The applicant shall arrive at the Residence Application and Legal Affairs Department of IPIM on the scheduled date and time to submit the temporary residency application together with the following documents:

1. Identification Documents of the Applicant

(1) Original and a copy of the MSAR Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card.

(2) Travel Document

Chinese Nationals or Nationals of Other Countries

Original and a copy of the passport pages displaying only the identification information, remarks and signature of the holder.

HKSAR Residents

a. Original and a copy of the HKSAR Permanent Identity Card (both sides are copied on the same page; if there is no photo on the Identity Card, documents specified in Item (c) shall also be submitted); or
b. Original and a copy of the HKSAR Non-Permanent Identity Card and HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (DIVP; a copy of the pages displaying only the personal information, remarks and signature of the holder).

(3) The applicant shall submit one recent black and white or colour photo in a white background (1.5” x 1.5”) and attach it to the indicated place on the application form.

(4) Declaration of Family Status of Temporary Residency Applicant (Forms can be obtained from IPIM or downloaded from IPIM’s website www.ipim.gov.mo).

2. Identification Document of the Family Members of the Applicant

(1) Travel Document

Chinese Nationals

Original and two copies of the Chinese Passport (pages showing personal information, remarks and signature of the holder only) and documentary proof issued by Mainland authorities granting permission to apply for residency in the Macao SAR.

HKSAR Residents

a. Original and two copies of the HKSAR Permanent Identity Card (both sides are copied on the same page; if there is no photo on the Identity Card, documents specified in Item (c) shall also be submitted); or
b. Original and two copies of the HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (DIVP; pages showing personal information, remarks and signature of the holder only) and HKSAR Identity Card; or
c. Applicants who are holders of the HKSAR Re-entry Permit shall submit the original and two copies of the HKSAR Re-entry Permit (pages showing personal information, remarks and signature of the holder only).

Nationals of Other Countries

Original and two copies of the passport (pages showing personal information, remarks and signature of the holder only).

(2) Original and a copy of the birth certificate: only applicable to extension application of minor children.

(3) Original, notarised copy and a copy of the applicant and his/her family members’ household register, as well as hospital birth certificate of the children (only applicable to applicants with descendants born in Mainland China).

(4) Marriage certificate: for certificate issued in the Chinese Mainland, applicant shall submit a notarial certificate of marriage issued within the previous six months and declaration of continued marriage relationship signed by the applicant and his/her spouse. If the application is submitted by an authorised person, the signatures shall be verified. (Forms can be obtained from IPIM or downloaded from IPIM’s website www.ipim.gov.mo).

(5) Criminal Conviction Certificate: Applicants who are 16 years old or above on the day of application (or during the assessment period) should submit the original Criminal Conviction Certificate issued by the Macao Identification Bureau (valid for 90 days from the date of issue) as well as the original Certificate of No Criminal Conviction or the equivalent, issued by the relevant authorities of the country of his/her nationality and of the issuing place of other identification documents within the last six months. Should there be an expiry date stated on the relevant documents, the stated term will prevail.

(6) Non-Resident Worker Identification Card: if the family members of the applicant have been working legally in the Macao SAR, the original and a copy of the Non-Resident Worker Identification Card shall be submitted.

(7) The family members of the applicant should also submit a recent black and white or colour photo in a white background (1.5” x 1.5”) and attach it to the indicated place on the application form.

3. Other Documentation

(1) Original of Property Registration Certificate (Certidão do Registo Predial) issued by the Real Estate Registry, detailing all the applicant’s valid and invalid registered information from the date the property was purchased up to the present date, with 90 days validity.

(2) If the sale and purchase deed of the property has not been signed (e.g. advance sale property [commonly referred as “pre-sale property]”), the applicant shall submit the original letter issued by the developer to prove the continued ownership of the property, together with the original guarantee letter issued by the bank with at least six months validity.

(3) If the sale and purchase deed has been signed but not yet submitted to IPIM, a notarised copy and a copy of the deed shall be submitted.

(4) Original and a copy of the Certificate of Time Deposit of no less than five hundred thousand patacas (MOP 500,000), free of any encumbrances, and Time Deposit Advice issued by a credit institution in the Macao Special Administrative Region. The Certificate shall specify that the above-mentioned amount has not been withdrawn from the opening date until the present date.

(5) Original Business Registration Certificate, if applicable (valid for 90 days)

4. Remarks

(1) Applicants may come in person or authorise a representative with a notarised power of attorney to schedule an appointment and submit the formal application documents (please refer to IPIM’s website (www.ipim.gov.mo) for sample of Letter of Authorisation ). The authorised person shall present his/her identification document and the original or notarised copy of the valid travel document, documentary proof issued by Mainland authorities granting permission to apply for residency in the Macao SAR (if applicable) of the applicant and his/her family members, and every pages of the application form and extension application form for family members, if any, must be signed by the applicant and sent for signature verification.

(2) Prior to submitting the application, all the above-mentioned identification documents (including those of the applicant and his/her family members) and other documents must be prepared and organised in the following order:

1. Applicant → 2. Spouse or common-law spouse of the applicant → 3. Minor children of the applicant (in the order of old to young) → 4. Other documentary proof (in the order specified in the Guidelines).

(3) Except otherwise specified, the original or notarised copies of the above-mentioned documents and their copies must be presented for verification (original documents will be returned upon verification).

(4) All copies shall be produced on A4-size paper. All documents submitted for the purposes of applying for temporary residency shall not be returned. Applicants are, thus, advised to make copies or certified original copies of their own documents prior to submitting the application. As each application’s conditions may differ, applicant may be requested by IPIM to provide additional documents for assessment and analysis based on each individual case.

(5) Applicants shall submit a national certificate of criminal record issued by the competent authorities of their native country and issuing place of other identification documents, e.g. American and Australian residents shall submit the certificate of criminal record issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) respectively.

(6) For HKSAR residents, the applicant shall proceed to IPIM to submit the HKSAR Permanent Resident Identity Card (original and a copy of both sides on the same page) or HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes and HKSAR Resident Identity Card (original and a copy of pages displaying only the personal information, remarks and signature of the holder), and obtain a declaration issued by IPIM prior to applying for the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction in HKSAR. The applicant shall bring along the declaration issued by IPIM to the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office in HKSAR within five working days to submit relevant application. The Office will send the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction directly to IPIM within several weeks. If IPIM has not received the relevant Certificate of No Criminal Conviction prior to the scheduled date of application, the application will not be accepted.

(7) If the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction shows a criminal record, the applicant shall submit a statement explaining the relevant fact and penalty, together with the judicial documents and judgement for reference.

(8) IPIM may request applicants of certain countries/regions, e.g. the Chinese Mainland, to submit a notarised document of the original documents, issued by the competent authorities of their countries/regions, in order to ensure the authenticity of these documents.

(9) For extension application of family members under age of 18, a notarised birth certificate shall be submitted together with the application, and the following documents shall also be submitted in the circumstances described below:

a. If the legal relationship of the minor child and the applicant is established by means of adoption, a certificate of adoption issued by the competent authorities shall be submitted (e.g. the certified original copy of the Adoption Registration Certificate and Certificate of Adoption, etc.). In addition, the whole set of documents detailing the adoption covered by the relevant Adoption Law in the place of adoption shall also be submitted for reference.

b. If the parents of the minor child have been divorced or the minor child is a legitimate child, the applicant shall submit the certificate of custody order for the minor child, e.g. certified original copy of the court decision.

(10) If the application involves the common-law spouse of the applicant, relevant documentary proof of the common-law relationship and the single status or unmarried certificates of the applicant and his/her spouse (notes: as regards to Macao’s regulations, recognition of a common-law relationship shall comply with the provisions of Article 1471 and Article 1472 of the Civil Code – that the two parties have been voluntarily living together as husband and wife for at least two years, and during that time neither of the parties have maintained a marital relationship with a third party. In addition, corroborating evidence should be provided by at least two witnesses).