Q1. What is the assessment standard for applicants as “management and technical personnel with special qualification”?

A: The ambit of assessment include bot not limited to the followings:

  • Education background
  • Qualification / copyright / award
  • Work experience
  • Job position
  • Basic salary
  • The Macao SAR’s situation, safety and needs

Detailed information is available on IPIM’s webpage on the “Assessment Criteria for Temporary Residency Application-Management and / or Technical Personnel”. (Reference: Articles 1, 6 and 7 of Administrative Regulation No 3/2005)

Q2. What are the differences between the temporary residency permit for “management and technical personnel with special qualification” and the “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card” (commonly referred to as “blue card”)?

A: The objectives, legal grounds and approval mechanisms of these two documents are different. The objective of the temporary residency permit for “management and technical personnel with special qualification” is to align with the SAR government’s administration policy to attract high-quality management and technical personnel with special qualification who are beneficial to the city’s development to live in Macao. The “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card” is a temporary measure that makes up the insufficiency of local labour force by importing non-local professional or non-professional worker to Macao. Holders of “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card” can stay in Macao legally without being granted Macao’s residency. Once a holder of “Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card” is granted temporary residency, the time of his/her legal stay in Macao will not be taken into account of the term of his/her residency validity. For enquiries regarding non-resident workers, please visit the official website of the Labour Affairs Bureau.

Q3. For “management and technical personnel with special qualification”, after being employed by Macao employer, must they work in Macao? Is there any requirement regarding the form of employment?

A: Applicants have to work for local employers in Macao as the main work location. If an applicant is instructed by his/her employer to work outside Macao for a short period of time, he/she should inform IPIM and submit relevant proofs. IPIM will analyse the situation and determine whether this applicant still fulfil the prerequisites and requirements for temporary residency. The agreement between the applicant and the employer should be employment agreement written in compliance with relevant laws and regulations; the relationship between the applicant and the employer should be labour relation.

Q4. How should I calculate my salary? Where can I find information about the median/average salary of my career category?

A: The calculation of salary is based on monthly basic salary of applicants. Double pay, yearend double pay, bonus and the like are excluded in the calculation of salary. To find out the median/average salary of different career categories, please look up the statistics compiled by the Statistics and Census Service Bureau on its website.

Q5. Is there any priority of talents admission?

A:  In order to attract specific talents with more precision, IPIM has published the “Annual Priority List of Talents Admission” on its official website. Please note that the list is updated timely according to the demand and supply of human resources available in the city’s economic system and the administration of the Macao SAR Government.

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