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 Document

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

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

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

(5) Marriage certificate: for extension application of spouse and/or their children, applicant shall submit the original and a copy of the marriage certificate (for certificate issued in the Chinese Mainland, applicant shall submit a notarial certificate of marriage issued within the previous six months).

(6) 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.

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

(8) The applicant and/or his/her family members should also 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.

2. Other Documentation

(1) Investment Proposal (form available for download at IPIM’s website (www.ipim.gov.mo) or upon request at the front desk of the Residency Application and Legal Affairs Division of IPIM). If necessary, applicant may also submit other self-compiled investment plan or supplementary information.

(2) Profit and loss statement and balance sheets of the most recent two years (if applicable).

(3) Original and a copy of the Proof of Funds: for example, proof of company deposits, passbook, monthly statements, credit documents, etc., issued by a local credit institution. In case of more than one certificate, the last cut-off date shall prevail.

(4) Original of the Business Registration Certificate issued within the previous three months (if applicable).

(5) Original and a copy of the Business Registration Tax – Declaration of Business Startup /Alterations (Form M/1) (if applicable).

(6) Original and a copy of the Business Registration Tax Demand Notice (Form M/8), Profits Tax – Group B Income Declaration (Form M/1), Profits Tax – Notification of Taxable Income Assessment (Form M/5) and Profits Tax Demand Notice (Form M/6) (only applicable to businesses with profits) of the most recent two years.

(7) Original and a copy of the List of Salaries Taxed Employees and Casual Workers (Form M3/M4) of the most recent quarter.

(8) Social Security Fund Payment Receipt of the most recent quarter (if applicable).

(9) Documentary proof of tenure for the business premise, e.g. lease contract, promissory sale and purchase contract, property registration certificate, etc. (if applicable).

(10) Documentary proof of business operation, e.g. business agreements of the orders received, signed or to be signed, photos and catalogues of goods and services, business license, photos of the business premise, etc. (if applicable).

(11) Product certification or validation, service flowchart standard certification, or verification of entitlements under Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) (if applicable).

(12) Curriculum vitae of the applicant and relevant documentary proof : the CV shall specify the academic qualifications, work and business experience, which shall conform to the documentary proof submitted and be acknowledged by signature.

3. 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. 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 minor family members, 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 notarised copy of the Adoption Registration Certificate and notarised 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 an illegitimate child, the applicant shall submit the certificate of custody order for the minor child, e.g. notarised copy of the court decision.

(10) If the application involves the common-law spouse of the applicant, relevant documentary proof of common-law relationship and the single or unmarried status certificates of the applicant and his/her common-law spouse shall be submitted (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 has maintained a marital relationship with a third party. In addition, corroborating evidence should be provided by at least two witnesses).