In the first half-year of 2016, a total of 176 initial applications for temporary residency for managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders were received by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) (a decrease of 60 compared with the same period last year), 14 initial applications for major investment / investment plans (a decrease of 24 compared with the same period last year), representing 92.63% and 7.37% of the total of 190 initial applications in the first half-year of 2016. Approved cases for managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders amounted to 46 (an increase of 23 compared with the same period last year), approved applications for major investment / investment plans totalled 1 (a decrease of 5 compared with the same period last year).

Statistics of Investment Residency Applications and the Cases and Number of Beneficiaries in the First Half-Year of 2016

Management and / or Technical Personnel Major Investment / Investment Plan Applications for renewal Applications for residency of family members Total
No. In Comparison with the Previous Year No. In Comparison with the Previous Year No. In Comparison with the Previous Year No. In Comparison with the Previous Year No. In Comparison with the Previous Year
Applications in the First Half-Year of 2016 176 -60 14 -24 848 -708 45 -53 1,083 -845
Approved Applications in the First Half-Year of 2016 46 23 1 -5 851 -654 69 -5 967 -641
Number of Beneficiaries in the First Half-Year of 2016 92 43 4 -8 82 -11 178 -24

For further enquiries on the residency application guidelines, please contact IPIM by visiting the website: www.ipim.gov.mo, email: gjfr@ipim.gov.mo, tel: 28712055 or fax: 28713950. Applicants may also visit the website and enquire about the progress of their residency application status online.