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Application for Macao Visa through Diplomatic Missions of the People’s Republic of China (China) or other Representative Offices Accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
  Introduction (Service Coverage)
  1.
Persons who are not exempted from a ‘visa’ or ‘Prior Authorization to Enter’ [Note: Please refer to the Persons Exempted from a ‘Visa’ or ‘Prior Authorization to Enter’ by Law] can apply for a ‘visa’ of the Macao Special Administrative Region, but not a ‘visa-upon-arrival’ or ‘Prior Authorization to Enter’, in advance through the diplomatic missions of China or other representative offices accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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 diplomatic mission of China instead of applying for Authorization to Enter and Stay (so-called ‘visa-upon-arrival’) to come to Macao. Nonetheless, the officials of the diplomatic missions of these countries and officials of the representative offices of various international organizations stationed on Chinese territory and their family can apply for ‘visa-upon-arrival’ with their passport, diplomatic/consular identity card or staff card at our checkpoints.
    1. Bangladesh
    2. Nepal
    3. Nigeria
    4. Pakistan
    5. Sri Lanka
    6. Vietnam
  Service Provider
 
Diplomatic missions of China or other representative offices accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
  Other Entity / Agency
  Residence and Stay Affairs Department
  Application Location
 
Diplomatic missions of China, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  Office Hours
 
  Enquiry Methods
 
 
Application
  Transactional Category
  Application
  Relevant Service (Relevant Information)
  Entry and Exit of Non-residents
  Prior Authorization to Enter
  Target Groups and Application Eligibility
  Persons who are not exempted from a visa or Prior Authorization to Enter
  Application Approach
 
Interested person applying through the diplomatic missions of China or other representative offices accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
  Documents to be Presented
 
Depending on the requirement of the diplomatic missions of China or other representative offices accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
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 Residence and Stay Affairs 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).
   
   
Note:
Vietnamese nationals applying for a ‘Macao visa’ through a diplomatic mission of China in Vietnam are required to submit their Vietnamese identity card and household registry document along with the application.
  Supplementary Document
 
Depending on the requirement of the diplomatic missions of China or other representative offices accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
  Charge (or Tax)
  1. Application fee: USD30
  2. Additional charge:
    (1)
Communication fee of relating to the Macao Residence and Stay Affairs 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 Residence and Stay Affairs Department)
Approximately 3 weeks (applications that have to be related to the Macao Residence and Stay Affairs Department)
  Express:
3 working days (only applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Residence and Stay Affairs Department)
 
Extra express:
Same day or next working day (only applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Residence and Stay Affairs 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.
  3.
According to Article 4 of Administrative Regulation No. 38/2021, during entry to the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), the passport, travel document and any other document accepted for the purpose of immigration control of a non-resident must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the period of intended stay in Macao.
  4.
According to Articles 21, 22, 35 and 36 of Law No. 16/2021, non-residents should declare their purpose of travel to Macao accurately in their application for a ‘Macao visa’ so as not to affect their normal entry owing to any inconsistence in their declared purpose and the actual purpose. Non-residents who are found to be engaged in an activity in Macao that is obviously deviated from the purpose of entry will have their Authorization to Stay revoked according to the law and have to leave Macao within a specified time. Their entry to Macao will also be restricted.
  5.
According to the Chief Executive’s Written Instructions No. 167/2021, non-residents are required to possess appropriate means of subsistence in order to enter and stay in the Macao SAR. Non-residents who fail to prove that they possess the appropriate means of subsistence for the period of their intended stay or the resources for purchasing the return transportation ticket will be refused entry to the Macao SAR according to the law.
  6.
According to Term 1, Article 66 of Law No. 16/2021, to apply for a visa, Authorization to Enter and Stay, Macao SAR Residence Authorization, Renewal or Extension of Residence Authorization means the applicant consents to have his or her personal information, which includes his or her biodata, treated by the Public Security Police Force.
  Attachment
  Sample of Macao visa
  Form
  Application Form for Macao visa
  Legislations Website
  1.
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〕
  2.
Legal Regime of Immigration Control, Stay and Residence Authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region
Law No. 16/2021 〔B.O. No. 33( I ), 16/08/2021〕
  3.
Principal Regulation of the Legal Regime of Immigration Control, Stay and Residence Authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region
Administrative Regulation No. 38/2021 〔B.O. No. 45( I ), 08/11/2021〕
  4.
Defining the Means of Subsistence Required for Non-residents to Enter and Stay in the Macao Special Administrative Region
Chief Executive’s Written Instructions No. 167/2021 〔B.O. No. 45( ISupplement ), 08/11/2021〕
 
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