These Application Guidelines provide a practical reference for people intending to submitan application to the Macao Special Administrative Region (hereinafter referred to as “MacaoSAR”) for temporary residency based on Administrative Regulation No.3/2005 – ResidencyRegime for Investors, Management and Technical Personnel1 (hereinafter referred to as “theAdministrative Regulation”). The information contained in these Guidelines are merely forreference. The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (hereinafter referred to as“IPIM”) reserve the right to revise the Guidelines on an irregular basis without prior notice. Thelatest version of the Guidelines is available on IPIM’s official website: www.ipim.gov.mo.

The Guidelines provide explanations of legal regulations and assessment criteria related totemporary residency new, renewal and family dependent extension applications based on being“management personnel / technical personnel with special qualifications”, “major investment /major investment plan”, as well as renewal and family dependent extension application fortemporary residency based on “investment in real estate”. To enable applicants to have a clearerunderstanding of the application procedures when making a temporary residency application tothe Macao SAR based on the Administrative Regulation, the Guidelines also shows detailedinformation on application submission, application categories, required documents andimportant procedures to apply for temporary residency.


1 In the light of Article 1 and Article 2 of Administrative Regulation No.7/2007, new application for temporary residency based on investment in local real estate allowed in Paragraph 4 under Article 1 of the Administrative Regulation has not been accepted since 4 April 2007, without prejudice to the applications for renewal and/or family dependent extension made to IPIM by applicants who have already been granted approval of residency before the enforcement of the new policy.