IPIM reminds holders of temporary residency permits to apply for renewal as soon as possible and important notes for temporary residency application
The Macao Institute for the Promotion of Trade and Investment (IPIM) wishes to remind holders of Macao temporary residency permits that they are required to apply on a timely basis with IPIM to renew their residency permits as soon as possible within the six months period prior to the relevant permit expiration date. Such timely renewal is necessary to avoid losing their temporary residency rights and to ensure that the temporary resident maintains the continuous minimum consecutive periods of Macao residency necessary to quality for permanent residency.
To ensure sufficient time for an orderly processing of their renewal application, a temporary resident-principal applicant and the principal applicant’s family members are permitted to contact IPIM to initiative the renewal process as early as six months prior to the expiration of their residency permits. On the other hands, if the expiration of the residency permits of the principal applicant and the applicant’s family members fall within a reasonable period, the application process for renewal for all of the family members may be processed at the same time. When applying for renewal of the temporary residency, the relevant identification documents and other required information, as set out in the relevant renewal application form, should be submitted together with the application.
Please note that should a temporary resident fail to submit his/her renewal application within 180 days after the expiration date, his/her temporary residency right will be cancelled and the previous residency periods for the purpose of calculation of the minimum consecutive residency period needed to qualify for permanency residency will be considered as null and void.
For further information regarding temporary residency permit renewal procedures, please visit the website of IPIM – email@example.com. In case of queries, please call The Residency Application and Legal Affairs Division of IPIM at tel. 2871 2055, fax 2841 3950 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Important notes for temporary residency application
1. In accordance with Article 18 of the above mentioned regulation, the applicant should pledge that s/he will maintain the legal requirements after the application and/or during possessing of temporary residency status. Any alteration or revocation will cause cancellation to the temporary residency permit. Unless s/he has sufficient documentary proof and can provide a written report to IPIM within 30 days, from the first day of any change in the situation, otherwise, cancellation of the temporary residency permit is likely.
2. Changes with reference to the applicant and/or accompanying family dependent(s). For personal identification – such as divorce; defacto marriage; adoption of children and so forth. For application type - such as transferring ownership of the particular real estate and the time deposit is less than MOP500,000; alteration of job/title or breach of employment contract for Managerial Personnel/Professional Technician; and changes made in Potential Investment Proposal(s)/Business Expansion.
3. To ensure the orderly processing of renewal applications, the applicant should enquire in person or by telephone (Phone: (853) 2871 2055; 24-hour Enquiry Hotline: (853) 2888 1212) to IPIM about the procedures for renewing the temporary residency permit six months before the expiry date of their temporary residency permit.It should be noted that if 180 days have lapsed after the expiry of the temporary residency and the applicants have not come to complete the procedures for the renewal of the temporary residency, then that residency will be deemed invalid and the cumulated time of residence required to be eligible for the permanent residency will be cancelled.