Note: The legal representative should submit the following:
1. A certified letter of authorization;
2.
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
  Application Procedures and Necessary Documents
 
I. Reissue
  A.
The non-resident worker should go to the Subdivision concerned in person for payment of the processing fee and other procedures and submit the following documents:
   
1. Application letter; [Note: The reason for applying for reissue should be stated.]
2.
"Report Testimonial" or "Complaint Notification" issued by a police department (if the "Non-resident Worker's Card" is lost, stolen, etc.);
3.
Copy of valid passport / travel document / P.R.C. Permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao ("Two-way Exit Permit" for short) (bio data page only and the inside page containing "Type D-Stay endorsement" for "Two-way Exit Permit" holders, while "Two-way Exit Permit" in card type holders shall submit the back copy containing "Type D-Stay endorsement".) or identification document used for entry to and departure from Macao;
4. "Non-resident Worker's Card" (if the Card is damaged).
  B.
Upon completion of the procedure, the Subdivision will issue a "Revenue Receipt" and grant "Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers" (which expires on the same date as that of the "Non-resident Worker's Card").
  C.
On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the non-resident worker should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned or Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, to collect the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’. He or she may also authorize a third person (the employer / the employment agency authorized by the employer / a legal representative) to collect the Card on his or her behalf. To learn about the readiness of the Card, the non-resident worker may refer to the "Inquiry System of the Date of Collection of the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’" or call (853) 2872 5488.
   
 
II. Replacement
  A. Transfer (applicable to "skilled workers" only)
   
1.
The "skilled workers" should go to the Subdivision concerned in person to present the written instruction and official notification regarding the approval of the skilled worker’s transfer in the employment authorization, and submit the following documents:
  (1)
Declaration issued by the employing entity to confirm the transfer of the "skilled worker" and a copy of it;
[Note: The declaration should contain the skilled worker's personal information, company stamp of the employing entity and employment agency (if any), and signature of the respective persons in charge.]
  (2)
Copy of valid passport / travel document / P.R.C. Permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao ("Two-way Exit Permit" for short) (bio data page only and the inside page containing "Type D-Stay endorsement" for "Two-way Exit Permit" holders, while "Two-way Exit Permit" In card type holders shall submit the back copy containing "Type D-Stay endorsement".) or identification document used for entry to and departure from Macao.
  (3)
"Non-resident Worker's Card".
2.
After the above documents are properly submitted, the Subdivision conducts an initial examination of the application instantaneously. If it is approved, the Subdivision will collect the processing fee from the "skilled worker" and instantaneously issue a "Revenue Receipt" and grant "Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers" (which expires on the same date as that of the "Non-resident Worker's Card").
3.
On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the non-resident worker should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned or Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, to collect the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’. He or she may also authorize a third person (the employer / the employment agency authorized by the employer / a legal representative) to collect the Card on his or her behalf. To learn about the readiness of the Card, the non-resident worker may refer to the "Inquiry System of the Date of Collection of the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’" or call (853) 2872 5488.
  B. Change of Card Information
   
1.
The non-resident worker should go to the Subdivision concerned in person for payment of the processing fee and other procedures and submit the following documents:
  (1)
Application letter; [Note: The reason for applying for replacement should be stated.]
  (2)
Copy of the document proving the change of the relevant information; [Note: For details of the time effect and authentication requirements, please see "Acceptance Standard for Documents".]
  (3)
Copy of valid passport / travel document / P.R.C. Permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao ("Two-way Exit Permit" for short) (bio data page only and the inside page containing "Type D-Stay endorsement" for "Two-way Exit Permit" holders, while "Two-way Exit Permit" In card type holders shall submit the back copy containing "Type D-Stay endorsement".) or identification document used for entry to and departure from Macao;
  (4)
Copy of new passport / travel document (bio data page only) or identification document;
  (5)
"Non-resident Worker's Card".
2.
After the above documents are properly submitted, the Subdivision conducts an initial examination of the application instantaneously. If it is approved, the Subdivision will instantaneously issue a "Revenue Receipt" and grant "Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers" (which expires on the same date as that of the "Non-resident Worker's Card").
3.
On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the non-resident worker should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned or Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, to collect the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’. He or she may also authorize a third person (the employer / the employment agency authorized by the employer / a legal representative) to collect the Card on his or her behalf. To learn about the readiness of the Card, the non-resident worker may refer to the "Inquiry System of the Date of Collection of the ‘Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card’" or call (853) 2872 5488.
  Charges (or Taxes)
  1. Reissue of "Non-resident Worker's Card": MOP200
  2. Replacement of "Non-resident Worker's Card": MOP100
  Time Needed
  1. Examination: within the same day
  2. Issue: approximately 45 to 60 days
  Remark
  I. Date of issue and expiry of "Non-resident Worker's Card"
   
A. Date of Issue: Same as that of the "Revenue Receipt"
B. Date of Expiry:
Correspondent with the limit approved by the Secretary for Economy and Finance or the Coordinator of the Labour Affairs Bureau in the employment or work authorization, unless a shorter term has to be granted according to the stipulation in the system of entry, stay and residence authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region.
  II. 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 Residence and Stay Affairs 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.
  III.
If the non-resident worker / reuniting kindred of the non-resident worker / "Special Stay Permit" holder renews the passport / travel document / "Two-way Exit Permit" / identification document used for application for the "Authorization to Stay" in Macao, he or she is required to bring the renewed document to the Subdivision concerned for update of the document information and application for reissue of the "Slip of Authorization to Stay".
  Attachment
  "Acceptance Standard for Documents"
  Forms
  Letter of Authorization
  Legislations Website
  1. Law of the Employment of Non-resident Workers
    Law No. 21/2009〔B.O. no. 43 ( I ), 27/10/2009〕
  2. Regulation of the Enforcement of Law of the Employment of Non-resident Workers
    Administrative Regulation No. 8/2010〔B.O. no. 16 ( I ), 19/04/2010〕
  3. Approval of the Design of the Non-resident Worker's Identification Card
   
Chief Executive's Written Instruction No.197/2010〔B.O. no. 27 ( I ), 05/07/2010〕
  4. Regulation of Prohibition of Illegal Employment
    Administrative Regulation No.17/2004〔B.O. no. 24 ( I ), 14/06/2004〕
  5. General Principles of the System of Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization
    Law No. 4/2003〔B.O. no. 11 ( I ), 17/03/2003〕
  6. Regulations of Entry, Stay and Residence Authorization
    Administrative Regulation No. 5/2003〔B.O. no. 15 ( I ), 14/04/2003〕
  7.
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〕
  8. Law of Illegal Immigration, Illegal Stay and Deportation
    Law No. 6/2004〔B.O. no. 31 ( I ), 02/08/2004〕
  9. Amendments to Law No. 21/2009 "Law of the Employment of Non-resident Workers"
    Law No. 4/2013〔B.O. no. 16 ( I ), 15/04/2013〕
 
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