In 2017, a total of 308 applications for temporary residency for managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders were received by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) (an increase of 3 compared with last year), 23 applications for major investment and major investment plans (a decrease of 1 compared with last year), representing 93.05% and 6.95% of the total of 331 new applications in 2017. Approved cases for managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders amounted to 231 (an increase of 132 compared with last year), involving sectors such as education, hotel and tourist complex, gaming, construction and finance. There were a total of 10 approved applications for major investment and major investment plans, marking an increase of 6 as compared with last year.

Statistics of Temporary Residency Applications and the Cases and Number of People Approved in 2017

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 2017 308 3 23 -1 1,098 -512 61 -17 1,490 -527
Approved applications in 2017 231 132 10 6 1,077 -813 69 -61 1,387 -736
Number of people approved in 2017 412 203 24 13 103 -61 539 155

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.