Q1. When an applicant has lived in Macao with temporary residency for 7 years, when can this applicant apply for the confirmation declaration from IPIM? What documents are required for requesting the “Confirmation Declaration”?

A: Applicants having lived in Macao with temporary residency for 7 years may come to IPIM in person (or the authorised person bring his/her own original ID, the original letter of authorisation signed by the applicant, original and valid ID of the applicant, and all required documents for the application) to apply for the “Confirmation Declaration”. According to their own situation, applicants should bring the following documents, both original and copy of Macao Resident Cards of interested parties, to IPIM and request for the “Confirmation Declaration”:

  • Application based on “major investment”:
  • Valid commercial registration certificate (issued after the applicant has lived in Macao with temporary residency for 7 years)
  • Financial statement for the past year certified by auditor accredited by the Macao SAR government and annual income declaration filed at the Financial Services Bureau
  • Valid document of marital status (if applicable)
  • Signed joint declaration on marriage continuity of applicant and his/her spouse (if applicable)
  • Application based on being “management/technical personnel with special quality”:
  • Valid employment document (issued after 7 years of applicant’s temporary residency)
  • Valid document of marital status (if applicable)
  • Signed joint declaration on marriage continuity of applicant and his/her spouse (if applicable)
  • Application based on “investment in local real estate”:
  • Valid certificate of fixed deposit (issued after 7 years of applicant’s temporary residency)
  • Valid commercial registration (issued after 7 years of applicant’s temporary residency, if applicable)
  • Valid document of marital status (if applicable)
  • Signed joint declaration on marriage continuity of applicant and his/her spouse (if applicable)

(IPIM might request the applicants to submit other supporting documents according to their different situations) (The application form is available on IPIM’s official website)

* It must be noted that people having lived in Macao for seven years after the temporary residency is first being granted will not obtain the permanent residency automatically. During the validity period of the temporary residency, applicants are required to maintain the prerequisites and conditions for their temporary residency, as well as the legal status which is deemed crucial when the temporary residency approval was granted. If an applicant’s legal status has changed or terminated, this applicant must notify IPIM within 30 days from the change(s) and/or termination(s) take(s) place. Failing to fulfill the obligation to notify IPIM without reasonable explanation may result in revocation of temporary residency (please refer to section (7) of Important notes about temporary residency applications in point 6 of the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines).

 Q2. I have already obtained my Macao Permanent Resident Identity Card, but my family dependents have not yet lived in the city for 7 years. During this period of time, will the change of the status of my application grounds affect the temporary residency of my family dependents?

A:  If an applicant has already obtained Macao Permanent Resident Identity Card, but his/her family dependents have not lived in the city for 7 years, the applicant must maintain the legal status crucial to the approval of his/her temporary residency. Otherwise, it might cause the revocation of the temporary residency which has been granted to family dependents (please refer to section (7) and section (11) of Important notes about temporary residency applications in Point 6 of the Temporary Residency Application Guidelines).