Q48.If an applicant divorces after submitting a temporary residency application, does this applicant have to inform any authority?

A:In compliance with Article 18 of Administrative Regulation no. 3/2005, if an applicant divorces during the term of his/her temporary residency validity, this applicant must notify IPIM and submit divorce statement and relevant documents to IPIM within 30 days from the divorce. Otherwise, it will be disadvantageous to his/her temporary residency application. Also, applicants intentionally not notify IPIM deceitfully or disguise the divorce from IPIM will be held criminally liable.

Q49.What procedure should I follow if I need to change my address?

A: In an effort to protect the interest of applicants and confirm applicants’ will, applicants should bring along their proofs of address (e.g. water/electricity bill) to IPIM and fill out the “Change of Contact Information Form”. If an applicant is not able to visit IPIM in person, he/she may download the form at https://www.ipim.gov.mo/en/investment-residency/forms-to-download/ and authorise other person to submit the form on his/her behalf. The authorised person must bring along the original letter of authorisation, original and valid identification documents of he/she and the applicant when submitting the form.

Q50.For applicants as “management/technical personnel with special qualification” who have been granted temporary residency, what should they do when they stop working for their employer and start working in another company? Will the temporary residency applications be affected if applicants are between jobs due to non-compete clause?

A: In accordance with Article 18 of Administrative Regulation no. 3/2005, before the result of temporary residency application is released or within the validity of temporary residency, applicant must inform IPIM about the change of his/her employment status within 30 days from the resignation with the following documents:

1) Declaration of status change; 2) Clearance letter issued by the employer; 3) Documents listed in items (5) to (12) in point 5.2.4 in the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines in relation to the new job. If an applicant is unable to follow this requirement, it will be disadvantageous to his/her temporary residency application or the continuity of his/her temporary residency permit. IPIM will re-assess the applications according to applicants’ latest legal status and notify them about relevant results.

According to Paragraph 1 under Article 18 of Administrative Regulation no. 3/2005, applicants must maintain the status crucial to the approval of application throughout the validity of temporary residency. As a result, being between jobs due to non-compete clause will affect applicants’ temporary residency to a certain extent.

Q51.The business of my “major investment/major investment plan” is transformed after my temporary residency application is approved. What should I do?

A: In the light of Article 18 of Administrative Regulation no. 3/2005, applicants must inform IPIM and prepare the following documents within 30 days if the status of major investment changes during the application procedure or within the validity of temporary residency: 1) Declaration on the change of status; 2) Documents relevant to the change of status; 3) documents listed in items (1) to (14) in point 5.3.2. It will be disadvantageous to the application or the approved temporary residency if failing to inform IPIM or submitting relevant documents. IPIM will re-assess the temporary residency (application) of the applicants concerned based on their latest legal status and inform them about the results.