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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, reposition or cancellation 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")
  3.
Zone C, 3/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM das ilhas da Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, na Taipa (Only the following services: 1. Renewal, reposition or cancellation 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 and Centro dos Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas
    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)
   
 
Online Services for Non-resident Workers
   
 
Inquiry System of Invalidity of "Employment Authorization" (Article 12 of Law No. 21/2009)
   
 
Inquiry System of Entry Permit for Work Purpose
   
  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)
 
  FAQ (Indonesian version)
  Tanya-Jawab Revisi Undang-undang Perekrutan Pekerja Non-Penduduk
 
Application Renewal (including Reposition) Reissue / Replacement Cancellation
  Transactional Category
  Renewal (including Reposition) (in our performance pledges)
  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 people and people making the application:
   
1.
Employer;
2.
Licensed employment agency designated by employer (See the official website of the Labour Affairs Bureau at https://www.dsal.gov.mo/ for details);
3.
"Non-resident worker" (applications for reposition only);
4.
Documents to be submitted by legal representative of employer during application:
 
(1) A certified letter of authorization;
(2) Copy of his / her valid identification document.
  B. Application Eligibility
   
1. The employer should possess valid “employment authorization”;
2.
The non-resident worker should meet the stipulations of the laws relevant to the system of entry, stay and residence authorization in Macao (e.g. 1. in possession of a valid and lawful passport / travel document / identification document for entry to and departure from Macao and not in a lawfully restricted status);
3.
Renewal:ndividuals who need to renew their "Non-resident Worker's Card" accordingly after the "employment authorization" is renewed;
4.
Reposition:Individuals who need to extend their "Non-resident Worker's Card" accordingly after renewal of their identification document because their "Non-resident Worker's Card" expires earlier than the "employment authorization" as a result of the early expiry of their identification document.
  Application Approach
  1.
Applying in person (See the Application Procedures and Necessary Documents Section below for the three categories of non-resident workers);
  2.
Applying online*
   
The applicant may login the “Online Application System for Non-resident Workers” to inquire about the entry checking result after 5 hours starting from the time the application and necessary documents are submitted . If it is approved, the applicant may put an electronic signature to the renewal application letter which has passed the entry checking. Or the applicant may print the letter, sign it directly and submit it to the Subdivision concerned for confirmation of the examination result.
Persons who intend to apply online have to get login access to the “Online Application System for Non-resident Workers” first. After the employer or the designated licensed employment agency submit an “Online Application System for Non-resident Workers” Account Application Form to our Non-resident Workers Subdivision, the eligible person will be given an account. See “User Guide” in the System for details of the procedures and necessary documents of online application for “Authorization to Stay as Worker”: https://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/smgesystem/tnr/default.aspx;
  3.
Applying through “Common Access to Public Services”:*
   
The employer may make a new or renewal application for “Authorization to Stay as Worker” for his / her domestic helper through the “Common Access to Public Services”. For the application procedures and necessary documents, see https://license.gov.mo/nrdw/login
  4.
Identification Services Bureau self-service kiosks*
   
The employers may submit the application at the self-service kiosks by verifying their identity with the Macao ID card. Then the domestic helper can complete the follow-up procedure and be granted new ‘Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers’ by approaching the Immigration Department Office Building at Pac On or the Centro de Serviços da RAEM at Areia Preta or Centro de Serviços da RAEM das ilhas with the notification printed at the self-service kiosks and the necessary documents listed in the notification.
 
*Note:
The employers can just use the The “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR” application or multi-functional self-service kiosks to apply for the renewal of their non-resident domestic helpers, and pay for the renewal fee through the mobile application or kiosks , then the non-resident domestic helpers can go to the venues of their choice (including the Pac On Immigration Affairs Building, or Macao SAR Government Services Building in Rua Nova da Areia Preta or Macao SAR Government Services Centre in the Islands after 10 days (not working days) to collect both the new Slip of “Authorization to Stay as Worker” and the “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card”
  Documents to be Presented
  1. The original should be exhibited for authentication if a copy is submitted;
  2. The copy should be certified if the original cannot be exhibited.
  Application Procedures and Necessary Documents
 
Renewal
  I.
Employment of non-skilled non-resident workers
   
1. Examination
 
The written instruction and official notification regarding the renewed “employment authorization” should be presented, an application letter for Application for "Authorization to Stay as Worker"(DARP/STNR M-39) and 1 copy of it should be submitted to the Subdivision concerned within 60 days before the “Non-resident Worker’s Card” expires.
2.
The applicant may inquire about the examination result through the "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)" or by presenting the "receipt of application" to the Subdivision after 3 working days starting from the next working day after all documents are properly submitted.
3.
If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a copy of the approved renewal application letter, the "non-resident worker" should go to the same application location in person and submit the following documents.
  (1)
A copy of a valid and lawful passport / travel document / PRC identity card for entry to and departure from Macao
  (2)
“Non-resident Worker’s Card”
4.
After the processing fee is paid, 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”).
  Note.
 
1.
If non-resident workers from Mainland China, the applicant may use the letter to apply directly to the Zhuhai Exit-Entry Visa Office or via the China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. for a new endorsement and “PRC Exit Permit” (if necessary) for the “non-resident worker”;
2.
If it is stated in the employment authorization that other documents should be attached, the documents should be submitted as well. In addition, we may request other necessary documents.
5. Card Collection
 
On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the “non-resident worker” should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned, Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM or Zone C, 3/F, Centro dos Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas in person, 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.
 
Note.
As long as there is no change in the information displayed on the Card, holders of a new Non-resident Worker’s Card can continue to use the Card without replacing it. After renewal application made by the employer for the non-resident worker is approved.
  II.
Employment of skilled non-resident workers
   
1. Examination
 
The “non-resident worker” should go to the application location in person to present the written instruction and official notification regarding the renewed “employment authorization” and submit the following documents within 60 days before the “Non-resident Worker’s Card” expires:
 
(1) Application for "Authorization to Stay as Worker"
(2)
A copy of a valid and lawful passport / travel document / PRC identity card for entry to and departure from Macao
(3)
“Non-resident Worker’s Card”
2.
After the processing fee is paid, 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”).
  Note.
 
1.
If non-resident workers from Mainland China,the applicant may use the letter to apply directly to the Zhuhai Exit-Entry Visa Office or via the China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. for a new endorsement and “PRC Exit Permit” (if necessary) for the “non-resident worker”;
2.
If it is stated in the employment authorization that other documents should be attached, the documents should be submitted as well. In addition, we may request other necessary documents;
3.
Specialized non-resident workers who possess the latest Type (D) Endorsement may make the application at the Centro de Serviços da RAEM at Areia Preta or Centro de Serviços da RAEM das ilhas.
3. Card Collection
 
On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the “non-resident worker” should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned, Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM or Zone C, 3/F, Centro dos Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas in person, 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.
 
Note.
As long as there is no change in the information displayed on the Card, holders of a new Non-resident Worker’s Card can continue to use the Card without replacing it. After renewal application made by the employer for the non-resident worker is approved.
  III.
Employment of Domestic Helpers
   
1. Examination
 
The “non-resident worker” should go to application location in person to present the written instruction and official notification regarding the renewed “employment authorization” and submit the following documents within 60 days before the “Non-resident Worker’s Card” expires:
 
(1) Application for "Authorization to Stay as Worker"
(2)
A copy of a valid and lawful passport / travel document / PRC identity card for entry to and departure from Macao
(3)
“Non-resident Worker’s Card”
(4)
A copy of the valid Macao identification document / Special Stay Permit / Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card of the employer
2.
After the processing fee is paid, 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”).
  Note.
 
1.
If non-resident workers from Mainland China,the applicant may use the letter to apply directly to the Zhuhai Exit-Entry Visa Office or via the China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. for a new endorsement and “PRC Exit Permit” (if necessary) for the “non-resident worker”;
2.
If it is stated in the employment authorization that other documents should be attached, the documents should be submitted as well. In addition, we may request other necessary documents;
3.
Employers who are Special Stay Permit holders or non-resident workers are required to sign on the copy of their identification document and submit a copy of their Special Stay Permit or Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card;
4.
If the employment authorization submitted in the renewal application is the same as that in the new application, the written instructions on the renewed employment authorization and the official notification need not be presented.
3. Card Collection
 
On the date of collection specified on the Revenue Receipt, the “non-resident worker” should bring the Receipt to the Subdivision concerned, Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM or Zone C, 3/F, Centro dos Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas in person, 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.
 
Note.
As long as there is no change in the information displayed on the Card, holders of a new Non-resident Worker’s Card can continue to use the Card without replacing it. After renewal application made by the employer for the non-resident worker is approved.
     
 
Reposition
  A.
After collecting the renewed passport/travel document / "Two-way Exit Permit" / identification document and before the "Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers" expires, 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.
The old passport/travel document / "Two-way Exit Permit" / identification document;
2.
Copy of new passport / travel document / "Two-way Exit Permit" (bio data page only) or identification document. (Note:"Two-way Exit Permit" in book type holders shall submit the inside page containing "Type D-Stay endorsement", while "Two-way Exit Permit" in card type holders shall submit the back copy containing "Type D-Stay endorsement".
3.
"Non-resident Worker's Card".
  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, Zone K, 1/F, Centro de Serviços da RAEM or Zone C, 3/F, Centro dos Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas,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.
   
Note.
As long as there is no change in the information displayed on the Card, holders of a new Non-resident Worker’s Card can continue to use the Card without replacing it.
  Charge (or Tax)
  "Non-resident Worker's Card": MOP100
  Time Needed
  I. Renewal
    A. Non-skilled workers
      1. Examination:
        (1) Application submitted in person: 3 working days
        (2) Application submitted online: 5 hours
      2. Issue: approximately 45 to 60 days
    B.
Skilled and domestic helpers
      1. Examination: within the same day
      2. Issue: approximately 45 to 60 days
  II. Reposition
    1. Examination: within the same day
    2. Issue: approximately 45 to 60 days
  Quality Criteria
  I. Renewal
    A. Non-skilled workers
      1. Examination:
        (1)
Application submitted in person: 3 working days [Note: Please see Remark IV.]
 
        (2)
Application submitted online: 5 hours [Note: Please see Remark V.]
  Remark
  I. Date of issue and expiry of "Non-resident Worker's Card"
   
A. Date of Issue:
1. Renewal
 
The issue date is restricted by the effective date of the renewal employment authorization from Labour Affairs Bureau (the following day of the last day of the previous employment authorization). If the renewal procedure of "Non-resident Worker's Stay Permit" is under the following circumstances:
 
(1)
apply before the effective date of the renewal employment authorization: the issue date is the same as the effective date;
(2)
apply after the effective date of the renewal employment authorization: the issue date is the same as the draw date on the revenue receipt.
2. Reposition
  The issue date is the same as the date shown on the receipt.
B. Date of Expiry:
Correspondent with the limit approved by the Secretary for Economy and Finance or the Director 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".
  IV.
"Quality Criterion" refers to the time of processing required by service units (excluding time of waiting in a queue and postage time for documents sent by mail) calculated in the following manner: from the next working day following the day when the service unit received and confirmed that all the required documents had been correctly prepared.
  V.
"Quality Criterion" refers to the time of processing required by service units (excluding time of waiting in a queue and postage time for documents sent by mail) calculated in the following manner: from the moment when the service unit received and confirmed that all the required documents had been correctly prepared.
  Forms
  Application for "Authorization to Stay as Worker"
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.197/2020〔B.O. no. 37 ( I ), 14/09/2020〕
  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〕
  10. Amendments to Law No. 21/2009 "Law of the Employment of Non-resident Workers"
    Law No. 10/2020〔B.O. n.º 27 ( I ), 6/07/2020.〕
  11. Regulation of the Enforcement of Law of the Employment of Non-resident Workers
    Administrative Regulation No.26/2020〔B.O. n.º 30 ( I ), 27/07/2020.〕
 
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