Q13.What documents are required to make a new application for temporary residency?

A: Please refer to Point 5 – “Documents required for temporary residency application” in the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines:
https://www.ipim.gov.mo/en/investment-residency/temporary-residence-permit-application/application-procedures-and-guidelines/.

Q14.How long does an application procedure take? Why the time of result announcement differs from person to person even though they submit the application on the same day?

A:The duration of the approval procedure greatly depends of different cases of applicants. Since the approval procedure involves various departments, the procedure might take shorter or longer depending on whether the applicants have submitted all of the required documents and the assessment results of the documents. After receiving a temporary residency application, IPIM will consult other departments for relevant opinions as required by the law. For instance, identification documents will be sent to relevant authorities in Macao to verify whether they meet the requirements. And these departments will send IPIM the results and opinions after they have received replies from authorities of relevant countries or regions. The duration of this step differs from person to person according to the countries/regions applicants come from. In the event it is found that supplementary documents are needed, IPIM will request relevant applicants to provide these documents. In such case, the counting of the procedure duration will be suspended from the date when IPIM requests relevant documents to the date when all documents are collected and relevant opinions of other government departments have been sent to IPIM. Hence the different time of result announcements due to the differences of applications.

Q15.How to enquire the status of temporary residency application procedure?

A:Applicants may visit https://www.ipim.gov.mo/en/investment-residency/online-service/online-enquiry-on-investment-residency-application-status/ for online enquiry on investment residency application status.

Q16.What documents are required to be notarised?

A:Please refer to the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines for relevant details: https://www.ipim.gov.mo/en/investment-residency/temporary-residence-permit-application/application-procedures-and-guidelines/.

Q17.How to provide more documents that are in favour of my application?

A:Applicants may submit relevant supporting documents to facilitate comprehensive analysis of their applications. Please refer to point 5.2.5 and 5.3.3 in the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines:
https://www.ipim.gov.mo/en/investment-residency/temporary-residence-permit-application/application-procedures-and-guidelines/.

Q18.What will happen if the required documents are not submitted after an application is filed?

A:Please refer to the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines for relevant details: https://www.ipim.gov.mo/en/investment-residency/temporary-residence-permit-application/application-procedures-and-guidelines/.

Q19.How long is the validity of a temporary residency permit?

A:According to Article 17 of Administrative Regulation No.3/2005, renewable temporary residency with 3 years of validity will be granted to qualified interested parties and their qualified family dependents under normal circumstances. For interested parties of major investment plans and their family dependents, temporary residency valid for 18 months which can be renewed for one time will be granted. However, under no circumstances shall the temporary residency permit remain valid beyond 30 days before the expiry date of the passport, travel document or entry, re-entry permit of other country/region held by the applicant.

Q20.If an applicant disagrees with the application result, how can he/she lodge an appeal? When can this applicant file another application?

A:If an applicant disagrees with the application result, he/she may lodge an appeal within 15 days or file a judicial appeal in the court within 30 days. If the appeal is not allowed, the applicant concerned is not allowed to file another temporary residency application with the same application grounds within 2 years.

Q21.What procedures will follow the approval of the temporary residency application?

A: After being granted temporary residency, applicants and their family dependents may apply for the “Receipt of Residence Authorisation” at the Residence Subdivision of the Residence and Stay Affairs Department of the Public Security Police Force, and then apply for the Macao Resident Identity Card (BIR) at the Macao SAR Identification Department. Applicants and their family dependents do not have to go through any other procedures if they have not received any notification from IPIM. Please be reminded that the abovementioned procedures should be completed as soon as possible or the validity of the approved temporary residency might be affected.