In 2016, a total of 305 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 177 compared with last year), 24 applications for major investment and major investment plans (a decrease of 55compared with last year), representing 92.71% and 7.29% of the total of 329 new applications in 2016. Approved cases for managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders amounted to 99 (an increase of 18 compared with last year), approved applications for major investment and major investment plans totalled 4 (a decrease of 3 compared with last year).

Statistics of Temporary Residency Applications and the Cases and Number of People Approved in 2016

Managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders Major investment and major investment plan Renewal application Extension application for 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 2016 305 -177 24 -55 1,610 -1,370 78 -91 2,017 -1,693
Approved applications in 2016 99 18 4 -3 1,890 -1,206 130 -30 2,123 -1,222
Number of people approved in 2016 209 59 11 -3 164 -52 384 N/A

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.