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Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Macau

Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Macau

The nationals of some countries are allowed to visit Macau for tourism or business without obtaining a visa for the duration of 14-180 days.

Chinese nationals who are not residing in Macau are required to have valid travel documents to stay in Macau for a limited period.

Residency

Travel document

Duration of stay

Mainland China

Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau (Two-way Permit)

Maximum 90 days

Chinese Passport
Chinese Travel Document
Travel Permit to and from Taiwan for Mainland Residents

7 days (for transit to a third country only)

 Hong Kong

Hong Kong Permanent ID Card
Hong Kong Re-entry Permit

1 year

Hong Kong ID Document for Visa Purposes

30 days

Hong Kong SAR Passport

7 days (for transit to a third country only)

 

Nationals of other countries are required to obtain a visa from Chinese embassies/consulates/diplomatic representations or obtain an Authorization to Stay in Macau for different purposes.

Nationals of some countries can obtain a Visa on Arrival in Macau. You can check below for detailed information.

Macau Visa on Arrival

Macau Visa on Arrival

Macau Visa on Arrival is valid for 30 days and can be used for multiple entries.

Nationals of the below-mentioned countries can obtain Macau Visa on Arrival:

 

Afghanistan

Chad

The Gambia

Liberia

Paraguay

Togo

Algeria

China

Georgia

Libya

Peru

Tonga

Angola

Colombia

Ghana

Madagascar

Qatar

Trinidad and Tobago

Antigua and Barbuda

Comoros

Guatemala

Malawi

Rwanda

Tunisia

Argentina

Congo Republic

Guinea

Maldives

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Turkmenistan

Azerbaijan

DR Congo

Guinea-Bissau

Marshall Islands

Saint Lucia

Tuvalu

Bahamas

Costa Rica

Guyana

Mauritania

Sao Tome and Principe

Uganda

Bahrain

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Haiti

Micronesia

Saudi Arabia

Ukraine

Barbados

Cuba

Honduras

Mozambique

Senegal

United Arab Emirates

Belize

Djibouti

Iran

Myanmar

Sierra Leone

Uzbekistan

Benin

Dominican Republic

Iraq

Nauru

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

Bhutan

Ecuador

Jamaica

Nicaragua

Somalia

Holy See (Vatican)

Bolivia

El Salvador

Kazakhstan

Niger

South Sudan

Venezuela

Botswana

Equatorial Guinea

Kenya

North Korea

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Yemen

Burkina Faso

Eritrea

Kosovo

Oman

Sudan

Zambia

Burundi

Eswatini

Kuwait

Palau

Suriname

Zimbabwe

Cambodia

Ethiopia

Kyrgyzstan

Palestine

Syria

 

Cameroon

Fiji

Laos

Panama

Tajikistan

 

Central African Republic

Gabon

Lesotho

Papua New Guinea

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

 

 

Required Documents for Macau Visa on Arrival

 

1. Passport

  • Your passport must be valid for at least one month beyond the return date.
  • It also must have at least two blank pages.

2. Arrival Card Application

  • Must be filled at border checkpoints

3. Proof of Accommodation

  • Hotel reservation

4. Other Documents that Supports Your Intended Visit

*Additional documents may be required.

 

Macau Visa on Arrival Fee
  • Individual – MOP 100 (13 USD)
  • Family Passport – MOP 200 (25 USD)
  • Children under 12 years old – MOP 50 (7 USD)
  • Group Tour (At least 10 members, organized by a single travel agency, present a collective travel document) – MOP 50 per person (7 USD)

 

Where to Apply for Macau Visa on Arrival?

You will apply for a Macau Visa on Arrival at Macau International Airport.

Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay

Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay

Visitors who:

  • Are not exempted a visa or entry permit to Macau
  • Do not plan to apply for Macau Visa on Arrival
  • Residing in Mainland China or have no Chinese Embassy/Consulate or Diplomatic Representation at their country of residence or near
  • Want to visit a family member or relative who lives or works in Macau

Can apply for Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay. Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay should be used within 120 days from the date it is granted, otherwise, the Authorization will expire. Generally, the Authorization is valid for 30 days from the date of entry, and it can be more. The holder is entitled to multiple entries within the limit of stay granted and does not have to apply for another visa or entry permit. You can see the sample of Authorization here.

 

Required Documents for Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay

 

 1. Application Form

  • Duly completed and signed

2. Two Photos

  • The photo should be of passport format, a recent whole-face capture with a light background.
  • It must be in the size of 3.5 x 4.5 colored, and the head should take 70-80% of the photo.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera with a neutral facial expression (no smile and mouth closed).
  • Try to avoid uniforms or colors matching the background.

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay
  • It also must have at least two blank pages.

4. Copy of ID Card

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy

  • If your country of residence and citizenship are different

6. For Study:

  • Proof of Financial Means
    • Bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, etc.
  • Acceptance/Admission Letter
    • From Educational Institution in Macau
  • Reservation of Return Ticket
    • If the study program will last less than 6 months

7. For Work:

  • Copy of Employment Approval Document
    • Issued by the Macau authorities

8. For Staying as Family Member of Non-resident Workers:

  • Copy of Approval Notification
    • The letter notifying the non-resident worker's reuniting family of the granting of "Special Authorization to Stay

9. For Group Tour:

  • Guarantee Letter
    • Issued by the travel agency responsible for the group tour and the traveler list
  • Information about the local travel agency organizing the group tour
  • Passport Copy of all Travelers

10. For Other Purposes (Individual Travel, Family Visit, Stay as Dependant, Residence, etc.)

  • Proof of Financial Means
    • Bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, employment certificate, etc.
  • Roundtrip Airline Ticket
  • Hotel Reservation Receipts
  • Proof of Purpose of Visit
    • Copy of residence/stay document or Macau ID Card of family member/friends/relative in Macau
    • Proof of Relationship (Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, etc.)

*Additional documents may be required.

 

Processing Time for Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay

The average processing time for a Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay is 15 working days.

 

Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay Fee
  • Individual – MOP 100 (13 USD)
  • Family Passport – MOP 200 (25 USD)
  • Children under 12 years old – MOP 50 (7 USD)
  • Group Tour (At least 10 members, organized by a single travel agency, present a collective travel document) – MOP 50 per person (7 USD)

 

Where to Apply for Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay?

You will apply for a Macau Authorization to Enter and Stay in Public Security Police Force, Taipa, Macau. The service provider is the Stay Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department.

Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students

Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students

Students from Mainland China and other countries can apply to Special Authorization for Non-resident students in order to take higher education programs in higher educational institutions in Macau.

Eligibility:

  • Meeting the requirements eligible to the system of entry, stay, and residence authorization in Macau.
  • Not in a lawfully restricted status.
  • Accepted/admitted to a higher educational institution in Macau.
  • Limit of stay granted in the original "Authorization to Stay" not long enough for the student to legally reside and study in Macau until the education ends

How to apply:

For Mainland China Students:

  • Mainland China students holding a "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau" are required to apply for " Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students" as soon as they enter Macau with "Type D – Stay" endorsement and within the limit of stay granted upon their first entry (a maximum of 90 days).

For students from other countries:

  • They should make an application 20 days before the expiration date of “Authorization to stay”

 

Required Documents for Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students

 

1. Application Form

  • Duly completed and signed

2. Two Photos

  • The photo should be of passport format, a recent whole-face capture with a light background.
  • It must be in the size of 3.5 x 4.5 colored, and the head should take 70-80% of the photo.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera with a neutral facial expression (no smile and mouth closed).
  • Try to avoid uniforms or colors matching the background.

3. Valid Passport/Travel Document

       Students from Mainland China

  • Copy of a valid "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau."
  •  Copy of "Type D – Stay" endorsement (biodata page and inside pages with exit-entry stamps and the "endorsement" for book style "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau" users)
  • Copy of Arrival Card for the latest entry to Macau

       Students from Other Countries:

  • Copy of a valid passport/travel document
  • Copy of the Arrival Card for the latest entry to Macau

4. Copy of ID Card

5. Documents Certifying the Enrolment at a Higher Institution in Macau

  • Stating the duration of the program/study (e.g., school testimonial)

*Additional documents may be required.

 

Follow-up Procedure

Individual Application:

The applicant is required to bring the following documents for inquiry of the application result:

  • Application acceptance receipt
  • Valid passport/travel document or "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau" (together with "Type D – Stay" endorsement)
  • If the application is approved, the applicant will be issued "Slip of Authorization to Stay - student type", and sign to acknowledge the notification letter.

Group Application by Institute:

The educational institution can make an application on behalf of the student. The procedure is as follows:

  • The institute sends an official letter to the respective Subdivision
  • Present his/her staff card and ID card to the Subdivision for verification;
  • Bring along the valid passport/travel document or "P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau" (together with "Type D – Stay" endorsement) of the students.
  • Sign to acknowledge the notification letter on behalf of the students;

 

Processing Time for Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students

The average processing time for a Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students is 30 working days.

 

Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students

Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students?

You will apply for a Macau Special Authorization for Non-resident Students in the Immigration Department of the Public Security Police Force.

Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers

Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers

Dependents of Non-resident workers who work in Macau can apply for this Authorization in order to stay with their family member in Macau.

 

Required Documents for Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers

 

1. Application Form

  • Duly completed and signed

2. If the Application is Made by the Dependent of the Non-resident Worker:

  • Declaration Signed by the Non-resident Worker
    • Stating the consent to the application

3. If the Application for Special Authorization to Stay by the Minor Child/Children is Made by the Non-resident Worker:

  • Letter of Consent
    • From the other parent expressing agreement to let the minor child/children be a dependent of the non-resident worker and apply for long-term stay in Macau

4. Copy of Non-resident Worker's ID Card

5. Copy of Revenue Receipt

6. Copy of Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Workers

7. Copy of Non-resident Worker's Valid Passport/Travel document/P.R.C. Permit for traveling to and from Hong Kong and Macau ("Two-way Exit Permit" for short) (2)

  • Or ID document used for entry to and departure from Macau

8. Copy of the Reuniting Kindred Applicant's Valid Passport/Travel Document (3)

  • Or ID document used for entry to and departure from Macau

9. Proof of Relationship

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Birth Certificate

10. If the Non-resident Worker is Hired through Unnamed Employment Authorization:

  • Copy of payslip or other documents of the last 3 months

11. If the Reuniting Member is the Spouse or De Facto Marital Partner of the Non-resident Worker:

  • Declaration of Conjugal Relation / De Facto Marital Relation

12. In case of De Facto Marital Relation:

  • Two witnesses must be presented to the Subdivision concerned to sign the Declaration as proof that the non-resident worker and his/her de facto marital partner have been voluntarily living together like husband and wife for at least two years.

*Additional documents may be required.

 

Processing Time for Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers

The average processing time for a Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers is 50 calendar days.

 

Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers

Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers?

You will apply for a Macau Special Authorization to Stay for Reuniting Kindred of Non-resident Workers in the Immigration Department of the Public Security Police Force.

Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau

Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau

Self-employed persons possessing valid employment authorization and meeting the requirements eligible to the system of entry, stay, and residence authorization in Macau can apply for Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for own benefits.

 

Required Documents for Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau

 

1. Application Form

  • Duly completed and signed

2. Copy of Travel Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • P.R.C. Permit for traveling to and from Hong Kong and Macau ("Two-way Exit Permit" for short)
  • ID document used for entry to and departure from Macau

3. Photo

  • The photo should be of passport format, a recent whole-face capture with a light background.
  • It must be in the size of 3.5 x 4.5 colored, and the head should take 70-80% of the photo.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera with a neutral facial expression (no smile and mouth closed).
  • Try to avoid uniforms or colors matching the background.

4. The Written Instruction and Official Notification regarding the Employment Authorization

5. Copy of Other Certificates Regarding Employment Authorization

*Additional documents may be required.

 

Procedure:

1. Above-mentioned documents should be presented to the Subdivision concerned

2. After the documents are submitted, the Subdivision conducts an initial examination of the application instantly. If it is approved, the initially approved application form will be returned to the applicant.

3. After entering Macau, the applicant may apply to the Subdivision for "Authorization to Stay" (valid for a maximum of 45 days) with the application form and a valid ID document. Then, the applicant can reside and temporarily work in Macau legally until the Authorization expires.

 

Processing Time for Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau

The average processing time for an Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau is 30-45 calendar days.

 

Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau Fee

Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau?

You will apply for an Authorization to Stay for Non-resident Engaging in Activities for Own Benefits in Macau in the Immigration Department of the Public Security Police Force.

Macau Visa via Chinese Embassies/Consulates/Diplomatic Representations

Macau Visa via Chinese Embassies/Consulates/Diplomatic Representations

The visitors who are:

  • Not exempted from a visa and entry permit
  • Nationals of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Required to apply for a visa in advance via Chinese Embassies/Consulates/Diplomatic Representations. The nationals of mentioned countries can apply for “Authorization to Enter and Stay" through a representative only when there are no Chinese Embassy/Consulate/Diplomatic Representations in their country of residence or near.

However, consular officials of these countries located in the territory of China, officials of various international organizations, and their families can apply for a Visa on Arrival with their passport, diplomatic/consular ID Card, or staff card.

The validity of Macau Visa:

  • Single-entry – Valid for 3 months
  • Double-entry – Valid for 6 months
  • Multiple-entry – Valid for 6 months

The duration of stay is 14 days per entry.

 

Required Documents for Macau Visa

 

1.  Application Form

  • Duly completed and signed

2. Two Photos

  • The photo should be of passport format, a recent whole-face capture with a light background.
  • It must be in the size of 3.5 x 4.5 colored, and the head should take 70-80% of the photo.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera with a neutral facial expression (no smile and mouth closed).
  • Try to avoid uniforms or colors matching the background.

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay
  • It also must have at least two blank pages.

4. Copy of ID Card

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy

  • If your country of residence and citizenship are different

6. For Study:

  • Proof of Financial Means
    • Bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, etc.
  • Acceptance/Admission Letter
    • From Educational Institution in Macau
  • Reservation of Return Ticket
    • If the study program will last less than 6 months

7. For Work:

  • Copy of Employment Approval Document
    • Issued by the Macau authorities

8. For Staying as Family Member of Non-resident Workers:

  • Copy of Approval Notification

9. For Group Tour:

  • Guarantee Letter
    • Issued by the travel agency responsible for the group tour and the traveler list
  • Information about the local travel agency organizing the group tour
  • Passport Copy of all Travelers

10. For Other Purposes (Individual Travel, Family Visit, Stay as Dependant, Residence, etc.)

  • Proof of Financial Means
    • Bank statement, bank book of savings account, tax receipt, employment certificate, etc.
  • Roundtrip Airline Ticket
  • Hotel Reservation Receipts
  • Proof of Purpose of Visit
    • Copy of residence/stay document or Macau ID Card of family member/friends/relative in Macau
    • Proof of Relationship (Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, etc.)

*Additional documents may be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Macau Visa

The average processing time for a Macau Visa is 15 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Macau Visa Fee

Macau Visa fee is 30-100 USD. The fee may vary depending on your nationality and country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Macau Visa?

You will apply for a Macau Visa in Chinese visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Macau. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Macau?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Macau, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Macau must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy in person for applying for Macau Visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

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Can the Embassy/Consulate request me to provide additional documents or information?

The embassy may request you to provide additional documents or information, according to your personal situation, even after you have submitted all the required documents mentioned on the official website of the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Application Center.

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Who should sign Macau application form for a minor?

Parents should sign the application form for their child.

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What is the validity of Macau Visa on Arrival?

The validity of Macau Visa on Arrival is 30 days.

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What do Chinese nationals who are not residing in Macau need to visit for Macau?

Chinese nationals who are not residing in Macau need a valid travel document such as passport, ID card, Exit-Entry Permit to travel to Macau.

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How long can I stay in Macau without a visa?

If you are the national of one of the visa-free countries, you can stay in Macau 14-180 days without a visa. The duration depends on your nationality.

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Can I enter Macau with my China or Hong Kong Visa?

Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau have different visa policy with each-other. So, holding a China or Hong Kong visa does not allow you to visit Macau. You need to apply for Macau visa.

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Do I need a visa to visit Macau?

The nationals of 79 countries - USA, Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, Singapore included, do not a visa to visit Macau for a limited period.

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Do I need a return ticket to apply for Macau visa?

Visitors are required to have a valid return/onward ticket.

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