In the first half-year of 2017, a total of 171 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 5 compared with the same period last year), 6 initial applications for major investment / investment plans (a decrease of 8 compared with the same period last year), representing 96.61% and 3.39% of the total of 177 initial applications in the first half-year of 2017. Approved cases for managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders amounted to 158 (an increase of 112 compared with the same period last year), approved applications for major investment / investment plans totalled 4 (an increase of 3 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 2017

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 2017 171 -5 6 -8 744 -104 38 -7 959 -124
Approved Applications in the First Half-Year of 2017 158 112 4 3 760 -91 33 -36 955 -12
Number of Beneficiaries in the First Half-Year of 2017 272 180 10 6 54 -28 336 158

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.