Q1. What documents are required when any changes happen to identity document during the temporary residency?

A: If an applicant any changes – including change of nationality, right to abode, name – happen to identity document when an applicant is applying for temporary residency or during an applicant’s temporary residency, this applicant must notify IPIM on a timely manner and submit relevant document proving the change to identity information (e.g. passport, criminal record certificate, notarised document regarding name(s) used in the past)

Q2. If an applicant divorces after submitting a temporary residency application, does this applicant have to inform any authority? What kind of documents should be submitted?

A: 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 [such as divorce certificate or adjudication of court issued by relevant authority(-ies) within six months, and document on right of custody regarding descendent(s) if the descendent(s) is/are included in the residency application and the descendent(s) is/are residing in Macao as temporary resident(s)] 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. (Reference: Article 18 of Administrative Regulation no. 3/2005)

Q3. What procedure should I follow if I need to change my address?

A: 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 and complete the form on IPIM’s website, 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 both the authorised person and the applicant when submitting the form (sample of letter of authorisation and the “Change of Contact Information Form” are available on IPIM’s website).

Q4. After being granted temporary residency based on “management and technical with special qualifications”, what should I do if any changes happen to my labour relation?

A: If there are any changes happen to an applicant’s employment (e.g. change of position, employer or department, downward adjustment of salary) during his/her residency or application for the residency, this applicant must notify IPIM within 30 days of such change(s):

1) Applicant should explain the change with written declaration;

2) According to actual situation, applicant will need to prepare documents (5) to (13) listed in point 5.2.4 on the Application Guidelines:

  • Valid employment contract with local employer
  • Job description issued and stamped by local employer
  • Employment certificate issued and stamped by local employer within the last month
  • Payslips for the past three months
  • Salaries Income Tax Certificate, issued by the Financial Services Bureau, covering earnings from the past years
  • “Salaries Tax – Group I Employment Registration Form (Form M/2)”
  • Statement of management structure issued by the employer (if applicable)
  • Business Registration Certificate of the local employer issued within the last three months
  • “Business Tax – New Registration /Amendment Form (Form M/1)” and “Business Tax Demand Notice (Form M/8)” of the local employer (if applicable)
  • Termination letter (if applicable)

If an applicant has not notified IPIM about the change within 30 days, this applicant must submit written explanatory declaration. IPIM will examine the latest legal status of applicant and notify this applicant about the result. (Reference: Article 18 of Administrative Regulation No. 3/2005)

Q5. The business of my “major investment/major investment plan” is transformed / changed / ceased after I am granted temporary residency. What should I do?

A: 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 (15) in point 5.3.2. of the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines (including but not limited to the latest commercial registration certificate, financial statements by a Macao accredit auditor, Business Tax – New Registration – Form M/1, M/8, M3/M4, social security fund contribution records) or cessation documents.

If an applicant has not notified IPIM about the change within 30 days, this applicant must submit written explanatory declaration. IPIM will re-assess the temporary residency (application) of the applicants concerned based on their latest legal status and inform them about the results. (Reference: Article 18 of Administrative Regulation No 3/2005)

 

Q6. After being granted temporary residency based on investment in real estate, what should I do if there is/are change(s) of the proprietorship of real estate / if I sell my property / if I increase the mortgage / if any changes happen to the MOP 500,000 time deposit?

A: If there are any changes happen to the grounds for application during applicant’s residency or application for the residency, this applicant must notify IPIM within 30 days of such change(s) by submitting the following documents:

1) Written declaration explaining the change

2) Documents relevant to the change of status

3) New grounds for application

If an applicant has not notified IPIM about the change within 30 days, this applicant must submit written explanatory declaration. IPIM will examine the latest legal status of applicant and notify this applicant about the result. (Reference: Article 18 of Administrative Regulation No. 3/2005)